Best of Athens for Small Groups

Best of Athens for Small Groups

7.5 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | A T H - 9 9 9
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka
  • Athens Museums
Includes meal, Strenuous activity

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

Experience the best of Athens on a guided driving and walking tour highlighting its most celebrated sites. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of ancient Greek civilization. See the Pantheon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. Return to the motorcoach and take a brief stop at the Olympic Stadium for a photo opportunity en route to the National Archeological Museum of Athens. Here you'll find one of the richest collections of Greek antiquities in the world, including such archeological finds as the Mask of Agamemnon and the Statue of Posideon. A buffet lunch, including wine and traditional Greek pastries, refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in The Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes and local tavernas.

Special Notes:

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

Please be aware ongoing restoration work is often carried out at the Acropolis.

The tour involves climbing approximately 80 steep 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 taking this tour.

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

Flash photography is not permitted in the National Archeological Museum.

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

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart your ship for a guided tour of Acropolis

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 25
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 01:50
Free time at site: 30
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 900
Steps: 80
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Photo opportunity at old Olympic Stadium

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 25
Travel time: 00:15
Time at site: 00:15
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 30
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided tour of National Archeological Museum

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 25
Travel time: 00:20
Time at site: 01:20
Free time at site: 10
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: Yes
Walking distance: 500
Steps: 6
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Buffet lunch at local venue

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 25
Travel time: 00:10
Time at site: 01:10
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: Yes
Walking distance: 10
Steps: 3
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No

Free time in Plaka

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 25
Travel time: 00:15
Time at site: 00:55
Free time at site: 60
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 800
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes

Depart from Plaka for return to ship

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 25
Travel time: 00:30
Air conditioned: Yes
Steps: 5
Restroom available: No