0
ShoreTrips logo Shore Excursions - City Tours - Day Activities

ATHENS CITY TOUR

Per Person (Based on 2-3 people.) $513 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-5 people.) $336 USD
Per Person (Based on 6-7 people.) $253 USD
Per Person (Based on 8-9 people.) $212 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-14 people) $195 USD
Sunday Supplement (Per Group) $257 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

ATHENS CITY TOUR

Share this Trip
Add to Itinerary

ShoreTrips says...

Journey to the city centre via a scenic drive through the picturesque Marinas of Zea and Microlimano. This tour will take you to all the must-see sights of Athens: The Acropolis, Agora, Stoa Attalus, and the Monastiraki area. This tour is not all history, however. You will have lots of time to relax in the Plaka--shop, eat, shop, people watch, and shop.

Begin your tour at the Acropolis, one of the most photographed and recognizable hills in the entire world. The Acropolis dates from the 5th century B.C., when Athens set the tone for civilization in Europe. On the sacred rock of the Acropolis, the monuments date from the prehistoric period to the end of antiquity. Accompanied by your guide, you will walk up the uneven footpath leading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum, and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon.

After your guided visit to the Acropolis, you will walk the short distance to Thesseion, a temple dedicated to Hephaistos, the god of fire and the patron of craftsmen, and Athena, the goddess of wisdom, war, arts, and justice. Situated on the western edge of the Agora, it is the best preserved of the ancient temples.

You will then visit the heart of the Agora, a single architectural complex that consists of a vast rectangular court surrounded by colonnades. In the past, the Agora served as a political, cultural, and religious center. Athenians would gather on a daily basis, not only to buy and sell their goods, but also to learn the news, to criticize the government, to debate issues or simply to gossip.

Your journey of discovery will also include a stop at the Stoa of Attalus. This two-story building was donated to the city of Athens by Attalos III, King of Pergamos. It is thought to have been an ancient shopping center that housed 21 shops on each of its floors.

You will then have some free time to visit the Monastiraki area, or Flea Market. Here, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the bustle of the marketplace and browse through vibrant displays boasting an enormous array of treasures. Or, choose to just relax and enjoy some refreshments at a local cafe.

The extended time of this tour allows for a late afternoon transfer to your cruise ship or Athens area hotel.

Following your free time in Monastiraki, you will meet your guide and vehicle at a designated spot for your return trip to the port of Piraeus or your hotel.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from your cruise ship pier or hotel
  • English-speaking driver and guide
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Free time for lunch and shopping
  • Visit to:
  • World-famous Acropolis
  • Thesseion
  • Agora
  • Stoa of Attalus
  • Monastiraki
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German($)
  • Japanese($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (7.5 hrs) Feel free to tell your guide if you wish to return early.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The Acropolis may only be accessed by walking uphill. It is a strenuous walk and you must be in good physical condition. There is a pathway, but there are also steps near the top. Keep in mind that the weather may be very hot during the summer.

Restrictions

• Please note that the Sunday Supplement also applies to the following Public Holidays in 2019: January 1; April 29th, May 1st, June 17th, August 15th, October 28th and December 25th and 26th.
• Supplement is per group and not per person.
• Please note that this service does not include pickup or drop-off at hotels near the airport or the Lagonissi or Sounion area, including the Sofitel, Holiday Inn, Grand Resort Lagonissi, Plaza Anavyssos, and Grecotel. You must request a special rate if you need transfers to/from here. Please call us at 888-355-0220 to request a price!