Top attractions in Piraeus
Our most recommended things to do in Piraeus
1. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pas...
Was great. Took us around town. The maps were extremely confusing however and not all stops had the corresponding numbers on the signs. Otherwise, it was great.
2. Athens City and Seaside: Yellow Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Enjoy the sights of Athens, Piraeus and Riviera from the top deck of a double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Admire the architecture of the cities and learn about their history from the on-board commentary that’s available in 12 languages. Choose either the 90-minute Athens route that begins at Syntagma Square, the 60-minute Piraeus route that starts out at the cruise terminal or the 120-minute Riviera and beaches route with starting point at the Acropolis. There is an interchange bus stop at the Acropolis that connects all of the lines. These tourist-friendly city tours offer the opportunity to admire and to stop and visit spectacular sites. In Athens, a city filled with historical and cultural monuments, you can hop off to explore the Acropolis and Parthenon archaeological site. Take in the new Acropolis Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Explore picturesque Plaka and M...
It was a bit unclear at first what the meeting points were. But overall I really enjoyed it since the bus stopped at all the tourist attractions.
3. Athens: Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour
After traveling for a few kilometers through the South Coast and the Athenian Riviera, you will be bedazzled by the famous landscapes which surround Sounion. Sounion (or Sunium) was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. Spectacularly located on a promontory in southern Attica, the site is dominated by the temple of Poseidon perched 70 meters above the sea on the cliff edge. Sounion is the setting for several episodes in Greek mythology, and is specifically mentioned as a place of religious significance in Homer’s Odyssey. In some myths, this is also the spot where the Athenian king Aegeus threw himself into the sea in despair upon having sighted the black sail of his son Theseus’ ship returning from Crete after his battle with the Minotaur. If you are keen on visiting the outskirts of Athens, such as Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon...
Our tour guide, Giorgos was really nice and hospitable. He was very informative and full of enthusiasm.
4. From Athens: Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplion Private Tour
Meet your guide in Athens and travel for 1-hour to the area of Peloponnese. On the way to Mycenae, see the famous Corinth Canal and make a quick stop to admire this engineering marvel that connects the Aegean and Ionian seas. Continue towards Mycenae, one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. Visit the Mycenaean Acropolis, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae. Continue on to the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, a 4th-century theater which is one of the best-preserved Classical Greek structures in existence. It is renowned for its amazing acoustics; a coin dropped in the theater's center can be heard from the highest seat. The theater seats up to 14,000 people and its entrance is flanked by restored Corinthian pilasters. It's now used for performances of Ancient Greek dr...
No recogió George del Hotel a la mañana temprano y salimos de paseo por el día.George fue un exelente guía y persona sumamente agradable.Pasamos un día excepcional volviendo a la tarde al hotel.Viajamos ocho amigos confortablementeGracias por todo y nos veremos en el futuro
5. Athens: Private Transfer from Piraeus Port to Athens Airport
Take the hassle out of your journey from Piraeus Port to Athens International Airport by pre-booking a private transfer. Enjoy a safe, comfortable transfer with a professional, English-speaking guide licensed by the Greek state. Your driver will meet you conveniently outside your ship, holding a sign with the name under which the reservation is made. For cruise passengers, the driver will meet you outside the luggage claim area and passport control, at the arrival halls inside the cruise terminal. After being welcomed by your driver, you’ll be escorted to your luxury Mercedes vehicle for your transfer to the airport. All vehicles and licensed and insured as per Greek legislation. In case of any issues, feel secure knowing there is a 24/7 customer service line to support you.
6. From Athens: Day Trip to Mykonos
Start with being picked up from specific points in downtown Athens and be transferred in an air-conditioned vehicle to the port of Piraeus. Here, board a speedboat that will take you to Mykonos in approximately 2.5 hours. Arrive at the port of Mykonos and meet your tour guide for a walking tour of Mykonos town. Explore the traditional Cycladic alleys, admire the beauty of the white-blue houses, and take pictures in front of the iconic windmills. Stop for a coffee at a local café in the Little Venice district and enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea. Next, continue to a nearby beach and spend some time at one of the most famous spots by the sea, where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters. Find a spot to have some lunch, followed by some free time to sunbathe on the beach or further explore the coastline. In the afternoon, hop on the bus will take you to the port for your ferry journey...
7. Athens: Private Driver Service for Self-Guided Sightseeing
Start with a pick up from your cruise ship in Piraeus, with private transportation, and then travel into the city center. During the drive, relax and chat about the things in Athens that interest you the most. Although your itinerary is planned, the tour can be customized to your interests. Your first stop is Panathenian Stadium, an impressive white-marble structure that was the site of the first Olympic Games in 1896. Take a look around the stadium’s architecture and reconstruction, and learn all about its history as one of the country’s most renowned sports venues. Near the stadium lies the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus — or more simply, the Temple of Zeus. Pose for photos in front of the colossal ruins that honor the king of the Olympian gods. Continue onward to Athens National Gardens and stop outside the Greek Parliament to see the traditionally dressed guards watching the buildi...
8. Athens and Piraeus Private Tour For Groups
Discover both ancient and modern Athens on this tour. First, you will head to the Acropolis, which - along with its Parthenon - is the most important ancient site in the Western world. You need around one hour to visit the Acropolis and Parthenon (in high season calculate an hour and a half). After this, you will take a panoramic tour around all of Athens' most important monuments. You will have the opportunity to visit, stop, and take pictures at: the Temple of Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, National Library, the Greek Parliament with the changing of the guards, and Ancient Agora/Roman Agora. You can also choose to stop for shopping, souvenirs, or a walk in famous areas like the Plaka old city area, the Monastiraki area, Ermou street shopping center, or Varvakeios central food market. Next, you will drive 10km south from the center of Athens to the port city of Piraeus. This is the bigges...
Jorge made certain everyone was accommodated and comfortable. Jorge knew his stuff and how to handle Athens traffic. He picked us up on time and we finished on time. He was ver clever in parking when needed. His advice and suggestions all on target. This man is extraordinary in his job. He obviously loves his job and I can not think of a finer ambassador for your company and country
9. Meteora: Full-Day Private Trip from Athens or Piraeus
Set off on an exciting journey of discovery with this fantastic full-day trip to the beautiful Meteora caves. After being picked up by your driver/ guide from Athens or Piraeus, sit back and relax as you drive through the Greek mainland. Take in the stunning countryside as you travel and snap some photos. Have the chance to enjoy lunch at a nearby village on the way. Reach the Meteora caves, where an unforgettable experience awaits you. Comprising of sandstone and conglomerate, the caves at Meteora are thought to have been inhabited as early as 50,000 years ago. In the 9th century, monks began inhabiting them again and in the 14th century the first monasteries were built. Nowadays, Meteora is home to one of the most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. As you explore, see all six of these monasteries, built on large naturally-formed pillars. Close to the city of Kalamb...
Our guide, Tasos, was wonderful!! Excellent trip; went to four monasteries. Very satisfied and would highly recommend!!
10. Athens Airport to/from Piraeus Port 1-Way Taxi Transfer
Skip the long lines for taxis on arrival at Piraeus Port or Athens International Airport and relax in the knowledge you have a private transfer waiting just for you on arrival. Relax in the comfort of a Mercedes E-class sedan and let your professional chauffeur navigate the unfamiliar roads. Enjoy the views on the 1-hour service, priced for a group of up to 3 passengers. Benefit from the knowledge that your flight is tracked and pick-up time adjusted in the event of any changes or delays. Get a meet and greet at Piraeus Port for cruise ship passengers.
Driver was waiting for us even though our fligHt was 45 minutes late. VERY CONVENIENT.
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What people are saying about Piraeus
Smooth and easy experience. Much more cost and time effective than attempting (along with hundreds of others) to hail a cab to the city center.
Bikes were awesome, guide was great- was flexible in anything we wanted to do or places to stop. I HIGHLY recommend!
It was great Hardly any people Nice tour Earphones great for all different languages Only thing was too much traffic
Our tour guide, Giorgos was really nice and hospitable. He was very informative and full of enthusiasm.
Fantastic and economic way of exploring all Athens