4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
The moment your cruise ship arrives in port in Athens (Piraeus), your shore excursion to the Acropolis begins. Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with a local guide. Venture inside the Acropolis, see the Parthenon and admire how this ancient monument towers above the city. As you soak up the local scene, you'll also see such sites as the House of Parliament and the Zeus Temple.

Highlights

  • Athens walking tour around the Acropolis
  • The shore excursion is a great introduction to ancient Athens
  • See archaeological exhibits at the Syntagma Metro Station
  • Soak up the atmosphere of ancient Athens as you explore the historical city center
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the Parthenon, which crowns the Acropolis
  • Professional local guide
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

A shore excursion to the Acropolis is a great way to spend your time in port in Athens. The Syntagma Metro Station, in Syntagma Square where your Acropolis walking tour begins, contains many archaeological artifacts including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century BC, pottery, a 2,000-year-old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD.

As you walk through Syntagma Square, the heart of the city, you’ll see the impressive Greek Parliament House (Old Royal Palace).

Continue strolling through the historical part of the city. A 10-minute walk up the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian walkway will bring you to the Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon, with its spectacular views over the city below.

You will enjoy an insightful and detailed explanation of the history of the Acropolis and its monuments from your knowledgeable licensed guide. On the way to the Acropolis, you will also see the Zeus Temple, the Zappeion Hall, Dionysious Sanctuary, Philopapos Hill, the Herodion Theatre and Mars Hill.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Athens port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our tour guide Artemis was fantastic. She was an enthusiastic and most energetic tour guide. Meeting place was on time and drivers are most excellent for pick up and drop off to our cruise ship. We even got a bit of a walking city highlights tour in the general area of the Acropolis before the actual Acropolis tour. This is a lot of walking, so be prepared. The marble on the Acropolis is slippery climbing up and in many areas. A great tour- a highlight of our entire trip for sure. Highly recommend- don't miss this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

There is considerable climbing on the way to the Acropolis, but the guide was so knowledgeable and made frequent stops as she took us on this history tour, that it was totally
achievable. The transportation arrangements to and from the port were also excellent, very good driver and punctual.

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