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 of the Acropolis of Athens.
The Hellenic Parliament is located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Constitution Square in Athens.
Change of Guards
The Presidential Mansion is the place to see a Changing the Guard ceremony in Athens.
The three indisputable jewels of Athenian neoclassical architecture: The University of Athens, the Academy, and the National Library.
Acropolis Hill & Museum
Change of Guards
Souvlaki Time in Plaka
Athens Central Districts
Athens Cultural Centre
The Athenian Riviera
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 for the day and head towards Greece’s most well-known landmark, the Acropolis Hill. 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 1Acropolis Hill & Museum you will explore the infamous Parthenon, Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike, all of which are significant archaeological buildings that date back to the 5th century BC.
After Acropolis Hill, your driver will take you to the next stops on the itinerary; the grand Temple of Zeus and the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, an ancient amphitheater. You will also visit the 5Panathenaic Stadium (sometimes referred to as the Old Olympic stadium), the only stadium in the world built entirely out of marble.
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 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 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 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.
Bring your Cameras
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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