Athens (Piraeus) The Plaka Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

Known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods," Plaka is the oldest in all of Athens. In addition to its substantial history, expect to find a wide variety of museums in the area.
The bus drove us by the Olympic stadium, which was cool, then dropped us off at the Plaka, walked ...
Sail Date: April 2019
The bus drove us by the Olympic stadium, which was cool, then dropped us off at the Plaka, walked us halfway down, suggested a restaurant and a place to shop and that was kind of it. The restaurant they suggested was pretty blah... not ... Read More
The bus drove us by the Olympic stadium, which was cool, then dropped us off at the Plaka, walked us halfway down, suggested a restaurant and a place to shop and that was kind of it. The restaurant they suggested was pretty blah... not good Greek fare... just fast... and not under-priced for that... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
don't do it.
Sail Date: September 2018
don't do it. Watch for pick pockets. Go to the museum or other ruins instead, then get out of Athens as quick as possible.
don't do it. Watch for pick pockets. Go to the museum or other ruins instead, then get out of Athens as quick as possible. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sorry - just a bunch to touristy shops again.
Sail Date: June 2018
Sorry - just a bunch to touristy shops again. Good restaurant for lunch - Arcadia Restaurant.
Sorry - just a bunch to touristy shops again. Good restaurant for lunch - Arcadia Restaurant. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We meant to take the Acropolis tour, but was not too upset since we had visit the Acropolis on a ...
Sail Date: June 2018
We meant to take the Acropolis tour, but was not too upset since we had visit the Acropolis on a past cruise. We did get some good views of the Acropolis and Mars Hill as well as the Old Olympic Stadium. The Plaka tour was a lot of ... Read More
We meant to take the Acropolis tour, but was not too upset since we had visit the Acropolis on a past cruise. We did get some good views of the Acropolis and Mars Hill as well as the Old Olympic Stadium. The Plaka tour was a lot of walking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great prices for trinkets and souvenirs.
Sail Date: June 2018
Great prices for trinkets and souvenirs.
Great prices for trinkets and souvenirs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This wa free time at the end of the tour to walk around the Plaka District ro to sit at a taverna ...
Sail Date: March 2018
This wa free time at the end of the tour to walk around the Plaka District ro to sit at a taverna and have a Mythos beer since the weather had finally turned reasonable.
This wa free time at the end of the tour to walk around the Plaka District ro to sit at a taverna and have a Mythos beer since the weather had finally turned reasonable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Mainly took this for the transportation into Athens.
Sail Date: October 2017
Mainly took this for the transportation into Athens. Did not go to the Parthenon as I had been before. Walking tour to The Plaka was good, but the guide was long winded. After lunch we did our own thing and caught the tour bus back to port.... Read More
Mainly took this for the transportation into Athens. Did not go to the Parthenon as I had been before. Walking tour to The Plaka was good, but the guide was long winded. After lunch we did our own thing and caught the tour bus back to port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The restaurant gyros lunch was good, but our "free time" was a waste of time.
Sail Date: September 2017
The restaurant gyros lunch was good, but our "free time" was a waste of time. 30 minutes isn't enough time to do anything.
The restaurant gyros lunch was good, but our "free time" was a waste of time. 30 minutes isn't enough time to do anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was part of a three part tour.
Sail Date: July 2017
This was part of a three part tour. Not enough time spent there due to again BUS ride taking longer than needed. It would have been better to do hop on hop off bus in the city.
This was part of a three part tour. Not enough time spent there due to again BUS ride taking longer than needed. It would have been better to do hop on hop off bus in the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice side streets, great little shops with good prices.
Sail Date: June 2017
Nice side streets, great little shops with good prices.
Nice side streets, great little shops with good prices. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wonderful restaurant.
Sail Date: June 2017
Wonderful restaurant. Had Greek lunch. Not enough time to walk around afterwards.
Wonderful restaurant. Had Greek lunch. Not enough time to walk around afterwards. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Guide showed us little walking tour of area ,then left us free time to enjoy Greek meal before ...
Sail Date: May 2017
Guide showed us little walking tour of area ,then left us free time to enjoy Greek meal before museum nearby
Guide showed us little walking tour of area ,then left us free time to enjoy Greek meal before museum nearby Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Basically dropped of by the bus in the shopping area.
Sail Date: November 2016
Basically dropped of by the bus in the shopping area. Did do some shopping. Then picked up and returned to the ship
Basically dropped of by the bus in the shopping area. Did do some shopping. Then picked up and returned to the ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
I found there was not enough time to really explore because you were always watching the time.
Sail Date: November 2016
I found there was not enough time to really explore because you were always watching the time. Unfortunately we picked the wrong restaurant and our greek meal was terrile.
I found there was not enough time to really explore because you were always watching the time. Unfortunately we picked the wrong restaurant and our greek meal was terrile. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Spent the day on the hop on hop off and walking around the Plaka district.
Sail Date: October 2016
Spent the day on the hop on hop off and walking around the Plaka district. Great way to see the city.
Spent the day on the hop on hop off and walking around the Plaka district. Great way to see the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Delightful sense of the old & new city merging.
Sail Date: September 2016
Delightful sense of the old & new city merging. Great bars & restaurants.
Delightful sense of the old & new city merging. Great bars & restaurants. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Interesting tour, stops to brief at the sites, with no entry included.
Sail Date: September 2016
Interesting tour, stops to brief at the sites, with no entry included. Lunch was abysmyl
Interesting tour, stops to brief at the sites, with no entry included. Lunch was abysmyl Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The tour and free time in the Plaka were a little stressful just due to the narrow streets and the ...
Sail Date: September 2016
The tour and free time in the Plaka were a little stressful just due to the narrow streets and the amount of motorbikes that were zooming around, however it was a great excursion and the tour guide was good. The city itself seems to be a ... Read More
The tour and free time in the Plaka were a little stressful just due to the narrow streets and the amount of motorbikes that were zooming around, however it was a great excursion and the tour guide was good. The city itself seems to be a contradiction with all the historical or importiant places being well kept while those buildings surrounding them being covered in graffitti. There were a lot of hawkers and beggars around too, which cannot be helped in the countries economic climate. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very touristy feel.
Sail Date: August 2016
Very touristy feel. No authentic food or shops.
Very touristy feel. No authentic food or shops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Had lunch and walked the plaka.
Sail Date: July 2016
Had lunch and walked the plaka. Great for souvenirs.
Had lunch and walked the plaka. Great for souvenirs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We walked through this area several times as it was on the way from our hotel and to/from sites.
Sail Date: July 2016
We walked through this area several times as it was on the way from our hotel and to/from sites. Lots of shopping and good eats!
We walked through this area several times as it was on the way from our hotel and to/from sites. Lots of shopping and good eats! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
nice
Sail Date: July 2016
nice
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Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We felt the guide was disinterested and that we could have been given longer to explore.
Sail Date: July 2016
We felt the guide was disinterested and that we could have been given longer to explore.
We felt the guide was disinterested and that we could have been given longer to explore. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
My favorite part of Athens aside from the Microlimina area of Pireaus.
Sail Date: June 2016
My favorite part of Athens aside from the Microlimina area of Pireaus.
My favorite part of Athens aside from the Microlimina area of Pireaus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Variety Cruises
One of our favorite days.
Sail Date: June 2016
One of our favorite days. Took a walking tour of Acropolis, Food Tour and New Acropolis Museum with Athens Walks. It was fantastic. After the Acropolis, we stopped at 3 places to try small bites. Finished the day at the New Acropolis ... Read More
One of our favorite days. Took a walking tour of Acropolis, Food Tour and New Acropolis Museum with Athens Walks. It was fantastic. After the Acropolis, we stopped at 3 places to try small bites. Finished the day at the New Acropolis Museum. Learned a lot! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line