Some 2,400 years old, the Acropolis is the largest temple ever completed in Greece. Itâs a popular attraction for visitors to Athens; make sure you visit early in the morning to bypass the long lines.
The Acropolis was incredible. A good guide was money well spent and got us past the line. Public bus service (X80) available from right outside the port was a cheap, 30 minute bus ride into the downtown. The plaka was full of food and shopping and we enjoyed it. Two days in Athens was not necessary.
Athens is a sprawling dump but the antiquities more than make up for it. Be careful of the slippery marble at the Parthenon - I saw 3 people go flying in the space of 5 minutes and even rubber soled shoes don't grip. As we went in September, there were lots of people, so may be exceptionally busy depending which time of year you go.
This was NCL's Athens and its Scenic Coast. It started off by going to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, which was impressive, and then went back to Athens for a meal and a visit to the Acropolis. The meal was a mass-produced thing and not great, but was a good chance to meet other cruisers. The visit to the Acropolis was good, but rushed as our tour guide spoke for far too long on trivia (which should have been done on the coach). We then stopped off briefly at a shop on the way back to the ship - they gave away free postcards which saved me buying some.
We toured the city and then went to the Acropolis. The sites were outstanding and the tour van very comfortable. Would like to stay in Athens longer to explore more of the city and the ancient areas. Certainly a great stop.
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