Acropolis & Time On Your Own in the Plaka

6.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | A T H - 1 8 0
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Points of Interest

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka
Shopping Opportunities, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

A guided walking tour through the heart of Athens includes a visit to the historic Acropolis. Climb the 80 steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental marble gateway to these incredible ruins. On the highest point stands the Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments of ancient civilization. On the north side of the Acropolis lays the Erectheum, the sacred site where it was decided that Athena would rule the city. After viewing the area, enjoy a narrated tour that travels past the Old Olympic Stadium, built to host the games in 1896, and other major landmarks. Your next stop is the Plaka area, the city's historic shopping district. With two and a half hours of independent sightseeing you'll have ample opportunities to stroll the cobblestone lanes of this colorful marketplace. Peruse boutiques, jewelry stores, tavernas and cafes, and visit the local museums and galleries.

Special Notes:

This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their voyage in Piraeus (Athens).

Please be aware that ongoing restoration work is often carried out at the sites visited.

Security restrictions at the Acropolis prohibit entrance with large bags and backpacks. Passengers should expect lines and crowds at the Acropolis.

The tour involves climbing approximately 80 steps at the Acropolis, as well as walking over some uneven and slippery paths. There will be a 10-minute walk from the motorcoach drop-off point to the Plaka area. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Passengers with limited mobility should take this into consideration before booking this tour.

Euros are required for entrance fees (Acropolis entrance fee is included in tour price); Euros and/or credit cards are recommended in retail and dining venues; change your money onboard the ship or at a currency exchange in Athens.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Guided tour of Acropolis

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Time at site: 02:00
  • Free time at site: 30
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 900
  • Steps: 80
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes

Driving tour of Athens and photo stop for Olympic Stadium

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:40
  • Time at site: 00:15
  • Free time at site: 15
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 30
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Walk from Motorcoach drop off to Plaka Area for shopping

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Time at site: 02:25
  • Free time at site: 145
  • Walking distance: 800
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:30