From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

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Join a full-day tour and discover the historical landmarks and sights of Athens with a guide. Enjoy a grand tour of the Acropolis and its exquisite monuments like the Parthenon, and much more.


  • Make your way through the historical city center of ancient Athens
  • Enter the Acropolis from the south to avoid the great crowds that gather there
  • Enjoy free time exploring the Acropolis


Whether it's your first time to Athens and the Acropolis or one of many, this ingenious structure will never cease to take your breath away. But Athens is not just the Acropolis, it is a thriving modern metropolis with much to explore. Start the day at the Syntagma metro station, where you will enjoy a brief visit to the metro Museum and its fascinating archaeological artifacts from daily life in ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. Continue on to the National Gardens and pass the neoclassical architectural design of Zappeion Hall. From this vantage point, you can see the remaining colossal columns of the Temple of Zeus, as well as Hadrian’s Arch. The tour then continues to the Acropolis, entering from the southern slope to avoid the crowds, and the great Dionysus Theatre, the most significant theatre of its kind in Europe. Ascend the Sacred Hill of the Acropolis, stopping along the way at the great monuments, including the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient Agora. Enjoy some free time to explore the Acropolis and Plaka before you begin to make your way back to Athens. Skip-the-Ticket Line Access Please be aware that even with our skip-the-ticket-line service, there might be some waiting time required for security checks. This is because visitor numbers can fluctuate unpredictably at the sites throughout the day. The typical waiting time falls within 0 to 10 or 30 minutes, though on rare occasions, it might be longer. 


Round-trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus Transportation by bus Acropolis guided tour Local licensed guide Skip-the-ticket-line entry (if option selected) Free time in Plaka Athens guide magazine Athens map

Important Information

  • If you selected the “WITH Ticket” option, everything is included. If you selected the 'WITHOUT Ticket' option, it's up to you to purchase your admission tickets from the official site. This means you'll need to carefully choose the right date, time slot, and ticket category. The tour starts with the City Tour and accesses the Acropolis two hours approximately past the tour's starting time, at approximately 11:40am, (Book your Acropolis ticket independently here → It's crucial to ensure your tickets’ entry time corresponds with our tour's specific schedule. To ensure your participation, you must purchase your tickets prior to booking our tour. Not possessing a valid entrance ticket disqualifies you from joining the tour. Strict Acropolis entry times mean we can't wait for latecomers. No refunds will be given. All visitors undergo airport-style security; expect peak season waits of up to 30+ minutes. Cutoff times sync with Athens local time Tours run rain or shine

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