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Piraeus Shore Excursion: Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour

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    Pass By: Port of Piraeus, Akti Miaouli 10, Piraeus 185 38 Greece

    An ultimate city tour experience with onboard guidance & tickets of the Acropolis site from the port of Piraeus to the historical center of Athens; the birthplace of democracy and the philosophy of Socrates and Plato.

    Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

    Experience Athens as a true insider!

    On this half-day tour, you will have the opportunity to explore and discover the city treasures of the past and of the present hassle free as your tickets to the Acropolis site are included.

    From Dionysiou Aeropagitou Str, walk up to the Acropolis site and see the principle buildings, such as the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with the famous Caryatid Statues and the magnificent Parthenon.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

    Enjoy your free time in the district of Plaka - as the name itself reveals, "the old". It is the most beautiful district of the historical center, which is located nearby and ideal for shopping and tasting the local cuisine.

    At the ancient Greek Agora (marketplace), do your shopping as did the ancients, following in the footsteps of Socrates, before heading back to the port.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20 Greece

    Upon arrival to Athens, you will stop at the marble Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896; there you will be given time to take photos and feel like Olympic athletes!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hellenic Parliament, Parliament Mansion, Athens GR-10021 Greece

    Visualize the Roman aspect of Athens as you pass in front of The Hadrian Arch of Triumph and The Temple of Zeus.

    Continue to all the ancient and modern hotspots of Athens. The Syntagma Square, in the heart of the city, hosts The Greek House of Parliament. In previous centuries, this was the Royal Palace, surrounded then and still today by the National Gardens.
    • Also, a short stop for photos in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Guards is a MUST! Wait a few minutes to see the changing of the guards, truly an impressive custom.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece

    Jump from the past to the present with the Catholic Cathedral and the famous Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str. consisted of The University of Law, The Academy of Science and The National Library; the masterpieces of the so-called Neoclassical movement.

    Stop At: Plateia Syntagmatos, Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias, Athens 105 63 Greece

    A short stop for photos in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Guards is a MUST!

    Wait a few minutes to see the changing of the guards, truly an impressive custom.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    At the exit of the terminal building - Details are provided closer to date of tour
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    • Piraeus Port
    Inclusions
    • small group tour
    • private tour
    • Round trip transfer
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned van
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
    Exclusions
    • Guided tour within the Acropolis site by Certified Guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A copy of the passport is required for participants under 18 years old
    • Infant seats are available on request if at time of booking
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Senior pricing applies to travelers within the EU
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed June 27, 2019

    Great way to see the highlights of Athens, mainly Acropolis and Plaka. This was a shore excursion, and the guide was on time waiting for us and our group. We were transported in a private air conditioned van. Although the traffic in Athens was crazy,...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    4  Thank desaimona
    travelinsiders, Owner at The Travel Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing the highlights of Athens on your Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour. As we understand that time may be somewhat limited, punctuality and skipping the lines are a priority when...More

    Reviewed May 22, 2019

    We used Travel Insiders for this tour for eight persons and I cannot say enough about how professional they were. The Guides which we used in three ports were amazing and very passionate and informing about the sites and their amazing country. Despina the General...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank jtillar2018
    travelinsiders, Owner at The Travel Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

    Thank you for choosing The Travel Insiders for your tours in Greece and for writing this wonderful review on our services. We are happy to hear that your guides in three ports were amazing and very passionate and informing about the sites. Wishing you all...More

    Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

    We booked tours with Travel Insiders for our 3 ports of call off our cruise ship. Despina met us at our first stop in Athens, and introduced us to our tour guide Maria. We had an excellent tour in Athens, going first to the Acropolis...More

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    Shanique D
    July 23, 2019|
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    Response from elenaolympiaInsider | Property representative |
    Dear Shanique, Our team will be happy to arrange your pick-up/fdrop-off from your hotel. We are specialized both in land tours and shore excursions. You may send your inquiry to our email. Thank you Best regards
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    LeeRaleigh
    July 12, 2019|
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    Response from jtillar2018 | Reviewed this property |
    Everything will be open in Athens in October and the museums will allow hand bags etc. and even some will allow backpacks. Tours use head phones for the commentary. For my tours in Greece I used Travel Insiders
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