Highlights tour with a PRO: the layers of Athens

Stephanie & Effie

Highlights tour with a PRO: the layers of Athens

Spoken in: English, Ελληνικά

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  • Change of the Presidential Guard
  • National Gardens/ Zappeion Mansion
  • Temple of Zeus/Arch of Hadrian
  • The Acropolis of Athens

What you can expect

Welcome to Athens, the capital of Greece, a unique and interesting city at the heart of the Mediterranean!

Athens has the longest history among all European capitals, a fact that is evident in the city itself, its form, streets, monuments, tastes, smells and people. This tour emphasizes the multi-layered character of Athens, an element most commonly overshadowed by the predominance of the city's ancient past.

Our goal is to introduce you to the different aspects of Athenian history, culture and life, to shed light on interesting and not commonly known stories and help you enjoy a pleasant as well as valuable time.

This is a walking tour with experienced and licensed tour guides as we've noticed that all travelers like to visit the main highlights a city has to offer.

We offer all of that in a relaxed and friendly environment that combines high-quality and interesting information with excitement and respect for our guests.

The tour will be given by either one of us (Stephanie or Effie) depending on availability. We are both licensed tour guides with a strong academic background in history, archaeology and the arts. We are also heavily addicted to Athens and eager to share our love and knowledge of the city with you! Enjoy Athens with us!

We are also available for personalized tours! Contact us if you have a special request and we will work with you to create a unique experience tailored to your needs and preferences!

Important Information:

This tour is offered as a private event for independent visitors or small groups up to 8. If your are an independent visitor or a private group contact us for available dates.

A 50% discount for this tour applies to those under 18! They are also excepted from entrance fees to archaeological sites!
Also we offer free participation for children up to 5 years old!
If you are either under 18 or have children under 5, please contact us for a personalized offer.

Entrance fees to the Acropolis:
April 1st - October 31st: 20 euros
November 1st - March 31st: 10 euros (free entrance every 1st Sunday of each month during this period)

A 50% reduction to the above prices applies to certain categories of visitors:
- All university students from countries outside the EU (European Union)
- Senior citizens (over 65) within the EU

Free entrance applies to:
- Those under 18
- University students within the EU

Free entrance for all on the following days:
March 6th, April 18th, May 18th, October 28th, Last weekend of September

Important Notice:
Make sure to bring along your ID, Passport or student card if you fall under one of the above categories!

Helpful Tips:
The distance we will walk during this tour is roughly 2.5 km (1.5 miles).
During summer months Athens is very sunny and the temperatures are often very high, so put on some sunscreen, wear a hat, sunglasses, comfy shoes and bring along water!

This is the plan

Meet up at Constitution Square (Syntagma)
Watch the change of the National Guard
10:15 -11:15
Stroll through the National Gardens - See the Zappeion Mansion and the Temple of Zeus
Walk by the famous Plaka neighborhood, towards the Acropolis hill
Visit the archaeological site of the Acropolis and witness the most impressive monuments of Greek antiquity (Parthenon, Erechteion, Temple of Nike, Theater of Dionysus, Mars Hill)

Feel free to personalize this offer with Stephanie & Effie

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkNon alcoholic
Not included
Entrance fees to the Acropolis

Stephanie & Effie


We are Stephanie and Effie, both licensed tour guides based in Athens, Greece!
We have studied history, archaeology and art and guiding tours has proven to be the most enjoyable way to share our knowledge and at the same time pass on our excitement and passion about Greece and its culture. Meanwhile, this occupation is very rewarding as it is offering us the chance to meet people from all over the world and exchange valuable and unique information and experience. Getting in touch with travelers that visit Greece and willing to spend part of their trip with us is like a journey for us as well!

Check out our tour and discover Greece together with us!"

Personalize this offer with Stephanie & Effie

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