234 Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

Previously we took a taxi around on Athens. This is what we recommend. It is less expensive this way and you get to do what you want and not have to stay and wait for shoppers, etc... So, this trip we just stayed on the ship.
Previously we took a taxi around on Athens. This is what we recommend. It is less expensive this way and you get to do what you want and not have to stay and wait for shoppers, etc... So, this trip we just stayed on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
We booked a private tour with some other people we had met on the cruise critic roll call. We went to the Acropolis first. I would buy your tickets ahead of time if you can. The lines were long when we got there and even more ridiculous ... Read More
We booked a private tour with some other people we had met on the cruise critic roll call. We went to the Acropolis first. I would buy your tickets ahead of time if you can. The lines were long when we got there and even more ridiculous when we were leaving. One teller takes credit card, the other's take cash only. If you hire a tour guide, they apparently can cut everyone in line and get their tickets. I literally had to shove one out of the way when I was about to buy my tickets because they tried barging in. Very rude people! If you pay for a guide, then you shouldnt have any problems getting right in! There are lots of steps, and it's slippery even when it's not raining. We then drove around seeing some of the different sites, changing of the guards, and stopped for baklava. Then we went out to the Temple of Poseidon. It's about 1.5 hour drive, and super windy out there. We didn't pay to go inside. Can't say it's worth it to go all the way out there. We did stop at a great restaurant on the way, about 30 minutes outside of Athens for lunch. The gyro's were only 2.50 euros and were huge! Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Ive already been to the Acropolis so did the hop on/off of Athens. Another city that doesn't have much to recommend other than the main tourist spots. Plaka district was closed on Sunday we were there.
Ive already been to the Acropolis so did the hop on/off of Athens. Another city that doesn't have much to recommend other than the main tourist spots. Plaka district was closed on Sunday we were there. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
The old museum is excellent. The churches are worth having a look at for their beauty- just remember to be appropriately dressed in Greece! We had a wonderful lunch at terrific restaurant on the waterfront with delicious Greek food. We ... Read More
The old museum is excellent. The churches are worth having a look at for their beauty- just remember to be appropriately dressed in Greece! We had a wonderful lunch at terrific restaurant on the waterfront with delicious Greek food. We took the little train but did not get value as we walked all the way back to the ship. Piraeus is the one place we found to have our VAT type dockets stamped by customs- no other ports seem to have stands available. You get the port bus over to the other terminal. It takes a bit of mucking around, but the customs people are really nice and helpful there. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
We have been to Athens before so this time decided to explore the town of Piraeus. So we hopped on the little train and went into town on it and walked the old port and saw some lovely churches.
We have been to Athens before so this time decided to explore the town of Piraeus. So we hopped on the little train and went into town on it and walked the old port and saw some lovely churches. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Used the open top bus service which was reliable and useful. The tourist areas were generally well kept, but some of the other areas we passed through were awful. On returning to the ship we were harassed by men trying top sell what they ... Read More
Used the open top bus service which was reliable and useful. The tourist areas were generally well kept, but some of the other areas we passed through were awful. On returning to the ship we were harassed by men trying top sell what they claimed were genuine Apple products, difficult to get rid of them. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Darn French President was in town - missed most everything as we were in traffic for an hour and a half. Also you can't get close to the monuments like you can in Rome - If choosing between the two - choose Rome
Darn French President was in town - missed most everything as we were in traffic for an hour and a half. Also you can't get close to the monuments like you can in Rome - If choosing between the two - choose Rome Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
We tried to take a taxi to town but told that if we did not take a three hour tour we could just take a bus. Since we did not have a map or know when to get off the bus we had lots of wasted time being lost
We tried to take a taxi to town but told that if we did not take a three hour tour we could just take a bus. Since we did not have a map or know when to get off the bus we had lots of wasted time being lost Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Extremely busy with traffic and a bit chaotic at the Acropolis. A bit too steep for us to climb and I was told quite slippy underfoot.
Extremely busy with traffic and a bit chaotic at the Acropolis. A bit too steep for us to climb and I was told quite slippy underfoot. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
We have been to Athens previously, so we just went on a short walk into Piraeus, had a drink by a harbour and returned to the ship to make the most of our last sun before returning home. Piraeus has a lot of traffic and even the harbour ... Read More
We have been to Athens previously, so we just went on a short walk into Piraeus, had a drink by a harbour and returned to the ship to make the most of our last sun before returning home. Piraeus has a lot of traffic and even the harbour was not a particularly pleasant place to be. There are churches and I think a museum, but we had seen a number of those on this very busy, interesting cruise so decided lying in the sun was more important at that time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Once again, we wish we had booked the excursion offered by Celebrity. We thought the HOHO bus was a rip-off. We were stuck in traffic most of the time and then when we got out of the traffic jams the driver drove too fast so we couldnt ... Read More
Once again, we wish we had booked the excursion offered by Celebrity. We thought the HOHO bus was a rip-off. We were stuck in traffic most of the time and then when we got out of the traffic jams the driver drove too fast so we couldnt take pictures. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015

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