• Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Make the most of your time in port in Piraeus with a private half-day shore excursion to Athens. Unravel the secrets of Ancient Greece as you walk around the monumental ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens (entrance not included) and the Parthenon. Then, hop aboard a minivan to see the rest of the city, including the lively Syntagma Square, the Panathinaikon Olympic Stadium and ancient landmarks like the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Best of all: your tour is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your cruise ship.


  • Half-day Athens shore excursion with a private guide
  • Walk up the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens
  • See important Classical Greek monuments like the Parthenon and Erechtheion
  • Explore central Athens by minivan and visit Syntagma Square and the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • See Athens first Olympic Stadium -- Panathinaikon Stadium -- before returning to Piraeus Port
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

Athens Acropolis Tour

Customer Reviews

atanesana United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We have a private tour with an excellent guide. The best is the change of the army soldiers on the palace. It was an. amazing performance


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Dee met us at the docks with the van and a driver. She was very knowledgeable and explained what everything was as we drove into Athens. She took us to Olympic stadium where we stopped for a few pictures. She timed it just right so we got to see the changing of the guards at the Presidental Palace before we were off the the Acropolis. Lots of steps but we're took it slow and it was well worth the hike!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had to amend our group number due to an unforeseen issue. Good communication. Great guide. Always a good experience using Viator.

Anthony M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an EXCELELNT TOUR!! our guide Diotima was not only a professional BUT a history professor and provided us soo much detail and was friendly, accommodating and again, like our tour guide Luca in Livorno it was ALL ABOUT US, OUR NEEDS and OUR HAPPINESS!! A MUST DO but ask for DIOTIMA as your guide!!!

Darline K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The tour guide stayed with us for the whole tour and spoke wonderful English. She navigated the crowds and procured our tickets without any trouble. She stayed with one of our travelers who was unable to go to the top of the Parthenon. We never felt that there was no one looking out for us in the sweltering heat. Her explanations made all the difference in seeing the sites. The van was air conditioned spacious and a Godsend as we traveled with little ones in tow. Most happy we took this tour!!! No regrets! Worth every dime!!! - especially With the heat and excess crowds. I tell all my patients that this is the only way to see Athens and the Parthenon.

Chuck C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Athens is very crowded this time of the year. This Shore Excursion picked us up directly from our ship and we were able to see all the highlights of Athens without standing in line. I highly recommend this Excursion.

Vicki S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We had a wonderful day exploring and saw the highlights in a short amount of time, plus had a wonderful lunch!

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We arrived to Athens from our cruise ship and met our tour guide at the port. She picked up our party of six and took us to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Olympic stadium which was used for the 1st modern Olympics in 1896. She then took us to see the Parthenon and two amphitheaters near the Acropolis. Amazing excursion with our guide who was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. I highly recommend this tour and would do it again in a heartbeat.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This was a very good tour our guide and driver were very friendly and knowledgeable would recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Our guide Val was waiting for us outside the port terminal. There were 6 in our group and were driven in a small bus that could hold about 20 people. Val was very knowledgeable about the history of Athens, and was careful to point out everything she could as we drove to the Acropolis. Entry fee was 20 Euros. The climb up was not as steep as we anticipated but we had to watch our footing the entire way as the path was rocky and with marble rocks that could be slippery, and some steps were high steps. The crowd climbing up was very pushy and rude. It felt like a mob scene on the top half of the climb. There were no railings to help. Once on top, Val carefully explained the significance of everything and the site was awesome also. After the Acropolis, we just drove back to our ship. The entire tour was 4 hours,

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