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.
Lots of walking, worth the walk at the top though.
Sail Date: August 2019
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
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 ...
Sail Date: August 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great experience the acropolis is amazing and the tour guide aaa great as once we got inside she ...
Sail Date: August 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Loved teh acropolis, well worth a visit.
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Our tour was nonstop, visiting the Acropolis early, then the air-conditioned Acropolis museum and ...
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very lucky we visited in the afternoon so there was no line
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour was great!
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Akropolis & Parthenon is a must-see!
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour included the many of the locations listed above but was called highlights of Athens.
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I decided to book the ship excursion after hearing the port lecture the night before.
Sail Date: July 2019
I decided to book the ship excursion after hearing the port lecture the night before. I thought I could see everything on my own, but with the hot and humid forecast, I purchased this excursion at 6 am the day we arrived and am so glad ... Read More
I decided to book the ship excursion after hearing the port lecture the night before. I thought I could see everything on my own, but with the hot and humid forecast, I purchased this excursion at 6 am the day we arrived and am so glad that I did. The outstanding guide and efficient use of time made for a wonderful day, without all the hassles of public transportation and long ticket lines. The headsets were very helpful and I learned so much. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I thought I had booked the early morning excursion, but somewhere along the line my booking was ...
Sail Date: June 2019
I thought I had booked the early morning excursion, but somewhere along the line my booking was changed to the afternoon. It was very HOT. The hike up the Acropolis hill was not as bad as my 66 y.o. body anticipated, but there were very ... Read More
I thought I had booked the early morning excursion, but somewhere along the line my booking was changed to the afternoon. It was very HOT. The hike up the Acropolis hill was not as bad as my 66 y.o. body anticipated, but there were very slick rocks and protruding rocks which made for somewhat hazardous walking even though it was dry. No shade on the top of the Acropolis. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
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
Though the Acropolis was busy, our guide did a wonderful job keeping us together and well informed ...
Sail Date: May 2019
Though the Acropolis was busy, our guide did a wonderful job keeping us together and well informed of the history and information.
Though the Acropolis was busy, our guide did a wonderful job keeping us together and well informed of the history and information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Booked a tour bus tour of the acropolis as I was travelling with an elderly person.
Sail Date: May 2019
Booked a tour bus tour of the acropolis as I was travelling with an elderly person. We spent about 10 minutes at the Acropolis and 45 minutes at a nondescript gift shop in downtown Athens. Very disappointed in the tour.
Booked a tour bus tour of the acropolis as I was travelling with an elderly person. We spent about 10 minutes at the Acropolis and 45 minutes at a nondescript gift shop in downtown Athens. Very disappointed in the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
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