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Acropolis Visit and Panoramic Athens

Access from: ​Athens (Piraeus)


Key info

  • Tour ID: 4555
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Pick up point: Piraeus (Athens) Port
  • Activity level: Active
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • ​The Ancient Acropolis
  • Panatheniac Stadium
  • The Temple of Athena Nike
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Town of Plaka

From $73.00pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 4555
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Pick up point: Piraeus (Athens) Port
  • Activity level: Active

Top highlights

  • ​The Ancient Acropolis
  • Panatheniac Stadium
  • The Temple of Athena Nike
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Town of Plaka

Itinerary

​Meet and greet at Piraeus cruise port
Sightseeing tour of Athens
120 minutes guided tour of the Acropolis
90 Minutes free time in Plaka
Return to Piraeus cruise port

Your guide will meet you at the cruise port of Piraeus and will escort you to your air-conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

This popular full-day tour of Athens allows you to see all the famous sights of Greece's capital city and allows you time to shop in Plaka, the very popular shopping area situated at its centre.

You will embark upon a sightseeing tour of Athens, including the Panatheniac Stadium (site of the first modern Olympics, in 1896), the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (in front of the Parliament House in Constitution Square), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Adrian's Arch, and the Catholic Cathedral. You'll also get to see the so-called 'Neoclassical Triology' (which consists of the University and the Academy of Athens and the Vallianios National Library), Omonia Square, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.

After the panoramic tour we will then embark on a two-hour guided tour of the Acropolis Site, which contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Once at the top, marvel at the outstanding views, boasting views of this magnificent ancient city. There will be a little free time before making our way back down from the site.

You will then have 90-120 minutes free time to explore the centre of Athens, including Plaka, where you can shop for souvenirs or find somewhere to eat amongst the many Greek Taverna. Your guide will be able to recommend the best places for traditional Greek cuisine.

After the free time your tour will head back to Piraeus cruise port in plenty of time for you to board your cruise ship ready for departure.

SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF ATHENS INCLUDES:

  • The Panatheniac Stadium (site of the first modern Olympics in 1896)
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House in Constitution Square
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Hadrian's Arch
  • The Catholic Cathedral
  • The Neoclassical Triology - Academy University and National Library
  • Omonia Square
  • The Temple of Athena Nike
  • The Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens

INCLUDED WITHIN THIS TOUR

  • Fully Qualified English Speaking Professional Tour guide
  • Air Conditioned Minibus/Coach
  • Acropolis Entrance Tickets

*The changing of the guard in constitution square takes place on the hour every hour, you will be able to see this within your free time.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 4555
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Pick up point: Piraeus (Athens) Port
    • Activity level: Active

    Top highlights

    • ​The Ancient Acropolis
    • Panatheniac Stadium
    • The Temple of Athena Nike
    • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Town of Plaka

    Itinerary

    ​Meet and greet at Piraeus cruise port
    Sightseeing tour of Athens
    120 minutes guided tour of the Acropolis
    90 Minutes free time in Plaka
    Return to Piraeus cruise port

    Your guide will meet you at the cruise port of Piraeus and will escort you to your air-conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

    This popular full-day tour of Athens allows you to see all the famous sights of Greece's capital city and allows you time to shop in Plaka, the very popular shopping area situated at its centre.

    You will embark upon a sightseeing tour of Athens, including the Panatheniac Stadium (site of the first modern Olympics, in 1896), the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (in front of the Parliament House in Constitution Square), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Adrian's Arch, and the Catholic Cathedral. You'll also get to see the so-called 'Neoclassical Triology' (which consists of the University and the Academy of Athens and the Vallianios National Library), Omonia Square, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.

    After the panoramic tour we will then embark on a two-hour guided tour of the Acropolis Site, which contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Once at the top, marvel at the outstanding views, boasting views of this magnificent ancient city. There will be a little free time before making our way back down from the site.

    You will then have 90-120 minutes free time to explore the centre of Athens, including Plaka, where you can shop for souvenirs or find somewhere to eat amongst the many Greek Taverna. Your guide will be able to recommend the best places for traditional Greek cuisine.

    After the free time your tour will head back to Piraeus cruise port in plenty of time for you to board your cruise ship ready for departure.

    SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF ATHENS INCLUDES:

    • The Panatheniac Stadium (site of the first modern Olympics in 1896)
    • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House in Constitution Square
    • The Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Hadrian's Arch
    • The Catholic Cathedral
    • The Neoclassical Triology - Academy University and National Library
    • Omonia Square
    • The Temple of Athena Nike
    • The Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens

    INCLUDED WITHIN THIS TOUR

    • Fully Qualified English Speaking Professional Tour guide
    • Air Conditioned Minibus/Coach
    • Acropolis Entrance Tickets

    *The changing of the guard in constitution square takes place on the hour every hour, you will be able to see this within your free time.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • ​​Travel on an air-conditioned transportation
    • Tour of Athens with an professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance tickets to the Acropolis
    • Please note: Snacks/lunch and refreshments are not included.
    ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3 (4 if you do the Acropolis)
    Activity Level Scale:
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    We recommend that you bring sun cream, a sun hat and bottled water with you, as at times it can get extremely hot.
    Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as it involves some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps.
    Morning tours generally commence at 08:30AM, this can be amended to suit your cruise ship porting times. All tour times are based on shore time (i.e. local time, not ship time).
    The local currency is the Euro.
    PLEASE NOTE: The Acropolis is not suitable for wheelchair users.
    Order of the itinerary may change

    Joining instructions

    Piraeus port is a very large port and the meeting point is at the cruise terminal. Depending on where you are docked, you might need to take a free shuttle bus to get to the entrance. If you are walking to the terminal this could take around ten minutes.
    You will be met at the entrance of the port of Piraeus by a Cruising Excursions Representative, who will guide you to your air-conditioned transportation, ready to commence your tour of Athens.
  • ​Athens (Piraeus) Information

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