Athens (Piraeus) Acropolis Excursion Reviews

Some 2,400 years old, the Acropolis is the largest temple ever completed in Greece. It’s a popular attraction for visitors to Athens; make sure you visit early in the morning to bypass the long lines.
Athens is SO disappointing and I'm sorry, but the Greeks should be ashamed of themselves, graffiti ...
Athens is SO disappointing and I'm sorry, but the Greeks should be ashamed of themselves, graffiti EVERYWHERE, litter everywhere. The Acropolis park is really well laid out but to see so much spray paint is disheartening. I've ... Read More
Athens is SO disappointing and I'm sorry, but the Greeks should be ashamed of themselves, graffiti EVERYWHERE, litter everywhere. The Acropolis park is really well laid out but to see so much spray paint is disheartening. I've always felt that the Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece, I now realise that they should stay where they are, safe from vandalism and corruption. Shameful. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Large bus without bathrooms.
Large bus without bathrooms. Stopped frequently at different sites. Guide was informative, gave ear phones for everyone to listen to her, provided useful direction. Pace of the walking tour was slow and painful. When booking were told we ... Read More
Large bus without bathrooms. Stopped frequently at different sites. Guide was informative, gave ear phones for everyone to listen to her, provided useful direction. Pace of the walking tour was slow and painful. When booking were told we would be a group of 15-30. We were a group of 50. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Buses to the Acropolis and given a guided tour.
Buses to the Acropolis and given a guided tour. Had free time to explore the grounds. Then went to the flea markets for lunch and shopping.
Buses to the Acropolis and given a guided tour. Had free time to explore the grounds. Then went to the flea markets for lunch and shopping. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent two hoor tour of the Acropolis.
Excellent two hoor tour of the Acropolis. nice pace and very educational.
Excellent two hoor tour of the Acropolis. nice pace and very educational. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
My 3rd trip up to the Acropolis.
My 3rd trip up to the Acropolis. Spectacular architecture and glorious views, but horribly crowded.
My 3rd trip up to the Acropolis. Spectacular architecture and glorious views, but horribly crowded. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
amazing guide with good language and very informative, plenty of free time and all of the site was ...
amazing guide with good language and very informative, plenty of free time and all of the site was written with english so very easy to understand.
amazing guide with good language and very informative, plenty of free time and all of the site was written with english so very easy to understand. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Not as walking intensive as I thought!
Not as walking intensive as I thought! Was not hard at all to climb the steps to the top - just be careful to hold onto someone as the marble steps are very slippery.
Not as walking intensive as I thought! Was not hard at all to climb the steps to the top - just be careful to hold onto someone as the marble steps are very slippery. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was our first time in this place and have read about the traffic in the Acropolis and ...
It was our first time in this place and have read about the traffic in the Acropolis and surrounding area. We decided to take the excursion to have a stress-free transportation and tour of the city (Athens/Acropolis). Cost of the excursion ... Read More
It was our first time in this place and have read about the traffic in the Acropolis and surrounding area. We decided to take the excursion to have a stress-free transportation and tour of the city (Athens/Acropolis). Cost of the excursion is obviously more expensive (ticket to Acropolis included) but the extra cost was worth it to have a stress-free day. There is a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus outside of the cruise terminal for a less expensive alternative. Our tour guide was very passionate about Athens and Acropolis and its history. We saw the Panathenaic Stadium and had a quick stroll and shopping at The Plaka. My only regret was the short time we had. But then again, traffic is unpredictable and I don't want to miss the ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Comprehensive tour of Acropolis, missing out on some drive bys because of traffic and Sunday road ...
Comprehensive tour of Acropolis, missing out on some drive bys because of traffic and Sunday road closures
Comprehensive tour of Acropolis, missing out on some drive bys because of traffic and Sunday road closures Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We used Athens Free Walking Tours and they were really excellent....highly recommended.
We used Athens Free Walking Tours and they were really excellent....highly recommended. Also toured the Acropolis with a guide named Dora who was also excellent.
We used Athens Free Walking Tours and they were really excellent....highly recommended. Also toured the Acropolis with a guide named Dora who was also excellent. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our guide was amazing!
Our guide was amazing! We saw so much. Excellent food.
Our guide was amazing! We saw so much. Excellent food. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved the Acropolis but the driving around first was too long and a bit boring.
Loved the Acropolis but the driving around first was too long and a bit boring.
Loved the Acropolis but the driving around first was too long and a bit boring. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Fortunately, our excursion to the Acropolis was in the morning and we beat the crowds to the top.
Fortunately, our excursion to the Acropolis was in the morning and we beat the crowds to the top. We also had the opportunity to try the local cuisine in Athens and see some other highlights of Athens by bus. Overall, did not think we got ... Read More
Fortunately, our excursion to the Acropolis was in the morning and we beat the crowds to the top. We also had the opportunity to try the local cuisine in Athens and see some other highlights of Athens by bus. Overall, did not think we got our money's worth on this tour. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too many people, never again.
Too many people, never again.
Too many people, never again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was an Athens city tour with the Acropolis and Poseidon's temple.
This was an Athens city tour with the Acropolis and Poseidon's temple. The Acropolis was interesting and we had a very good guide. Walking can be difficult, wear decent shoes. After that we were on the bus to Poseidon's Temple, ... Read More
This was an Athens city tour with the Acropolis and Poseidon's temple. The Acropolis was interesting and we had a very good guide. Walking can be difficult, wear decent shoes. After that we were on the bus to Poseidon's Temple, but I didn't walk up yet another mountain to see it. I sat down and waited for the rest of the group to come back. Lovely view of the water and a small beach. It was quite warm and humid that day and I was wishing we'd gone to the beach. In retrospect, i would have preferred to take a cab to the Acropolis and skip the rest. Way too much time spent on the bus. We met someone who did that and the cab driver drove them around and showed them some highlights and cost them MUCH less than our excusion. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lots of walking, worth the walk at the top though.
Lots of walking, worth the walk at the top though. Got to Acropolis early which was good, very busy and lots of steps made of marble so have good shoes!
Lots of walking, worth the walk at the top though. Got to Acropolis early which was good, very busy and lots of steps made of marble so have good shoes! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Wow, wow, wow, we stopped in so many historical places, got a bite of history information and time ...
Wow, wow, wow, we stopped in so many historical places, got a bite of history information and time for pictures, it was well worth doing a tour, the venue is amazing, so much to see and do. However, being on a coach you have the respite ... Read More
Wow, wow, wow, we stopped in so many historical places, got a bite of history information and time for pictures, it was well worth doing a tour, the venue is amazing, so much to see and do. However, being on a coach you have the respite of the cool coach to protect you from the glaring hot sun. We would highly recommend a tour and visit with a person with the knowledge as some are quite spaced out. We loved it, just had to stop at 12 for drinks in the shade and by this time everywhere was so busy with people. Just watch out for pick pockets they were everywhere, so bags on the front, not on your back. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great experience the acropolis is amazing and the tour guide aaa great as once we got inside she ...
Great experience the acropolis is amazing and the tour guide aaa great as once we got inside she gave us options of tour with her or on our own. We chose to go off by ourselves
Great experience the acropolis is amazing and the tour guide aaa great as once we got inside she gave us options of tour with her or on our own. We chose to go off by ourselves Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Booked our own tour we didn't know we could book with Viking we were not told, we did end up ...
Booked our own tour we didn't know we could book with Viking we were not told, we did end up booking one when we got there with Viking
Booked our own tour we didn't know we could book with Viking we were not told, we did end up booking one when we got there with Viking Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Loved teh acropolis, well worth a visit.
Loved teh acropolis, well worth a visit. The open top bus was really hot though and it takes an hour... if you can get a taxi!
Loved teh acropolis, well worth a visit. The open top bus was really hot though and it takes an hour... if you can get a taxi! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Our tour was nonstop, visiting the Acropolis early, then the air-conditioned Acropolis museum and ...
Our tour was nonstop, visiting the Acropolis early, then the air-conditioned Acropolis museum and finally the Plaka. Our tour guide kept us in line and lost no one although we were dealing with a tight schedule, massive crowds and lots to ... Read More
Our tour was nonstop, visiting the Acropolis early, then the air-conditioned Acropolis museum and finally the Plaka. Our tour guide kept us in line and lost no one although we were dealing with a tight schedule, massive crowds and lots to see. This tour required a lot of walking in hot weather, so be prepared! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very lucky we visited in the afternoon so there was no line
Very lucky we visited in the afternoon so there was no line
Very lucky we visited in the afternoon so there was no line Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour was great!
The tour was great! Tour guide was excellent (sorry forgot her name).
The tour was great! Tour guide was excellent (sorry forgot her name). Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Akropolis & Parthenon is a must-see!
Akropolis & Parthenon is a must-see! Nicely organized tour, we never had to stand in line for anything!
Akropolis & Parthenon is a must-see! Nicely organized tour, we never had to stand in line for anything! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour included the many of the locations listed above but was called highlights of Athens.
The tour included the many of the locations listed above but was called highlights of Athens. Stood in front of the Parthenon- priceless. Tour guide exceptional
The tour included the many of the locations listed above but was called highlights of Athens. Stood in front of the Parthenon- priceless. Tour guide exceptional Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line