Athens in a Day
What happens if it's raining?
Our tours happen rain or shine. Our guides are great at adapting their route during changes of weather. Please bring an umbrella.
I would like to start at a different time. Is this possible?
We begin early to avoid more crowded times and hot weather at the Acropolis. For this reason, we advise an early start time.
What is included? Will there be any costs to cover on the day?
Your entrance fees and a local snack/refreshment is included. You will be expected to cover the cost of your lunch and any additional refreshments.
Does this tour require tickets?
What is the Athens Archaeological Site ticket and how does it work?
Where does the tour end?
This may depend on your guide, but we usually end in the Monastiraki neighborhood.
Can I request a car service?
We find this tour best suited on foot as much of the areas are pedestrianized. If you require a car service for mobility reasons, please let us know in your clients notes and we can arrange it for you.
We are coming from the cruise terminal. Can we arrange a pick up service?
Yes. Please see our alternative shore excursion product here.
Vassilios is a historian who has taught for several years in local Athens schools. He earned his undergraduate degree in archaeology from the University of Athens, and has conducted specialized research in the history of the Orthodox Church, Byzantine studies, and modern Greek history. Vassilios is a gifted teacher with extensive on-site experience with adults, children, and families.
Smaro was born in Piraeus, lives in Athens, and has family roots in Greek Macedonia. As an undergraduate she majored in sociology and later studied at the School for Professional Tourist Guides and finally went on to complete her MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at University College London. She has been guiding all around Greece since 1998. Fluent in Greek, English, and Italian, Smaro has also lead tours for Stanford, Harvard, Yale and other Ivy League Alumni groups; Swan Hellenic; Abercrombie & Kent; the British Museum; the National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions; the American Institute of Archaeology; the Biblical Archaeology Society; the Smithsonian Institution and several universities. She enjoys reading, traveling, trekking, scuba diving, teaching and – still - studying!
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