1,329 Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

We booked a day tour with Private Greek Tours - Nikos and his team were very professional. We had a great driver and a clean, new touring van. We also hired a tour guide from The Travel Insiders to provide us with insight at the ... Read More
We booked a day tour with Private Greek Tours - Nikos and his team were very professional. We had a great driver and a clean, new touring van. We also hired a tour guide from The Travel Insiders to provide us with insight at the Acropolis and other Greek sites. This was a wonderful day filled with a lot of information. Our guide worked well with the driver to get us close to the back entrance to the Acropolis. He also picked us up there to shorten our walk down. There is a lot of walking there. We also went to see the changing of the guards and walked through Plaka. It was an amazing tour we will not soon forget. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Greek people are so wonderful. They were so welcoming and seemed happy to have tourists. There were so many people there ready to help, happy and proud to share their city. Our ship left from there so we stayed a couple days. We stayed in ... Read More
Greek people are so wonderful. They were so welcoming and seemed happy to have tourists. There were so many people there ready to help, happy and proud to share their city. Our ship left from there so we stayed a couple days. We stayed in Koukaki, a safe area in walking distance of The Acropolis and Plaka. Don't miss Anatiofika! It's in between The Acropolis and Plaka - small little neighborhood, like a postcard, quaint, and so beautiful. Find the little church in Anatiofika with the Greek flag and you'll see the most amazing view of Athens from there! The taxis in Athens can be sketchy. We took a transfer from the airport which worked great and was the same price as a taxi. Even though we had a delayed/diverted/cancelled flight, Athens Airport Taxi/run by Emma followed our changes, always responded to each communication immediately and took care of us. We were also happy that Athen's has Uber. But be weary of using a Taxi. They'll take advantage of you. We actually saw a fight break out with a Taxi driver! Be careful in that that each area in Athens is different and can go from safe to unsafe within a block. In general, the closer to The Acropolis, the safer it is. We loved Athens - even though our luggage hadn't arrived (and wouldn't for five days). It's the locals there that make it so wonderful! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
There are no sites near the dock. We made private arrangements for a tour of Athens. It worked out great.
There are no sites near the dock. We made private arrangements for a tour of Athens. It worked out great. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Very arduous walk through Acropolis and up to Parthenon and worth the effort of several hours and on a hot day
Very arduous walk through Acropolis and up to Parthenon and worth the effort of several hours and on a hot day Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Private Driver George Cape Sounion to Temple of Poseidon Best of Athens, Acropolis, Zeus Temple, etc
Private Driver George Cape Sounion to Temple of Poseidon Best of Athens, Acropolis, Zeus Temple, etc Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
We love Athens and have stayed there before. We took a local bus from near the Port Gate to the Metro- locals are friendly and tell you where to get off. Then into the centre, getting off at Thissio it is easy to take the pedestrianised ... Read More
We love Athens and have stayed there before. We took a local bus from near the Port Gate to the Metro- locals are friendly and tell you where to get off. Then into the centre, getting off at Thissio it is easy to take the pedestrianised walk along the side of the Parthenon- looking up at that you cannot but marvel at this ancient city. Further walking through the Plaka district is charming, and a picnic lunch sitting on a ruin was fun. A final glass of Greek wine in a trendy wine bar completed our day before hopping back on the metro at Monastiraki for the return journey back to the Port. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
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
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
Sail Date November 2018
Enjoyed taking the hop on hop off bus into Athens. You can take it right from the port.
Enjoyed taking the hop on hop off bus into Athens. You can take it right from the port. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018

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