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.
It was great, but a very long day with too much downtime.
Sail Date: May 2019
It was great, but a very long day with too much downtime.
It was great, but a very long day with too much downtime. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Worse tour ever.
Sail Date: May 2019
Worse tour ever. PR79: Acropolis Signtseeing, New Acropolis Museum with Plaka Free Time. Literally herded all day with a very talkative tour guide. No time at Museum to look on our own, herded through, no free time at Plaka. Late, ... Read More
Worse tour ever. PR79: Acropolis Signtseeing, New Acropolis Museum with Plaka Free Time. Literally herded all day with a very talkative tour guide. No time at Museum to look on our own, herded through, no free time at Plaka. Late, late lunch and we were made to walk in a line past many nice little eating spots with outside dining to the side door of a restaurant to stand in another line to get handed a wrap and told to find a seat somewhere and find ourselves something to drink. Many left this tour and headed back to the ship by taxi on their own. Awful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Acropolis itself is wonderful and definitely worth time and effort for photos.
Sail Date: May 2019
The Acropolis itself is wonderful and definitely worth time and effort for photos. However, the tour operator asked people to go into a local "Shop" and stopped there for like 20 minutes. I understand about this but if it is ... Read More
The Acropolis itself is wonderful and definitely worth time and effort for photos. However, the tour operator asked people to go into a local "Shop" and stopped there for like 20 minutes. I understand about this but if it is part of the itinerary, then Celebrity or the tour operator should specify such in the description. There are many shops around the port that worth exploring but dont have enough time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our excursion to the Acropolis met our expectations and more!
Sail Date: May 2019
Our excursion to the Acropolis met our expectations and more! The history, the beauty and the views were stunning! Our tour included an excellent lunch style buffet stop at Athens Intercontinental Hotel which was excellent! The tour ... Read More
Our excursion to the Acropolis met our expectations and more! The history, the beauty and the views were stunning! Our tour included an excellent lunch style buffet stop at Athens Intercontinental Hotel which was excellent! The tour also included some driving through Athens where key points of interest were seen, including a brief stop at the ancient stadium. The drive to Cape Sounion on the twisted coastal road, was a bit long, but very scenic. The Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion was a nice complement to the Acropolis and offered stunning views from this most southern point of continental Greece Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Acropolis was too crowded and the tour seemd too short.
Sail Date: May 2019
Acropolis was too crowded and the tour seemd too short. Could have covered couple of other places. Did stop over at the Olympic stadium though, but would have been better if we were taken to Plaka for some independant walking
Acropolis was too crowded and the tour seemd too short. Could have covered couple of other places. Did stop over at the Olympic stadium though, but would have been better if we were taken to Plaka for some independant walking Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
If you want to take a taxi to the Acropolis or any other sites, I recommend pre-booking a taxi with ...
Sail Date: May 2019
If you want to take a taxi to the Acropolis or any other sites, I recommend pre-booking a taxi with Welcome Pickups. We used them and got a very friendly English-speaking driver. By pre-booking you do not have to negotiate the price or ... Read More
If you want to take a taxi to the Acropolis or any other sites, I recommend pre-booking a taxi with Welcome Pickups. We used them and got a very friendly English-speaking driver. By pre-booking you do not have to negotiate the price or itinerary. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
Totally not suitable for a disabled person.
Sail Date: May 2019
Totally not suitable for a disabled person. I researched on Internet and there is supposed to be an elevator but it isn't working.
Totally not suitable for a disabled person. I researched on Internet and there is supposed to be an elevator but it isn't working. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Had to climb hundreds of steps that were worn marble, slick and no handrails.
Sail Date: April 2019
Had to climb hundreds of steps that were worn marble, slick and no handrails. Great view from the top, but tough both up and down. Was not mentioned in the booking information.
Had to climb hundreds of steps that were worn marble, slick and no handrails. Great view from the top, but tough both up and down. Was not mentioned in the booking information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent guide.
Sail Date: April 2019
Excellent guide. Lots of climbing, but not as bad as described. Acropolis is very crowded!
Excellent guide. Lots of climbing, but not as bad as described. Acropolis is very crowded! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was nice having the tour guide get us there, she gave us some good info on the way from the port ...
Sail Date: April 2019
It was nice having the tour guide get us there, she gave us some good info on the way from the port to the Acropolis, but the Acropolis is just crowded, and we could read about a lot of the stuff before or after, so the guide might not ... Read More
It was nice having the tour guide get us there, she gave us some good info on the way from the port to the Acropolis, but the Acropolis is just crowded, and we could read about a lot of the stuff before or after, so the guide might not have been really necessary. Then they took us to the Plaka... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I enjoyed seeing Acropolis but my favorite part was seeing Mars Hill where the apostle Paul ...
Sail Date: April 2019
I enjoyed seeing Acropolis but my favorite part was seeing Mars Hill where the apostle Paul preached to the Greeks about the unknown God.
I enjoyed seeing Acropolis but my favorite part was seeing Mars Hill where the apostle Paul preached to the Greeks about the unknown God. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Not wild about Guide.
Sail Date: February 2019
Not wild about Guide. Drove all over town then walked up to Acropolis which we really liked. Wasn't sure I could do the steps with knees replaced but it was easier than I thought. We went on ahead after bathroom break. Met group at ... Read More
Not wild about Guide. Drove all over town then walked up to Acropolis which we really liked. Wasn't sure I could do the steps with knees replaced but it was easier than I thought. We went on ahead after bathroom break. Met group at bottom after a glass of wine.Very uneven ground and steps tho. Coming down was painful.Bucket List check mark. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Booked through outside company who used Athens Limo.
Sail Date: October 2018
Booked through outside company who used Athens Limo. We did the Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum Tour. Our tour guide Dora was AMAZING!!
Booked through outside company who used Athens Limo. We did the Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum Tour. Our tour guide Dora was AMAZING!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We enjoyed seeing the Acropolis since public strikes kept us away last time.
Sail Date: October 2018
We enjoyed seeing the Acropolis since public strikes kept us away last time. Our guide had bad timing however. 10 minutes late after a break for shopping. Late again getting us to the bus.
We enjoyed seeing the Acropolis since public strikes kept us away last time. Our guide had bad timing however. 10 minutes late after a break for shopping. Late again getting us to the bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A walking tour from central RR station to Acropolis.
Sail Date: October 2018
A walking tour from central RR station to Acropolis. After a lunch break an hour tour of Acropolis museum. Kostas, guide, was excellent. He didn't rush us and included two bathroom breaks. He explained everything well, with ... Read More
A walking tour from central RR station to Acropolis. After a lunch break an hour tour of Acropolis museum. Kostas, guide, was excellent. He didn't rush us and included two bathroom breaks. He explained everything well, with enthusiasm, and clearly. After museum we had about 1/2 hour free time to stay in musuem or walk around Plaka neighborhood. R/t transport to port included. Cheaper than HAL tours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Acropolis closed due to a pointless strike.
Sail Date: October 2018
Acropolis closed due to a pointless strike. What a great idea to have government employees run historical sites so they can hold them hostage during bargaining times. This is an excellent way to garner hatred and indifference to ... Read More
Acropolis closed due to a pointless strike. What a great idea to have government employees run historical sites so they can hold them hostage during bargaining times. This is an excellent way to garner hatred and indifference to Greece's economic problems Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Athens - Took the MSC trip.
Sail Date: September 2018
Athens - Took the MSC trip. Tour around Athens. Ticket to Parthenon included. Walk up is ridiculosly crowded and walk down is worse! Only about 10mins at the top. Not a well planned tour, but mainly due to the stupid number of people ... Read More
Athens - Took the MSC trip. Tour around Athens. Ticket to Parthenon included. Walk up is ridiculosly crowded and walk down is worse! Only about 10mins at the top. Not a well planned tour, but mainly due to the stupid number of people allowed on the Acropolis. Numbers shuld be limited but they are not going to turn down the cash! Needs separate up and and down routes. Not difficult. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
So many people!!!!
Sail Date: September 2018
So many people!!!! The history is amazing, but I would recommend booking a private tour and high-tailing it here to get some time with fewer people.
So many people!!!! The history is amazing, but I would recommend booking a private tour and high-tailing it here to get some time with fewer people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Bus was delayed, took 3 hrs to get to Acropolis by which time there were queues for hundreds of ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Bus was delayed, took 3 hrs to get to Acropolis by which time there were queues for hundreds of yards so we never actually went in
Bus was delayed, took 3 hrs to get to Acropolis by which time there were queues for hundreds of yards so we never actually went in Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very bad weather made Athens a difficult day.
Sail Date: September 2018
Very bad weather made Athens a difficult day. Heavy rain and strong wind made the trip to the Acropolis and Temple of Poseiden quite uncomfortable, but getting to see these ancient wonders were well worth the poor weather!
Very bad weather made Athens a difficult day. Heavy rain and strong wind made the trip to the Acropolis and Temple of Poseiden quite uncomfortable, but getting to see these ancient wonders were well worth the poor weather! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
we had rain and tough winds but still enjoyed wonderful Athens.
Sail Date: September 2018
we had rain and tough winds but still enjoyed wonderful Athens. the Acropolis is one of our favorite places to visit minus the 50 mile an hour winds.
we had rain and tough winds but still enjoyed wonderful Athens. the Acropolis is one of our favorite places to visit minus the 50 mile an hour winds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had a half day private tour booked with AthensToursGreece and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sail Date: September 2018
We had a half day private tour booked with AthensToursGreece and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our driver Nicolai met us promptly as we walked off the ship and we proceeded in a comfortable van to the Acropolis. He picked us up afterward at the ... Read More
We had a half day private tour booked with AthensToursGreece and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our driver Nicolai met us promptly as we walked off the ship and we proceeded in a comfortable van to the Acropolis. He picked us up afterward at the appointed time and place. We also went to the Old Olympic stadium and changing of the guard and he took us to a nice local place for an authentic Greek lunch. A great day!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Went early, not too hot, very crowded per usual.
Sail Date: September 2018
Went early, not too hot, very crowded per usual. Definitely worth seeing. Pressure to shop in stores after. Don't like all the shopping focus and feel the guides get kickbacks from some stores.
Went early, not too hot, very crowded per usual. Definitely worth seeing. Pressure to shop in stores after. Don't like all the shopping focus and feel the guides get kickbacks from some stores. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This is by far the best part of Athens.
Sail Date: September 2018
This is by far the best part of Athens. If you like ancient ruins and history this is a must. You can see all of Athens from this point. Absolutely a must.
This is by far the best part of Athens. If you like ancient ruins and history this is a must. You can see all of Athens from this point. Absolutely a must. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We were an hour late and our operator managed to squeeze in most of what we wanted to see ...
Sail Date: August 2018
We were an hour late and our operator managed to squeeze in most of what we wanted to see (Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Old Olympic Stadium, Temple of Zeus). I would have liked to have seen the Temple of Poseidon too but we didn't have ... Read More
We were an hour late and our operator managed to squeeze in most of what we wanted to see (Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Old Olympic Stadium, Temple of Zeus). I would have liked to have seen the Temple of Poseidon too but we didn't have time. Athens was a much larger city than I'd expected, with some traffic hassles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line