- 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 Plaka district
- 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
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 paved streets of the Plaka neighborhood before arriving at the Lysicrates Monument from the 4th century BC and the remnants of an old Christian church. 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 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.
This is the PERFECT tour for a one day cruise excursion. As we got off the ship and passed the hoards of people piling into the cruise ship buses, my girlfriend and I saw our driver holding the orange sign. We got into the taxi (just the two of us) and were driven to the tour meeting spot in downtown Athens, about 10 minutes away. From there we met the tour group and our phenomenal guide, Aristotle. Yes, Aristotle. The group was quite intimate in size, and we were given a wonderful guided tour of many places, including: the National Gardens, the temple of Zeus, the Zappian monuments, and finally the Acropolis. On more than one occasion, people tried to leave their own tour guide to come listen to Aristotle's speeches, to which he politely sent them away.
Even if you are not on a cruise excursion, this a great way to see the Greek ruins. Aristotle made plenty of recommendations of things to see and do for people who were in town for more than a day.
Keep in mind, there is an extra charge of 12 euros per person for admission to the acropolis. The transfer to and from the cruise ship is included. Enjoy.
Very good and very well set up Also the lady guaide was an exelente