Athens Shore Excursion: Parthenon & Plaka Tour

Starting Time
6 hours
Starting point
Free Cancellation
Free Cancellation

  • 6 hours private experience led by licensed guide
  • Explore Athens at your own pace & customize the itinerary based on your interests
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Acropolis & admire the majestic Parthenon
  • Visit  the impressive Panathenaic Stadium alongside other ancient monuments
  • Wander around Plaka area, full of restaurants & shops

While in Port of Piraeus, take a private tour of the ancient city of Athens led by a professional expert guide and enjoy private transportation by luxury air conditioned vehicle. Visit the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the symbol of the glory of ancient Greece and wander around the old district of Plaka.

Meet your guide at Piraeus pier and head to the heart of Athens. First stop is at the impressive Panathinaiko Stadium, cradle of the first modern Olympic games, which took place in 1896. Continue passing by some of the most significant parts of the city, such as the Greek Parliament with the monument to the Unknown soldier where you will see the fanciful Evzoni Guards in their amber tunics, the Zappion Conference Center, the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arc, the handsome Numismatic Museum at Schlieman's House, the Catholic Cathedral of Agios Dionysios Aeropagitis and the Constitution Square.

Next is the sight that's sure to be a highlight of any visitor's list: the breathtaking 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. 

After your Acropolis visit, enjoy free time in the old district of Plaka, full of traditional restaurants and shops, before your return to the port in time to re-board your cruise ship.  

  • Transportation by luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • Professional & licensed guide
  • Pick up/drop-off service
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals and drinks

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

Guide: English or Italian or French.

For other languages as well as for bookings on Sunday extra fees will apply. The exact duration of the tour depends on the time you need to be back to the cruise ship.

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


12 Reviews


June 10th, 2013
I would just like to tell you how much we enjoyed our half day tour with Mariana, Athens was most enjoyable with her! Although we had a bit of a problem...


January 29th, 2013
Look no further. We booked this tour before leaving on our cruise using Trip Advisor. Very rarely does anything in life exceed our expectations by our full day...

Snak O

January 25th, 2013
We only had one day in Athens and knew that we would find it difficult to see all of the sights without a professional guide and tour. The car was comfortable,...

Marcie y

January 25th, 2013
My husband and I and friends spent a full day in Athens with Marianna from KEY Tours. From the beginning, Minais, was prompt with email replies, and gave very...

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January 25th, 2013
We came into Athens for the day on a cruise. I am not a big fan of bus tours so I planned this private tour for me and my daughter. From the start, it was...

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