Athens Highlights Half Day

Price: $106.00
Ages 4 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended
Restrictions 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. Your tour will conclude in downtown Athens. Your guide will be happy to provide options on the day as to what you may like to do after your tour concludes and also how you would prefer to return to the ship, at your own expense.

See the sites and highlights of Athens when you embark on this scenic tour through the city, including the Acropolis and the Panathinaikon Stadium, the only white marble stadium in the world. You'll walk through the Acropolis and visit historic sites like the Parthenon and the Greek temple of Erechtheion. Your tour also gives you the chance to view more modern buildings, like the National Library, on a scenic ride along Panepistimiou Avenue. It's the perfect tour for cultural connoisseurs.

Start your expedition off by exploring the ancient citadel of the Acropolis and all its historic sites and structures like the Propylea, the gateway of the Acropolis. Your walking tour will take you to places like the Temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon, the former religious center of Athens that was dedicated to Athena. You'll also view the astounding architecture of the Acropolis' historic buildings, including the Greek Temple of Erechtheion, with its massive Porch of Maidens featuring female statutes standing nearly 22 feet tall.

Your tour continues with a quick stop, giving you time to take unforgettable photos at the Panathinaikon Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place. You'll also go on a scenic drive where you'll view 19th century structures, government buildings and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This famous monument stands right in front of the Parliament House and is dedicated to the soldiers who died in the Greek wars. Your journey ends with a scenic drive down Panepistimiou Avenue, where you'll see stunning structures of places like the Academy and the National Library.

Throw on a comfortable pair of shoes and get ready to explore a mix of modern and ancient sites when you book this exciting Athens walking tour. Book this cultural experience today and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Please Note: This tour provides cruise pier pick-up; however, the tour concludes in Downtown Athens and guests will be responsible for their own transportation back to the ship at their own expense.