Greece

Athens

Sightseeing

Sedan 1‑3 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑3 pax Minivan 1‑7 pax

Half Day City & Acropolis

Explore the foundations of the Western Tradition with this 4 hour tour through the heart of ancient Athens. Look skyward to the Acropolis as you tour the various ruins at its feet. First is the Theater of Dionysus, a ruin that once hosted 17,000 spectators in the 4th century BC. On a hilltop opposite the Acropolis is the Pnyx, the ancient assembly of Athens, and the physical birthplace of democracy. Next, roam the excavated remains of the Agora, the center of civic life in Classical times. Here you will find the Temple of Hephaestus, looking almost exactly as it did when finished in 415 BC. Finally, ascend to the Acropolis itself. Pass through the Propylaea gateway to visit Greece’s most iconic building, the Parthenon. Nearby are the temples of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, home to the famous Caryatid columns. 

4 hrs

$355 $475 $395

Half Day Sounion

Escape the urban chaos of Athens and find true Mediterranean luxury along the Saronic Gulf with this 4 hour journey to the cape of Sounion. Heading south from Athens, the first stop is at Phalerum, a suburb of Athens, and the ancient port before the building of the Piraeus. Today, in addition to upscale residences it hosts a fleet of historic and recreated ships. Next is Glyfada, one of the most prestigious and expensive neighborhoods in the country. Continue through the towns of Vougliagmeni and Anavyssos, each with their own unique beachside specialties, before reaching Sounion proper. Forming the southern tip of the Attic Peninsula, Sounion lacks little in terms of waterfront splendor. At the very tip of the cape is the Temple of Poseidon, dating from the 5th century BC. Only partially preserved, the site nonetheless evokes a powerful romantic visage set against the vibrant blue of the Mediterranean beyond. 

4 hrs

$355 $475 $395

Airport - Half Day - Pier

Don’t miss out on the wonders of Greece’s ancient capital, and make the most of your transfer with this 5 hour package. Before setting sail to explore the sun-drenched waters of the Mediterranean, enjoy 4 hours of sightseeing featuring Athens’s best attractions. After pickup from the airport, visit the ancient Acropolis, home to the Parthenon, perhaps the most recognizable building in Greece, as well as panoramic views of the city below. Visit an array of ancient ruins surrounded by modern urban sprawl, including the Agora and the Theater of Dionysus. Finally, see the Pnyx, birthplace of Athenian democracy, before heading to the Piraeus and the cruise terminals.

5 hrs

$355 $475 $395

Half Day from Cruise Ship in Piraeus

A stop at the Piraeus, the port of Athens, is a staple of many Mediterranean cruise lines. Make the most of it with this 4 hour package, including personal transportation from the cruise terminal directly to the heart of ancient Greece, between its best attractions, and finally back to the port at the conclusion of the tour. Along the way, the sights you will visit include the Theater of Dionysus, the ancient Agora, and the Temple of Hephaestus. The signature experience, however, is summiting the Acropolis. Pass through the Propylaea Gate to see the Parthenon, an unmistakable wonder of Classical architecture.

4 hrs

$355 $475 $395

Half day Official Guide (in addition to driver)

4 hrs

—  —  $325

Full Day City

Begin this 8 hour day of sightseeing at the National Gardens, with the Old Palace and Syntagma Square. Originally home to the 19th century monarchy, it now hosts Greek Parliament. Nearby, pass the Olympic Stadium, built entirely of marble for the first modern games in 1896. A few modern city blocks separate the Gardens from the second phase of the tour, the archeological sites of the ancient city. First of these is the Theater of Dionysus on the southern slope of the Acropolis. Although now mostly in ruins, the structure once hosted the emergence of drama with the comedies and tragedies of Sophocles and others. Next is the Pnyx, the ancient assembly ground and birthplace of democracy. On the field north of the Acropolis lie the ruins of the Agora, where Athenian life was focused for hundreds of years. The Temple of Hephaestus there has stood largely undamaged for over 2,000 years.  Finally, ascend to finish the day at the Acropolis. Commanding a panoramic view of the city below, the plateau boasts one of the world’s most recognizable structures, the Parthenon, as well as several other ruined temples.

8 hrs

$525 $710 $555

Full Day Argolis

The Peloponnese, one of Greece’s most ancient regions, is the setting for this 9 hour excursion into history. From Athens, follow the “Sacred Way” to Eleusis, a route traveled by ancient pilgrims for over 2,000 years before the advent of Christianity. Visit the ancient sites of Megara and Corinth before crossing from Attica into the Peloponnese. Next is Mycenae, one of the most ancient city states in Europe, and believed to be the golden city of palaces mentioned in the Homeric epics. The archeological site is most famous for its “beehive” tombs, subterranean domes carved into the ground. Return once again to the coast at Nauplia. A town of red tile roofs and pristine blue harbors, it was a critical stronghold during the frequent conflicts of the Middle Ages. This legacy can be seen in the citadel of Palamidi above the city, and the bastion of Bourtzi in the harbor, both built by Venetian rulers. Finally, finish the day with a visit to the hilltop ruins of Epidarus. Perhaps the largest, best preserved, most complete and acoustically exceptional theater of the ancient world can be visited, and remains in use for up to 14,000 spectators.

9 hrs

$595 $870 $630

Full Day Delphi

Discover some of the holiest places in Ancient Greek religion on this 9 hour day trip. From Athens, follow the “Sacred Way” to Eleusis, a route traveled by ancient pilgrims for over 2,000 years before the advent of Christianity. In the region of Boeotia, visit the ancient city of Thebes, at times the dominant city-state in Greece. Enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside from the winding road through the hills of Mt. Parnassus. The main destination is the archeological excavation at Delphi. Renowned throughout the classical world, and indeed throughout history, the city played host the Oracle at the Temple of Apollo. The Oracle, always a priestess of Apollo, was consulted on issues and grievances of all kinds and by citizens from all walks of life, answering with cryptic, yet sometimes prophetic, responses. Next to the ruined Temple of Apollo is the reconstructed Treasury of Athens. One of many built as thanks for the advice of the Oracle, this particular building was built to mark the Greek victory over Persia at Marathon.

9 hrs

$595 $870 $630

Full Day from Cruise Ship in Piraeus

A stop at the Piraeus, the port of Athens, is a staple of many Mediterranean cruise lines. Make the most of it with this 8 hour, full day package, including personal transportation from the cruise terminal directly to the heart of ancient Greece, between its best attractions, and finally back to the port at the conclusion of the tour. Begin at Syntagma Square, the center of the modern city. Here you will find the Old Royal Palace, home to the Greek Parliament and guarded by the Evzones, elite troops in decorative parade uniforms. Next is the marble monolith of the Olympic Stadium, used in 1896 and 2004. Move into the ancient city with visits to the Theater of Dionysus, the ancient Agora, and the Temple of Hephaestus. The signature experience, however, is summiting the Acropolis. Pass through the Propylaea Gate to see the Parthenon, an unmistakable wonder of Classical architecture.

8 hrs

$595 $870 $630

Full day Official Guide (in addition to driver)

8 hrs

—  —  $450

Transfers

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑6 pax
Airport - Hotels $115 $195 $175
Rail Station - Hotels $80 $125 $140
Pier (Pireaeus) - Hotels $80 $125 $140
Airport - Pier $115 $195 $175

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