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Athens Panorama: Shore Excursion including Acropolis & the National Archeological Museum

A 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Visiting Athens

Shore Excursion Overview

A private sightseeing tour to must-see Athens: start with a panoramic drive by major landmarks of modern and ancient Athens.

Visit the National Archaeological Museum, one of the most famous museums worldwide, and enjoy a guided tour inside the Acropolis. Finish with an afternoon walk in the Plaka, the old picturesque neighbourhood of Athens. This 8-hour shore excursion is designed to offer a comprehensive experience of Athens.

Duration: 8 hours

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian

Departures: Anytime

Shore Excursion Highlights' Gallery

The Shore Excursion Highlights

  • Greek Parliament
  • Monument of the Unknown Soldier
  • Presidential Guard
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Acropolis
  • National Archeological museum
  • Plaka

The Shore Excursion Description

Discover the modern and classical side of Athens. Our city tour begins from the contemporary heart of Athens, Syntagma Square where the impressive building of the Greek Parliament is located. In front of it the Presidential Guard in their traditional colourful uniform offers honours to the memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We drive by numerous beautiful neoclassical buildings, including the President’s Residence, a former Royal Palace, to reach the Panathenaic Stadium that held the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. After a small stop we pass by the classical temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, erected by the Romans as a boundary the separated the Greek and Roman part of city. As we continue in the Panepistimiou Avenue to see the National Library and Academy, the University of Athens and the Catholic Cathedral, you will be amazed by the rich heritage of Athens and the unique combination of its ancient and contemporary faces.

Our next stop is at the National Archaeological Museum. Not only this is the largest museum in Greece but it is considered one of the greatest museums worldwide due its rich collection of artefacts from Greek antiquity. The multiple museum’s collection will take you to a journey from the prehistoric to Roman period.

The tour continues with a visit to the Acropolis, landmark of Athens, the eternal symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. Your guide will explain the history of the Golden Age of Athens as you visit the architectural masterpieces the Propylea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon, the one of the world’s most famous landmark monuments dedicated to the goddess Athena.

The tour ends at Plaka a neighborhood characterized by a unique architecture. You will have some free time to shop, make pictures and enjoy a walk it its colorful alleys, before you return to your ship.

The Shore Excursion Includes

  • Transportation by air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fee for Acropolis site & National Archaeological Museum
  • Roundtrip transfer to your ship
  • Lunch at local restaurant in Plaka (optional)
  • Local taxes and VAT

The Shore Excursion Excludes

  • Meal and drinks during the excursion
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts (optional)

Additional Information

  • For the Acropolis visit we recommend comfortable walking shoes and especially during the summer months wearing a hat, sun glasses and loose fitted clothes.