- 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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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.
Reviewed by donald b, November 2012
Aristotle, our tour guide was fantastic. Yes, his name really was Aristotle.
The changing of the guard was a fun sight. The Acropolis was awesome. It's a tough walk to the top but my wife with the broken toe and my 83 year old brother with the knee replacement made it. So can you.
Reviewed by Harry C, October 2012
The knowledge the tour guide had was amazing. This helped us to understand this ancient city. A fantastic tour with a marvellous tour guide.