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Athens & Marathon Full Day Private Tour

This tour covers almost all the major Athens sights and the historical place of Marathon (famous for the "Marathon Race" and for the "Marathon Battle" between the Greeks and the Persians)
This tour has a personalize character. The car will be only for you. The driver will try to face all your needs during the tour. You may easily customize the suggested itinerary in accordance to your wish.
JG Athens Tours gives specific attention to the quality than to the quantity.
Our clients' safety is of our outmost priorities.
Due to recent pandemia of Covid 19, increased precautionary measures of personal hygiene have been taken.

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9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • English speaking Driver/guide (Not allowed to enter inside the archaeological areas & museum)
    • Hotel or Apartment Pick up & Drop off
    • Local taxes
    • Piraeus Port (Cruise terminal) Pick up & Drop off
    • Private Tour
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Fuel surcharge
    • WiFi on board
    What's excluded :
    • Airport pick up & drop off (On request with additional cost)
    • Entrance fees for the archaeological sights & museums
    • Licensed Tour Guide for escorting you into the sights (on request with additional cost)
    • Food and Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Marathon Tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Artemis
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Marathon Lake, Marathon Greece

    Our private tour starts with driving towards the northern side of Attica prefecture to Marathon. First stop is at Lake of Marathon, a technical lake which was created from the construction of the homonymous dam. The Marathon lake, until 60’s, was the main water supply for Athens. The Marathon Dam, which is a gravity dam, is an impressive and unique construction due to the reason that its external cladding was made with the famous white “Pentelikon marble” (the same marble was used for Acropolis of Athens).

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Marathon Tomb, Marathon 190 07 Greece

    Our next stop is at the plain of Marathon where the famous battle between Greeks and Persians took place in 490 B.C. You will see the start point of the famous Marathon Race (race in honored of the Greek messenger Pheidipides who ran the distance from Marathon to Athens without any stop in order to announce the victory to Athenians). You will visit the “Tymvos” (Tomb - a burial mound that houses the ashes of the 192 Athenians who fell during the Battle of Marathon) and the Archaeological Museum.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Artemis, Vravrona 19003 Greece

    Last stop of the first part of our tour is at the Sanctuary of Goddness Artemis in Vraurona. Amongst others you will see the Artemis Temple, the “Π” Shared Stoa, and the Stone Bridge. You will also visit the Archaeological Museum with findings from Goddness Artemis Sanctuary. Time for the second part of the tour and we drive back to Athens.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

    We start with the visit of the naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis, the cornerstone of Athens existence. You will travel back in ancient times walking among the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the unique Parthenon & the Erechteion. From the top, you will have a panoramic view of the ancient theater of Dionisos & of the Herodion (Odeion of Herodes Atticus).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

    We continue with the Olympeion. You will visit the Temple of Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 Greece

    Next stop is to the famous Panathenaic Stadium (also known as Kallimarmaron) where the first modern Olympic Games were revived on 1896.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Presidential Mansion, Herodou Attikou Street, Athens 106 74 Greece

    Next attraction is the Presidential Mansion (ex-Royal Palace) where you will monitor the traditional Change of the Guard.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lykavittos (Mount Lycabettus), Lykavittos (Mount Lycabettus), Athens, Attica

    Our car will then climb you to Lycabettus Hill with the best panoramic view of Athens (ideal place for taking photos). We continue with driving via Athens main roads with important historic buldings.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: National Library of Greece, 32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 106 79 Greece

    Important historical building

    Pass By: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece

    Important historical building

    Pass By: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece

    Important historical building

    Pass By: National History Museum (Old Parliament), 13 Stadiou Street, Athens 10561 Greece

    Important historical building

    Stop At: Syntagma, Syntagma, Athens, Attica

    Syntagma Square with Parliament Building & Tomb of Unknown Soldier

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Our next stop is at the Ancient Agora. You will visit the Hellenic Agora (Aeropagus) & the Roman Agora

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

    Last stop is at the famous Plaka where you will be lost in narrow streets where the spirit of old Athens exists. We conclude our tour with the return to the starting point.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If the pick up will be from hotel or apartment in Athens the meeting point will be just outside the entrance gate of the hotel or of the building. If the pick up will be from Cruise Terminal at Piraeus Port we shall wait the passengers at the Exit Gate of the Cruise terminal holding label with their name.Ports
    • Piraeus Port (Cruise Terminal)
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • After each activity the interior of the vehicle and the luggage compartment are being disinfected. Some amenities (magazines, maps, etc) have been removed from our vehicles. Our drivers are wearing mask and gloves and they have been instructed to avoid handshakes.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by JG Athens Tours

Activity ID: V-115942P16

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