f you are visiting Athens and you are interested in having a private tour, we are here to help you organize it! ATS consists of professional drivers with many years of experience in the travel industry. We promise that you will have a memorable day in our city! We will show you all the highlights and you will be dropped off at the starting point (Piraeus port if you are on cruise or at your Hotel/Apartment).
Meeting Point & Time
After picking you up we start our tour from Acropolis which is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. We continue with the Hadrian’s Gate which spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Zeus. Next to Hadrian’s Gate is the Temple of Zeus which is a colossal ruined temple in the center of Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. The Panathinaikos Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro (meaning the “beautifully marbled”), is a multi-purpose stadium used for several events and athletics in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Our next sight is the Parliament where we are going to see the changing of the guards. It is performed by Evzones, the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. Moving on to see another interesting part of Athens we pass by the Athens Trilogy, consisting the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Great architecture monuments which are also an important part of Greek cultural heritage. From the Trilogy, we are heading toward Lycabettus Hill which is the highest point of Athens where we are going to view and capture the most beautiful pictures of the city. After this journey around Athens if you feel exhausted and hungry we can go to sit and enjoy the traditional Greek delights. After we are heading toward Lycabettus Hill which is the highest point where we are going to view all Athens and capture the most beautiful pictures. Athens).
After we have seen the above places we continue our trip toward the east of Attica, to Marathon. Arriving in Marathon we visit first The Marathon Lake which supplies Athens with water. There is a cafeteria next to the lake where you can have a coffee break and enjoy the view. You can also walk on its dam covered in the same Pentelikon marble that was used to construct the Parthenon. We continue with the Burial Ground which was raised in honor of the Athenian Warriors who fell in the battle of the Marathon in 490 B.C., the Marathon Museum, The Triumph, and finally Rhamnous (The Temple of Nemesis) which was designed by the same architect who built the Temple of Hephaestus (Theseion) and that of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.