Athens Sightseeing Tour / 8-Hour Transfer
Our Athens Sightseeing / 8-Hour Transfer is a comprehensive tour of the city, providing guests with an opportunity to explore the heart of Athens and admire its great monuments and ancient streets. During the 8-hour tour, our guests will learn about Greek history and culture while enjoying the best of Greek hospitality.
Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
The tour begins with a visit to the great and old Parthenon, situated on top of the Acropolis hill. Our guests will have the opportunity to take photos, enjoy the panoramic view of Athens, and learn about the history of the Acropolis-Parthenon. From there, we will take you to the renovated Acropolis Museum, where you will see an extensive collection of ancient artifacts that have been carefully preserved and displayed.
Dionysiou Areopagitou street
After exploring the Acropolis and the museum, we will take you to Dionysiou Areopagitou street, one of the most famous and wide-open streets under the Acropolis and the Parthenon. This street is perfect for a relaxing walk while enjoying the scenery and atmosphere of Athens.
Option A: Plaka, Anafiotika, Temple of Hephaestus, and Monastiraki
We recommend two options for the following activities. The first option is to walk through Plaka, a famous Greek neighborhood in the shadow of the Acropolis. This neighborhood is famous for its little shops that cater to tourists, traditional Greek restaurants, and narrow streets. We will also take you to Anafiotika, a tiny neighborhood that makes you feel like you are on a small island or village. Finally, you can have a taste of the Temple of Hephaestus and the ancient Agora of Athens-Monastiraki.
Option B: Greek Parliament, Monument to the Unknown Soldier, and Panathenaic Stadium
The second option is to visit the front yard of the Greek Parliament, where you can take pictures of the building and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. If you are lucky, you can attend the Changing of the Guard, which takes place on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. The Greek soldiers, known as ‘Evzones,’ are the guardians of the monument and change shift during the ceremony. Later, we will take you to the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro), where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is also the only stadium worldwide constructed entirely of marble.
Finally, we will lead you to Mount Lycabettus, a hill with a magical view that reaches the impressive height of 277 meters (almost 908 ft) above sea level. Located in the city center, Mount Lycabettus provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of Athens while taking in the fresh air.
What’s Included in the Tour
You will be picked up from the location of your choice and be driven around the landmarks with your private Vito Mercedes van. Your driver will offer some details about the various locations you will visit, but if you need a private guide, it will be an extra charge and you can request for one by reaching out to us directly. Also, the cost of the landmark entrances (Acropolis, museums, etc.) as well as any meals are not included.
Customizable Experience for Athens Sightseeing of Your Choice
We are always open to customization and are happy to work with our customers to tailor the tour to their specific needs. Whether it’s a change in the itinerary or a specific requirement, we are always ready to accommodate our guests’ needs. All you have to do is contact us, and we will take care of the rest.
Why Choose Hellenic Tours & Transfers for Your Athens Sightseeing?
At Hellenic Tours & Transfers, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality service to our customers. Our luxurious Mercedes Vito van is spacious and comfortable, with air conditioning and Wi-Fi connectivity, and our experienced driver will ensure that you travel in style and comfort. Moreover, we consistently offer punctuality and professionalism, and our team will ensure that your trip is smooth and hassle-free.
As a VIP transfers and tours company within Athens, Greece, Hellenic Tours & Transfers commits to providing the best in class service and warm hospitality to every customer. Our luxury Mercedes 9-seater vans are clean and comfortable, ensuring that our guests are relaxed throughout their journey. We take pride in offering timely pick-ups, and our drivers are dedicated to providing the best Greek hospitality, ensuring that our customers have a memorable experience.