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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From GBP 60.77

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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.


  • 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:
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

  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • 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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Dorothy P, October 2016

The tour guide was excellent. His knowledge of the history of ancient Greece was amazing. He did not hurry through the tour and allowed us time to see things and take in the atmosphere.

Reviewed by: lauken4, United States of America, October 2016

Great tour!