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When your cruise ship docks in Piraeus, witness Athens’ classical highlights on a 4-hour guided shore excursion. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Syntagma Metro Station to see its fascinating archaeological museum, and walk up the pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou past sites including the Herodian Theatre and Mars Hill. At the Acropolis, inspect the Parthenon, the temple that epitomized Athenian power in the 5th century BC, as your guide details its design. Behold the stellar city views from here and enjoy free time to explore Athens independently before your return to Piraeus.


  • 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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Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Beautiful Ancient Greece!! You get to see all the main highlights of Greece and then some, but there is a lot of walking.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide, Stavros, was excellent and the overall tour was outstanding - just the right use of the time in port for a cruise stop.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was amazing. Vicki was the best tour guide we had on our entire trip. Her knowledge was incredible, she was kind and polite. Highly recommend this tour.

Joseph S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This sightseeing trip was awesome. Acropolis is a must see while in Athens. The guide was great. This worked well with our cruise timeline.

Gary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

To climb to the Acropolis and Parthenon is a MUST do. Our tour guide, Nikos, was very informative also made the walk easier by stopping in the shade to talk. He was very considerate
Viator organised taxis for a few of us as our cruise ship was leaving earlier than the normal tour transport time. Very happy


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Athens Shore Excursion and the Acropolis Walking tour with Kostas Kastellalcis, our tour guide, was amazing. We enjoyed his clear explanations and all his stories. Kostas was very knowledgeable and he answered all the questions that the group had. Worthy to note is that we expected to be picked-up by a van but we were nicely surprised when a driver very polite and courteous man came to pick us up in a car just for us. I highly recommend this tour and Kostas, our tour guide.

Everett D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great guide-- much information


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had an incredible tour with a knowledgeable and outstanding guide (I can and #39;t remember his name). We loved the entire experience.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I loved this tour. A taxi picked us up at the cruise terminal, and took us to an entry to the subway. Then he explained exactly where he would pick us up to take us back to Piraeus. Once underground, right under the clock, a bunch of people start gathering. Everything was very organized, we were split into small groups and off we went with our small group and very knowledgeable guide. We visited several sights on our way to the Acropolis. I was surprised to see many people not knowing what they were getting into: this is summer, 90 degree F temperature, and you are going to CLIMB all the way to the top of the highest hill in Athens. No, there are no lifts, it is rocky, uneven, slippery, and NO the group cannot wait for you. I was sad to see some people left behind at different points, some very close to the Parthenon, but they simply couldn't make it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour and guide.

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