Athens Shore Excursion
From $225 PP
Best Time To Go
All Year Round
Time To Flight
11 hrs from NYC
Low Deposits To Book
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Low Cancellation Fees
Should you wish to cancel outright, we will apply a 10% cancellation fee for all new bookings. The 10% fee will be kept in credit for you to use on your next booking with us.
We will not charge you any admin fees to change your travel dates due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in place within 30 days of your departure.
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Enjoy our tour of some of this ancient city’s time-honoured neighbourhoods. From Plaka, arguably the most special suburb of Athens, to Syntagma, Anafiotika– above Plaka and under the flank of the magnificent Acropolis, Monastiraki and Psirri.
This shore excursion from the port of Piraeus will be invaluable if you are new to Athens.
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About this Activity
The price for the reservation depends on number of participants
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A deposit is required to confirm your reservation.
Ancient Greek Agora - Roman Agora - Tower of the Winds
New Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum
Athenian Riviera - Vouliagmeni lake
Acropolis Hill - Parthenon - Erechtheion - Herodion Odeon
Temple of Zeus - Hadrian's Arch
Panathenaic Olympic Stadium
Parliament - Changing of the Guards
Lunch at a local traditional restaurant
Academy of science - Athens University - National Library
The Old City Plaka
This tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Ancient Athens is one of Europe's oldest cities, one with a continuous history whose beginnings can be traced some 5.000 years ago. The Greek capital is known as the cradle of democracy.
Upon arrival, meet your expert guide and transfer from the port of Piraeus in our fully air-conditioned vehicle and transfer you at the city center. Along the way, discover some of the most important sightseeing places of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, the stadium that the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. We continue at the Syntagma Square, where the Greek Parliament is located, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier fronting it and we will watch the changing of the Guards, two Evzones - members of the presidential Guard (a select military corps) - stand on both sides of it, in traditional costume. Stroll to the National Garden, where Zappeion is located an emblematic 19th c. historic edifice, used today as a venue for official ceremonies and meetings, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Old Parliament building. Climb on Lycabettus Hill, a green location, on the top of which you will enjoy a lovely view of the entire city and drive along Vasilissis Sofia Avenue which is lined with neoclassical buildings, embassies and museums.
After that, visit the imposing Rock of the Acropolis, the cradle of Western Civilization. Learn more about the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion , the Odeon of Herod Atticus, the ancient theatre of Dionysus, the first in human history.
And of course, we do not forget the new Acropolis Museum with a the great variety of fascinating antiquities and artifhouses. The museum houses more than 4,000 works of art!
Before heading back explore Plaka and Monastiraki, the city's oldest districts with numerous bars and tavernas, continue in a local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch, head south and follow the coastline, along the Athenian Riviera, discover the sunny shores of south Attica, visit the Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, is the hidden treasure of Attica’s nature. Situated on an idyllic landscape, this rare geological phenomenon is waiting to be discovered. The lake’s brackish waters which are continuously replenished both by the sea and the underground thermal springs offer a natural and unique thermal spa experience. Relax by the seaside.
Private transfers in luxury vehicles throughout your journey
English speaking driver
Tour Leader (Not licensed to accompany you into the sites)
Sightseeing tour in Athens
Spend time in the old city of Athens exploring at leisure
What's Not Included
Personal expenses (food and drinks)
Gratuities 10% (optional)
Licensed tour guide upon request, depending on availability
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