My sister and I did the half day Athens tour on our final day in the morning. Dimitri was friendly and very informative. The tour was great. I think we managed to see a lot of Athens in 4 hours and would highly recommend that everyone do this tour. I will definitely be doing another tour with Welcome Pickups when I go back to Greece. Most incredibly this tour ends at a gastronomy center and we tasted and learned about many great greek products the best finish we could have!
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Acropolis Hill & Museum
The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens and its dedicated Museum of the archaeological site.
The Hellenic Parliament is located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Constitution Square in Athens.
The three indisputable jewels of Athenian neoclassical architecture: The University of Athens, the Academy, and the National Library.
Change of Guards
The Presidential Mansion is the place to be to see a Changing the Guard ceremony in Athens.
Acropolis Hill & Museum
Change of Guards
Souvlaki time in Plaka
Athens Foundation Cultural Centre
Yoleni's Greek Gastronomy Center
About the ride
Your day will begin with an early morning pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Athens. Throughout the day your driver will continue to share with you his local knowledge and as personal recommendations in each area. Your driver will also suggest photo stops of important landmarks along the way, however, you may choose where and for how long you wish to stop at each place.
After a quick introduction, you will board your private ride head towards Greece’s most well-known landmark, the 1Acropolis Hill & Museum. By pre-planning your itinerary, you are able to avoid queues and head straight up to the main attraction site. Upon reaching the top of the hill you can enjoy a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of Athens and it’s seaside suburbs. At the Acropolis Hill, you will explore the infamous Parthenon, Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike, significant archaeological buildings that date back to the 5th century BC.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Michail really went out of his way to ensure that I see what was important. Showed us the best neighborhoods in Athens and also took us to the most traditional place to eat some greek food! Really appreciate his generosity and his behavior when my mother felt and he immediately offered to find a hospital for us. He even stayed 2 hours extra with us and dropped us off to our hotel later. The next day he messaged me to check my mother's health. Absolutely phenomenal behavior!!!! Could not recommend this more!
He was friendly, very knowledgeable, a great driver and flexible to work with our schedule. He was one of the highlights of our trip - and considering that everything about our trip was great, that says a lot! Honestly, we have talked about that and could not come up with anything that could have made it better. Even the weather was perfect.
Giannis was a very polite and careful driver: I really liked the fact that he was friendly, giving advice and info but at the same time not too long-winded like others. He really let my family and I enjoy the ride and the trip
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Free Greek Products & Olive Oil Tasting at Yoleni's Greek Gastronomy Center
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and Snacks
- Fuel and Tolls
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
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 email@example.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.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly. The most physically demanding site would be climbing the Acropolis, so make sure you bring plenty of water with you on the way up!
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.
In the summer months, the Greek 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.
Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
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.
Acropolis Hill: €20 per person
Acropolis Hill (including Ancient Agora and Temple of Zeus): €30 per person
Acropolis Museum: €5 per person
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)
No admission fees for anyone on the following dates:
Every last weekend of September
Terms of serviceExpand
- 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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