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  • Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

    1. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

    Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pas...

    Was great. Took us around town. The maps were extremely confusing however and not all stops had the corresponding numbers on the signs. Otherwise, it was great.

  • Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

    2. Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera

    Experience the Greek capital on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour along 3 different routes. You’ll travel on an open-top, double-decker bus as you take in the many important sights and attractions of the city. The tour takes around 90 minutes and encompasses central Athens, commencing at Syntagma Square. With the help of the onboard multilingual audio guide you can trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day. In addition to the city’s many monuments, you’ll come across a multitude of shopping opportunities along the route. You can visit world-renowned museums and marvel at the ancient temples - the Acropolis and Parthenon. Athens Route Stops: Stop 1 - Syntagma Square Stop 2 - The Four Museums Stop 3 - The National Gallery Stop 4 - Ancient Olympic Stadium Stop 5 - Melina Merkouri Stop 6 - Acropolis Museum Stop 7 - The Acropolis & Parthe...

    Nice way to get an overview of the area and sites to visit during our stay. We planned to pick up the bus along the route after having taken a cab to a specific site. It was difficult to locate exactly where the pick-up point was; the map provided does not give enough detail to find the stop. We finally did find it after wandering around a bit. The bus arrived about 10 minutes later than the schedule indicated.

  • From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

    3. From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

    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 t...

    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!

  • Athens: Sights and Food Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    4. Athens: Sights and Food Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    Explore the sights of Athens by electric bike, and journey through time, from the days of the Romans to the Ottoman sultans, and on to Greek independence and the modern day metropolis. Start near Hadrian’s Gate, thought to have been built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Hear about the infamous Ottoman sultan Hasekis as you enjoy magnificent views of the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue to the 19th-century mansion of the Zappeion Megaron, built to house the participants of the 1st modern Olympic Games. See the neighboring Panathenaic Stadium, a symbol of the Greek athletic traditions. Next, look at the Presidential mansion and Prime Minister's residence on Herodou Attikou street. Visit the National Garden, the oldest and most famous botanical garden in Greece. Then, go to the Parliament building and Syntagma Square to see the Presidential Guard dress...

    Amazing moment and amazing guide! We really enjoyed this experience. Dimitria showed us nice places, not only the mythological ones. We ate delicious lukumades before going around the acropolis and then we had the famous local souvlakis for lunch ! It was so yummy ! The bikes are electrical so the trip is totally easy I greatly recommend !

  • Athens: Private 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    5. Athens: Private 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour

    This private tour of Athens will allow you to enjoy the city's greatest sights at your own pace from the comfort of your own taxi. After being collected from a pre-arranged location of your choice, your first stop will be the Acropolis. Here you can climb the smooth marble steps on the Sacred Way, admire Propylaea gateway, and enjoy the stunning views of Athens from the highest point in the city. You might want to visit the two ancient theaters, the Theater of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herod Atticus, or marvel at Hadrian's Arch and the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. You can watch the changing of the guard at Constitution Square or visit the Panathinaiko Stadium, home to the 1896 Olympics. Alternatively relax in the National Garden, or enjoy exploring the narrow streets of Plaka.

  • From Cruise Port: Athens City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

    6. From Cruise Port: Athens City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

    This is an ideal combo tour to see the city center sights in just a few hours. At the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the graceful and enduring Parthenon which is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Then, you’ll dive deeper into its worldly significance at the Acropolis Museum where marble masterpieces from the Acropolis tell a compelling story on their own.  The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. Next, your guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you will walk towards the Acropolis through the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou. Then you'll benefit from skip-the-line entry int...

    Kostas our guide was superb, his knowledge as a qualified archeologist meant he could tell us so much more about all the historic sights we were looking at. The history, the stories and him sharing his knowledge and passion for his Athens was unforgettable

  • Athens: 5-Hour Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

    7. Athens: 5-Hour Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

    Explore Athens on a 5-hour tour by air-conditioned minibus, and get a glimpse of the lost walls of the city, built by Themistocles, en route from Piraeus. Pick-ups can also be arranged from city hotels. Upon arrival in central Athens, drive to the iconic Acropolis, which has dominated the city’s skyline for 2,500 years. Enter the complex, at your own expense, to see sites such as the Parthenon, Erechtion, Propylea, Temple of Athena Nike, and Mars Hill. Experience Athens through the eyes of Socrates, Plato, and the Olympian Gods, and learn about the golden age of Perikleus, and the goddess of Athens that gave her name to the city. Admire the last remaining of the 104 Corinthian columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest temple in Greece. Your next stop will be the Panathinaikon Stadium on the site of Lucurgus’s 4th-century BC stadium, rebuilt in 1896 for the revival of the Olym...

    Michael was an excellent guide. His English was really proficient making for an informative exchange in such an historically-rich city. The acropolis, which we were visiiting for the first time since 1968, was exhilirating, even with the huge crowds present. Michael knowledge of the area steered us through the crowds and gained us the best viewing angles for photos. In 1968 we walked freely through the Parthenon, not so now. Michael, with Manos the driver, took us to far more places and sights than we had previously seen and we are most grateful.

  • Full-Day Tour of Athens and Cape Sounion

    8. Full-Day Tour of Athens and Cape Sounion

    Start this tour by visiting the Panathinaikos Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Our scenic drive will continue past by the Prime’s Ministers residence and the Royal Palace guarded by the colorful Evzones guards in traditional uniforms. View the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the National Gardens, the beautiful Arch of Hadrian, and the Old Parliament in birthplace of democracy. Look forward to discovering the Acropolis high atop Athens. Experience the history of the Pantheon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and built in the 5th century B.C.. Next we will visit the Erechtheion. This beautiful temple can be easily recognized by its the Porch of Maidens, gazing over the Greek Capital. Experience breathtaking views from the Acropolis as the city of Athens opens up below you. After a morning full of beauty and history, relax and enjoy a delicious Greek lun...

    Great tour with lot of history. Very knowledgeable guides, everything well organized. Cap Sounion is 1.5 hours by bus so it is questionable if it is worth spending the time.

  • Athens: Private Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and City Tour

    9. Athens: Private Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and City Tour

    Enjoy a well-paced guided tour to admire the most significant classical masterpieces of Greece. Walk uphill through the Propylaea grand marble entrance, contemplating the hills of Philoppapus, Pnyx, and Mars. Discover the astonishing construction of the Parthenon, the most splendid temple ever built by the Greeks - dedicated to the goddess Athena. Admire the Erechtheion with its renowned Caryatids and the view of the temple of Athena Nike. Gaze at the infinite modern city from the hilltop, stretching between low mountains and the Aegean Sea. Explore the panoramic views of the old town and its picturesque neoclassical buildings, as well as the ancient theater of Dionysus, the Roman temple of Zeus, and the world-famous Herodeion Theater. Continue on to the spectacular Acropolis Museum, the most modern museum of Athens. Made of concrete, steel, and glass, it houses a wide collection of or...

  • Athens: Private Full-Day Classical Tour

    10. Athens: Private Full-Day Classical Tour

    Start your private experience in the morning with pick up from your hotel in Athens. Then, head over to the Acropolis for a tour of the most significant parts of this archaeological site. Upgrade your tour to include a private guided tour with a licensed English-speaking guide, authorized to enter all the archaeological sites with you, or alternatively explore the sites at your own pace without a guide. First, walk uphill through the grand marble entrance and marvel at the astonishing construction of the Parthenon, a splendid temple built by the Greeks and dedicated to goddess Athena. Gaze down at the modern city of Athens from the hilltop, exploring all sides for panoramic views of the old town and its picturesque buildings. See the ancient Theater of Dionysus, the Roman Temple of Zeus, and the world-famous Herodeion theater. Then, visit the spectacular Acropolis Museum which houses a...

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Great! The electric bike tour allows you to see as much as possible in one morning. Sophie was a great guide and introduced us to all the main places of interest in Athens. And the breaks to taste loukoumades and souvlaki were a plus

It was great Hardly any people Nice tour Earphones great for all different languages Only thing was too much traffic

A very beautiful day we joined the useful to the pleasant I recommend it

Very informative. Regular service. Clean and Covid aware.

Fantastic and economic way of exploring all Athens