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Highlights of Athens
Highlights of Athens

Tour Date: Aug 20 2022
Port/City: Piraeus, Greece
Pick Up: RC Vision of the Seas
Start Time: 7AM
Duration: 4 Hours
Minimum Group Size is : 16

Note: This tour will end in the Plaka area. Group will take taxi's back to ship.


This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port of Piraeus or your Hotel in Athens
  • Private Vehicle with Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Included Entrances- Acropolis
Please Note: Prices shown are not valid on Sundays or local Holidays. If your only day in this city is Sunday, please Contact Us for pricing.

Price: $75.00 (Per Person)

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Piraeus Shore Excursion

This half day Piraeus shore trip allows you to see Athens' main sites including the Acropolis, the Olympic Stadium and the Parliament Building on Constitution Square. It is a nice option for first time visitors or those with limited time available.

After meeting your private guide, you drive to the Acropolis, which means the high city, for a visit to the foremost symbol of the glory of ancient Greece. Climb the smooth marble steps on the Sacred Way as visitors have for centuries. History's doors open before you as you reach the Propylaea, a masterpiece of classical architecture, serving as the entrance to the complex of buildings. You'll see the Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Victory), and the Erectheum, with its classical Porch of Maidens (Caryatids). Stand in awe of what is considered the most perfect example of classical architecture in the world, the Parthenon, designed as a shrine to Athena and at one time housing a massive gold and ivory statue of the warrior goddess. Your licensed guide is with you throughout the journey to explain the things other tourists miss.

Looking down from the Acropolis you'll see the two ancient theaters in its shadow, the Greek theater of Dionyssos where the masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes debuted to delighted audiences, and the theater of Herod Atticus, a grand Roman theater restored and used today for concerts and classical plays during the summer Athens Festival.

Next you enjoy a driving tour of Athens where you see the top sights including the Olympic Stadium, birthplace of the modern Olympic Games in 1896 that returned in 2004. You'll see the Parliament Building with its traditionally dressed Evzones soldiers guarding the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, Constitution Square, Hadrian's Arch and much more.

After your Athens shore excursion you are returned to your ship in Piraeus.

Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, Acropolis is not accessible (advance notice required)

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Piraeus tours and Piraeus Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Piraeus shore trip using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.