- 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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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) payable in cash directly on the day of the tour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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.
Reviewed by: Ricky S, December 2016
Guide was very informative and loved walking through the area and not just riding and viewing on bus. Just be aware that the walk up to the acropolis is on rocky paths and is a rather long and step grade.
Reviewed by: Lorena A, November 2016
If you're comfortable walking all day on various terrain and you enjoy learning about ancient history, this tour is for you. The Acropolis is a must see. My husband and I learned a lot about Greece, but at some point we felt antsy to leave as we only had the day to explore Athens. We loved roaming around the Athens area afterwards where there's plenty of shops and cafes.