Private Athens On Your Own
Enjoy a full day that combines a scenic driving tour to see the city sights with leisure time to shop and more when you book this private cultural excursion in...
DescriptionEnjoy a full day that combines a scenic driving tour to see the city sights with leisure time to shop and more when you book this private cultural excursion in Athens. Your tour includes roundtrip transportation to and from your pier via a private motorcoach and a narrated scenic driving tour with a professional tour guide. Learn about the history behind some of Athens' iconic attractions as you drive along Syngrou Avenue to see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the National Gardens, and other city highlights. Your tour also gives you six hours of free time to shop for souvenirs, dine on Greek cuisine, and explore Athens' Plaka district and more before returning to your port. It's the perfect tour for shopping enthusiasts and culture aficionados alike!Begin your journey departing from the historic Piraeus port, where you'll follow your private tour guide aboard a comfortable motorcoach and head to Athens city center via Syngrou Avenue. Along the way, you'll enjoy a scenic driving tour that takes you past some of Athens' most iconic landmarks, monuments, and sites, including Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Greece's largest Corinthian-style temple that took more than seven centuries to build. Get your camera ready to take postcard-worthy shots of iconic buildings and admire their architectural glory, including the Doric-style architecture of the National Library and the neoclassical look of the Parliament building at Constitution Square. You'll even catch a glimpse of the National Gardens, a 38-acre public park that houses lush, green landscapes dotted with towering palm trees, brilliant bougainvillea, fountains, and monuments like the monument to the English politician and poet Lord Byron.Next, you'll enjoy six hours of free time to explore Athens on your terms. Your motorcoach will drop you off at Plaka, a shopping Mecca that's one of Athens' oldest neighborhoods. Stroll along Plaka's cobblestoned streets and peruse through its many souvenir stalls and boutiques to find unique gifts and souvenirs to commemorate your time in Athens, such as handcrafted jewelry, pottery, and hats. Before returning to your pier, you'll even have enough time to shop the flea market stands, sit for a cup of Greek coffee or indulge in Greek cuisine at one of the many cafes and tavernas in town, and visit a museum like the Museum of Greek Folk Art.If you want to combine a sightseeing tour with the flexibility to shop and explore Athens attractions you prefer, then this excursion is just for you! Reserve your spot today and experience Athens on your terms.
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