Shore Excursions

Athens Sightseeing & Plaka

length: 8 hours

This tour gives you the opportunity to combine the antiquities of the Acropolis and sightseeing around Athens in a full day but also spend time in Plaka the old part of the city wondering around souvenir shops and small caffes.

We always offer you the flexibility to change the itinerary according to your wishes.

  • Location Athens
  • Destinations
  • Departure / Return Location Customer Defined
  • Departure Time Customer Defined
  • Return Time 8 hours after lunch
  • Included
    • English speaking driver
    • Free WIFI on board
    • Transportation in luxury can according to the group size
  • Not Included
    • Entrance tickets
    • Lunch
    • Tour Guide (Contact us if you like a tour guide to inform you for the cost)
  • Group Sizes
    • sedan: 1 to 3 pax
    • minibus or van: 4 to 8 pax
    • minibus: 8 to18 pax

Greeting you at the arrival cruise terminal and starting our tour in Piraeus Port and after 30min drive through the town of Piraeus and its beautiful ports -Marina Zea-Kastela-Mikrolimano– we will arrive in Athens. Your first stop (to avoid heat and crowds) will be the famous Acropolis Hill. You will see the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Caryatids (Porch of Maidens), the Temple of Athena Nike, and looking down at the footsteps of the hill the theater of Dionysus, the first and the biggest ancient theater where the first drama in the world performed and the Herod Atticus Odeum, a grand Roman theater restored and used today for concerts and classical plays during the summer Athens Festival.



After visiting the Acropolis, you will enjoy a driving tour of the city where you will visit the top sights including the Temple of Olympeian Zeus. You will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympics where help in 1896, you will see the Parliament Building with its traditionally dressed evzones soldiers guarding the Monument to the Unknown soldier, Lycavettus hill the highest hill of Athens for some wonderful photo opportunities, the university of Athens, the National Library and more. After this driving tour, you will visit the Ancient Agora. “Agora” in Greek means “a gathering place”. And so it was in Athens and some other cities of Greece. It was the civic center of political, social, intellectual, judicial and commercial life. 



Following your visit to the Agora your driver will drop you off in Plaka area where you will have free time to stroll around the area and have lunch. After a leisurely afternoon of exploring, you will meet your driver again for the return trip to the pier.

The Ancient Agora visit can be substituted with the Acropolis Museum.


  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket)
  • Free admission for Journalists / Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age) / University students from Greece and the E.U
  • Opening hours for the archaeological sites

    Winter period: 8:30am – 15:00

    Summer period: 8:00am – 19:30

  • Sites’ Opening Hours during Holidays

    6 January: 08:30 – 15:00
    Shrove Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
    Good Friday: 12:00 – 15:00
    Holy Saturday: 08:30 – 15:00
    Easter Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
    Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 – 15:00
    15 August: 08:30 – 15:00
    28 October: 08:30 – 15:00

    Closed on:
    1 January
    25 March
    Easter Sunday
    May 1rst
    25 & 26 December

  • What to wear

    Summer: Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, athletic shoes and sunscreen.

    Winter: Comfortable warm clothing, jacket and winter shoes.

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8 hours