1,329 Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

We arrived in Athens two days before embarkation. We used Michael's Amazing Tours to have a private tour of Athens and also booked our airport to hotel transfer & our hotel to Piraeus transfer. Best decision ever, covered a lot ... Read More
We arrived in Athens two days before embarkation. We used Michael's Amazing Tours to have a private tour of Athens and also booked our airport to hotel transfer & our hotel to Piraeus transfer. Best decision ever, covered a lot of ground in an all day tour of Athens & to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. Really glad that we had a driver meet us at the Athens airport and also to take us to the Piraeus Port; made our transfers so much smoother. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This day was amazing, and all the more so because it was rather unplanned. We got off the ship at 6:30am (an hour before dawn--ugh!). We shared a cab with a couple we had met on the ship, and ended up hiring him to drive us around for a ... Read More
This day was amazing, and all the more so because it was rather unplanned. We got off the ship at 6:30am (an hour before dawn--ugh!). We shared a cab with a couple we had met on the ship, and ended up hiring him to drive us around for a couple of hours. (We had this idea that we were going to walk everywhere, but it's a lot bigger than we thought!). We first went to Lycabettus hill, and stayed there for about 1/2 hour taking pictures of Athens and the Acropolis hill all lit up as the sun gradually came up. He then drove us to the Olympic stadium, and then to the Acropolis right when it opened. Waited in a very short line to buy tickets, and enjoyed the hill without many crowds. Getting up early is the way to go! We used our Rick Steves Audio Europe app (the walking tour) to enlighten us as we visited the Pantheon and other sites there. After an hour or so there, our cab driver took us to the Temple of Zeus, and then dropped us off near the Plaka. We walked through the Ancient Agora of Athens (included in our ticket along with the Acropolis and the temple of Zeus). We then stopped to eat at a quirky place called Little Kook (google it!). A great place for sugar-a-holics. I ate a wonderful greek yogurt/honey/fruit/seeds thing, but my companions had huge shakes topped with waffles and frosting, crepes, etc. We then walked to the Archaeological Museum, which is one of the best there is. We took the subway back to Pireus (where the port is), and walked about 20 minutes from the subway stop to our ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Loved Athens! Went on our own food tour via the metro and loved every bite! We did walk through Plaka but were disappointed in the area because it's a tourist trap with cheap crap, overpriced restaurants and hawkers approach you about ... Read More
Loved Athens! Went on our own food tour via the metro and loved every bite! We did walk through Plaka but were disappointed in the area because it's a tourist trap with cheap crap, overpriced restaurants and hawkers approach you about eating in their establishment constantly. Did go to the Acropolis and the views back over Athens are awesome. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Private guide and driver. Very good. Went to Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Both excellent!!
Private guide and driver. Very good. Went to Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Both excellent!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Private guide and driver for 4.5 hrs round trip (2.25 hrs each way). Wonderful guide. Delphi was gorgeous! Had delicious lunch afterward. Wonderful excursion
Private guide and driver for 4.5 hrs round trip (2.25 hrs each way). Wonderful guide. Delphi was gorgeous! Had delicious lunch afterward. Wonderful excursion Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We stayed right between the Acropolis and Zeus temples. Great location, lots to see and do without going far. Need at least an extra day or more in Athens.
We stayed right between the Acropolis and Zeus temples. Great location, lots to see and do without going far. Need at least an extra day or more in Athens. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Go the the red hop on hop off bus from the port. Great route into Athens through Piraeus. Good info via the headsets. Got off at Acropolis but too busy for parthenon so wlaked down to the Agoro and explored that. Caught bus nearby and ... Read More
Go the the red hop on hop off bus from the port. Great route into Athens through Piraeus. Good info via the headsets. Got off at Acropolis but too busy for parthenon so wlaked down to the Agoro and explored that. Caught bus nearby and there are people at each stop to help. Then went to Acroplolis museum which is fantastic, new, air con and talls the sory of the Parthenon. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We arranged our own tour with PK travel. Much more reasonable, than ship tour. It was over 5 hour tour. We had 1 1/2 to explore the Acropolis. Our driver had our tickets so we had no line to wait for. We watched the changing of the guards. ... Read More
We arranged our own tour with PK travel. Much more reasonable, than ship tour. It was over 5 hour tour. We had 1 1/2 to explore the Acropolis. Our driver had our tickets so we had no line to wait for. We watched the changing of the guards. We were shown the many other main sites, with the option of where we wanted to stop. We were taken to a high point of Athens where you could see the the whole of Athens. An authentic Greek restaurant was recommended for a bite-excellent. And a bit of free time at the Plaka. Athens is huge-you need a guide and someone to navigate the streets. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Very hot day but this is an amazing place with world heritage sites everywhere.
Very hot day but this is an amazing place with world heritage sites everywhere. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We negotiated a price with two taxis which took us to the Acropolis and to various other sights in Athens. The drivers spoke very good English and filled us in with information on the various monuments. They were well-organised and ... Read More
We negotiated a price with two taxis which took us to the Acropolis and to various other sights in Athens. The drivers spoke very good English and filled us in with information on the various monuments. They were well-organised and efficient and we passed a very fruitful afternoon. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We got a taxi to the Plaka, 25 euro. Walked to the Temple of Zeus, walked and visited The Acropolis and Parthenon, has lunch intake Plaka and shopped
We got a taxi to the Plaka, 25 euro. Walked to the Temple of Zeus, walked and visited The Acropolis and Parthenon, has lunch intake Plaka and shopped Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We packed in a lot on this very hot day! We visited the Herakleidon Museum (small, but good exhibits), had an excellent lunch and the best Greek salad of my life, and then headed over to the Acropolis Museum (which has air conditioning! ... Read More
We packed in a lot on this very hot day! We visited the Herakleidon Museum (small, but good exhibits), had an excellent lunch and the best Greek salad of my life, and then headed over to the Acropolis Museum (which has air conditioning! and ice cream!). We next visited the Temple of Zeus and the National Garden, went back to shop for souvenirs at the Acropolis Museum (and enjoy the air conditioning), and then around 5:30pm we headed over to the Acropolis and Parthenon. There weren't any lines, and it was a bit cooler. We were glad we waited until the evening to go. Afterwards, we were super tired, so after a bit of walking around the Plaka we headed back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Athens is very easy to navigate on your own. I wish I had spent a few more days exploring the city! We took a taxi to the port, booked by our hotel.
Athens is very easy to navigate on your own. I wish I had spent a few more days exploring the city! We took a taxi to the port, booked by our hotel. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We got off the boat rather late...like 11AM and there were no taxis because they were on strike. Apparently this happens a lot. We got a private driver (named Labros) to take us to the Acropolis and arranged to have him pick us up at 3pm. ... Read More
We got off the boat rather late...like 11AM and there were no taxis because they were on strike. Apparently this happens a lot. We got a private driver (named Labros) to take us to the Acropolis and arranged to have him pick us up at 3pm. The round trip cost E100. We found a private guide to walk with us (cost E130) and didn't have to stand in line for tix. After a hour in the hot sun, we strolled down toward the city and found an excellent restaurant called The Old Tavern of the Fisherman. It was excellent. We did not arrange any of this through the ship, just played it by ear. It was obviously more expensive than going through the ship, but we like the flexibility to do our own thing and it worked out great. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Took the X80 Express Bus from the port to the Plaka area. $4.50 return. The bus took about 30 minutes through the city busy with scooters and traffic. Once in the Plaka area, there are pedestrian only streets with shops and numerous ... Read More
Took the X80 Express Bus from the port to the Plaka area. $4.50 return. The bus took about 30 minutes through the city busy with scooters and traffic. Once in the Plaka area, there are pedestrian only streets with shops and numerous restaurants to enjoy lunch. The buses ran quite frequently with stops at Acropolis. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
I arranged a tour with PK Tours for a full day tour of Athens. Great tour and we went to the Parthenon first and beat some of the crowds.
I arranged a tour with PK Tours for a full day tour of Athens. Great tour and we went to the Parthenon first and beat some of the crowds. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018

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