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John / Dmitriy
Good afternoon,
Now back to snowing and icy Odessa.
Wish to thank you and Alex for your support in our tour.

Thanks and Good luck.

Superb Guide, Memorable, Amazing Day !!!

Visited Athens which is probably the most wonderful ruins I have ever seen. Had a terrific driver guide, John, who answered all our questions and provided much interesting information. After Athens and best attractions we had, we traveled to Paul’s Corinth known home. This is a very spiritual place, more like a pilgrimage. At the end of the tour one can place a wish on the board that is provided. If you are going to Greece this is a must see. Everything was better than expected, the trip was very enjoyable and the history of the place was out of this world. Will use again

Paul Bazeley

Excellent full day private tour of Corinth, Mycenae and Nafplion

We booked this tour because no cruise ship tour would cover all venues we wanted to visit. Our tour guide, Yanni, met us as planned, and we proceeded to have the best tour of our trip. His English was perfect, and his knowledge of history and religion was awesome. He was charming, and we saw the St, Paul’s house, ancient Corinth, the Corinth canal, Mycenae and Nafplion, and a wonderful lunch in Nafplion. All this without any rush on our part, and plenty of time at all places. And, the great part was the cost. Quite a bit less expensive that the cruise line tours that didn’t cover all these places. All 4 of us agreed it was a fantastic day, and the ladies still had time for a good bit of shopping, browsing the shops in Nafplion. John was so proud of his Country and it’s heritage, and it showed. He will not be forgotten by us! Great tour!!

Russel Duplay

Great tour with John

We booked a private tour to Athens, Greece through Athens Shore Excursions. Upon disembarking from our cruise ship in Piraeus cruise port we were greeted promptly by our private driver John. He escorted us to our personal minibus since there were only 7 in our party. We arrived at the Athens site just as the gates were opening and proceeded to our first attraction. John is a history major lover of his country and speaks fluent English. Before each attraction he educated us in every detail concerning that area. There was no question he could not answer. After we’ve visited all the world famous attraction of the city John took us to a lovely Greek restaurant where we had a fantastic tour through the Greek home made tastes. On the drive back to the ship we got to know John more personally. He is a delightful young man and we were very pleased with his guidance.
We all would highly recommend this company. I just heard back from a friend who followed our advise and did the same tour in September this year.They were thrilled with every aspect as well.

Barbara Ulloa

5 star shore trip, royal treatment, memorable private tour

We booked our tour in Athens and their amazing staff and it was better than 5 star. Our guide driver John was there to meet us at our port in Piraeus, and he promptly took us to all our requested destinations. Before it got too hot, our John dropped us off and waited for us while we toured the Acropolis, then he drove us to all best of Athens and an amazing restaurant in his home town of Athens, we dined a lunch, wine, Greek home mad food, Greek salad, and complementary after lunch cake made in the house. After a leisurely lunch our very lovely driver took us up the mountain to Lycabettus, with its breathtaking views of Athens. Had free time to spent the afternoon shopping and seeing one of the most gorgeous spots on the city, Plaka.
Our advice, especially if you are there via ship and entering at the port, you can trust that and their drivers are professional, and will arrange a schedule for you, that will include getting you back to your port and ship in plenty of time. We are planning to return to greece next summer and we will be booking again with Cruise Tours Piraeus. It is really great to book from the U.S or a foreign country and then arrive with professional taking care of you and your every need. We booked an line and received all documents on line. payd with our credit card and that helped us to carry less cash with us. We give this company 5+ stars and our thanks. It was the highlight of our cruise!

Swetha Garry

Suburb shore trip from Piraeus port

The company gave a most comprehensive private shore trip of Athens and Corinth. We booked our private tour with based on the reviews posted on this site. The reviews were excellent, but wrong!! John our tour driver was better. We felt like our guide John made every effort for us to see as much as possible while visiting Greece. We would certainly consider this company if we ever toured Athens again!

Rodolfo Hoffman

The best shore excursion we ever had

We took the “full day Athens city tour its riviera and Poseidon’s temple in Sounion” Our group of 2 adults and two kids (ages 8 and 13) on a 8-days Western Mediterranean cruise this summer, and since it’s the girls’ first trip to Europe (and Athens), we wanted to give them a flavor of this incredible city and its impressive monuments. We were able to book a private shore trip with Cruise Tours Piareus and had Yanni as our guide. Needless to say, we had a great time, and really appreciated the professionalism and knowledge of Yanni. Would recommend Yanni’s shore excursions to anyone! Thank you Yanni!

Louise Salmond

What an incredible day!!

We have just returned from a 2 weeks Mediterranean cruise with Oceania cruises. What a trip and what a day we had with Leo. We were met at our ship pier in Piraeus port first thing in the morning (our group of seven), and were chauffeured in a lovely air-conditioned car to Athens. What a place. We visited all the best of Athens and neighborhoods, at the and lecabettus hill. The views from the top were incredible and well worth the drive. Leo was very obviously a local who was intensely passionate about his city, and he was a fantastic guide who was full of knowledge. We then walked this magnificent city on our own for a little wile. Incredible. We were taken to have lunch at a quaint restaurant in a local restaurant that only works for lunch, which was superb and authentic. We then had the best home made cake, on the house. The biggest day of the trip but well worth it.
We would absolutely recommend shore excursions of in Athens! Thanks for a great day Leo.

Maarten Anderson

Seeing Athens in a private shore excursion

If you are trying to see Athens in a day is impossible! taking a shore excursions of Athens with John as our guide came as close as is humanly possible though. We met John at 8 am as we disembarked the ship. He whisked us off to Rome far ahead of the ship’s excursions. Our ship had docked at Piraeus port on May 1st, a European holiday. With sites closed and huge crowds, John’s task was not an easy one. His expertise in negotiating a very crowded city, his professional planning of a day complicated by closures, his knowledge of Athens, all came together to provide a wonderful overview of Athens for the three of us on the tour. He knew his city, the streets, shortcuts and backstreets that enabled him to get us to the next site efficiently and he knew its history. Along the way he pointed out significant buildings and sites. We were given information, both historic and cultural and time to explore a site (usually from the outside, because of the holiday closures). He supplemented our visits with pictures with overlays that showed how a ruin would have looked in antiquity. All in all it was a well-paced day packed with information concerning the amazing city of Athens. In addition to the “regular” sites in Athens we explored a monastery built 15th century and still in use today. As the day unfolded he always sought our opinion as to what the group preferred to do, which kept us “in the loop” and helped to pace it according to our needs and energy levels.
John’s expertise, professionalism and enjoyable personality made it a memorable day. The day exceeded all expectations! Our initial disappointment that so much was closed, was replaced with remarkable memories of a wonderful day in Athens! I highly recommend Cruise Tours Piraeus for your shore excursions in Athens and would hope that when we return John will be our guide again.
All in our group thought the rates were great as well. This was the first time I had booked a tour in Europe on line and the experience was excellent!

Marta Mass

Fantastic service, outstanding driver guide

We were on a Royal Caribbean cruise and booked our shore excursion in Piraeus port. Our driver Stratos, stunning he was so accommodating and professional, and what a fabulous tour! Stratos our tour guide was so knowledgeable and passionate and made it so much more special. He even took us to the most incredible neighborhoods and an awesome little local restaurant that was probably the best meal we had at on our trip. We recommend this tour company, we went on other tours in Greece that were nowhere near as good.thank you!!!

Ruth Witherspoon

Excellent service and value

After shopping around for shore excursions while we were on our cruise, we decided on this company Not only was the cost very reasonable, but our driver, John, was a most professional, pleasant, and attentive guide. His knowledge of the areas around Athens and Piraeus seemed boundless, and he was reliable with the scheduling. He was waiting for us at the port, and always had us back to the ship in plenty of time. Cruise Tours Piraeus was very professional and friendly to deal with in the initial scheduling process; the real time booking process was perfect and easy to book, the information and all details plainly explained in the price quotes. We will definitely use this company again for our next cruise, and they come with our highest recommendation!

Silvia Yamada

Shore excursion in Athens and wine tour in Nemea

We contracted with Cruise Tours Piraeus in Greece for our tours in Athens. These tours exceeded our expectations. I had an accident while in Europe and had to use a scooter, but they were able to accommodate me, my scooter and 9 people!! I didn’t miss anything!
Our driver Dimis was our tour guide for our full 8 hours day. He was very informative and always got the best parking spot to meet you after touring! I sat out on the chapel, so I asked Dimis to take me to a place I could get Greek Feta cheese and wine and he did. We also got a nice coffee while waiting for the others. Thanks Dimis!
When we got to Nemea – our guide in the winery was Eleni who was very informative and funny! He tasted excellent white and red wine of the region, and  made sure we saw everything we needed to see, we had lunch next the Corinth canal and we had the BEST Souvlakis we have ever had and the best Greek salad for lunch!!! I can still taste it. YUMMY!!!
If you don’t use this company for your next trip to Greece I would feel really sorry for you. Whatever your desire is, this company can accommodate anyone, anytime and with last minute request. I also have to give a big shout out to their person Aphrodite who emails you with your reservations. She was right on top of my question about my scooter, and she helped me to book online.
Thanks everyone for a very memorable trip to Athens!

Anastasia Watson

A private shore trip that exceeded our expectations

My traveling companion and I booked with a shore excursion in the ports of Piraeus, as part of our Western Mediterranean cruise on Celebrity cruises Equinox. Our cruise departed June 21st. The ship offered a variety of shore excursions and we took a ship tour in one of the Spanish ports. However, we wanted to get the most out of our time in Piraeus port, and our experiences with were the highlights of our trip!

We were met by Apostolis as we were got off the ship in Piraeus. He met us at our cruise pier and drove us to Athens where we saw the Acropolis, and all the best of Athens. We also had time to shop and have lunch at Plaka the old part of the city.

Apostolis was very helpful, great driver, great guide and very knowledgeable. I also appreciated the fact that he was punctual, meeting us as soon as we exited the ship, managing our time so as to accommodate traffic conditions, provide us an excellent tour experience and get us back to the ship on time.

All our arrangements were made on line; The rates were per vehicle and for a full day. If we had had another couple along, we could have split the cost. But I believe we got great value for the money we spent. They are tops in our opinion. I plan to return to Greece next year, and I will certainly book with them again.thank you all!

Trace Coombs & Kathy Stokes

Fascinating Athens

We took the Best of Athens shore excursions with this company. Athens is a wonderful city full of history, art and great Greek food! You can stroll along streets from one attraction to another, with Yanni’s stories in his comfortable vehicle. Yanni is great guide, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable. He took us to a local restaurant for Greeks. Unique tastes, fantastic food, very Greek prices. excellent!! Thank you Yanni, thank you

Roger Dean

Great driver, great guide

We used the services from Piraeus cruise port. We had a great experience in touring Athens. John our tour guide met us on time, were professional, had clean cars in excellent condition, and provided great history on the places we visited. Our driver was very safe and trustworthy. ability to jump the long lines to get into the various places was awesome! We really enjoyed John and had great experiences with everyone from the company from the booking to all the people we met. They all spoke English very well and were very enthusiastic. Thank you. Will use again!

James Cook

Fantastic day seeing the Piraeus coast and Athens with a great guide

We had just one day in this area on our cruise and decided to book with Shore Excursions in Athens instead of the excursion offered by the cruise line. Our tour driver was John, and from the moment he picked us up at 8:30 AM until he dropped us off back at our ship at 6:00, we had a fabulous time. John provided nonstop information and history of all the sites we’ve visited, and endless funny stories the whole time. We were a family group of four, including adults and teenagers. We would definitely recommend this company and this particular guide driver.

Anouk Zwiepen

Shore excursion in Athens (Piraeus)

We had a shore excursion of Athens in 6 hours with The drivers were friendly – spoke excellent English – very understandable which was a challenge for us as some of us are hearing impaired. They were also careful drivers, never abrupt stops, never too fast on curves, etc. They were always on time – met us when they promised to. They offered the perfect combination of doing what we thought we wanted but making suggestions on how to improve on that. They were totally flexible – we made changes to tours in mid course with never an issue.

Highly recommend Cruise Tours Piraeus.

Vaios Pastorelli

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