You say that you will have only one day to spend in Athens? Then this tour is perfect for you and has become very popular, especially with people from the cruise ships. Lasting about 8 hours, you will start off by seeing the Parthenon at the Acropolis built in the 5th century B.C. Other highlights that you will see and visit in the city are St. George Lycabettus – the highest point in the city with it’s panoramic view, the Panathinaiko Stadium – where the first modern day Olympics were held in 1896, the first university and academy of Athens, the changing of the guards at the President’s Palace and the Temple of Zeus. A trip to Athens is not complete without a visit to the oldest neighborhood in the city “Plaka” with its maze of narrow, shop-filled streets. In the Plaka area you will see and visit the Tower of Winds, Roman Agora and Ceramiko. The National Archaeological Museum OR the New Acropolis Museum is also included on this tour. Both museums are considered to be of the world’s finest. Enjoy a great lunch at a taverna NOT visited by the tourists. There you will be able to try a wide variety of Greek dishes at very reasonable prices. Many clients have told me that this was the best meal of their cruise!
We work strictly with our A/C Mercedes sedans that can hold 4 passengers plus the driver. All tours are priced per tour not per person and do not include entrance fees to the archaeological sites or food.
Overnight tours include the drivers' hotel, meals and all tolls/gas. They do not include your hotel, meals and entrance fees to the sites.
None of the taxi tour drivers are licensed guides and would not be able to go into the sites or museums with you. We consider ourselves very knowledgeable about Greece and its history and would give you a lot of information on all the places you would visit before you go in. Licensed guides can be hired at most sites if you choose to do so.