Welcome to Piraeus

Shabby and congested, central Piraeus is not a place where visitors choose to linger. Beyond its shipping offices, banks and public buildings are a jumble of pedestrian precincts, shopping strips and rather grungy areas. The most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano harbours. The latter is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars often filled with people who've disembarked from cruise ships for the day.

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$17.28 Tours & Sightseeing

Athens Piraeus and Glyfada Hop on Hop off Tour

Enjoy the panoramic view from the upper deck of the bus and Hop on and hop off as many times as you like at over 40 stops in Athens, Piraeus, Riviera & Beaches. Admire the architecture and learn about their history from the on-board commentary onboard available in 12 languages.Choose either the 90-minute Athens route that begins at Syntagma Square or the 60-minute Piraeus route that starts at the cruise terminal and the interchange bus stop at Acropolis or a 2 hours tour in Riviera & Beaches starting from Acropolis bus stop . These tourist-friendly city tours offer the opportunity to admire and stop to visit spectacular sites.In Athens, a city full of historical and cultural monuments, you can hop off to explore the Acropolis and Parthenon archaeological site and visit the new Acropolis Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Explore the picturesque area of Plaka and Monastiraki, where you’ll discover neoclassical buildings, archaeological findings, and souvenir shops. Piraeus port is one of the most important commercial seaports in the Mediterranean. Nearby, you’ll find a number of private harbors, such as the Mikrolimano and the Zea Marina (Pasalimani). Admire the architectural beauty of the Municipal Theater, and visit the Planetarium, which is one of the best equipped in the world.

$114.06 Shore Excursions

Athens Small-Group Segway Tour with Piraeus Port Pickup

Leave Piraeus Port with a transfer to central Athens to meet your friendly guide. Start with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled, electric, self-balancing Segway; once you feel comfortable, you’ll weave through the streets of Athens on one of two routes, as detailed below. Both tours finish at the start point. City Highlights Tour:See the sights of modern and ancient Athens on your 2-hour Segway tour. On your electric Segway, glide through the city streets, stopping by famous monuments to hear tales about this charismatic city. Admire sights of the Acropolis of Athens, visit Zappeion Garden, and then see top Athens' attractions like Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus, Panathinaikos Stadium and more.Acropolis of Athens Tour:Discover the delights of the Acropolis of Athens by Segway on this tour, led by a local guide! Glide through the neighborhoods that line the slopes of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, such as Plaka (Athens’ Old Town) and Thiseio. Explore the Ancient Agora of Athens and stop at monuments like the Temple of Hephaestous, all while hearing tales about Classical Greece from your guide.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Piraeus port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded.See our terms and conditions for full details.

$21.89 Walking & Biking Tours

An Evening Walking Tour of Athens

The walk goes up direction Acropolis, passing through narrow streets and past ancient temples, where the sun has put a golden glow over the white marble, to some of the best viewpoint from where you have a magnificent view over Athens, the port of Piraeus, the coastline and the historic island of Salamina. Included in the tour is a glass of wine at a very romantic spot.

$79 Shore Excursions

Guided Sightseeing Shore Excursion Tour of Athens

Your Licensed Tour guide will meet you at Piraeus port holding a sign with your name on it at the pre-arranged time. After meeting with your professional guide, start your journey in the birthplace of Western civilization, Athens the capital of Greece. To avoid long queues we go directly to  the Acropolis, the sacred rock of Athens. You will see the  Parthenon that was dedicated to the goddess Athena,Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the temple of Athena Nike which was dedicated to Athena-Nike, the Erechtheion with its famous female figures-statues the Caryatids or maidens dedicated both to Athena and Poseidon. The Acropolis Hill has a view of the Ancient Agora, the Tower of the Winds, Herodes Atticus Odeon, and the Theatre of Dionysus. You will have a chance to see them from Acropolis Hill. You then drive to  the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest in ancient Greece, taking over 700 years to build and  the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. See the Prime Minister’s Residence (Maximou Mansion), the former Royal Palace, today the Presidential Mansion on your way to the Parliament House. Continue with the highlights of modern Athens stopping by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House to see the highly stylized changing of the Presidential Guard called evzones. Then you will have free time for lunch and souvenir hunting in the oldest and most picturesque neighborhood of Athens,  Plaka (stone-paved narrow streets, traditional Greek tavernas -best gyros- antique and souvenir stores) clustered under the slopes of the Acropolis, known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods”. After Plaka, because of limited time in Athens, you will visit the Ancient Agora which was formerly the commercial hub of ancient Athens and birthplace of politics and philosophy. Drive back to the port and end of services

$46.08 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: Athens Half Day Tour with Private Driver

Start with a pick up from your cruise ship in Piraeus, with private transportation, and then travel into the city center. During the drive, relax and chat about the things in Athens that interest you the most. Although your itinerary is planned, the tour can be customized to your interests. Your first stop is Panathenian Stadium, an impressive white-marble structure that was the site of the first Olympic Games in 1896. Take a look around  the stadium’s architecture and reconstruction, and learn all about its history as one of the country’s most renowned sports venues. Near the stadium lies the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus — or more simply, the Temple of Zeus. Pose for photos in front of the colossal ruins that honor the king of the Olympian gods. Continue onward to Athens National Gardens and stop outside the Greek Parliament to see the traditionally dressed guards watching the buildings. Have your camera ready to capture snapshots of the Changing of the Guard ceremony and get a sense of Greek modern history. Next is the site that’s sure to be a highlight on any visitor’s list: the Acropolis of Athens. Leave your vehicle and head out on foot for a stroll up the slopes of the city’s famous ancient citadel. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Acropolis is home to several incredible buildings that date back to the days of Ancient Greece. See the Parthenon, Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion and Temple of Athena Nike, a monument built to represent Athens’ ambition as the most powerful Greek city. After soaking up the views and perhaps enjoying a bite to eat or a drink from a local cafe (own expense), wander down the Acropolis’ slopes to the ancient Agora — a meeting place that once served as the heart of ancient Athens. Your half-day tour then finishes with a drop-off back at your cruise ship.

$51.84 Walking & Biking Tours

Athens Old Town Electric Bike Tour

Let’s Roll into the Old TownWe’ll meet at our shop. Your friendly guide will take care that you get familiar with the equipment and the use of e-bikes. He then will be your master of proceedings for today! All of our guides are locals and committed to helping you discover the magic of Athens city.End of anticipation as we start cycling towards the one and unique Acropolis. This area hosts World Heritage sights. (We do not enter the site)The Ancient MarketsWe once again cycle through very old areas only to admire the remains of a great civilisation. The Roman Forum and the Ancient Agora dominate this part of our trip.KeramikosAn area full of antiquities and part of the old city's western limits. It is an entrance point to some popular neighbourhoods of Athens as well leads the way from the centre to Piraeus.MonastirakiWe arrive at the most popular location for all Athens visitors. From there, all the ways someone can discover the city start and it is the entrance to the oldest part of Athens.PlakaThe heart and the most authentic place of Athens. We go through back streets and alleys to explore the hidden face of the magical city. Legends and houses will take us back through thousands of years of fascinating people and facts.The Stadium and the OlympicsThe next place we shall visit includes sights that are connected to the athletic history of Greece and also includes the famous temple of Zeus.