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4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 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.


  • 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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

We had a great time, and our guide, Vicky, was excellent. We met in a subway station, which seemed odd, until we saw there were museum type displays, along with one entire wall, with the cut away in-ground view of the different layers and findings from the subway excavation. We then walked over and saw the changing of the guard, in the traditional dress. We walked to the temple of Zeus, and had free time to look around. Our climb up to the Acropolis was easier than it could have been. We know there is a different way to get up there, with very tall deep steps. We went up a different way, which was more like a steep side walk with a few steps. While it was still a "good work out", It was far easier to accomplish, and our guide made an effort to find shady spots to stop in for discussions. We then had free time to walk through the shops near by. Our meeting point was easy to find, and the transportation was on time.

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