Start your tour from Athens International Airport or from Athens Cruise Port (Piraeus)
Are you arriving at Athens International Airport on Delta, Continental, or disembark at the cruise port of Piraeus, etc…? This Embarkation | Disembarkation tour offers a thrilling opportunity to experience the Acropolis, and tour the legendary city of Athens.
Our Athens Shore Excursion experts team has designed a fit for your comfort, to start your amazing cruise with a visit of the historic memorials which is combined with a private fully air-conditioned vehicle before conveniently dropping you off at your ship pier, and enjoyed at the beginning of your cruise. —”Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence.” elegantly introduced to the world as Greeks did, maybe finally, you will beguine with the best tour of your holidays.
You’ll see (itinerary): The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Propylea – Temple of Athens Niki – Mars hill – the Odeon theater – the theater of Dionysus – Plaka – Roman Agora – Temple of Vulcan – Temple of Zeus – Hadrian’s Arch – the Parliament – a monument of the Unknown Soldier – Academy – University – National Library-Museum of the Greek history – the statue of general Kolokotronis – the constitution square – Panathenian Stadium – ex-royal house – Kolonaki – Lycabettus Hill
Visits: The Acropolis, the Parthenon, Propylaea, Erechthion, Temple of Athens Niki, Mars hill, Plaka, Hadrian’s Arch – the Parliament – a monument of the Unknown Soldier – change of the guards, Panathenian Stadium – Lycabettus Hill
Highlights of Disembark Embark 4-h inspiring tour of Athens with transfer
- 4 – hour morning sightseeing private tour of Athens
- Combines Athens’ modern and classical sites guided by our experts
- Explore the wonders of the Acropolis, the trademark of Athens
- Highlights of modern Athens, including neighborhoods, Plaka, Constitution Square, Panathenian Stadium, Kolonaki-the high end of Athens, Lycabettus -the highest hill of Athens
- English-speaking professional tour driver
- Pickup and drop off at your cruise terminal or Athens airport
Description of Disembark | Embark tour of Athens
Arrive at Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos), or disembark at Piraeus cruise port.
Our Athens Shore Excursion tour driver will wait there for you holding a sign with your name on it.
Board your modern 4 seaters, 10 seaters, or 17 seater vehicle, or bigger vehicle according to your group size, leaving the airport terminals, for a 40-minute drive to Athens through the scenic suburbs.
Visit the mighty Acropolis, which dominates the landscape, to see the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Greece, and the trademark of Athens. On the top of the famous hill, you will admire the Propylaea (Entrance), the Erectheum, the Temple of Wingless Victory, and, of course, the crowning glory of Athens, the incomparable Parthenon, the greatest monument of all times.
According to the Myth at the Erectheum, Goddess Athena and God Poseidon are said to have held a contest to decide who would be Patron of the city. When Poseidon thrust his trident into the ground, water burst forth, Athena touched the ground with her spear, and an olive tree grew. She was named the goddess of the city. The building itself contains the graceful Porch of the Caryatids, which features replica columns of marble maidens supporting the roof of the temple. All temples on the holly rock, the Acropolis, are dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, it is Greece’s largest (5th century BC) and most impressive temple.
Our private shore excursion in Athens…
…continues for the next visit is the famous Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest (3rd century BC) Corinthian-style temple in ancient Greece. Hadrian’s Arch symbolizes and separates the old and new towns by the Roman era.
On a panoramic drive through the city, some of the highlights you’ll see include the National Gardens, the National Library, and the Parliament Building, the ex-Royal Palace, Plaka, the Roman Agora, and Monastiraki with the Temple of Vulcan.
Along the way, you will pass the ex-royal house and the ancient Olympic Stadium for a brief photo stop. Re-built 1894, to host the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The stadium is made all of the Pentelic marble (like the Parthenon) standing on the site of the original stadium, dating from the 4th century B.C. The Panathenean stadium is used today for very special events, like for the every year finish of the marathon and the archery competition. Also, it was used in the 2004 Olympics games.
Just before we end this private tour in Athens, your Athens Shore Excursion driver will take you up on Lycabettus hill, the highest hill in Athens, where you can admire the below incredible city views of Athens. After this visit we will take the way to Piraeus cruise port, to ship pier in 17 minutes approx.