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.
Very good tour walking to the sites of Acropolis, The Plaka, etc
Sail Date: June 2015
Very good tour walking to the sites of Acropolis, The Plaka, etc
Very good tour walking to the sites of Acropolis, The Plaka, etc Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Basically, it was a bus tour in a crowded city.
Sail Date: June 2015
Basically, it was a bus tour in a crowded city. Sadly, this was the one area Maria lacked as far as dialogue. She pointed things out, but didn't divulge in much history behind those things.
Basically, it was a bus tour in a crowded city. Sadly, this was the one area Maria lacked as far as dialogue. She pointed things out, but didn't divulge in much history behind those things. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
interesting to see all the sites of Athens
Sail Date: May 2015
interesting to see all the sites of Athens
interesting to see all the sites of Athens Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Athens, overall, was not a favorite of our family of 5.
Sail Date: May 2015
Athens, overall, was not a favorite of our family of 5. In fact, out of all the awesome stops we had on this cruise, Athens was our least favorite and most disappointing. I hope that someday they will be able to recoup from the economic ... Read More
Athens, overall, was not a favorite of our family of 5. In fact, out of all the awesome stops we had on this cruise, Athens was our least favorite and most disappointing. I hope that someday they will be able to recoup from the economic decline and be the amazing historical place to visit, that it can be. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were sorely disappointed at the Acropolis, which ranked high on our bucket list.
Sail Date: May 2015
We were sorely disappointed at the Acropolis, which ranked high on our bucket list. But there is a lot of restoration work underway, which is good for the future, but now I'll have to spend time Photoshopping cranes and workmen out of ... Read More
We were sorely disappointed at the Acropolis, which ranked high on our bucket list. But there is a lot of restoration work underway, which is good for the future, but now I'll have to spend time Photoshopping cranes and workmen out of photos of the Parthenon. Our tour also took us to Cape Sounion, which was a fairly long bus ride, but the interesting remains of a Roman temple. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Long 1 day trip but was excellent and very informative.
Sail Date: May 2015
Long 1 day trip but was excellent and very informative. The lunch was excellent also and one of the best we have had
Long 1 day trip but was excellent and very informative. The lunch was excellent also and one of the best we have had Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I arranged pick up from Athens Airport upon arrival & begin Athens city tour & Cape Sounion.
Sail Date: May 2015
I arranged pick up from Athens Airport upon arrival & begin Athens city tour & Cape Sounion. Since arriving not early enough & not really late, I did not want to waste the day. Our party of 6 arrived 10 AM & off we went. ... Read More
I arranged pick up from Athens Airport upon arrival & begin Athens city tour & Cape Sounion. Since arriving not early enough & not really late, I did not want to waste the day. Our party of 6 arrived 10 AM & off we went. I was in contact with Frank by email (great communication) & he figured out what to do best & so we would miss the crowds. The tour was great. We had a driver & a guide with us. The day we arrived it was very windy but the sites were amazing! Great tour. We had a late lunch & they dropped us off at our hotel. Stayed until we were checked-in & made sure we were good before leaving us. They also told us what was available to do near our hotel which was great. Got some delicious fruits & walked around the Plaka. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We saw several things on a very limited period of time.
Sail Date: May 2015
We saw several things on a very limited period of time. The changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown was an interesting visit. A much different atmosphere than our Nation Unknown Tomb.
We saw several things on a very limited period of time. The changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown was an interesting visit. A much different atmosphere than our Nation Unknown Tomb. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Fotis was professional and extremely friendly.
Sail Date: April 2015
Fotis was professional and extremely friendly. He knows his stuff and will tailor your sightseeing to whatever you want to do. He knows how to pace the tour to avoid crowds.
Fotis was professional and extremely friendly. He knows his stuff and will tailor your sightseeing to whatever you want to do. He knows how to pace the tour to avoid crowds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Glorified coach tour
Sail Date: September 2014
Glorified coach tour
Glorified coach tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Just right!
Sail Date: September 2014
Just right!
Just right! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Brief drive around.
Sail Date: September 2014
Brief drive around.
Brief drive around. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw the main attractions in Athens.
Sail Date: September 2014
Saw the main attractions in Athens. Shopped a little and returned to the ship. Athens was somewhat under whelming to us.
Saw the main attractions in Athens. Shopped a little and returned to the ship. Athens was somewhat under whelming to us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
As the port is 7 miles away we decided to book a trip and very glad we did.
Sail Date: October 2013
As the port is 7 miles away we decided to book a trip and very glad we did. Saw all the sites and then left for 1.5 hours at the Plaka at the foot of the acropolis. Had we had longer we would have explored the acropolis by ourselves as ... Read More
As the port is 7 miles away we decided to book a trip and very glad we did. Saw all the sites and then left for 1.5 hours at the Plaka at the foot of the acropolis. Had we had longer we would have explored the acropolis by ourselves as this wasn't included in the tour we booked but time was limited. We enjoyed Athens much more than we thought we would. A really beautiful city and the Plaka area was lovely. The tour guide was very informative and professional. Read Less
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We went to the old Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, the Acropolis museum and the Plaka.
Sail Date: September 2013
We went to the old Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, the Acropolis museum and the Plaka. Our guide was not the best. We did have enough time at the Acropolis, but not as much at the museum. Included in this tour was lunch at an ancient Greek ... Read More
We went to the old Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, the Acropolis museum and the Plaka. Our guide was not the best. We did have enough time at the Acropolis, but not as much at the museum. Included in this tour was lunch at an ancient Greek theme restaurant. The food was good and it was mildly interesting. Time allowed for shopping at the Plaka was too much - it would have been nicer to be able to see more at the museum. I would book independently next time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Taxi for the day was 100 euros plus tip.
Sail Date: September 2013
Taxi for the day was 100 euros plus tip. Takes you to all the sites.
Taxi for the day was 100 euros plus tip. Takes you to all the sites. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The bus tour hits several highlights of the city.
Sail Date: September 2013
The bus tour hits several highlights of the city. Most notably the 19th century Olympic Stadium which seats 66,000 people, and is still used for Concerts and other programs. Especially interesting to me being from Atlanta, GA where the ... Read More
The bus tour hits several highlights of the city. Most notably the 19th century Olympic Stadium which seats 66,000 people, and is still used for Concerts and other programs. Especially interesting to me being from Atlanta, GA where the community is spending in excess of One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000) to replace a stadium that is less than 20 years old for a football team that has a hard time having a winning season.Another interesting site is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the changing of the guards hourly 24x7x365. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The shop they took us too was disappointing but the sightseeing was great.
Sail Date: August 2013
The shop they took us too was disappointing but the sightseeing was great.
The shop they took us too was disappointing but the sightseeing was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We really enjoyed the excursion through Athens and the Acropolis.
Sail Date: July 2013
We really enjoyed the excursion through Athens and the Acropolis. Our tour guide, Aphrodite, was very knowledgeable. The excursion allowed for free time in the Plaka area which we really liked.
We really enjoyed the excursion through Athens and the Acropolis. Our tour guide, Aphrodite, was very knowledgeable. The excursion allowed for free time in the Plaka area which we really liked. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Athens was a disappointment.
Sail Date: July 2013
Athens was a disappointment. It is not as "old" as I expected and is filled with graffiti. The Plaka is very crowded and touristy.
Athens was a disappointment. It is not as "old" as I expected and is filled with graffiti. The Plaka is very crowded and touristy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a shore excursion here too.
Sail Date: June 2013
Took a shore excursion here too. This tour guide was very good. Our first stop was the Acropolis it was the 7:45am time slot. We climbed the first set of stairs stopped for a bathroom break then climbed the rest of the way. Once on top the ... Read More
Took a shore excursion here too. This tour guide was very good. Our first stop was the Acropolis it was the 7:45am time slot. We climbed the first set of stairs stopped for a bathroom break then climbed the rest of the way. Once on top the rocks are slippery and you really have to watch where you walk plus watch all the other people. It was a remarkable place. I'm glad we arrived early before the throngs of people got there. It's hard to take pictures without people in them. After that we went to some stadium then the bus dropped us off at the Plaka. We had lunch there and shopped until we dropped then headed back to where the bus was to pick us up. Very nice excursion. Read Less
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Tour of the city with the main sights pointed out.
Sail Date: June 2013
Tour of the city with the main sights pointed out. Stopped below the Acropolis to take photographs.
Tour of the city with the main sights pointed out. Stopped below the Acropolis to take photographs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The museum and city tour were both fantastic.
Sail Date: April 2013
The museum and city tour were both fantastic. My husband had recently had hip surgery so we ruled out hiking up to the Acropolis but were able to learn a lot from the museum and could easily see it at a distance from several places. The ... Read More
The museum and city tour were both fantastic. My husband had recently had hip surgery so we ruled out hiking up to the Acropolis but were able to learn a lot from the museum and could easily see it at a distance from several places. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took a tour package that we had booked independently as many private companies offer shore ...
Sail Date: January 2013
We took a tour package that we had booked independently as many private companies offer shore packages to meet cruise ships. The guide, bus and the tour was very good. There was even free wifi on the bus and the port terminal that was ... Read More
We took a tour package that we had booked independently as many private companies offer shore packages to meet cruise ships. The guide, bus and the tour was very good. There was even free wifi on the bus and the port terminal that was useful as the cruise ship wifi through satellite is very expensive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
HOHO bus---very good tour, but slightly uncomfortable with the crowds massing to protest.
Sail Date: November 2012
HOHO bus---very good tour, but slightly uncomfortable with the crowds massing to protest.
HOHO bus---very good tour, but slightly uncomfortable with the crowds massing to protest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises