We were there on a day when the staff at the Acropolis was protesting because of a dispute over wages. As a result the acropolis did not open until noon, at which point every tour in the city converged on the hill. It took us 1 hour of waiting in 90+ degree tempuratures to make our way through the entry point and up the steep cliff to the acropolis. This was the one time during our cruise when I was worried about our safety as we were teetering on the side of a steep, slippery marble stairwell being forced up as other tours were coming down off the hill. Very disorganized and stressful. Even the tour guides were fighting with each other and some of the passengers. Really detracted from what should be a phenomenal experience. To top it off our bus almost left a group of 6 of us who were 2 minutes late to the meeting point, despite the delayed entry. Had to literally run to catch the bus as it was pulling away. The tour company Navigator, should have done more to plan around this protest as they were aware it was going to happen and should have thought this through a bit more.
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