From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

From US$ 96.43 per person

Join this comprehensive full-day tour and discover the most fascinating landmarks and sights of the historical city of Athens, combined with a grand tour of the magnificent Acropolis and its exquisite ancient monuments, including the Parthenon.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Make your way through the historical city center of ancient Athens
  • Enter the Acropolis from the south to avoid the great crowds that gather there
  • Enjoy free time exploring the Acropolis
Full description
Whether it's your first time to Athens and the Acropolis or one of many, this ingenious structure will never cease to take your breath away. But Athens is not just the Acropolis, it is a thriving modern metropolis with much to explore. Start the day at the Syntagma metro station, where you will enjoy a brief visit to the metro Museum and its fascinating archaeological artifacts from daily life in ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. Continue on to the National Gardens and pass the neoclassical architectural design of Zappeion Hall. From this vantage point, you can see the remaining colossal columns of the Temple of Zeus, as well as Hadrian’s Arch. The tour then continues to the Acropolis, entering from the southern slope to avoid the crowds, and the great Dionysus Theatre, the most significant theatre of its kind in Europe. Ascend the Sacred Hill of the Acropolis, stopping along the way at the great monuments, including the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient Agora. Enjoy some free time to explore the Acropolis and Plaka before you begin to make your way back to Athens.
  • Round trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
  • Acropolis guided tour
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Free time in Plaka
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (approximately EUR 28 per adult)
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

From your cruise terminal: A staff member will be waiting for you at a designated area outside of the customs building. Look for someone holding an orange sign with the activity provider's name. Your transfer will depart from the port at 8:45 AM. Your driver will drop you off at the entrance of the Syntagma metro station in front of the Parliament building. Head inside the metro station’s lower level to find your guide who will be holding an orange sign with the activity provider's name on it by the ticket validation machines, in the big hall in the station, underneath the hanging clock. The tour will depart at 9:30 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Please remember to wear comfortable shoes
  •  You will have free time in Plaka
  •  Please note that entrance fees are not included. Please make sure you have cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. These will be bought for you in advance so you can avoid waiting in line
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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Great informative tour, Sissy was a brilliant friendly and knowledgeable guide- would highly recommend!

October 2, 2022

November 16, 2019

This experience was amazing! The communication was good across the board. We were directed via phone call to our driver from the port so there was no confusion at all. The driver (we called him 'G') was funny and warm, he was talking to us about the history of Athens and about himself and made us feel like family. He not only dropped us off but walked us to the tour starting point. The tour guide was amazing she knew so much of the Greek history and mythology it was a very in depth and insightful tour. She constantly stopped to talk about the history (we didn't feel rushed) and made sure we were all okay and having fun. We saw so many amazing sites and learned the background behind them. We finished our tour and called the driver who earlier gave us his number and he came straight away to pick us up. We made it back to the ship in good time. Overall we had an amazing experience and would definitely recommend to anyone!

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November 10, 2019

Product ID: 42176