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.
Athens / Starting point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens at a convenient time of your choice.
The Athenian Riviera
Including prestigious seaside suburbs of Palaio Faliro, Glyfada and Voula is the coastal area in the southern suburbs of Athens. It's widely known for its beaches and considered the capital's nightlife hub.
Shopping in Glyfada
Glyfada is a suburb in Athens. It is situated in the southern parts of the Athens' Urban Area. The area stretches from the foot of the Hymettus to the Saronic Gulf and its famous for its shopping and nightlife.
Lake Vouliagmeni is a small brackish-water lake fed by underground currents seeping through the mass of Mount Hymettus located to the south of Vouliagmeni.
Athens / Starting point
The Athenian Riviera
Shopping in Glyfada
About the ride
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment. After a quick introduction, your luggage will be safely stowed in the trunk and you will board your private ride. Throughout the day your Welcome Driver will share local knowledge as well as personal recommendations in each area you visit or pass through. By pre-planning your itinerary, the tour is completely customized to your own interests and you may choose where, if and for how long you wish to stop at each place.
The first part of the tour will take you to some of Athens’s hidden shopping districts in the center, where you will find several local items such as tasteful souvenirs and memorabilia, airport-ready food items, as well as handmade bags and accessories. This is the perfect opportunity to shop last minute gifts for loved ones or souvenirs to bring home with you. Your local Welcome Driver will ensure the authenticity and quality of the stores as well as make arrangements if you need things to be shipped.
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
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and airport/port dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free wifi onboard
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Lunch, 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 Shopping and Riviera 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.
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.
No worries about luggages
Don’t worry about your luggage and belongings during your last hours as they will be securely stowed in the trunk of the car while you are having your Shopping and Athenian Riviera experience.
Comfortable and Light Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable and light clothing in the summer months (May to October) as well as good walking shoes. We also suggest you keep your swimsuit easily accessible as you have time for a quick swim in the Athenian Riviera!
Even though you will be in your vehicle for a large portion of the tour, the Greek sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) in the summer months. We recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself and also be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Do not Hestitate to Ask to Stop
Your Welcome driver will offer you water and light snacks, however, do not hesitate to ask your driver to stop somewhere should you wish to eat something more substantial.
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.
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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