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.
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
Climb up to the Acropolis is difficult and the worn rock makes walking difficult in areas.
Sail Date: August 2018
Climb up to the Acropolis is difficult and the worn rock makes walking difficult in areas.
Climb up to the Acropolis is difficult and the worn rock makes walking difficult in areas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great experience with a nice early start so we missed a lot of the crowds
Sail Date: July 2018
Great experience with a nice early start so we missed a lot of the crowds
Great experience with a nice early start so we missed a lot of the crowds Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
the description of this tour underestimated the number of steps to reach the Acropolis by a factor ...
Sail Date: July 2018
the description of this tour underestimated the number of steps to reach the Acropolis by a factor of two. The guide was informative and answered any questions with useful information.
the description of this tour underestimated the number of steps to reach the Acropolis by a factor of two. The guide was informative and answered any questions with useful information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wanted to see Museum but not included.
Sail Date: July 2018
Wanted to see Museum but not included. Guide good but a bit rushed!
Wanted to see Museum but not included. Guide good but a bit rushed! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very interesting and informative.
Sail Date: July 2018
Very interesting and informative. The tour also took in a drive round the city. We left on the earliest one at 08.00. Better as the Acropolis gets really crowded and hot later in the day.
Very interesting and informative. The tour also took in a drive round the city. We left on the earliest one at 08.00. Better as the Acropolis gets really crowded and hot later in the day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The excursion was as expected, although had we gotten off the ship earlier it would have provided ...
Sail Date: July 2018
The excursion was as expected, although had we gotten off the ship earlier it would have provided more time for our free time (which was minimal, only about an hour, unless you decided to take your own taxi back to the port instead of the ... Read More
The excursion was as expected, although had we gotten off the ship earlier it would have provided more time for our free time (which was minimal, only about an hour, unless you decided to take your own taxi back to the port instead of the bus) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour guide here was very good; very knowledgeable and seemed a genuine nice person.
Sail Date: June 2018
The tour guide here was very good; very knowledgeable and seemed a genuine nice person. Athens is Athens, it oozes history and everyone should experience it. Fantastic day.
The tour guide here was very good; very knowledgeable and seemed a genuine nice person. Athens is Athens, it oozes history and everyone should experience it. Fantastic day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Private tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
Private tour. Saw so much. Tour guide was excellent and had a driver to leave us out and pick us up. Asked to drop us off to get some dinner after the tour and forgot my camera in the van. Driver returned it to my hotel later that ... Read More
Private tour. Saw so much. Tour guide was excellent and had a driver to leave us out and pick us up. Asked to drop us off to get some dinner after the tour and forgot my camera in the van. Driver returned it to my hotel later that night. Highly recommend. Found tour on Viator. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Too many people there just looking at their cell phones and pushing and jostling on walkways ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Too many people there just looking at their cell phones and pushing and jostling on walkways without railings. Watch your step as the footing is very uneven. Hard to believe the history of the construction at this location. For some ... Read More
Too many people there just looking at their cell phones and pushing and jostling on walkways without railings. Watch your step as the footing is very uneven. Hard to believe the history of the construction at this location. For some cultures it seems there is a need to take 8-10 pictures in a photo shoot preventing others from getting one shot. Get over yourselves - look around, not at your picture on your phone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our tour was "Acropolis and Leisure".
Sail Date: June 2018
Our tour was "Acropolis and Leisure". We went to the site first then to the Plaka district afterwards and had time to shop and eat on our own. The Acropolis is CROWDED and HOT. Better to go early. The rocks are slippery so ... Read More
Our tour was "Acropolis and Leisure". We went to the site first then to the Plaka district afterwards and had time to shop and eat on our own. The Acropolis is CROWDED and HOT. Better to go early. The rocks are slippery so beware. Not far to walk, just treacherous and hot and crowded. Also there is Mars Hill, where St. Paul preached the gospel. The tour was good and our guide Kiki was excellent. We also drove around the city a bit and had a quick stop for pictures at the Olympic stadium. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best of Athens and its scenic coast.
Sail Date: June 2018
Best of Athens and its scenic coast. Very, very crowded and long bus rides in traffic.Tour guide was a little boring. The ride to coast was way too long and we got back to ship late. Thank God were on a ship tour. The meal included was ... Read More
Best of Athens and its scenic coast. Very, very crowded and long bus rides in traffic.Tour guide was a little boring. The ride to coast was way too long and we got back to ship late. Thank God were on a ship tour. The meal included was out of this world. The dishes kept coming and coming. TIP: Make sure you wear sturdy soled shoes and not flip flops. Saw lots of people falling. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line