Markets, Ruins and Ancient Athens

Price: $141.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural, Shopping
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours and 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Coffee or a soft drink is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. Please note though that in many churches modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.
Restrictions Guests ages 17 and under must produce a photocopy of their passports on the day, to prove their age, to gain free entrance into the Acropolis. A maximum of 12 people is permitted on this tour. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. The climb to the Acropolis is strenuous. Guests should be in good physical condition with the ability to walk uphill or climb stairs to the Acropolis. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting. Duration may vary slightly due to traffic.

See the best of Athens' sites and explore its ruins, markets, including the flea market at Monastiraki Square, the Acropolis and more when you book this exciting cultural excursion. Your tour includes an expert guide who will take you to Athens' popular attractions, and finishes at the entrance of the Acropolis where you have time to explore it on your own. Your walking tour will have no more than 12 guests, so you can enjoy an intimate and enlightening tour of ancient Athens. If you're looking for a way to combine shopping with a cultural experience, this is the tour for you.

Your journey begins as you leave your port destination in Piraeus to explore its lively local markets, which are known for age delicious fresh produce and local food. Make your way to the popular shopping district of Monastiraki Square, where you'll get time to shop for souvenirs like handcrafted jewelry at its famous flea market. While you're there, you'll also have time to pass by the Adrian Library and Pantanassa Monastery, which still is the home of nuns and boasts an ornate structure with a facade carved out of stone.

Your tour continues with a stop at the popular Athens neighborhood of Thission. Here, you get a glimpse of its majestic 17th-century and 18th-century architecture. You'll continue your walking tour with your small group to the historic neighborhood of Plaka. Enjoy a coffee that's freshly brewed while learning about Ancient Greece from your expert guide.

Your journey ends with a stop at the famed Acropolis. This ancient citadel is home to some of the most iconic structures in history, including the Parthenon--the temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. Take a tour of the Acropolis by foot before returning to your port destination for an unforgettable cultural experience.

Don't miss out on this wonderful, cultural experience. Book your tour of Ancient Athens now, and get ready to enjoy an adventure back in time.