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We will be in Athens this Nov via our cruise. Was wondering if we should take a tours true our cruise ship or is it feasable to arrange our own itinerary and is it easy to travel from the ship and comming back

Devizes, United...
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Hi there

It's easy to do it yourself, just take a taxi or the Metro from Piraeus to Monastiraki Square and begin your walking tour from there. Central Athens is safe, flat, and easy to navigate, plus all the major outdoor sights are within a very compact area.

If you invest in a decent map of central ASthens, such as the "Rough Guide map of Athens", it shows all the sights and much more, and really shows how close they are to each other and how simple to reach, regardless of where you start from. If you are berthing early, I'd advise heading for the Acropolis first, it opens at 8am, and really starts to fill up by 10am. Just allow plenty of time to get back to your ship prior to sailing.

Masham, Quebec...
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GB got it right. The only thing I would do different is take the taxi from Piraeus

to the Acropolis to be there as early as possible then walk down to the Plaka.

Like GB says get a good Map so when you get back home only to find "we missed this and that" you may never return although my wife and I have been to Greece and its Island 7 time and may just return, if old age gives me a break.

Now get out there and enjoy.

Marc and Gisele

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