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    The Best of Athens in 2 Hours

    Discover the best landmarks and historical sights of Athens on a personalized tour with your local driver.

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    About the ride

    Discover Athens’ main historical sites and landmarks in just 2 hours with our Athens Highlights experience. Your Welcomer will serve as your local guide who will share the historical facts, the necessary information about the sights and, of course, his personal input in order to immerse you into the Athenian lifestyle.

    - Hotel pickup and dropoff from a professional English Speaking driver / local guide

    - 100% Customisable & Private

    This tour can be booked separately or as an extension to your transfer. Your driver will show you around Athens before dropping you off at your accommodation or the airport.   

    Explore the 1Acropolis Area, stroll along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, a pedestrianized street adjacent to the south slope of the Acropolis where you can also admire the ancient Theatre of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Along the way, you will marvel at the 2Temple Of Zeus and the iconic buildings of the 3Athens Trilogy. The heart of the city beats around the 4Constitution Square, in Greek Syntagma, the meeting point for both tourists and locals. If you are lucky, you may witness the 5Change of Guards ceremony. Your tour will not be complete unless you visit 6Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro as Greeks call it.

    After exploring downtown Athens, your driver will escort you to the most spectacular viewing point of the 7Lycabettus Hill, the highest hilltop of modern Athens. Surrounded by pine trees and with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city that stretches all the way to the Port of Piraeus, it is the perfect spot for taking some fantastic photos and enjoying the scenery for a few moments.

    At the end of the ride, your English speaking driver will drop you off at your accommodation.


    Enjoy your travel to a maximum

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    Private

    You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time

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    Comfortable

    Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi

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    Customizable

    Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one

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    Efficient

    Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel

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    Professional

    We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city

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    Reliable

    Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms

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    What a great tour!!! A definite must-do if you are in Athens. My tour guide Anastasia was wonderful. She got me to go up on the elevator ( I suffer from asthma ). Unfortunately, I had an asthma attack near the end of our tour. Anastasia procured me the help I needed. I missed out on the museum tour but she was able to arrange for my sister and I to take it the next day. Highly recommended Anastasia and her great comfortable car!

    John

    Included in the price

    • Hotel pickup and dropoff
    • Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
    • Free wifi onboard
    • Fuel and Tolls
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Water and Snacks

    Not included

    • Entrance fees for all attractions
    • Official Tour Guide - Our drivers are English Speaking and very knowledgeable of the places visited
    • Beverages and meals
    • Tips and gratuities

    Frequently asked questions
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    What happens after I book?

    Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Athens Highlights tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at hello@welcomepickups.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.

    Can I customize the tour based on my needs?

    Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.

    Will there be an official tour guide?

    An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.

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    Comfortable Clothes & Shoes

    We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas, such as the walk up the Acropolis Hill, may have uneven or rocky ground.

    Dress Code

    We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be equipped with wet weather gear if rain is expected. Please note that religious sites require modest attire- knees and shoulders must be covered.

    Summer Essentials

    In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

    Local Currency

    We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.

    Photos

    Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.

    Accessibility & Special Needs

    Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.

    Admission Fees

    Acropolis Museum €5 per person

     

    If you choose to be dropped off at Acropolis Hill, admission fees are:

    • Acropolis Hill: €20 per person (10€ between 1st November - 31 March) 

    No admission fee for persons who are:

    • Under 18 years of age (please bring a valid ID)
    • University Students within the EU (please bring a valid Student ID)
    • Journalists  

    No admission fees for anyone on the following dates:

     

    • 6 March
    • 18 April
    • 18 May
    • 5 June
    • Every last weekend of September

     

    Terms of service
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    • Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost.
    • Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions.
    • Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws.

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