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.
Again, I think we saw as much as folk on other tours on our own(I heard complaints of too much talk ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Again, I think we saw as much as folk on other tours on our own(I heard complaints of too much talk from guide to taking too much time) Acropolis is a must see! Easy to walk around.
Again, I think we saw as much as folk on other tours on our own(I heard complaints of too much talk from guide to taking too much time) Acropolis is a must see! Easy to walk around. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Used the hop on hop off bus, which was excellent.
Sail Date: September 2016
Used the hop on hop off bus, which was excellent. Saw everything
Used the hop on hop off bus, which was excellent. Saw everything Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Toured the city and had the different areas described/explained.
Sail Date: September 2016
Toured the city and had the different areas described/explained.
Toured the city and had the different areas described/explained. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were too worn out to appreciate it.
Sail Date: September 2016
We were too worn out to appreciate it. Great food!
We were too worn out to appreciate it. Great food! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we had very comfortable van for the tour.
Sail Date: September 2016
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we had very comfortable van for the tour.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we had very comfortable van for the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is a Hop On - Hop Off tour of the port of Piraeus and Athens.
Sail Date: September 2016
This is a Hop On - Hop Off tour of the port of Piraeus and Athens. You have to change buses at the Acropolis. Once you get past the best tourist places in Athens the remaining part of the route isn't worth it. Transfer back to the ... Read More
This is a Hop On - Hop Off tour of the port of Piraeus and Athens. You have to change buses at the Acropolis. Once you get past the best tourist places in Athens the remaining part of the route isn't worth it. Transfer back to the Piraeus bus at the Acropolis to return to the ship was problematic due to everyone wanting to return at the same time. However, it was orderly and well managed by the Hop Off - Hop On people and all was well in the end. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
HP Tours picked us up from our hotel and provided a great tour of the City and Acropolis with a ...
Sail Date: September 2016
HP Tours picked us up from our hotel and provided a great tour of the City and Acropolis with a group of Cruise Critic members, afterwards dropping us at the ship with our luggage
HP Tours picked us up from our hotel and provided a great tour of the City and Acropolis with a group of Cruise Critic members, afterwards dropping us at the ship with our luggage Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took a tour of Athens with "Private Tours Athens" aka George's Taxi.
Sail Date: September 2016
We took a tour of Athens with "Private Tours Athens" aka George's Taxi. This company has extremely positive reviews and they did not disappoint! They drove us to the Acropolis/Parthenon first thing in the morning before ... Read More
We took a tour of Athens with "Private Tours Athens" aka George's Taxi. This company has extremely positive reviews and they did not disappoint! They drove us to the Acropolis/Parthenon first thing in the morning before massive crowds. It was breathtaking!! They drove our group of 12 around Athens asking at each place if we wanted to jump out and take pictures. The afternoon ended in the Plaka area for shopping and lunch! Caution this area is full of pickpockets, hustlers, and overly aggressive men trying to sell $5 yarn bracelet for some party. This made us eager to get back to the bus and leave Athens..first and only time we felt stressed during the whole trip! However do not miss the opportunity to see the Acropolis! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I was surprised at the amount of graffiti around, tour was by coach looking at the main places of ...
Sail Date: August 2016
I was surprised at the amount of graffiti around, tour was by coach looking at the main places of interest (not the acropolis as only half day) plenty of time to shop in the main street where the shops are happy for you to look around and ... Read More
I was surprised at the amount of graffiti around, tour was by coach looking at the main places of interest (not the acropolis as only half day) plenty of time to shop in the main street where the shops are happy for you to look around and not harass you to buy, very nice people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
great mall for shopping
Sail Date: August 2016
great mall for shopping
great mall for shopping Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interesting but .....
Sail Date: August 2016
Interesting but ..... You feel you miss something, cause you dont go up to the Akropolis! The audio in the bus was not ok. Several speakers did not work.
Interesting but ..... You feel you miss something, cause you dont go up to the Akropolis! The audio in the bus was not ok. Several speakers did not work. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Not long enough to see Athens, no real good view of the Acropolis.
Sail Date: August 2016
Not long enough to see Athens, no real good view of the Acropolis. Plaka district interesting , but to long at Museum. Religious Feast day so shops mainly closed.
Not long enough to see Athens, no real good view of the Acropolis. Plaka district interesting , but to long at Museum. Religious Feast day so shops mainly closed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We got to see the city.
Sail Date: August 2016
We got to see the city. Driver drove quite fast! Very windy on top!
We got to see the city. Driver drove quite fast! Very windy on top! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Guide was real nice.
Sail Date: August 2016
Guide was real nice. Athens is pretty bad-concrete jungle but the Acropolis is a must see. Also stopped at the Olympic stadium which was great to see. I don't have a need to go back but once is worth it for sure.
Guide was real nice. Athens is pretty bad-concrete jungle but the Acropolis is a must see. Also stopped at the Olympic stadium which was great to see. I don't have a need to go back but once is worth it for sure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tour guide ok
Sail Date: July 2016
Tour guide ok
Tour guide ok Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We spent most of our time in Athens in an air conditioned bus, and if you come at the end of July ...
Sail Date: July 2016
We spent most of our time in Athens in an air conditioned bus, and if you come at the end of July beginning of August its really too hot for anything else. We saw the acropolis from the bottom and that was just fine.
We spent most of our time in Athens in an air conditioned bus, and if you come at the end of July beginning of August its really too hot for anything else. We saw the acropolis from the bottom and that was just fine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It was a nice tour, however spoiled by the fact that my wallet was lifted out of my purse just ...
Sail Date: July 2016
It was a nice tour, however spoiled by the fact that my wallet was lifted out of my purse just before boarding bus back to ship in Plaka. So people be aware.
It was a nice tour, however spoiled by the fact that my wallet was lifted out of my purse just before boarding bus back to ship in Plaka. So people be aware. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
good overview of city
Sail Date: July 2016
good overview of city
good overview of city Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great visit to all big attractions, informative tour guide with tips for great food.
Sail Date: July 2016
Great visit to all big attractions, informative tour guide with tips for great food. Gave us a variety of options to cater for our interests.
Great visit to all big attractions, informative tour guide with tips for great food. Gave us a variety of options to cater for our interests. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took the "Taste of Athens" tour which was very good.
Sail Date: July 2016
Took the "Taste of Athens" tour which was very good. Spent 2 hours at the Acropolis and then drove around the city to view more sites. The bus left us at The Plaka for shopping and lunch and then returned us to the ship. Tour ... Read More
Took the "Taste of Athens" tour which was very good. Spent 2 hours at the Acropolis and then drove around the city to view more sites. The bus left us at The Plaka for shopping and lunch and then returned us to the ship. Tour guide was informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
What you'd expect
Sail Date: July 2016
What you'd expect
What you'd expect Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
£40 for a bus tour.
Sail Date: July 2016
£40 for a bus tour. Just a few hours in Athens. Tour was in 2 languages since they couldn’t get a whole bus of English speakers. Didn’t get a single photo as noting we stop for was worth photographing.
£40 for a bus tour. Just a few hours in Athens. Tour was in 2 languages since they couldn’t get a whole bus of English speakers. Didn’t get a single photo as noting we stop for was worth photographing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Excellent way to see the city--our first visit.
Sail Date: July 2016
Excellent way to see the city--our first visit. Allowed us to spend as little or as much time as we wanted at the many sites. Would use this way of touring again in any city that offers this way to tour.
Excellent way to see the city--our first visit. Allowed us to spend as little or as much time as we wanted at the many sites. Would use this way of touring again in any city that offers this way to tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The day the ship docked, we took Hellenic Flying Dolphin to Aegina Island.
Sail Date: July 2016
The day the ship docked, we took Hellenic Flying Dolphin to Aegina Island. Took a taxi (10euro with tip) to Marathon Beach. Was nice. Free chairs if you buy some drinks and/or food!
The day the ship docked, we took Hellenic Flying Dolphin to Aegina Island. Took a taxi (10euro with tip) to Marathon Beach. Was nice. Free chairs if you buy some drinks and/or food! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sooo hot and we had to wait in long lines for the bus.
Sail Date: July 2016
Sooo hot and we had to wait in long lines for the bus. But we could hop on and hop off anytime.
Sooo hot and we had to wait in long lines for the bus. But we could hop on and hop off anytime. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line