1,329 Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

If you were not going ashore the port is not the prettiest to spend the day looking at. The visit to Athens was marred as there was a taxi strike and a demonstration planned the day we were there. Lots of concern about getting caught up in ... Read More
If you were not going ashore the port is not the prettiest to spend the day looking at. The visit to Athens was marred as there was a taxi strike and a demonstration planned the day we were there. Lots of concern about getting caught up in the disruption. Athens looked very tired and run down in area's with lots of graffiti that spoilt the total look of the city. Read Less
Sail Date September 2011
The Athens tour was HORRIBLE. Having seen MY LIFE IN RUINS we expected to see SO MUCH MORE. We saw the Acropolis, had several hours for shopping in the Plaka District, a hotel buffet lunch and saw the Temple of Poseidon. THAT'S IT. ... Read More
The Athens tour was HORRIBLE. Having seen MY LIFE IN RUINS we expected to see SO MUCH MORE. We saw the Acropolis, had several hours for shopping in the Plaka District, a hotel buffet lunch and saw the Temple of Poseidon. THAT'S IT. Athens has so much more. Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
We did the panoramic tour and it wasn't really worth the money as the city was awful very dirty and tightly packed, the only thing nice is seeing the temple and a few places around it, but if there is a few of you on the trip I think ... Read More
We did the panoramic tour and it wasn't really worth the money as the city was awful very dirty and tightly packed, the only thing nice is seeing the temple and a few places around it, but if there is a few of you on the trip I think it would be wise to get a cab to show you the sites as it would be alot cheaper than the trip. Read Less
Sail Date June 2011
I rate Athens as a "one" only because there isn't a "zero" rating. The city is dirty, smelly, and it is populated with the most dour and unsmiling people I have ever had the misfortune to encounter during my ... Read More
I rate Athens as a "one" only because there isn't a "zero" rating. The city is dirty, smelly, and it is populated with the most dour and unsmiling people I have ever had the misfortune to encounter during my travels. Accommodations were expensive and of modest quality. Most people we encountered smoked cigarettes on the streets, in cafes and most everywhere else except for the subway which had it's own horrors, being filled with rapacious pick pockets. In our particular case, my friend had her camera lifted from her purse while we were on the subway. BE WARNED, the pick pockets work in teams of three or four. When you are spotted as a tourist they zero in on you and separate you from your travelling companions so that your view of each other is restricted and then they go to work. Don't let anyone help you take your suitcase on board the subway. While we were stuck in Athens we visited the Acropolis and found the statues defaced. We think Lord Elgin did the right thing by removing the frescos to his estate and then to the British museum. The Acropolis itself was dirty and uncared for. The statues were filthy and the pathways were strewn with cigarette butts and other garbage. Unfortunately we happened to be in Athens during the riots and the general strike but I don't think that coloured our opinion of the city. Athens is one place I will certainly avoid in future travels. Read Less
Sail Date April 2010
Piraus for Athens. It was a Greek National Day so a public holiday. Athens was very quiet. We looked at various sites and the went to the Acropolis-our guide was very dour but very enthusiastic but rather boring about ancient ... Read More
Piraus for Athens. It was a Greek National Day so a public holiday. Athens was very quiet. We looked at various sites and the went to the Acropolis-our guide was very dour but very enthusiastic but rather boring about ancient Greece.However been there now,done that,not impressed. Walked into Paxos nice shops and cafes. Again, next time would do own thing . Read Less
Sail Date October 2009
Our experience in Athens was pretty miserable. There were 6 cruise ships docked in Athens while we were, so everything was RIDICULOUSLY crowded. We spent several hours at the Acropolis only to be stuck in swarms of people all shoving ... Read More
Our experience in Athens was pretty miserable. There were 6 cruise ships docked in Athens while we were, so everything was RIDICULOUSLY crowded. We spent several hours at the Acropolis only to be stuck in swarms of people all shoving their way to the top in hundred degree heat. Our tour - which we booked through the cruise - was not worth the money AT all. I was very disappointed that we missed out on so many great sights in Athens. Read Less
Sail Date July 2009
Had a great excursion except the tour guide wasn't clear on our departure location & 3 of us had to catch a taxi back to port.
Had a great excursion except the tour guide wasn't clear on our departure location & 3 of us had to catch a taxi back to port. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Oct 9- Athens 6am-6pm - [ ] Athens is a busy big city - [ ] Acropolis is quite a bit away. Seen it before. Not interested. - [ ] Not much in walking distance - [ ] Cannot go to beaches due to water pollution - [ ] Stayed on the ... Read More
Oct 9- Athens 6am-6pm - [ ] Athens is a busy big city - [ ] Acropolis is quite a bit away. Seen it before. Not interested. - [ ] Not much in walking distance - [ ] Cannot go to beaches due to water pollution - [ ] Stayed on the boat and enjoyed a quiet pool day and the weather - [ ] Formal night - [ ] Saw there were several hop on hop off busses available in port for around $20pp and heard that local city bus was affordable and easy and was right in the port - [ ] Most people were back on board early and didn’t spend a lot of time touring Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
very rushed,decided to only go on the Acropolis part of the tour but still did not have enough time to climb to the top and take in the view.
very rushed,decided to only go on the Acropolis part of the tour but still did not have enough time to climb to the top and take in the view. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We used the hop on hop off bus to explore. Went to the acropolis. Fascinating. Also visited the museum in town. Nice to see the ruins they have been finding.
We used the hop on hop off bus to explore. Went to the acropolis. Fascinating. Also visited the museum in town. Nice to see the ruins they have been finding. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Not enough Time to have a good idea of grece. Take the bus x80 Who bring us from the port to the acropole for 4.5€ per person
Not enough Time to have a good idea of grece. Take the bus x80 Who bring us from the port to the acropole for 4.5€ per person Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Did the HOHO Red bus which would have been great. However it poured rain and thus put a damper on our day!. Did see the Acropolis ,the Parthenon,Syntagma Square. here there was to be the Changing of the guard. This was cancelled due to the ... Read More
Did the HOHO Red bus which would have been great. However it poured rain and thus put a damper on our day!. Did see the Acropolis ,the Parthenon,Syntagma Square. here there was to be the Changing of the guard. This was cancelled due to the rain. The bus had a very good radio sets with commentary. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
On our own. Do Not go to Parthenon before noon! Awesome history but too many people made it uncomfortable and pretty much pointless. Rest of city unattractive and not worth much time.
On our own. Do Not go to Parthenon before noon! Awesome history but too many people made it uncomfortable and pretty much pointless. Rest of city unattractive and not worth much time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Very disappointing, we decided to take a Hop on Hop off bus for a tour of the city and although we did go to the Acropolis we did not climb the hill and were soon back on the bus to tour the rest of the sights. Athens in our opinion is ... Read More
Very disappointing, we decided to take a Hop on Hop off bus for a tour of the city and although we did go to the Acropolis we did not climb the hill and were soon back on the bus to tour the rest of the sights. Athens in our opinion is dirty with graffiti everywhere, some areas we passed were like slums and very intimidating. We stayed on the bus to the port and were glad to be back on board. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
I had already seen the Acropolis etc., but took a Hop-on-Hop off bus tour and got off at the main shopping mall. A city covered in graffiti.
I had already seen the Acropolis etc., but took a Hop-on-Hop off bus tour and got off at the main shopping mall. A city covered in graffiti. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016

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