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  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Piraeus

From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

Product ID: 42176
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Join this comprehensive full-day tour and discover the most fascinating landmarks and sights of the historical city of Athens, combined with a grand tour of the magnificent Acropolis and its exquisite ancient monuments, including the Parthenon.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Make your way through the historical city center of ancient Athens
  • Enter the Acropolis from the south to avoid the great crowds that gather there
  • Enjoy free time exploring the Acropolis
Full description
Whether it's your first time to Athens and the Acropolis or one of many, this ingenious structure will never cease to take your breath away. But Athens is not just the Acropolis, it is a thriving modern metropolis with much to explore.

Start the day at the Syntagma metro station, where you will enjoy a brief visit to the metro Museum and its fascinating archaeological artifacts from daily life in ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. Continue on to the National Gardens and pass the neoclassical architectural design of Zappeion Hall. From this vantage point, you can see the remaining colossal columns of the Temple of Zeus, as well as Hadrian’s Arch.

The tour then continues to the Acropolis, entering from the southern slope to avoid the crowds, and the great Dionysus Theatre, the most significant theatre of its kind in Europe. Ascend the Sacred Hill of the Acropolis, stopping along the way at the great monuments, including the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient Agora.

Enjoy some free time to explore the Acropolis and Plaka before you begin to make your way back to Athens.
Includes
  • Round trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
  • Acropolis guided tour
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Free time in Plaka
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (approximately EUR 28 per adult)
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please remember to wear comfortable shoes.
• You will have free time in Plaka.
• Please note that entrance fees are not included. Please make sure you have cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. These will be bought for you in advance so you can avoid waiting in line.
Customer reviews
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Value for money
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ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Product ID: 42176