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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)
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
The Athenian Riviera
About the ride
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. 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.
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, 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.
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). Otherwise, you can visit the impressive 9Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre or the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera.
When your tour 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
We had a full day tour with Pavlos in August. He arrived on time to pick us up, was courteous, knowledgeable, fun, and efficient. Every minute of our 8 hour private tour was packed with information about Greece and it's people. Even our lunch at a local restaurant included meeting the owner and tasting several of Greek specialties.
Everything was perfect. Online booking, support and the wonderful guide John, who made this terrific tour the highlight of my visit in Greece. I only regret not having had more time to spent in this wonderful country. When I come back, I will for sure book another tour with Welcome Pickups.
We were picked up from our cruise ship from Kostis, who was waiting for us outside the terminal, and made us feel very comfortable on our first visit to Athens. We had 2 teenage girls with us, and he was so easy to talk to, spoke wonderful English, and was engaging, and friendly. We enjoyed our trip to the city center, and he stayed with us, as long as it was allowed, and showed us the important sites and how to enter Acropolis and its Museum. We wanted to visit Athens, and it was such a wonderful honor to visit and we were so happy to have such an engaging, knowledgeable and respectful guide. Kostis made it just perfect for what we had wanted and made us feel at home in his beautiful country and people.
Included in the price
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Free wifi onboard
- Fuel and tolls
- Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
- Yoleni's Gastronomic Experience Fee
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Tips and gratuities
- Beverages and meals
- Official Tour Guide - Our drivers are English Speaking and very knowledgable of the places visited
Frequently asked questionsExpand
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!
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Best of Athens in a Day 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.
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.
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. 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
- 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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