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 e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Acropolis Hill & Museum
The symbol of the capital featuring some of the masterpieces of the Ancient Greek Civilisation and the Museum housing artifacts found in the area.
Plaka - Monastiraki
Two of the most popular districts for both tourists and locals, with narrow streets, souvenir shops, cafes, and traditional restaurants.
The largest square in the city, where the Hellenic Parliament is located in the place of the Old Royal Palace.
Change of Guards
A ceremony following the Presidential Guards marching from the Presidential Mansion to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Constitution Square.
Acropolis Hill & Museum
Plaka - Monastiraki
Change of Guards
Yoleni's Greek Gastronomy Center (optional)
About the ride
The sightseeing ride is totally private and personalised, meaning that, together with your driver, you can choose which of the suggested stops you wish to make and the time to allocate to each one. There is always a suggested itinerary to follow but you are free to customise it according to your preferences.
- Hotel pickup and dropoff from a professional English Speaking driver
- 100% Customisable & Private
The Sightseeing Ride can include many interesting stops visitors always enjoy. Firstly, the famous 1Acropolis Hill & Museum where you can admire the elegant temple of the Parthenon and after that, the modern Acropolis Museum that houses impressive statues and artifacts of the ancient Greek civilisation.
Another idea would be to 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. Walking a bit further down, you will have the chance to explore 2Plaka - Monastiraki, quaint areas developed around the ancient Agora, where you can find all kinds of small shops. The heart of the city beats around the 3Constitution Square, in Greek Syntagma, the meeting point for both tourists and locals. If you are lucky, you may witness the 4Change of Guards ceremony. Your tour will not be complete unless you visit 6Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro as Greeks call it.
After exploring downtown Athens, you will visit 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.
Before the end of your Sightseeing ride in Athens, you may have an amazing Greek Products & Olive Oil Tasting at 8Yoleni's Greek Gastronomy Center (optional).
When your ride comes to an end, your friendly Welcome Driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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
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
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.
Included in the price
- Fuel and Tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Free wifi onboard
- Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
- Yoleni's Gastronomic Experience Fee
- Other beverages and meals
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
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.
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
- 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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