Athens Tours

Find the ideal sightseeing tour or excursion in Athens


Athens Private Tours

In a post-covid world, booking a private tour in Athens Greece is a great choice! Our company offers more than 30 Athens private experiences which can be further customized (simply click the ''customize tour'' button on each experience's page). From Acropolis tours to Athens food tours and Athens night tours, our well-trained expert guides are ready to offer you an amazing experience! Private tours in Athens are available only for you and your travel group and this means privacy, safety and of course flexibility. Enjoy a tour at your own pace and discover all the secrets of Athens. Two of the most popular choices are:

- Our Athens full day private tour including a visit to the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and city tour with a luxury vehicle.
- An Athens half day city tour, where you visit the city's most popular neighborhoods.

Athens Sightseeing Tour

Choose among the best Athens sightseeing tours and discover the centuries-old history, culture, and tradition of Greece. What better way to discover the city than to choose one of our private or semi-private Athens guided tours?

Being one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, the Acropolis is a place of wonder, full of fascinating tales from Greek mythology to discover and impressive Athens monument to see; therefore, having a private Acropolis tour there is an absolute must-do during your Greece holidays. Our team of licensed guides and archaeologists have prepared a marvelous Skip-the-line Athens Mythology tour, so we can offer the ultimate experience to mythology enthusiasts visiting Athens.

Are you looking for a full day tour in Athens? Then, we highly recommend our Best of Athens in One Day experience, which includes a 4-hour walking tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, followed by a 3-hour vehicle experience in the historical center of Athens.

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Select a local (full/half day) tour in Athens

If you are looking for tours by locals in Athens, we have you covered! For those of you who are visiting Athens for the first time, we have designed a private Athens Orientation stroll so that we introduce you to our city and make you feel like a local, walking through the best Athenian neighborhoods, such as Syntagma, Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki, and Psirri. If you arrive later in the day, our Athens Evening City tour with Meze dinner is the best way to discover historic landmarks of Athens and enjoy a delicious meze with Greek wine. You can always check our guide for the best things to do in Athens!

Before leaving Athens, make sure not to miss the Street Art scene of the city. Our Athens Street Art tour is a perfect opportunity to explore our underground graffiti culture, discover fascinating spots of historical interest and admire the mural art of world-known street artists.

Whether you're visiting Athens alone, as a couple or with your family, our Athens tours will give you an insight into the Greek way of living and the rich history that is apparent all across the magical city! What are you waiting for?

Shore excursions: Athens day tours from cruise ships 

If Athens is one of the stops of your cruise, you’re in for a treat. Even if time is not on your side, it is always a good idea to get introduced to the historic Greek capital full of beauty and mystique. For that reason, we have carefully designed shore excursions that will give you the opportunity to explore the fascinating city of Athens. This way, you’ll have the opportunity to discover its highlight in a limited time comfortably, efficiently, and adequately. 

You can join the Mythology Tour of Acropolis and Acropolis Museum as a shore excursion to learn about the thousand-old heritage of Athens with the help of local experts. You can also treat yourself to a fascinating Secret Acropolis Tour.

If Greek gastronomy sounds more like your cup of tea, then our Athens for Foodies: A Greek Gastronomy Tour is exactly what you need, Alternatively, you can customize any of our private Athens experiences to fit around your schedule and include pick-up and drop-off from and to the port of Piraeus. 

Read more: Visiting Athens on a cruise

Best tour in Athens with Greek licensed guides

There is no better way to get to know a foreign city than with the help of expert professionals. All of our offerings that include a tour of one -or more-of Athens’ distinguished archaeological sites is led by a licensed tour guide with years of experience and a courteous manner. Thanks to their knowledge, training and fun character, we can promise you a once-in-a-lifetime experience during one of our activities.

This way, you’ll get the facts right and learn about the impressive history of Athens in the most accurate and entertaining way possible. Some of our most popular guided tours are the following: 

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Small group (shared) tour in Athens

Private tours are extraordinary, however, there are two benefits to shared, small-group tours you cannot overlook: they are much more affordable and they give you the opportunity to make friends along the way. For that reason, before dismissing the thought of a group tour Athens, think twice. We have put together small-group tours that will exceed your expectations.

You can explore the fascinating past of the city of Athens and the tales of Greek Mythology that are associated with it on our brand new Olympians Unleashed: Mythology Tour of Acropolis & Acropolis Museum incl. entry fees

You can learn how to dance like a Greek and reward yourself with a luxurious Greek feast at the end of your lesson with our Zorba Inside Me: Greek Dance Lesson & Dinner

You can taste the mouthwatering creations of the world-renowned Greek cuisine on an Athens for Foodies or an Athens by Night Food & Wine Tasting

Last but not least, you can even combine the gastronomic excellence of Athens with some of its most significant points of interest on an Athens Highlights Evening Stroll with Meze Dinner.

Please note that our small-group experiences of Athens are sunning with a maximum of 8 people in order for you to be safe and comfortable. Even if you value privacy high, embarking on one of our small-group adventures will be a decision you’ll never regret!

Best tour for honeymooners in Athens

Everyone and their dog knows that Greece is a couple’s ultimate honeymoon destination. Even though the Greek islands are the ones that receive the hype of hosting honeymooners from across the world, Athens doesn’t lack in romantic places and activities that will make your most romantic dreams come to life.

One of the best ways to live up your honeymoon in Athens is by luxuriating in an Athens Sailing Experience: Semi-private Cruise with BBQ Lunch. Sailing across the Athenian coastline will make you feel like royalty and provide you with once-in-a-lifetime moments you’ll cherish forever.

The same goes for the Athens Night Tour With Cocktails and Souvlaki, which will introduce you to the famous Athenian nightlife and treat you to the king of Greek fast food. Last but not least, you can enjoy a romantic evening with your better half by tasting the products of Greece’s long-lasting wine-production on an Athens Winery getaway. No matter what activity you choose to go for, the romantic spark of Athens will not go unnoticed!

Read on: Honeymoon in Greece guide

How can I book a skip-the-line tour in Athens?

Your convenience and comfort is our topmost priority. As a result, we provide skip-the-line tickets to all of our archeological tours. This is a good tip especially if you plan to visit the Acropolis (can get really crowded in the summer). 

That way, we make sure to save you time and trouble when visiting the most interesting tourist spots in the city. For instance, when enjoying our Acropolis tours you may come upon larger than life queues; pay them no mind! We prepurchase the tickets so the waiting time for you is minimized. We take it upon ourselves to upgrade your tours to a pleasurable, memorable, and effortless experience.

Tip: Our guides always skip the lines of the Acropolis Museum, so in case you book an Acropolis Museum tour with us, there is no need to pre-purchase the tickets.

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What is the best tour in Athens?
What is the ideal tour / trip for 1st-time visitors of Athens or Greece?

If you’ve never been to Greece before, you might get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things you absolutely have to visit, do, and see. For that reason, we suggest you join one of our highlight tours that will give you an overview of Athens. During one of those, you would have the chance to visit and see the most interesting sites of Athens, without being overcome with anxiety.

By embarking on an Athens Highlights Evening Walk with Meze Dinner or a Best of Athens in One Day: Acropolis & City Tour with Transfer, you will explore the best of what the city has to offer comfortably, quickly, and easily. You deserve to experience the magic of Athens without sweating the details; that’s what we’re here for!

How many tours should I do in Athens, Greece?

Without wanting to sound like a cliche, the more the merrier. Depending on your budget, you are welcome to book as many tours as you’d like.  Of course, it goes without saying that packing your vacation days full of stuff to do without allowing yourself free time to explore Athens at your own pace may not be the way to go. Regardless, booking fun activities that are of interest to you will give you the opportunity to get to know your host country in the most entertaining way possible while gaining valuable insight into its culture and lifestyle. Usually, travelers book 2 or 3 tours with us in Athens.

You can design and embark on a tailor-made Greece vacation you want with the help of our team of experts and tick all the boxes off of your bucket list in one go!

Do you also offer excursions / day trips from Athens in near Greek towns?

An escape from Athens is a good idea if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city or have already visited all the main attractions. Such a getaway can be also offered to cruise passengers! Our company can arrange your pick up from Piraeus port (and transfer back after the end of the experience) & the tour in a close town/city. You can see all available day trips from Athens & relevant information here.

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What is the ideal / most popular Athens city tour & day trip?

There is a vast variety of tours that allow you to explore Athens to the fullest. Depending on what you’re most interested in, there is a different activity that can be deemed as the ideal Athens city tour. If you’re a history buff, our Olympians Unleashed: Mythology Tour of Acropolis & Acropolis Museum incl. entry fees will leave you in awe. If you’re a devoted foodie, look no further than Athens for Foodies: A Greek Gastronomy Tour, Greek Wine-tasting and Food-pairing Activity, or Athens by Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting. We also offer Greek cooking classes!

If you’re visiting Athens with kids, you may want to consider an Acropolis for Families Experience or an Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour inspired by Percy Jackson.

Last but not least, if you would like to get an overview of the city and see all of its highlights with minimal effort and in minimal time, Best of Athens in One Day: Acropolis & City Tour with Transfer and Athens Highlights Evening Stroll with Meze Dinner are the ones for you.

I want to book an Athens multi-day (duration) trip / tour, can you help?

We strongly believe that Athens is a great destination for a city break, thus for a 3-4 days vacation. Greeking.me has created a series of Athens trips, based on different themes and interests. You can see & book them here.

Do you offer any new day tours for Athens in 2021?

Of course! You can get more information about all our new tours for Athens here (from the filters, select ''new this year''). You can also select different filters, such as group type or duration.