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Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2906PRTATHACRO1
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.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Athens Port
Departure Time:
8:45am
Duration:
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at 12:45pm in the Acropolis .The coach/ taxi will be waiting for you at 3:50pm at the beginning of the pedestrian Walk Way of Dionysiou Areopagitou in front of Melina's statue across from Hadrian's Arch. Your guide will explain you how to get there.

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Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees (approx. 26 euros)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: wesellinghouse, 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.

Reviewed by: raul, United States of America, 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.

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