The Athens exploration tour I offer is of "private" format, meaning custom according to your personal interest, taking into account your personal preferences, your fitness level etc. Exploring Athens by taxi ensures the most optimum use of your time. No time is wasted in queuing to enter or exit the tourist bus and of course you waste no time in waiting for the bus to come.
The tour's duration can be anything, from 3 to 6 hours long and be fit to the stay over time of your cruise ship at the Piraeus port.
The (optional) visit to the Cape Sounio needs allocation of 3 hours . There you can visit the temple of Poseidon, see the majestic beauty of the sourounding nature and dive into very nice beach for children. Having lunch at a fish taverna is also possible.
You may elect to visit the archaeological sites (Acropolis, Olympic Zeus temple, Ancient Agora, etc), museums, sites of natural beauty or of spectacular view (Lycabettus hill), locations of cultural events, culinary spots, shopping areas, old city (Plaka area) etc. There are plenty of locations of potential interest from whichever single perspective you may explore Athens.
Start & Finish
The starting location is at the Arrivals gate of the Terminal where you disembark (E11/ E12) and the drop-off point at the Departures gate of the Terminal you re-embark (E11/E12).
We will plan together your itinerary, in a flexible way, taking into account weather conditions, traffic, or traffic restrictions (due to demonstration of otherwise), time of the day (illumination angle) and on the spot decisions, (would your eyes be attracted by something you did not expect or you decide spontaneously to indulge to an ice-cream or lunch). You will be receiving in a timely manner adequate information about options to elect at each of your steps of the tour.
You can get information about various unique characteristics of Greece regarding the nature, philanthropism, history, politics, economy etc. (me having degrees in economics and in computing). Shopping advice and olive oil selection tips will be offered as well. You are expected to be curious and ask anything that may attract your attention or has puzzled you in the past, regarding Athens/Greece. If I can’t answer all in the spot I will follow up with some email.
You are also invited to place questions ahead of visiting.
You probably know that a taxi can go also at the Lycabettus hill and inside Plaka (old city), areas where the tourist buses can’t go through due to their volume.
I can take photos of you with my high quality camera and if you would wish I can organize for a professional photoreporter to cover your visit in Athens. Would you need a certified tour guide for the archeological sites I can book one for you.
Expect to be surprised !!!. People find my tour very informative, giving at the end exclamations of the type "Charis, you made my Trip!" or “we were really lucky to have found you, we will recommend you to our family and friends”.