Explore the ancient city of Athens with a private guide on a 6-hour shore excursion. See the splendor of the Acropolis and the National Museum, visit the birthplace of the modern Olympics, and explore the sites of Ancient Greece.
What to Expect
Take a private tour of the ancient city of Athens on this 6-hour shore excursion from Piraeus with a personal guide. You will visit the Acropolis, the icon of Athens perched on its plateau, and the National Museum, packed with treasures.
Tour the famous sites of Ancient Greece and get an overview of the modern city that will give you your bearings for the remainder of your vacation.
Meet your representative at the port of Piraeus and start the city tour. Your first stop will be at the Panathinaikos Stadium, cradle of the first modern Olympic games, which took place in 1896. Pass by the Greek Parliament in the former Royal Palace of Syntagma Square and watch the fanciful Evzoni Guards in their amber tunics.
Continue to the stately Zappion Conference Center in the National Gardens of Greece. Proceed past the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arc and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by more Evzones.
You will pass the handsome Numismatic Museum at Schlieman's House, the Catholic Cathedral of Agios Dionysios Aeropagitis, Constitution Square and finally the Acropolis. Here you will visit the monumental marble gates of the Propylae, the Temples of Athena, Nike and Parthenon. See the famous Porch of Maidens at the Temple of Erectheion.
Continue past Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to meet the bus to drive you to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Devoted to ancient Greek art, it is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world.
Depart Athens city center for the drive back to Piraeus port to return to your ship and end your shore excursion.
- Professional guide
- Transportation by a deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle (bus, minivan or taxi, depending on the group’s size)
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees to the Acropolis (Euros 12 per person) and the National Museum (Euros 7 per person)
Know Before You Go
• This tour can be taken in other languages on request
• Starting times are approximate, if you wish your tour to start earlier or later, please get in touch once you have booked