Athens & The Acropolis

Athens & The Acropolis

Athens & The Acropolis

Whether this is your first visit or you're returning, this Athenian adventure offers more in the way of history, both real and mythical than any other excursion; an excellent introduction to one of the great cities of the world, Athens.

The drive from the port of Piraeus to Athens includes sites such as the marble Olympic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games and the former palace, with its colorful guards.

To view the Parthenon and all the other incredible buildings, you will disembark your motorcoach and continue the tour on foot, which is mostly on smooth marble, as your motorcoach is not allowed to park up top. Your reward for reaching the top is the majesty of these ancient monuments and the history that is before you.

A guide will show you all the extraordinary sites the Propylaea, an example of one of the masterpieces of classical architecture and the entrance to this lofty city, the Temple of Apteros Nike (Wingless Victory) and the Erechtheum, with its classical stone-draped maidens, the Caryatids and the spectacular Parthenon.

As you begin your return to Piraeus, you'll be taken by the Theseum and the Agora.

Departures (Local Time)

9:00 AM (Hours: 4)

12:30 PM (Hours: 4)


  • Tour Guide
  • Motorcoach tour


Some walking uphill, on mostly smooth marble surfaces, will be required to reach the Parthenon. Excursions listed for a port may not be available for every cruise.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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