Athens (Piraeus) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Explore ancient Athens, cradle of western civilization and birthplace of democracy. Popular stops include the Parthenon, the Temple of Hephaestus, and the stadium that once held the first modern Olympics.
The hopon-hopoff bus was wheelchair accessible so we were able to visit Athens.
The hopon-hopoff bus was wheelchair accessible so we were able to visit Athens. The first bus took us the Acropolis where we had to change - the bus staff were brilliant and escorted us to a piece of shade whilst we waited and then made ... Read More
The hopon-hopoff bus was wheelchair accessible so we were able to visit Athens. The first bus took us the Acropolis where we had to change - the bus staff were brilliant and escorted us to a piece of shade whilst we waited and then made sure we got on the second bus. The traffic in Athens was horrendous so the total trip took almost 5 hours and we had no time to 'hop-on or hop-off' - Athens seemed a scruffy place. We would not bother returning. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Toured the city by coach and on foot, viewing relevant attractions.
Toured the city by coach and on foot, viewing relevant attractions. This was interesting. Free time to explore yourself or wander around the shops. Athens is really busy but it is well the effort to go and have a look.
Toured the city by coach and on foot, viewing relevant attractions. This was interesting. Free time to explore yourself or wander around the shops. Athens is really busy but it is well the effort to go and have a look. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Consisted of Acropolis, Acropolis museum, City tour, Temple of Zeus and the Old Olympic Stadium to ...
Consisted of Acropolis, Acropolis museum, City tour, Temple of Zeus and the Old Olympic Stadium to name a few. The guide was fantastic and the archaeology was amazing.
Consisted of Acropolis, Acropolis museum, City tour, Temple of Zeus and the Old Olympic Stadium to name a few. The guide was fantastic and the archaeology was amazing. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not enough history.
Not enough history. It was Christmas day so everything was closed. We were dropped off in an area where there was one touristy store open and we stayed there for approximately 2 hours. Acropolis area closed. Very disappointing.
Not enough history. It was Christmas day so everything was closed. We were dropped off in an area where there was one touristy store open and we stayed there for approximately 2 hours. Acropolis area closed. Very disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Our guide was just wonderful, made us feel as if we were there in ancient times, with the gods all ...
Our guide was just wonderful, made us feel as if we were there in ancient times, with the gods all around us. She was the same guide we had with Viking all the way through Greece.
Our guide was just wonderful, made us feel as if we were there in ancient times, with the gods all around us. She was the same guide we had with Viking all the way through Greece. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
I cannot imagine touring Athens from the port of Piraeus without a tour because the port seems to ...
I cannot imagine touring Athens from the port of Piraeus without a tour because the port seems to be in a cement jungle and I would never have found my way anywhere. That said, we paid $136 per adult ($106 per kid) for the small group ... Read More
I cannot imagine touring Athens from the port of Piraeus without a tour because the port seems to be in a cement jungle and I would never have found my way anywhere. That said, we paid $136 per adult ($106 per kid) for the small group tour, and all that really ensured was a half full bus. The tour guide just kind of said- ok, see that "arch" as we drove by one, meet back there in three hours for the bus. Not only did I have an immediate panic attack, many other people did as well. Then the tour guide just kept insisting it was "right there on the map" (pointing to her map, which was different from the one she had distributed to everyone else). I paid for the tour so I wouldn't feel lost and disoriented in a foreign city- I paid a LOT, and I would select a different tour next time. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Viewed the Acropolis from below then went to the old Olympic stadium, and the Acropolis museum.
Viewed the Acropolis from below then went to the old Olympic stadium, and the Acropolis museum. Also saw the Temple of Zeus. We had shopping time after the museum.
Viewed the Acropolis from below then went to the old Olympic stadium, and the Acropolis museum. Also saw the Temple of Zeus. We had shopping time after the museum. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Athens is OK, well worth a visit but a few hours would be plenty.
Athens is OK, well worth a visit but a few hours would be plenty. Wouldn't like to stay there as it didn't look overly appealing, but fine for a 4-hour excursion. The main attraction is Acropolis.
Athens is OK, well worth a visit but a few hours would be plenty. Wouldn't like to stay there as it didn't look overly appealing, but fine for a 4-hour excursion. The main attraction is Acropolis. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Too much emphasis on shops.
Too much emphasis on shops. One near the Parthenon that sold tags with names in Greek writing. Guide took us there and lingered. Then a bus tour of some of the city sights with another shop stop where guide entered with us and demonstrated ... Read More
Too much emphasis on shops. One near the Parthenon that sold tags with names in Greek writing. Guide took us there and lingered. Then a bus tour of some of the city sights with another shop stop where guide entered with us and demonstrated a range of the products. Unusual! She also gave us several rows for being asleep. In fact, many of us were turned off. Would not recommend. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took a bus tour around the main spots.
Took a bus tour around the main spots. Athens is a great city.
Took a bus tour around the main spots. Athens is a great city. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the city tout that included Acropolis and it was great.
We did the city tout that included Acropolis and it was great. It was a lot of walking which they warned us about before hand. It covered all the highlights and gave us enough time at Acropolis to explore on our own. The tour company even ... Read More
We did the city tout that included Acropolis and it was great. It was a lot of walking which they warned us about before hand. It covered all the highlights and gave us enough time at Acropolis to explore on our own. The tour company even provided us with water and stopped at a very nice gift shop. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Bus drive around city to see many sites like Parliament buildings.
Bus drive around city to see many sites like Parliament buildings.
Bus drive around city to see many sites like Parliament buildings. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great way to get oriented with Athens city which is too large to walk.
Great way to get oriented with Athens city which is too large to walk.
Great way to get oriented with Athens city which is too large to walk. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was nice to see Athens, but aside from the Acropolis, there isn't a lot to see.
It was nice to see Athens, but aside from the Acropolis, there isn't a lot to see.
It was nice to see Athens, but aside from the Acropolis, there isn't a lot to see. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did not have a lot of time, but saw the changing of the guard and the Temple of Zeus.
We did not have a lot of time, but saw the changing of the guard and the Temple of Zeus. The driver was really fantastic and we were able to just park right in front of the changing of the guard so I could stay in the car with the ... Read More
We did not have a lot of time, but saw the changing of the guard and the Temple of Zeus. The driver was really fantastic and we were able to just park right in front of the changing of the guard so I could stay in the car with the sleeping baby. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
the most important place visited was the Archeological museum.
the most important place visited was the Archeological museum. This is incredible, and very important to go and see with a guide so you don't get loss with all the items and rooms they have.
the most important place visited was the Archeological museum. This is incredible, and very important to go and see with a guide so you don't get loss with all the items and rooms they have. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Just another big city, traffic jams, etc.
Just another big city, traffic jams, etc. Bus tour of some historical sites, great museum tour, never enough time, tho. Then free time in Plaka District.
Just another big city, traffic jams, etc. Bus tour of some historical sites, great museum tour, never enough time, tho. Then free time in Plaka District. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The Panoramic tour of Athens.
The Panoramic tour of Athens. The guide was knowledgeable but i wished she talked a bit less and freed us to explore the venue more!
The Panoramic tour of Athens. The guide was knowledgeable but i wished she talked a bit less and freed us to explore the venue more! Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice bus ride, interesting sights, knowledgeable tour guide.
Nice bus ride, interesting sights, knowledgeable tour guide. Interesting stops at tour sites.
Nice bus ride, interesting sights, knowledgeable tour guide. Interesting stops at tour sites. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was basically driving through the city in our van of ten people in impossible traffic.
This was basically driving through the city in our van of ten people in impossible traffic. The guide made it interesting but it was really just a means to get from one site to another.
This was basically driving through the city in our van of ten people in impossible traffic. The guide made it interesting but it was really just a means to get from one site to another. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Best tour of our trip.
Best tour of our trip. Pk travel gave us Michael, the greatest tour guide I've ever had. We got to see the most we could have in one day.
Best tour of our trip. Pk travel gave us Michael, the greatest tour guide I've ever had. We got to see the most we could have in one day. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had a 3.5 hour City Sights Tour with RCCL.
We had a 3.5 hour City Sights Tour with RCCL. We had three sights to see. The Arch, below ACROPOLIS and Olympic Stadium. We arrived and left the ship before 1pm; which is late for arrival- next year on another cruise we arrive after 8 ... Read More
We had a 3.5 hour City Sights Tour with RCCL. We had three sights to see. The Arch, below ACROPOLIS and Olympic Stadium. We arrived and left the ship before 1pm; which is late for arrival- next year on another cruise we arrive after 8 am- much better. We had a great guide. We enjoyed the three stops and gave us a general idea for our stop next year. I will choose Piraeus Express Tours for their 4 or 6 hour Tours at 20-25 Euros Tours plus entrance fees of 22 euros. Arriving in the morning is better than after 1 pm. I am glad I choose this tour but my selection would have been different if we arrived in the morning. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour was called The Acropolis and Athens City.
The tour was called The Acropolis and Athens City. We did the city first which was interesting, then to the Acropolis. By then it was after 11AM and very hot, the Acropolis was very crowded. Better to have done the Acropolis first earlier ... Read More
The tour was called The Acropolis and Athens City. We did the city first which was interesting, then to the Acropolis. By then it was after 11AM and very hot, the Acropolis was very crowded. Better to have done the Acropolis first earlier in the day when it would have been a bit cooler and less crowded. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
'Red - Hop On, Hop Off Bus.' Good way to get an overview of Athens, and create a prioritised ...
'Red - Hop On, Hop Off Bus.' Good way to get an overview of Athens, and create a prioritised short-list. The Red Bus, Hop on Hop off tours appeared disorganised and not as frequent as the Yellow or Blue Hop on Hop off tours. It ... Read More
'Red - Hop On, Hop Off Bus.' Good way to get an overview of Athens, and create a prioritised short-list. The Red Bus, Hop on Hop off tours appeared disorganised and not as frequent as the Yellow or Blue Hop on Hop off tours. It takes a long time to get from the cruise port into town, and the one-way aspect of many of the tour stops wastes time. The constant delays while our driver took a smoke break were frustrating. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Orgainsed our tour through www.privategreecetours.com.
Orgainsed our tour through www.privategreecetours.com. Excellent tour customised to our needs, met and dropped off at the terminal. Our driver/guide (Elis) was font of all knowledge and made the tour and fantastic experience.
Orgainsed our tour through www.privategreecetours.com. Excellent tour customised to our needs, met and dropped off at the terminal. Our driver/guide (Elis) was font of all knowledge and made the tour and fantastic experience. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International