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This is the best way to visit Athens! No more wasting time on your shore excursion waiting in long lines. Simply breeze past the crowds at the ticket office as admission will have previously been arranged.   Come aboard this adventure to Athens. Admire the Acropolis, the revered landmark which still dominates over the city.  Stroll through the ruins of the Agora and the streets of Panepistimiou and Stadiou. Stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games were held. Continue up to Lycabettus Hill, then past the Parliament House, the Catholic Cathedral, the Athenian Trilogy, the Arch of Hadrian and the temple of Olympic Zeus. Take a break at the Syntagma Square to witness the Changing of the Presidential Guards. Enjoy your free time in the district of Plaka, ideal for shopping and tasting the local cuisine.

Description:
  • Enjoy your hassle-free journey from the port of Piraeus to the historical center of Athens; the birthplace of democracy and the philosophy of Socrates and Plato.
  • A photo stop at the marble Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896 is the best way to kick off your tour!
  • Jump from the past to the present with the Catholic Cathedral and the famous Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str. consisted of The University of LawThe Academy of Science and The National Library; the masterpieces of the so-called Neoclassical movement.
  • Later, visualize the Roman aspect of Athens as you pass in front of The Hadrian Arch of Triumph and The Temple of Zeus.
  • Continue to all the ancient and modern hotspots of Athens. The Syntagma Square, in the heart of the city, hosts The Greek House of Parliament. In previous centuries, this was the Royal Palace, surrounded then and still today by the National Gardens.
  • Also, a short stop for photos in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Guards is a MUST! Wait a few minutes to see the changing of the guards, truly an impressive custom.
  • From Dionysiou Aeropagitou Str, walk up to the Acropolis site and see the principle buildings, such as the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with the famous Caryatid Statues and the magnificent Parthenon.
  • Taste the traditional Greek cuisine at the nearby Plaka district.
  • At the ancient Greek Agora (marketplace), do your shopping as did the ancients, following in the footsteps of Socrates, before heading back to the port.


Highlights:

    Location: Athens, Greece

    Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

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      Departure Point:
      • Piraeus Port


      Return Details:
      • Piraeus Port


    • Inclusions:
      • Entrance fees
      • Small-group tour
      • Private tour
      • Round-trip private transfer
      • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
      • Port pickup and drop-off
      • Driver/guide
      • Live commentary on board
      • Bottled water

    • Exclusions:
      • Guided tour within the Acropolis site by Certified Guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (available upon request)
      • Gratuities (optional)
      • Food and drinks, unless specified

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A copy of the passport is required for participants under 18 years old
      • A small amount of walking is involved
      • Infant seats are available on request if at time of booking
      • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
      • Senior pricing applies to travelers within the EU


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