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.
Started at the Acropolis before the big tours hit so we beat the crowds.
Sail Date: July 2017
Started at the Acropolis before the big tours hit so we beat the crowds. Saw the old Olympic stadium, Parliament building and some other sights then explored Plaka and Monistraika on our own which we definitely enjoyed.
Started at the Acropolis before the big tours hit so we beat the crowds. Saw the old Olympic stadium, Parliament building and some other sights then explored Plaka and Monistraika on our own which we definitely enjoyed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very busy and interesting city, tour guide showed us the important places
Sail Date: July 2017
Very busy and interesting city, tour guide showed us the important places
Very busy and interesting city, tour guide showed us the important places Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good overview of the history of the city.
Sail Date: June 2017
Good overview of the history of the city. Wish we could have stopped at a few of the sites rather than driving by.
Good overview of the history of the city. Wish we could have stopped at a few of the sites rather than driving by. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Athens surprised me.
Sail Date: June 2017
Athens surprised me. It is full of graffiti everywhere. Very disappointing. Probably my least favourite place. Bus tour was excellent although we didn't get time to stop at the major places for photo opportunity.
Athens surprised me. It is full of graffiti everywhere. Very disappointing. Probably my least favourite place. Bus tour was excellent although we didn't get time to stop at the major places for photo opportunity. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Athens was a great surprise - very clean and beautiful city!
Sail Date: June 2017
Athens was a great surprise - very clean and beautiful city! The Akropolis and the Akropolis Museum very interesting and beautiful. Rating is less than the city itself deserves, depending on the rather dull lunch included and pitifully ... Read More
Athens was a great surprise - very clean and beautiful city! The Akropolis and the Akropolis Museum very interesting and beautiful. Rating is less than the city itself deserves, depending on the rather dull lunch included and pitifully small amount of time - none! - we had in Plaka, though the description told us we would have "free time" in Plaka.... we just had to rush straight to the bus after lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Tour you around the city
Sail Date: June 2017
Tour you around the city
Tour you around the city Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did a small group city tour of Athens.
Sail Date: May 2017
We did a small group city tour of Athens. The small group v. large group makes very little difference. Our guide was average at best and kind of rude. I was disappointed in Athens as a whole. I felt the people who had just gotten a taxi ... Read More
We did a small group city tour of Athens. The small group v. large group makes very little difference. Our guide was average at best and kind of rude. I was disappointed in Athens as a whole. I felt the people who had just gotten a taxi driver to show them around the city and talk to them had better experiences that day. We also were dropped off at the Plaka for a ridiculous amount of time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
easy way for us older folks to see the sights plus we had time for shopping and coffee in Athens
Sail Date: May 2017
easy way for us older folks to see the sights plus we had time for shopping and coffee in Athens
easy way for us older folks to see the sights plus we had time for shopping and coffee in Athens Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
The bus was great affordable, hop on hop off with great information along the way.
Sail Date: May 2017
The bus was great affordable, hop on hop off with great information along the way. Lots of stops, well marked and tour bus employee very available to help along the way.
The bus was great affordable, hop on hop off with great information along the way. Lots of stops, well marked and tour bus employee very available to help along the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tour around the city was mostly cursory, only viewing from bus.
Sail Date: March 2017
Tour around the city was mostly cursory, only viewing from bus. Stops were made at Panathenaic Stadium and then at the Acropolis Museum with included tour.
Tour around the city was mostly cursory, only viewing from bus. Stops were made at Panathenaic Stadium and then at the Acropolis Museum with included tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Covered a lot of ground in short time.
Sail Date: December 2016
Covered a lot of ground in short time. Got back just in time. Very nice guide and spectacular sites in a chaotic messy city. Very proud people.
Covered a lot of ground in short time. Got back just in time. Very nice guide and spectacular sites in a chaotic messy city. Very proud people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the hop on Hop Off, from the ship to Athens.
Sail Date: November 2016
We took the hop on Hop Off, from the ship to Athens. Some people took public busses but I was with an older person and wanted to maximise view of the city. We went to the top of the Acropolis which wasn't as difficult as it appears. ... Read More
We took the hop on Hop Off, from the ship to Athens. Some people took public busses but I was with an older person and wanted to maximise view of the city. We went to the top of the Acropolis which wasn't as difficult as it appears. Perhaps in summer it is mobbed and the groups make it difficult to see. We had a great time but perhaps booking an English language tour of the Acropolis would be recommended for people without a good understanding of the related history and culture. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A waste of time.
Sail Date: October 2016
A waste of time. The traffic in Athens made it impossible to see anything as there was a fear we would not be able to return to the ship on time.
A waste of time. The traffic in Athens made it impossible to see anything as there was a fear we would not be able to return to the ship on time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was good.
Sail Date: October 2016
It was good. Nikos was extremely personable and drove us around and then to the port. This was helpful because it was raining outside and my 62 year old mother doesn't like to walk too much. However, where he drove us, we basically ... Read More
It was good. Nikos was extremely personable and drove us around and then to the port. This was helpful because it was raining outside and my 62 year old mother doesn't like to walk too much. However, where he drove us, we basically could have walked to (on a normal non-rainy day with a person who doesn't mind walking). The price of the excursion was way more than it should have been, but Nikos was a great companion for the day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Part of the Acropolis tour was a quick bus tour past some of the highlights of Athens.
Sail Date: October 2016
Part of the Acropolis tour was a quick bus tour past some of the highlights of Athens. All we needed to see this time
Part of the Acropolis tour was a quick bus tour past some of the highlights of Athens. All we needed to see this time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The day was mostly rainy so we didn't venture off the ship until after lunch.We took one of the ...
Sail Date: October 2016
The day was mostly rainy so we didn't venture off the ship until after lunch.We took one of the hop-on hop-off tours. The rain stopped soon after we got on the bus and we had a nice tour of the city.
The day was mostly rainy so we didn't venture off the ship until after lunch.We took one of the hop-on hop-off tours. The rain stopped soon after we got on the bus and we had a nice tour of the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Saw everything with a very entertaining guide, included a lunch stop in Cape Sounion
Sail Date: October 2016
Saw everything with a very entertaining guide, included a lunch stop in Cape Sounion
Saw everything with a very entertaining guide, included a lunch stop in Cape Sounion Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was an 8 hour tour, called The Best of Athens, that we booked on our own.
Sail Date: October 2016
This was an 8 hour tour, called The Best of Athens, that we booked on our own. We had a very nice driver who was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about Athens. He took us all over the city with stops at the Acropolis, the Parthenon, ... Read More
This was an 8 hour tour, called The Best of Athens, that we booked on our own. We had a very nice driver who was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about Athens. He took us all over the city with stops at the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and a few other places. We ate lunch at a hole in the wall tavern called 5eff's. We ate a family style lunch and were completely stuffed when we left. The price was amazing and this was by far the best meal I ate in 15 days in Europe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Ancient Athens is not to be missed.
Sail Date: September 2016
Ancient Athens is not to be missed. We got to the Acropolis early in the day before the crowds and so glad we did. Our guide was so knowledgeable. She gave us the history and stories in such a way they came alive. From there we went to ... Read More
Ancient Athens is not to be missed. We got to the Acropolis early in the day before the crowds and so glad we did. Our guide was so knowledgeable. She gave us the history and stories in such a way they came alive. From there we went to the Olympic Stadium and the tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guards, which was awesome. Very nice day and recommend this tour company. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
ride to and from town 5+/- K
Sail Date: September 2016
ride to and from town 5+/- K
ride to and from town 5+/- K Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good tour.
Sail Date: September 2016
Good tour. We had time to see the Platka to shop and eat lunch and walked to the government building to see the guard change before meeting the bus. Lots of time at the Acropolis to see everything there. We were happy with this tour. ... Read More
Good tour. We had time to see the Platka to shop and eat lunch and walked to the government building to see the guard change before meeting the bus. Lots of time at the Acropolis to see everything there. We were happy with this tour. No hassle with finding buses etc. we just went directly to the tour bus when we left the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great city but weak tour.
Sail Date: September 2016
Great city but weak tour.
Great city but weak tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Made good because of our excellent guide, Eleni.
Sail Date: September 2016
Made good because of our excellent guide, Eleni.
Made good because of our excellent guide, Eleni. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour started with a driving tour of Athens and gave us a chance to view the Acropolis but only ...
Sail Date: September 2016
This tour started with a driving tour of Athens and gave us a chance to view the Acropolis but only from the outside. We then were taken to Plaka where we had an hour and a half for shopping (we spent our time at a sidewalk cafe). Overall, ... Read More
This tour started with a driving tour of Athens and gave us a chance to view the Acropolis but only from the outside. We then were taken to Plaka where we had an hour and a half for shopping (we spent our time at a sidewalk cafe). Overall, this was the worst Celebrity tour we took. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We stopped for photos at all the main sites and then dropped off and walked to the Government to ...
Sail Date: September 2016
We stopped for photos at all the main sites and then dropped off and walked to the Government to see the amusing changing of the guards.
We stopped for photos at all the main sites and then dropped off and walked to the Government to see the amusing changing of the guards. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises