Athens Shore Excursion: City Tour with Parthenon and Acropolis Museum Visit

Starting Time
5.5 hours
Starting point
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation

  • Explore at your own pace the UNSESCO-listed Acropolis
  • Visit Acropolis Museum, full of art & masterpieces
  • Guided private tour led by professional expert guide
  • Marvel at Panathinaiko stadium alongside with other impressive monuments
  • Choose the departure time that suits to your schedule

For cruise passengers arriving in Piraeus for only few hours to see the beautiful city of Athens and what it has to offer, this private guided shore excursion is the best option. Visit some of the Athens major monuments of Greek antiquity with a professional expert guide.

Meet your private air-conditioned vehicle at the pier and head to Athens city centre. First stop at the Panathinaiko Stadium cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Pass by the Prime’s Ministers residence,  Ex Royal Palace, (guarded by colourful Evzones), Zappion Hall and the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue passing by the main modern monuments and buildings of the city and finally reach the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Climb up to the Acropolis and visit Parthenon, the monumental marble gates of the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike and the famous Porch of Maidens at the temple of Erechtheion. Explore the site at your own pace and enjoy unique panoramic views.

Continue with a pleasant short walking tour passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the new Acropolis museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.

After a morning full of experiences and images you will have free time to explore on your own the area of Plaka for walking or optional lunch. Then head back to the port on time  for the embarcation back to your ship.

  • Professional and licensed guide
  • Transportation by a deluxe vehicle
  • Pick up/drop off service
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals and drinks

Transportation: By Deluxe Mercedes Taxi for 1 to 3 pax, and Deluxe Mini Bus for 4 to 14 pax.

Guide: English or Italian or French.

For other languages extra fees may apply. For Sunday a supplement of 100 € apply.


Cancel up to 24 hours prior the date of the experience for a full refund.


6 Reviews


January 29th, 2013
As a first time visitor to Athens, we couldn’t have been happier with the tour company we selected. We were greeted at our ship by our guide, Giannis and our...


January 25th, 2013
In October we had a wonderful day in Athens. Our ship was two hours late into port and the guide was still waiting for us at the designated place. Our guide's...


November 28th, 2012
Our group of 13 recently stopped at the Port of Piraeus where we had booked (from home) a full day Athens tour through Key Tours. We were met promptly at our...


November 27th, 2012
Our guide, Rouli, met us when we disembarked from the ship. The instructions provided by Minais (KEY TOURS staff) were clear and there were no problems in...

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November 27th, 2012
We were a party of 6 adults who were cruising the Greek Islands on board a Princess ship. Not wanting to join the hoards on a bus tour I found KEY Private...

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