Disembark Embark 4-h inspiring tour of Athens with transfer

Start your tour from Athens International Airport or from Athens Cruise Port (Piraeus)

Planning to travel to Athens soon? Whether arriving at the Athens International Airport on Delta, Continental, or disembarking at the cruise port of Piraeus, our Embarkation | Disembarkation tour guarantees an exhilarating adventure through the ancient city of Athens. From visiting the iconic Acropolis to exploring the legendary streets of Athens, this tour promises an unforgettable experience.

Our team of experts in Athens Shore Excursions has crafted a comfortable experience specifically for you. It begins with a visit to the city’s historic memorials, all conveniently reached by a private, air-conditioned vehicle before dropping you off at your ship’s pier. As the famous quote says, “Athens , the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence,” you will be welcomed to the city just as the Greeks did. And who knows, this might just be the highlight of your entire holiday.

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

mercedes minivan at the airportWhether you’re arriving at Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) or disembarking at the bustling Piraeus cruise port, our dedicated Athens Shore Excursion tour driver will eagerly await your arrival, holding a sign bearing your name. You can set sail on your Grecian adventure worry-free, knowing that a friendly and reliable guide is ready to greet you upon your entry into this beautiful city.

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.

propylaea entrance to the acropolis in athens
The western side of Propylaea, the ancient gateway to the Athenian Acropolis

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.

The legend of the Erectheum recounts a riveting competition between the revered deities Athena and Poseidon for the coveted title of Patron of the city. With a mighty thrust of his trident, Poseidon caused a gush of water to erupt from the ground. In response, Athena gently touched the earth with her spear, causing a magnificent olive tree to blossom. As a result, she was hailed as the protective goddess of the city.

The Porch of the Caryatids, a stunning feature of the building, showcases columns resembling marble maidens that uphold the temple’s roof. As the Acropolis houses all of Athens’ temples, devoted to the goddess Athena, it is home to Greece’s grandest and most awe-inspiring structure, dating back to the 5th century BC.

temple of zeus in athens
Temple of Zeus

Our private shore excursion in Athens…

… Join us on our exclusive journey along the shores of Athens… As we make our way to our next stop, prepare to be amazed by the grandeur of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. This magnificent Corinthian-style temple, dating back to the 3rd century BC, is the largest of its kind in all of ancient Greece. As we venture further, we’ll encounter Hadrian’s Arch, a symbol of the boundary that once divided the old and new sections of the city during the Roman era.

As you embark on a scenic journey through the city, some of the noteworthy sights you will encounter include the National Gardens, the National Library, and the iconic Parliament Building.

panathenan stadium in athens
Panathenaic Stadium in Athens

As you continue your drive, you will pass by other must-see landmarks such as the ex-Royal Palace, Plaka, the Roman Agora, and Monastiraki, home to the Temple of Vulcan. Along the way, a quick stop will be made for photos at the ex-royal residence and the ancient Olympic Stadium, rebuilt in 1894 to host the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

This remarkable structure, entirely built from Pentelic marble which was also used for the majestic Parthenon, sits on the site of the original stadium dating back to the 4th century B.C. Today, the Panathenean stadium is reserved for special events such as the annual marathon finish and archery competition, as well as being a venue for the 2004 Olympic Games.

As our private tour of Athens draws to a close, your driver will escort you to the magnificent Lycabettus hill, the highest point in the city. From here, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking view of Athens, with its remarkable skyline laid out before you. After this unforgettable stop, we’ll make our way back to the Piraeus cruise port, a brief 17-minute journey away.

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