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Athens: 5-Hour Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

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Activity provider: M & G KACAYIAS LTD

Athens: 5-Hour Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: M & G KACAYIAS LTD

From US$ 332.51 per group up to 4

See the highlights of Athens on a 5-hour shore excursion from the port of Piraeus. Explore the charming neighborhoods of Plaka, Thission, and Monastiraki, see the old and new Olympic stadiums, get panoramic views from the Acropolis, and more.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from Piraeus Port or hotels in Athens
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Get panoramic city views from the Acropolis complex, and see the Parthenon, Propylea, and Temple of Athena Nike
  • Visit the site of the first modern Olympic Games at Panathinaikon Stadium
  • Explore the narrow streets of Plaka, and visit the fascinating neighborhoods of Thission and Monastiraki
  • See Athens through the eyes of the Olympian gods, Plato and Socrates
  • Admire the neoclassical buildings of Panepistimiou Street
  • Go to the Zappeion in the National Gardens to see the Greek Parliament building
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Explore Athens on a 5-hour tour by air-conditioned minibus, and get a glimpse of the lost walls of the city, built by Themistocles, en route from Piraeus. Pick-ups can also be arranged from city hotels. Upon arrival in central Athens, drive to the iconic Acropolis, which has dominated the city’s skyline for 2,500 years. Enter the complex, at your own expense, to see sites such as the Parthenon, Erechtion, Propylea, Temple of Athena Nike, and Mars Hill. Experience Athens through the eyes of Socrates, Plato, and the Olympian Gods, and learn about the golden age of Perikleus, and the goddess of Athens that gave her name to the city. Admire the last remaining of the 104 Corinthian columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest temple in Greece. Your next stop will be the Panathinaikon Stadium on the site of Lucurgus’s 4th-century BC stadium, rebuilt in 1896 for the revival of the Olympic Games. Visit the Zappeion in the National Gardens, built to house the Greek Parliament in 1869. Drive along Amalias Avenue, named after the first queen of Greece, and admire the parliament buildings and Syntagma Square. Travel along Panepistimiou Street, lined with the neoclassical buildings of the Nomismatic Museum, Academy, University, and National Library. Explore the downtown neighborhoods of Thission and Monastiraki to see the ancient Agora and Hellenistic era “Stoa of Attalus,” made from Pentelic marble and limestone. End your Athens tour in historic Plaka, with free time to stroll the pedestrianized, narrow streets of the old town, full of traditional Greek tavernas and tourist shops. En route back to Piraeus, stop by the Arc of Hadrian. One final stop will reveal where the 2004 Olympic Games were held at the dynamic Stadium of Peace and Friendship.
  • Pick-up and drop off from Piraeus Port or Athens hotels
  • English-speaking driver
  • Transportation by private deluxe air-conditioned minivan
  • Child seat on request
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites and museums (Acropolis EUR 12 and New Museum EUR 5)
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Please note that the driver is not permitted to enter or give info inside the sites and museums in accordance with Greek law. If you would like an official English-speaking guide, there will be an extra supplement to pay
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour
  • Child seat is available on request
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites and museums are payable on site: Acropolis €12 and New Museum €5
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Phonominal guide could not have asked for better

Michael was an excellent guide. His English was really proficient making for an informative exchange in such an historically-rich city. The acropolis, which we were visiiting for the first time since 1968, was exhilirating, even with the huge crowds present. Michael knowledge of the area steered us through the crowds and gained us the best viewing angles for photos. In 1968 we walked freely through the Parthenon, not so now. Michael, with Manos the driver, took us to far more places and sights than we had previously seen and we are most grateful.

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April 11, 2018


English speaking driver guide - no major pb - minibus tour of the city of Athens and Piraeus - Acropolis - free time for shopping - return to the ship.

June 8, 2018

July 14, 2021

Product ID: 33793