- 4-hour Acropolis and central Athens walking shore excursion, with an expert guide
- View the archaeological relics on display at Syntagma Metro Station
- See the Greek Parliament House, Temple of Zeus, Herodian Theatre and other highlights
- Visit the majestic Parthenon and soak up the views over Athens' rooftops
- Enjoy some free time to explore Athens’ historical center independently
- Learn about the Parthenon and Athens’ classical history from an informed guide
- Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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What You Can Expect
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.
Our guide was very knowledgeable, spoke good English. He was considerate of the physical capabilities of the group but was able to keep us all moving along. Steve gave us one of the best tours of our cruise.
He even pointed out the bests spots to get the right photos. We will highly recommend him and Viator.
Highly recommended. Our tour guide Artemis was awesome. She said this was her passion and after the tour I would agree. Spent alot of time explaining everything. An asset to her company.
This tour was fantastic. It was my first experience going to greece and my guide Artemis was by far the best guide a person could ask for. She was highly knowledgeable about everything along the way. I apparently happened to tour on one of the hottest days but she was very sweet and made sure to stop in shaded spots to explain what it was we were seeing along with the history behind it. I will be using this company again for future trips and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great tour company.
Couldn't be happier
Enjoyable and well-organized tour, covering the highlights of Athens. Guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Bus service to/from Piraeus port was nice, especially at the end of the day.
Besides seeing all of the amazing ruins and learning the history, we were treated to the changing of the guards at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Our wonderful guide Dorina Katsadorski made the tour a time to remember. She offered much insight into the ancient cultures and the building of the cities. We had a couple of hours free time after the tour and relaxed at a delightful sidewalk cafe. The gyros were delicious and the sidewalk musicians were very entertaining. We would definitely take this tour again.
Walking tour was brillant. Tour guide was lovely and informative the whole way through. Very passionate about her country/ The weather was extremely hot, so water bottles might have been a nice extra.
A must to have experience with all history told. Excellent guide.
Nicolai was our guide for the day. Nice young man who was very knowledgeable of the area and history. It was extremely hot in July, and he took his time making sure we were in the shade when he stopped us to share details of our walk. The Acropolis was no easy walk in this heat! I've never been disappointed with my Viator tours.
Our guide was so knowledgeable and flexible as we were caught in a rain and thunderstorm so we improvised and went through the museum which was fabulous. Once the storm broke we were able to climb up to the Acropolis. Small group unlike the cruise tours and well paced. We were able to stop and experience things that others missed.
Hit all the high spots with our guide who was a degreed archeologist as well as experienced tour guide. Lots of walking - not for those with strollers or have difficulty with uneven stairs. Chose to shop around and have lunch rather than visit the new museum. It got great reviews from others.