Sail Date: November 2018
Not enough time to enjoy this city. Only had time to go to the Acropolis and spend a few hours. Much more to see in this city.
Not enough time to enjoy this city. Only had time to go to the Acropolis and spend a few hours. Much more to see in this city. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2018
we enjoyed the day on our own in Athens. It was my birthday and I have cousins I haven't seen for 8 years, so they picked us up and showed us around and then had a nice lunch and visit before returning to the ship.
we enjoyed the day on our own in Athens. It was my birthday and I have cousins I haven't seen for 8 years, so they picked us up and showed us around and then had a nice lunch and visit before returning to the ship. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2018
Piraeus is relatively close to Athens, and it's easy to get into the city on your own. We had intended to take the X80 bus, which goes straight to the Acropolis and surrounding area. However, it only runs during the tourist season ... Read More
Piraeus is relatively close to Athens, and it's easy to get into the city on your own. We had intended to take the X80 bus, which goes straight to the Acropolis and surrounding area. However, it only runs during the tourist season (May-October) and we were there the second week of November. There are a couple of alternative options to get into the city. We took the O40 bus (near cruise terminal A) all the way into the city. I'm not sure where to purchase tickets (maybe at a tobacco shop, etc), but the bus driver let us on without tickets. Typically, you would have to validate once on board. It was not an express bus and made a lot of stops, so took about an hour to get to the stop a couple of blocks from the Acropolis. We purchased advanced tickets to the Acropolis online, which avoids any lines. In November when we were there, it was a moot point as the lines were short. However, in peak season, I would think this would be critical to expedite entry. We also downloaded Rick Steves' audio tour in advance, which guided us through the site. After the Acropolis, we wandered the Plaka area with lots of shops and restaurants. Those closest to the Acropolis are more expensive, but they drop in price the further you get from it. We returned to Piraeus by metro on the green line from Monastiraki station. It was only 1.40 euros pp. purchased at a kiosk inside the metro station. Once at the Piraeus metro station, you have to exit and go to E6 or E7. Across the street you can catch bus 843, which drops off near cruise terminal A. If you're coming by metro, the metro ticket should still be good to transfer to the bus. Otherwise, you would need to purchase a ticket and validate once on board. Our ship was docked at cruise terminal B, but there was a free shuttle running between terminals A and B. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
She took us through temple of Zeus, old city, Parthenon, acropolis. Extremely knowledgeable guide and very fun. Worth it for sure.
She took us through temple of Zeus, old city, Parthenon, acropolis. Extremely knowledgeable guide and very fun. Worth it for sure. Read Less

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