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Athens Shore Excursions (Private)

Athens Shore Excursions from Cruises - Private Tours from Cruise Ports, Athens


Book this tour Athens & Its Scenic Coast Approximate Duration: 8,5 hours
Cape Sounion This excursion is an ideal introduction to the city's highlights. Reach the natural fortress of the Acropolis, and with your guide you will walk up the uneven footpath heading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, Temple of Apteros Niki, Erectheum and the Architectural Triumph of the Parthenon. Continue with a city drive and see Constitution Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Palace, Hadrian's Gate and the Old Marble Olympic Stadium. After lunch, drive along the scenic coastal road which affords splendid views of the Saronic Gulf and takes you through some of Athens' most beautiful suburbs. Arrive at Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon, standing some 200 feet above the sea at the edge of a cliff. It is one of the most breathtaking and deeply moving sights in all of Greece. Fifteen of the original 34 columns of the Doric order still stand in majestic splendor.
Note: The Acropolis is explored on foot and requires approximately two hours of walking. There are some 75 steps at the entrance and in certain locations the marble is uneven and slippery. We advise that you bring a bottle of water and suitable sun protection. This tour may be slightly shortened during winter months due to the time in port.
05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
170, 00 € 88, 00 € 71, 00 € 62, 00 €

Book this Tour Ancient Treasures Approximate Duration: 7,5 hours
Herodion Theater After a visit to the Acropolis and its famous landmarks, your tour takes you on a scenic drive though the highlights of Athens. Admire the Propylaea, the temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum, and stand in awe in front of the Parthenon. You'll then have some free time to wander around the old district, Plaka. Then take a drive passing by numerous points of interest and the best-known city landmarks before arriving to your lunch venue. After, visit the National Archaeological Museum, housing an unrivaled collection of treasures of Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, and Classical Greek Art. A few of the museum's most important exhibits include the bronze statue of Poseidon, Head of Hygeia (Goddess of Health), bronze statue of the 'Jockey-Boy' of Artemision, Golden Mask of Agamemnon and brilliant Minoan-style frescoes from Thira (Santorini). Following your visit to the museum, you will return to your ship in Piraeus. Note: The Acropolis is explored on foot and requires approximately two hours of walking. There are some 75 steps at the entrance and in certain locations the marble is uneven and slippery. We advise that you bring a bottle of water and suitable sun protection.
05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
155, 00 € 83, 00 € 68, 00 € 63, 00 €

Book this Tour A Taste of Athens Approximate Duration: 6 hours
Constitution Square Drive through the picturesque marinas of Zea and Microlimano in Piraeus as your tour heads to the center of Athens. You will have the opportunity to admire some of the most important sites of Athens, such as Constitution Square, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Temple of Zeus, Royal Palace, and the Old Marble Olympic Stadium. The Acropolis is one of the most photographed and recognizable hills in the entire world. Sights include the Propylaea, Temple of Apteros Niki, Erectheum and Architectural Triumph of the Parthenon. Afterwards, you will have free time to wander around the picturesque streets of Plaka, the old preserved district of Athens with numerous art and craft shops, restaurants and cafes. You'll have plenty of free time for shopping or to independently enjoy Greek specialties at one of the traditional colorful taverns. After your wanderings at the old district of Athens, board your coach from a designated point at a set-up time for your return to the pier. Note: The Acropolis is explored on foot and requires approximately two hours of walking. There are some 75 steps at the entrance and in certain locations the marble is uneven and slippery. We advise that you bring a bottle of water and suitable sun protection.

05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
121, 00 € 64, 00 € 52, 00 € 48, 00 €
Book this Tour Legendary Delphi Approximate Duration: 9 hours
Delphi After the Acropolis, Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece. With its exquisite setting on a mountain terrace dwarfed by the ominous crags of Mt. Parnassus, Delphi was one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient Greece and held to be the center of the earth. Walk along the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo, see the treasuries, the place of offerings, the Grand Temple of Apollo and the theater with its splendid acoustics. Then visit the Delphi Museum, which houses many of the treasures recovered from the site, including Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the famous Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century B.C. You will enjoy a taste of authentic Greek cuisine at a local restaurant in the exquisite setting of Delphi. The return drive takes you past Thebes, Levidia and the sacred Castilian spring near the sanctuary of Apollo.
All rates are per person
05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
198, 00 € 112, 00 € 94, 00 € 87, 00 €

Book this Tour Cruising the Corinth Canal Approximate Duration: 5 hours
Corinth After an approximately 1,5 hour drive from Piraeus, you will reach the ancient town of Corinth where Saint Paul lived and preached for two years. In ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains. Excavations of the area are still continuing today and have brought to light the Agora (market place), temples, fountains, shops, porticoes, baths, and various other monuments which you will see. The investigations extended also to the fortress on Acrocorinthos, prehistoric settlements, the theater, the Odeon, the Asklepeion, cemeteries, the quarter of the potters, and other buildings outside the main archaeological site. The next site you will visit is the famous Corinth Canal. Boarding a local boat from the village of Isthmia, you will navigate the canal while enjoying "ouzo" and Greek snacks.
05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
141, 00 € 68, 00 € 53, 00 € 47, 00 €
Book this tour Athens & the Acropolis Approximate Duration: 3,5 hours
Acropolis Commissioned by Pericles and built by Pheidias, the perfectly proportioned Parthenon crowns the Acropolis, representing the Golden Age of Classical Greece. Follow the winding path to "the upper city" entrance through the Propylaea gateway. Beyond, on the highest part of the hill, stands the crowning glory of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, looking out over the graceful Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Old City below. After the Acropolis, you will drive to both the old and new sections of Athens, separated by Hadrian's Arch. You will pass the statue of Lord Byron, the Corinthian Temple of Olympian Zeus and Constitution Square to the former Royal Palace. Here you will have a chance to take a photo of the Presidential Guard or Evzones in traditional uniform, as they stand watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Other sights on the drive include the Academy, National Gardens and the Old Marble Olympic Stadium, built in 1895 for the first modern Olympic Games.
Note: The Acropolis is explored on foot and requires approximately two hours of walking. There are some 75 steps at the entrance and in certain locations the marble is uneven and slippery. We advise that you bring a bottle of water and suitable sun protection.
05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
96, 00 € 52, 00 € 43, 00 € 40, 00 €

Book this Tour Panoramic Athens Approximate Duration: 2,5 hours
Your drive from Piraeus will pass by the Zea and Microlimano Marinas on your way to Athens. Your first stop will be the Old Marble Olympic Stadium, reconstructed in the 19th century on Roman foundations. This is where the revival of the games took place in 1896. After you pass by some of the most important sites of Athens including the Royal Palace, Constitution Square and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, you arrive at Acropolis Hill with a spectacular view of the Parthenon and the glorious monuments of the Acropolis. Your tour continues to the most attractive coastal suburbs on the way back to Piraeus.
05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
79, 00 € 36, 00 € 37, 00 € 24, 00 €

Book this Tour Coastal Drive to Cape Sounion Approximate Duration: 4 hours
Sounion Enjoy a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens' most beautiful suburbs of Glyfada, Kavouri, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and Lagonissi. Arrive at Cape Sounion where you will visit the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon, standing some 200 feet above the sea at the edge of a cliff. It is one of the most breathtaking and deeply moving sights in all of Greece. This is the place where the ancient Greeks worshipped their mighty god of the seas, Poseidon. The 15 (of the original 34) columns of the Doric order that are still standing belong to the temple built here during the Golden Age of Perikles' Athens, over the relics of an older one. The architect is unknown, but it is believed to be the same who built the Theseion in Athens. Following your visit, refreshments will be served at one of the most luxurious resort hotels in Vouliagmeni.
05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
97, 00 € 47, 00 € 36, 00 € 29, 00 €

Book this Tour A Visit to Argolis Approximate Duration: 8,5hours
Epidaurus The greatest concentration of ancient sites in Greece is found on the little peninsula of Argolis. After departing from the pier on an approximately one-hour drive along the highway, you will pass by the Corinth Canal. Your first stop is at the ancient site of Mycenae. The first in-depth excavations here were carried out by the German archaeologist Schlieman in 1876 who was obsessed with finding the grave of King Agamemnon. His diligent work exposed the famous Lions Gate, the entrance to the city which contains the shaft burial graves of some ancient nobles. A short distance away is the Beehive Tomb, so called due to its unusual shape. At the end of the guided tour of Mycenae, you will enjoy lunch at a local area restaurant. Following lunch, proceed to Epidaurus known for its stunning ancient theater. One of the most important sanctuaries in the ancient world, Epidaurus was dedicated to the God of Medicine, Asklepios. The world-famous Theatre of Epidaurus, built in the 4th century B.C. is a marvel of harmony and acoustics and the best preserved ancient theater in Greece. Built in limestone, the theater seats 12,000 spectators. After your visit to EpIdaurus, you will re-board your coach and return to your ship in Piraeus.
05 - 10 persons 11 - 15 persons 16 - 20 persons 21 - 25 persons
167, 00 € 82, 00 € 64, 00 € 56, 00 €
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