Specially destined for cruise passengers visiting Athens (Piraeus) for hours or a day who would like a more leisurely visit to Athens. In this shore excursion of Athens (Piraeus ) you have the opportunity to experience modern and cultural Athens with its glorious monuments. More specific …
You’ll see: The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Athens Niki – Plaka – Ancient Agora – Roman Agora – Hadrian’s library – Monastiraki – Temple of Vulcan – Temple of Zeus – Hadrian’s Arch – the Parliament – the monument of the Unknown Soldier – Panathenian Stadium – ex-royal house – Kolonaki – Lycabettus Hill – The new Acropolis Museum
Visits: The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Athens Niki – Plaka – Temple of Zeus – Hadrian’s Arch – the Parliament – the monument of the Unknown Soldier – Panathenian Stadium – Lycabettus Hill – ancient agora – New Acropolis Museum
Highlights of Exclusive 6-h Athens shore excursion & the Acropolis museum
- 6 – hour morning or afternoon 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, the Acropolis, ancient agora, 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
Description of the exclusive Athens shore private tour with the Acropolis museum | 6 h
Start your private shore excursion leaving the pier, boarding your modern 4 seaters, 10 seaters, or 17 seater vehicle, according to your group size, enjoy a brief scenic drive through the small bays of Piraeus port, for a 20-minute drive to Athens through the suburbs.
Visit the mighty Acropolis hill to see the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Greece. On the famous hill, you will see the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum, and of course the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.
It’s time to move on to our next visit, 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.
Our private shore excursion of Athens include sightseeing the National Gardens, the National Library and the Parliament Building, the ex-Royal Palace, Plaka, Roman Agora, Monastiraki – Temple of Vulcan.
Contineu our shore excursion…
… 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.
Next to our private tour, we will visit the new Acropolis Museum, voted by UK journalists in November 2010 as the best in the world.
Just before we end this private shore excursion of Athens city, your private driver will tour you up on Lycabettus, the highest hill in Athens, where you can admire the incredible city views of Athens below you.
This private tour ends by dropping you off at your cruise ship pier at the Piraeus port.