Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Today, Athens is an emotional entity compounded of history, customs, scenery, language and the Greek character, which can best be described as a happy mixture of exuberance and philosophical calm.
Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphne Monastery. Athens is home to the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Acropolis Museum.
Apart from its historical wealth, Athens is a prosperous brisk city, beautifully diversifying with a galaxy of attractions. It has some of the best modern hotels in Europe, some of the best museums, in addition to luxury restaurants, parks, outdoor cafes, and sports grounds. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1833, include the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The combination of ancient ruins and cosmopolitan modern centers keep the visitor permanently hovering between reality and fantasy until he reconciles the long history of Athens with its living present which throbs with creative activity.
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Private Tours Athens Company has created exciting tours throughout the Glorious City to satisfy a multitude of interests, tastes, and itineraries. Whether you’d like to experience the Wonders of Ancient Athens, or enjoy your own Athenian Holiday, we have designed a tour that’s perfect for you. We consider our private tours to be very special because they offer you the possibility of seeing the city through the eyes of someone who knows and loves it. We look forward to showing you our beautiful city, and helping you create memories you will cherish for life.
Please note that most of these tours are for people staying in the city of Athens only. If you are coming in on a cruise ship please see our offerings in AthensShore excursions.