Positive Unforgettable Athens 8-hour private shore excursion

Join us on this exclusive tour for an exciting chance to immerse yourself in the wonder of the Acropolis. Explore this ancient site and marvel at the surviving treasures that make it truly unique. Then, we’ll take you to the renowned National Archaeological Museum, home to the world’s most impressive collection of Greek antiquities. Finally, get ready to discover the legendary city of Athens as we journey through its historic streets and sights.

You’ll see:

The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Athens Niki – Plaka – Ancient Agora – Roman Agora – Hadrian’s library – Monastiraki – Temple of Vulcan – Thision – Keramikos – Fishmarket – meat market – fruit market – Temple of Zeus – Hadrian’s Arch – syntagma square – the Parliament – monument of the Unknown Soldier – The Academy of Art – University – National Library – Omonia Square – Statue of Kolokotronis – the first parliament of Athens (after 1821) – Panathenian Stadium – ex-royal house – national garden – Kolonaki – Lycabettus Hill – the new Acropolis museum

You’ll 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 – lunch tour – shopping in Plaka – the new Acropolis museum or the national archaeological museum.

Highlights of the Positive Unforgettable Athens 8-hour private shore excursion

  • 8-hour morning sightseeing private shore excursion 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, ancient agora, roman agora, 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 best of Athens shore excursion; the Acropolis Plaka agora and a world’s best museum

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

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as our expert tour driver greets you at your cruise ship pier, marking the start of your journey through the vibrant city of Athens. Hop into our modern and spacious 4, 10, or 17-seater vehicle, customized to accommodate your group size, and embark on a scenic 20-minute drive through the charming suburbs.

Be mesmerized by the majestic sight of the iconic Acropolis, a symbol of Greece’s Golden Age, as your experienced excursion driver takes you on a tour of its remarkable architectural wonders.

Climb to the heights of the renowned hill and behold the wonders of the Propylaea (Entrance), the Erectheum, the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the ultimate marvel of Athens – the Parthenon. These magnificent structures are hailed as the greatest monuments of all time. As the myth goes, at the Erectheum, Goddess Athena and God Poseidon engaged in a fierce competition to determine the city’s patron.

Poseidon struck the ground with his trident, causing water to gush forth. In response, Athena’s spear touched the ground, giving rise to an olive tree. Thus, Athena was proclaimed as the city’s goddess. Among the temple’s notable features is the splendid Porch of the Caryatids, adorned with marble columns depicting graceful maidens supporting the roof.

Positive Unforgettable Athens 8-hour private shore excursion, temple of zeus in athens
Positive Unforgettable Athens 8-hour private shore excursion, temple of zeus in athens

As our journey of discovery in search of awe-inspiring monuments continues, we are drawn to our next destination – the illustrious Temple of Olympian Zeus. Dating back to the 3rd century BC, this grand structure stands tall and proud, featuring a striking Corinthian-style design that is unparalleled in ancient Greece.

Along the path, we will come across Hadrian’s Arch, a magnificent tribute that serves as a significant marker between the historic and contemporary areas of the city and traces back to the glory of the Roman empire.

“Embark on a journey of discovery as our itinerary takes you to some of the most remarkable sites in the city. Experience the dynamic fusion of nature and history at the National Gardens, delve into the vast collection of knowledge at the National Library, and step foot in the ex-Royal Palace, now known as the Parliament Building. Immerse yourself in the charming streets of Plaka, explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Agora, and be awestruck by the awe-inspiring Temple of Vulcan. Brace yourself for a truly dazzling adventure.”

panathenan stadium in athens
Panathenan Stadium in Athens

Let us continue on our shore excursion, where you will have the opportunity to pass by the once-residence of the royal family and the historic Olympic Stadium. Built in 1894, this stadium holds a significant place in history as it hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Made entirely of Pentelic marble, the same material used for the Parthenon, the stadium sits upon the ruins of the original 4th century B.C. structure. Today, the Panathenean stadium is reserved for special occasions such as the annual marathon finish and archery competitions, as well as being a key venue for the 2004 Olympic Games.

Central Market in Athens, Varvakeios
Central Market in Athens

Embark on a sensory journey through Athens as you explore the vibrant meat market, fish market, and fruit market.

Each bustling with unique small shops dedicated solely to high-quality meats, fresh seafood, or juicy fruits. Indulge in a delicious lunch at an authentic Greek restaurant, indulging in flavorful traditional dishes that exemplify the true essence of Greek cuisine.

athens archeaological museumThe museum

After we have finished our delicious lunch, we will embark on a captivating private shore excursion to explore the esteemed museums of Athens. These cultural gems, such as the Acropolis museum and the National Archaeological Museum (please note that the Acropolis museum is closed on Mondays), are considered among the world’s finest.

Prepare to be amazed as we discover the impressive collections and artifacts, all housed under one roof at the magnificent New Acropolis Museum.

Envision yourself stepping into the awe-inspiring Acropolis Museum, where ancient artifacts once hidden in storage, scattered among other Athenian institutions, and even located abroad have been united and presented in all their splendor. This exceptional facility rests in close proximity to its original location, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in history and culture.

The carefully curated collections on display span from the Acropolis to the post-Parthenon era, as well as the Roman period and excavation site of the museum itself. However, the crown jewel of this museum lies on its top floor – the Parthenon Frieze. As your time here draws to a close and you prepare to depart to your cruise ship, take a moment to savor the breathtaking view of Lycabettus hill, adorned with the iconic Orthodox church of St. George. A lasting memory of Athens that will remain with you for a lifetime.

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