sculpture from parthenon, now in the acropolis museum

The Golden Age of Athens 6-hour private tour

The Golden Age of Athens 6 hours private tour including the Acropolis Museum allows you to explore Athens and visit the Acropolis Museum in a half-day private tour. This tour is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding visitor, allowing you to make the most of your time in Athens and see the best parts of the city in a comfortable and efficient way.

Itinerary of The Golden Age of Athens 6 hours Private Tour

The 6-hour private tour will take you to the Acropolis, Parthenon, Erechtheum, Temple of Athena Nike, Plaka, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Monastiraki, Temple of Hephaestus, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Panathenaic Stadium, the Ex-Royal House, Kolonaki, Lycabettus Hill, and either the Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum.

  • The tour lasts approximately 6 hours and can be customized based on your available time and requirements
  • A professional English-speaking tour driver will take you to the modern and classic sites of Athens
  • Visit the Acropolis and its Museum, the highlights of the city
  • The tour combines the best of ancient and modern Athens to give you an overview of the city’s past and present
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Athens or cruise ship

Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

acropolis and parthenon

The private tour begins at the iconic Acropolis, the most intriguing site in Athens. Visiting the Parthenon, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheum, you’ll find yourself atop the Sacred Hill with a panoramic view stretching from the northern mountains to the southern sea and port of Piraeus.

The Acropolis Museum is a highlight, housing the most important artifacts and relics from the Parthenon and Acropolis. Marvel at the Caryatids and see half of the original marble from the ancient structures.

The Area of Plaka

cafe in plaka athens

After the Acropolis, explore the colorful Plaka neighborhood, known for its charming cafes and amazing shops.

Plaka is one of the most picturesque areas of the city, where you can find lovely coffee shops to relax and browse tourist shops for memorable souvenirs to bring back home.

Immerse yourself in the quaint atmosphere of this historic district at the foot of the Acropolis.

Ancient and Roman Agora, Monastiraki

The Ancient Agora of Athens
The Ancient Agora of Athens

Immerse yourself in the heart of ancient Athenian life at the Ancient Agora, the city’s former center of commerce, politics, and social interaction. Stroll through the well-preserved ruins and imagine the bustling atmosphere of the past. Nearby, the Roman Agora showcases the influence of the Roman Empire on Athens, with its impressive Gate of Athena Archegetis.

Just a short walk away, you’ll find the remains of Hadrian’s Library, a testament to the Roman emperor’s love for knowledge and learning. This once-grand complex housed an extensive collection of books and served as a cultural hub.

Finally, explore the vibrant Monastiraki neighborhood, known for its lively square, charming flea market, and an array of shops and cafes. Take in the eclectic mix of ancient ruins, Ottoman-era architecture, and modern-day life as you wander through the streets of this fascinating area.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and House of Parliament

The tour continues to significant landmarks like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the House of Parliament at Syntagma Square.

Witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to Greek soldiers who died in service.

Admire the neoclassical architecture of the Old Royal Palace, which now houses the Hellenic Parliament.

Panathenaic Stadium

panathenaic stadium

Driving towards the Panathenaic Stadium, you’ll pass the imposing Hadrian’s Arch.

The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaron, hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. Learn about its fascinating history and imagine the excitement of ancient athletic competitions.

Trilogy of Athens

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On Panepistimiou Avenue, see the Trilogy of Athens – the Academy, University, and National Library.

These neoclassical buildings are architectural gems. The Academy features statues of Athena and Apollo, while the University is the oldest higher education institution in Greece. The National Library holds an extensive collection of books and manuscripts.

Kolonaki and Lycabettus Hill

lycabettus hill in athens

Experience modern Athens in the fashionable Kolonaki district, known for its upscale boutiques, trendy cafes, and art galleries. This chic neighborhood is a favorite among locals and offers a glimpse into contemporary Athenian life. Stroll along the tree-lined streets and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere.

The tour concludes at Lycabettus Hill, the highest point in Athens. Take in stunning panoramic views of the city from this vantage point. Snap memorable photos and admire Athens from above, with its mix of ancient monuments and modern buildings stretching out before you. This final stop provides a perfect ending to your comprehensive tour of the city.


Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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