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Mode of Travel: Private tour. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we can drive on small roads and you will not just see the sights through a bus window. We visit the sites as travelers and try to avoid the large bus tourist groups' usual hours. Our website photos are a testament to this. Greece Private tours also allows you to create your own tour. Tell us where you would like to go, what you want to see and we will make it happen, make your dream a reality. Where there’s a will there’s a way, YOUR way.

Tour Style: Leisurely to Moderate. See the main cultural and best archaeological sites of Athens/Greece. Time is allowed for gentle walks, swimming and coastal relaxation,  At summer, hats, sun glasses and *suntan lotion (*Please do not place it inside vehicle) are highly recommended.

Meals -Accommodation: For Day tours or Overnight tours, we will suggest you, taverns, restaurants or hotels and mansions, which maintain the traditional style, with stunning views, in well chosen locations in the big cities or towns or in the beautiful mountains of the mainland. Greece Private tours working only with the best. We have made up a web of associates throughout Greece. The Boutique and 4 or 5 star hotels were exclusively chosen for their cleanliness, comfort, hospitality and quality breakfast. For taverns and restaurants apart from the taste, tradition and value also played a part in our selection. And only the best coffee houses or cafes have been chosen, the places where we ourselves stop for a coffee or just a small break.

Our Comment: Wherever you wish to travel with us, whether on a half day trip in Athens, a full day excursion or even a week long trip, we guarantee you will see the unspoiled Greece, the real Greece. Our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, where you can relax, have no worry of driving, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drives through the beautiful Greek countryside, stopping wherever you desire to take photos, swim or hiking, have a break. Any combination or schedule of tour can be arranged for you from one day tour to two week long tours, depending on the time you have available.

Important Note: A day tour or a long day tour can be effected from weather conditions or day light save hours. (End October - End March). Also traffic conditions special in Athens...

GREECE PRIVATE TRAVEL TOURS / Authorized

We are licensed and authorized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism & Greek National Tourism Organization. Even if you don’t choose Greece Private Travel for your tours or transfers,  choose wisely and only someone certified.  License Number: 0261E70000623201 / Navarchou Votsi 43 Athens Tk 17343

There are a lot of amazing places on our Planet. The Sea or the Mountains, the beaches or the ski resorts, big castles or small forts, forests & lakes, big cities or small villages, the beauty (nature or Architecture) of which makes you stop and admire… But how many places in our Planet they can combine beauty with History and Mythology more than 10.000 years? The answer it's Greece. In Greece you will find all… Please read our Touring info!

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Number of People: We cater for any size of group, the tours are private, your group only, and therefore totally flexible, tailor-made just for you, your friends, family and affiliates.

Agreement Schedule: Tour is private and flexible, however we only request to have in mind the agreements hours, for half or day tours. But if you like to extend it, please  propose it to your driver and make an agreement fair for both of you

Exceptions: A day tour or a long day tour can be effected from weather conditions or day light save hours. (End October - End March). Also traffic conditions could effect the tour, special in Athens, or maybe a strike. We are obliged to inform you, that this will not change our rate agreement.

Gratuities in Greece

As the competition between companies and drivers is high, our offers cover our main costs (Fuels, road tolls, accommodation, taxes...etc). Tips in Greece, as all over Europe, are optional. However, a tip as a gesture of gratitude for good services offered is always appreciated. There is no standard amount, but depending on the trip's total cost, this can range between 10% to 20% for transfers or daily tours and 5% to 15% for multiple day tours.

Vehicle type: We use  modern Sedan, Minivan or Minibus vehicles, legal and licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization, Smoke FREE, fully air-conditioned.

Laws / Rules: Your driver/guide is not permitted to guide you in archaeological sites and museums, only licensed tour guides from the ministry of culture are allowed to do this, and the licensed tour / guides are not allowed to drive you...

What is the difference between a licensed tour/guide and a driver/guide? All our drivers are licensed drivers. Licensed drivers/guides however, cannot guide you inside archaeological sites or museums. Only licensed tour/guides, who are accredited with the Ministry of Culture, can provide a fully-guided sightseeing experience inside archaeological sites and museums. This is an extra service. If you want a licensed tour guide for a certain museum or archaeological site in Greece, we can arrange one for you or you can visit: http://www.tourist-guides.gr/ and make your own arrangements.

Athens has some spectacular archaeological sites and museums, right in the heart of the city. And most of them charge an entrance fee. For example, a ticket to the Acropolis including the North and South Slopes costs 20 Euros (reduced to €10 during winter, from 1st November to 31st March. Entry to all government managed sites and museums in winter is half of what it costs during summer). For those wishing to visit the Acropolis and some of the other sites there is a multi-site ticket that costs €30 (there is no winter reduction for the special, combined ticket). The ticket is valid for five consecutive days. This ticket gives access to the Acropolis and five of the other must see archaeological sites in Athens, including the Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Agora,  Zeus Temple and Dionysus Theater .

Tickets for Archaeological Sites / Museums/ Castles / Caves...

Briefly : Our long tours with links (Most of these tours could be combined with each other or extended but not reduced) If you have a limit time, we can skip some places, but not to include all these sites in a shorter time)... These destinations have been carefully chosen to show off the ‘real Greece’ and its people while also visiting places of classical, historical, biblical and archaeological interest... Our Drivers/ guides, we use have years of experience and are of course government certified, they must either Licensed professional drivers or be historians or archeologists and above all polite, pleasant, welcoming, hospitable and promising to avoid take you, to the typical tourist traps ( for shopping... etc ).

*Meteora Rocks is one of the Natural Wonders on Earth, and is included in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST. We included it in all our long Tours. Athens as an overnight its optional.

Classical tour of Greece 7/8 days includes: *Meteora / Delphi / Rio Bridge, Ferry - Train, Kalavryta / Olympia/ Sparta - Mystras / Nafplion - Mycenae  -Epidaurus - Ancient Corinth

Peloponnese tour 9 days includes: Delphi /Rio Bridge, Ferry - Train, Kalavryta/ Olympia / Mani - Cape Tenaron 2 nights/ Monemvasia / Sparta - Nafplion 2 nights - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nemea  -Ancient Corinth - Canal

Visit Greece 10 days tour includes *Meteora /  Aegae - Vergina -Mount Olympus - Dion / Mount Pelion / Delphi / Rio Bridge, Ferry- Train, Kalavryta / Olympia / Sparta - Mystras / Nafplion 2 nights - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Ancient Corinth - Canal

Visit Central & SouthGreece 13 days tour includes  Athens /*Meteora / Delphi / Rio Bridge, Ferry- Train, Kalavryta / Olympia / Mani Penisula/ Sparta - Mystras / Nafplion - Mycenae - Epidaurus - /Hydra Island / Ancient Corinth - Canal

Mount Olympus & Pelion tour 7 days Includes: Meteora & Monasteries / Aegae - Vergina - Mount Olympus - Dion / Mount Pelion 3 nights - Zagora -Tsagarada - Portaria - Makrinitsa / Delphi - Apollo Oracle

Macedonian tour 7/10 days  includes: *Meteora & Monasteries/ Edessa- Florina 2 nights/ Vergina aegae -Aristotle school/  Pella - Thessaloniki  2 nights/ Filippi - Amfipoli / Mount Olympus - Dion

Epirus tour 7 days tour includes: Meteora & Monasteries / Zagorochoria - Vikos Gorge - Mount Pindos 2 , 3 nights / Ioannina - Dodoni / Delphi - Apollo Oracle or Rio Antirio bridge, ferry - Kalavryta rail track train

Apostole Paul Route in Greece: One of the most remarkable religious routes in Greece is "The Route that Apostle Paul Followed in Greece".  His journey in Greece is a route that can touch not only the believers but also everybody who loves history. In a week long tour we visit *Meteora/ Neapolis/ Philippi - Amfipolis/ Thessaloniki 2 nights/ Veria - Pella - Aegae/ Athens/ Ancient Corinth

Sites Opening Hours

Winter : From November 1st to March 31st / 08:00 until  15:00 or Sunset

Summer : From April 1st  to October 31st / 08:00 until  20:00

  • January 1st :   closed 

  • January 6th : 08:00 until 15:00

  • Shrove Monday : 08:00 until 15:00

  • March 25th :  closed 

  • Good Friday : 12:00 until 17:00

  • Holy Saturday : 08:00 until 15:00

  • Easter Sunday :  closed 

  • Easter Monday : 08:00 until 20:00

  • May 1st :    closed 

  • August 15th : 08:00 until 20:00

  • October 28th : 08:00 until 15:00

  • December 25th :  closed 

  • December 26th :  closed 

Free & Reduced Tickets

  • Free entrance : For students from E.U (student Identity Card is required).

  • Free entrance : Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Card/ Passport to confirm the age.

  • Reduced entrance fee Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

  • Reduced entrance fee University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID.

We visit all the sites as travelers and try to avoid the large buses tourist groups' usual hours. Our photos are a testament to this...

Free Entrance Days

  • 6th of March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)

  • 18th of April (International Monuments Day)

  • 18th of May (International Museums Day)

  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • 28th of October (Greek National Holiday)

  • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st