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Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

When your cruise ship docks in Piraeus, witness Athens’ classical highlights on a 4-hour guided shore excursion. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Syntagma Metro Station to see its fascinating archaeological museum, and walk up the pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou past sites including the Herodian Theatre and Mars Hill. At the Acropolis, inspect the Parthenon, the temple that epitomized Athenian power in the 5th century BC, as your guide details its design. Behold the stellar city views from here and enjoy free time to explore Athens independently before your return to Piraeus.
  • 4-hour Acropolis and central Athens walking shore excursion, with an expert guide
  • View the archaeological relics on display at Syntagma Metro Station
  • See the Greek Parliament House, Temple of Zeus, Herodian Theatre and other highlights
  • Visit the majestic Parthenon and soak up the views over Athens' rooftops
  • Enjoy some free time to explore Athens’ historical center independently
  • Learn about the Parthenon and Athens’ classical history from an informed guide
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Round trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
Acropolis guided tour
Local licensed guide
Skip-the-line service
Free time in Plaka
Athens guide magazine
Athens map
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Entrance fees - payable in cash directly on the day of the tour

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from the cruise ship terminal

Ports

  • Piraeus


Departure Time

8:45 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS: baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller
  • ENTRANCE FEES (TICKETS) TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES VISITED ARE NOT INCLUDED. We provide free skip-the-line service to all our guests so make sure you have enough cash with you
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour.

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Very interesting tour.
GMA714
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He explained the history of the area and the artifacts.Climbing the very steep and slippery steps to the Acropolis could be challenging, but it was worth it. The view was amazing. We did have a very bad experience after the tour concluded. Our guide didn't lead us back down from the Acropolis site. He just abandoned us and said goodbye.. . We had planned on just returning down the same route that we went up. He said not to, and take an alternate route down.. We did and made a wrong turn and ended up completely lost , with narrow roads going in every directions, and no one we asked spoke English. We finally found a taxi and told him that we needed to get to the meeting point to catch our shuttle back to our cruise ship. We knew we were only a few blocks away, but just wanted to get there quickly. The taxi driver started driving down back alleys, and in neighborhoods that we knew we shouldn't be in. We asked him several times why it was taking so long and he just mumbled something about road blocks. We were getting very nervous because it was obvious he was just running up the cab fare. We insisted he take us to our meeting point , he stopped the taxi, opened the door and told us to walk 2 blocks and turn left. He insisted we owed him 30 euros for a ride that should of only cost a fraction of that. Now we are totally lost and panicking because we had to get to our meeting point and didn't know how far away we were. Luckily we met an older, honest taxi driver who showed us how to get there.. We were so upset from the experience, it ruined our whole visit to Athens.This all could of been avoided if the tour guide had just taken us back to our meeting place instead of abandoning us..
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Acropolis Tour
Karen D
, Jul 2019
The people associated with the tour were friendly and knowledgeable. The person leading the tour was especially knowledgeable of the Acropolis history, Greek culture, and Roman and Greek mythology. There were two minor logistic hiccups on the way to the walking portion of the tour. This was handled professionally and did not detract from the quality and enjoyment of the tour. We definitely recommend the tour.
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Terrific walking tour
Scenic41376239382
, Jul 2019
Adonis was a very well educated and informative guide. He showed us all over Athens and hiked the Acropolis with us.
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Excellent Tour!
AMTManhattanBeach_CA
, Jun 2019
Vicki, our Guide, was superior. Super knowledgeable, but did not overload us with too much information. Highly recommend this tour! Lots of walking, but at a good pace for all.
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Very good service
Carioca15001906
, Jun 2019
Our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and caring ( a person in our group had difficulties in walking that hot day) but he made allowances for that. The only suggestion I can make is that they were too far away from the ship's gate and we could not see their sign. Other guides were just outside the gate with the names of the persons they were meeting). In the end I walked 100metres to find their name in a small card in the bus windscreen. But once our group of 6 were in, we had a very good service.
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Acropolis Walking Tour
Karen S
, Jun 2019
Tour Guide was very professional, well spoken, funny and knowledgeable. He ensured no one was left behind and he was very safety conscious on our behalf particularly when crossing the road and walking around the Parthenon.
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After figuring some things out the tour...
lisa.johnson
, Sep 2018
After figuring some things out the tour went very well...Thr tour was acually in 3 parts with 3 different guides which we didn't expect and was a bit odd but it turned out to be fine. The last part was the best - the walking tour of the Parthenon with Alexandros - he was OUTSTANDING. He was young, enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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We were in Athens in 11/17 and it...
Karen
, Feb 2018
We were in Athens in 11/17 and it was pouring rain. But, our guide was wonderful and after lunch the sun came out and we were able to see Athens.
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This was awesome. We had our guide...
Connie Y
, Nov 2017
This was awesome. We had our guide named Sophia, and I hope I had her name right. She was very knowledgeable with the histories and spoke a good English. She made sure to answer any questions if our group had any.
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I should have read this tour better...
Jerome M
, Nov 2017
I should have read this tour better. I was surprised that the price of the tour didn't include the entrance fees52 euros for the two of us that had to be paid in cash at the start of the tour. The tour guide we had was very good, but once we got to the top of the Acropolis, half of the group had purchased a different tour that also went to Acropolis museum. We didn't have that tour so the guide said goodby to use at the top of the Acropolis and we had to make our own way back to the meeting place to get the cabs back to the ship.
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