Points of Interest
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
What you will visit:
Sitting on a rocky perch, towering more than 500 feet, the Acropolis, meaning "high city," is the iconic symbol of Greek history, democracy and the ingenuity of the ancient world. This ancient temple boasts traces of buildings from various periods dating back to the Mycenaean era of the second millennium B.C. The principal buildings are the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion with the graceful Porch of the Caryatids, or Porch of the Maidens, and the Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments of ancient civilization and a perfect representation of Doric-style architecture.
What you will see along the way:
On a panoramic drive through the great city of Athens, travel pass the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, catch a glimpse of the Evzoni Guards in their national uniforms, and view from the comfort of your coach the university, the National Academy and the Library, impressive buildings constructed during the neoclassical period.
If time and traffic permits, a short photo stop will be made at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in 1896 for the first modern Olympic Games, it was a venue used for the marathon finish as well as the archery competition in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Special Notes:This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their voyage in Piraeus (Athens).
The visit to the Acropolis involves climbing approximately 80 steps, mostly big, broad stairs but some steep, leading to the top. The visit also involves walking over some uneven and slippery paths. Low-heeled, comfortable shoes are recommended. Passengers with physical limitations are requested to take this into consideration.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.