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Half Day Athens Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Athens Half Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Propylaea
    • Temple of Wingless Nike
    • Erectheion
    • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Hadrian’s Arch
    • Old Olympic Stadium
    • Lycabetus Hill
    • Presidential Palace
    • Changing of the Guards
    • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Trilogy of Culture (Academy, University, Library of Athens)
    • New Acropolis Museum or Ancient Greek Agora
  • First thing to do on this superb half day tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise. There you will explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. The Acropolis gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

    After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, you can lay back in our luxurious, comfortable and air conditioned vehicle and your chauffeur will drive you to explore the rest of the city in the most stylish and convenient way. Next comes the visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch.

    Your next stop is the Old Olympic Stadium.

    This tour could never be considered full if we do not drive up the highest hill of modern Athens, the Lycabettus hill to take the most beautiful panoramic pictures of the city.

    Right after you will have the chance to witness the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of Athens’ Presidential Palace.

    Continue with the driving tour and see the greatest examples of 19th century neoclassical architecture like the Trilogy of Culture, the masons on Queen Sophia’s Av., the House of the Parliament on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier exists.

    And because our purpose is to offer you what suits you best…do not forget that you can customize the last hour of your tour by adding to your itinerary one of the following options:

    1. The New Acropolis Museum is undeniably among the best museums of the World. The beautiful new museum is both of great historical and modern architectural importance. You can delve further into the magical stories behind the Athenian civilization in a place where ancient history meets the modern world of 21st century.
    2. The ancient Agora with its wonderful Temple of Hephaestus, being the most well preserved temple in Greece, Kerameikos but where the Prison of Socrates is also located is an excellent alternative. The Roman Agora with the tower of winds and the Socrates Prison can both be visited on our tour after your lunch while also providing an excellent chance for a walk through the beautiful neighborhood of Thiseio.

    Before we say Goodbye…
    On the way to your accommodation if time permits we can have a quick stop to enjoy Greek delicacies and something cool to drink just like the locals do whenever they need to cool down during the summer months.

  • Entrance fees, to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site) and 20 Euro for just the Acropolis and for the Acropolis Museum is 5 Euro pp.

    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • For the Acropolis
    Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:30
    For Acropolis Museum:
    Winter period:
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Summer period:
    Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
    Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.

    • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    • As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    • Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
    • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water
    • Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

The Athens essentials that you just can’t miss! This tour brings together the historical and architectural highlights of Athens, along with some of the most adorable alleys of the city. A wonderful route that will amaze you for its diversity and the many perspectives that you will discover: a great tour to navigate among all the fundamental must-see sights in Athens from the locals’ perspective. You will enjoy a personal hassle free experience without having to worry about getting around in a city that you visit for the first time.

We will wait for you right in front of your cruise terminal and one of your most memorable tours will begin…

Duration approx. 5hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

6hrs Highlights Athens Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Athens 6hrs Highlights tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Propylaea
    • Temple of Wingless Nike
    • Erectheion
    • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Hadrian’s Arch
    • Old Olympic Stadium
    • Presidential Palace
    • Lycabetus Hill
    • Changing of the Guards
    • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
    • Trilogy of Culture (Academy, University, Library of Athens)
    • New Acropolis Museum or Ancient Greek Agora
  • First thing to do on our Athens highlights tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise. There you will be able to explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens called Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. From the Acropolis you will enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

    After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, you can lay back in our luxurious, comfortable and air conditioned vehicle and your chauffer will drive you to explore the rest of the city in the most stylish and convenient way. Next comes the visit to the biggest temple that ever existed, that is the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch.

    Your next stop is Old Olympic Stadium.

    Right after you will have the chance to witness the trade mark of Athens’ Presidential Palace. Arriving just in time for the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of the Presidential Palace, you will enjoy the tireless and valiant Evzones on their duty.

    The driving tour continues to present to you the Athens of the 19th century with its remarkable neoclassical buildings .The greatest examples can be seen on Queen Sophia’s Av., on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) with the House of the Parliament where you will have the chance to admire the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial of great significance for the Greek people.Coming up next is the Trilogy of Culture including the buildings housing the Academy of Athens, the Library of Athens and the Library of Athens.

    In this tour you have the option to spend an hour experiencing the real side of Greek Gastronomy. After all this soaking in of history and culture we definitely suggest a nice home cooked family style lunch.

    And because our purpose is to offer you what suits you best… If time permits do not forget that you can customize the last hour of your tour by adding to your itinerary one of the following options:

    1. The New Acropolis Museum is undeniably among the best museums of the World. The beautiful new museum is where you can delve further into the magical stories behind the Athenian civilization in a place where ancient history meets the modern world of 21st century.

    2. The ancient Agora with its wonderful Temple of Hephaestus can be visited on our tour after your lunch while also providing an excellent chance for a walk through the beautiful neighborhood of Thiseio.

  • Entrance fees, to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site), 20 Euro for just the Acropolis and 5 euro for the New Acropolis museum

    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • For the Acropolis
    Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:30
    For Acropolis Museum:
    Winter period:
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Summer period:
    Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
    Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

Description

Get to know Athens in 6 hours! This tour brings together the historical and architectural highlights of Athens, all you need to see in Athens before you leave the city. A wonderful route that will amaze you for its diversity and the perspectives that you will discover. See and hear intriguing stories for the city’s history and architecture, its traditions, the Greek gastronomy, the modern culture and the locals’ everyday habbits. The most complete way of experiencing Athens in just 6 hours.

Be our guest!

We will wait for you right in front of your cruise terminal and one of your most memorable tours will begin…

Duration 6hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

Full Day Athens Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Athens Full Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Propylaea
    • Temple of Wingless Nike
    • Erectheion
    • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Hadrian’s Arch
    • Old Olympic Stadium
    • Presidential Palace
    • Changing of the Guards
    • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
    • Lycabetus Hill
    • Trilogy of Culture (Academy, University, Library of Athens)
    • Authentic Greek Lunch
    • Ancient Greek Agora
    • New Acropolis Museum or National Archaeological Museum of Athens or any other museum of your choice.
  • On this superb full day tour the first thing to do is definitely to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise. There you will explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. The Acropolis gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

    After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, you can lay back in our luxurious, comfortable and air conditioned vehicle and your chauffeur will drive you to explore the rest of the city in the most stylish and convenient way. Next comes the visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch.

    Your next stop is the Old Olympic Stadium.

    Right after you will have the chance to witness the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of Athens’ Presidential Palace. Continue with the driving tour and see the greatest examples of 19th century neoclassical architecture like the Trilogy of Culture, the masons on Queen Sophia’s Av., the House of the Parliament on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier exists.

    After all this soaking in of history and culture we suggest a break and can organize a nice home cooked family style lunch to taste the real side of Greek Food.

    After having a rest we are ready to hit the road once again and take some pictures that will last a lifetime. A drive through the old aristocratic neighborhood of Athens named Kolonaki, is incumbent. From there on, your chauffer will drive you to the most beautiful balcony of Athens on Lycabettus Hill where you can take a spectacular panoramic picture of the city. Whether you are an expert in photography or simply a lover of all things beautiful you will definitely be tempted to capture the stunning view through your lens and create a memento that will stay with you and help you remember your unique day in Athens

    And because our purpose is to offer you what suits you best…do not forget that you can customize the last 2 hours of your tour by adding to your itinerary one of the following options:

    1. The New Acropolis Museum is undeniably among the best museums of the World. The beautiful new museum You can delve further into the magical stories behind the Acropolis in a place where ancient history meets the modern world of 21st century.

    2. The ancient Agora with its wonderful Temple of Hephaestus, can be visited on our tour after your lunch while also providing an excellent chance for a walk through the beautiful neighborhood of Thiseio.

    3. The National Archeological Museum of Athens where you can view an exquisite selection of the most important and representative exhibits of Greek culture is the ideal alternative for guests who are not planning on visiting historical sites outside Athens. If you want to have an all-inclusive experience and have a taste of every period of Greek history just by visiting one place, this museum will cover all your specifications.

    4. Any other Museum in Athens of your choice can also be visited at this point of our tour.

    Before we say Goodbye…

    On the way to your cruise ship if time permits we can have a quick stop to enjoy Greek delicacies and something cool to drink just like the locals do whenever they need to cool down during the summer months.

  • Entrance fees, to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site), 20 Euro for Just the Acropolis and 5 euro for New Acropolis museum

    Free admission for:
    • Journalists
    • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    • University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:
    • 6 March
    • 5 June
    • 18 April
    • 18 May (International Museums Day)
    • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    Entrance fee to the Acropolis Museum is 5 Euro pp.
    Free admission for:
    • Journalists
    • Persons under 12 (with current identification to prove age)
    • University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:
    • 18 May (International Museums Day)
    • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • For the Acropolis
    Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

    Opening hours for Acropolis Museum:

    Winter period:
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Summer period:
    Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
    Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

The Athens essentials that you just can’t miss! This tour brings together the historical and architectural highlights of Athens, along with some of the most adorable alleys of the city far and beyond the touristic trails. A wonderful route that will amaze you for its diversity and the many perspectives that you will discover: a great tour to navigate among all the fundamental must-see sights in Athens from the locals’ perspective. You will enjoy a personal hassle free experience without having to worry about getting around in a city that you visit for the first time.

We will wait for you right in front of the cruise terminal and one of your most memorable tours will begin…

Duration approx. 8hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

Cape Sounion and Athens Full Day Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Athens and Cape Sounio Full Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Propylaea
    • Temple of Wingless Nike
    • Erectheion
    • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Hadrian’s Arch
    • Old Olympic Stadium
    • Presidential Palace
    • Changing of the Guards
    • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Lycabetus Hill
    • Trilogy of Culture (Academy, University, Library of Athens)
    • Athenian Riviera
    • South suburbs of Attica named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza
    • Lake of Vouliagmeni
    • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
  • First thing to do on this superb full day tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise. There you will explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. The Acropolis gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

    After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, you can lay back in our luxurious, comfortable and air conditioned vehicle and your chauffeur will drive you to explore the rest of the city in the most stylish and convenient way. Next comes the visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch. Your next stop is the Old Olympic Stadium. Right after you will have the chance to witness the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of Athens’ Presidential Palace. Continue with the driving tour and see the greatest examples of 19th century neoclassical architecture like the Trilogy of Culture, the masons on Queen Sophia’s Av., the House of the Parliament on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier exists and then your chauffeur will take you to Lycabetus Hill to take some magnificent panoramic pictures before you will leave the city.

    Your Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounio Tour starts here.

    On your way to Cape Sounio you will enjoy the ride through the Athenian Riviera that has established itself as a world class destination combining beaches, leisure and culture. Driving through the old aristocratic summer resorts of the 50s, 60s and 70s named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and staring the fascinating view of the Aegean deep blue, you will find yourself lost in the beauty of Mediterranean nature. Don’t forget nonetheless that the beauty of architecture awaits you a few miles away in the form of the magnificent Temple of Poseidon.

    This tour could never be considered complete without visiting the Lake of Vouliagmeni, with its natural beauty and fame for its thermal waters of 22 celcius stable temperature and the labyrinthine underwater tunnel.

    After this short stop you will continue all the way to Cape Sounio.
    There you will visit the Temple of Poseidon and have time to let your mind roam through ancient monuments with the immense blue of the Aegean Sea as a background. You will be able to feel the summer breeze on your face and capture some of the greatest pictures anyone could ever imagine.

    Being the southest part of the Attica Peninsula and a great strategic point in the Antiquity, Cape Sounio is worldwide renowned for its view and its Sunset over the Aegean Sea that serves as a beautiful background for the magnificent Temple of Poseidon.

    Before leaving this majestic place you will enjoy a tasteful lunch in a small tavern right by the water hearing the sounds of the sea and admiring the scenery.

    After you visit Sounion,you will follow the same seaside winding street. Allow yourselves to enjoy your ride while taking in all the wonderful information you gathered throughout the day.

    Your driver will drop you off back to your cruise ship after your memorable day in Athens.

    The private tour to the Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounion is one of the top rated tours, selected numerous times by discerning travellers who are in seek of an integrated experience that combines the beauty of the outskirts of Athens with the most beloved and integral part of the Athenian culture.

  • Entrance fees, to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site) and 20 Euro for Just the Acropolis.
    Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.

    Free admission for:
    • Journalists
    • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    • University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:
    • 6 March
    • 5 June
    • 18 April
    • 18 May (International Museums Day)
    • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    Entrance fee to the Acropolis Museum is 5 Euro pp.
    Free admission for:
    • Journalists
    • Persons under 12 (with current identification to prove age)
    • University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:
    • 18 May (International Museums Day)
    • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • For the Acropolis
    Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

    Opening hours for Acropolis Museum:

    Winter period:
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Summer period:
    Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
    Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

Spend your morning in the city of Athens discovering a combination of historical and cultural insights but also current events of the city. Enjoy the most scenic ride along the Athenian Riviera heading to Cape Sounio, the place that the local Athenians choose for a relaxing afternoon walk or as a weekend getaway destination since it is an urban oasis only 45 miles (72km) away from the city center.

We will wait for you right in front of the cruise terminal and one of your most memorable tours will begin…

Duration approx. 8hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

Ancient Corinth and Athens Full Day Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Athens and Ancient Corinth Full Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Propylaea
    • Temple of Wingless Nike
    • Erectheion
    • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Hadrian’s Arch
    • Old Olympic Stadium
    • Presidential Palace
    • Changing of the Guards
    • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
    • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    • Lycabetus Hill
    • Trilogy of Culture (Academy, University, Library of Athens)
    • Corinth Canal
    • Temple of Apollo
    • Ancient Corinth Agora
    • Saint Paul’s Step
    • Ancient Corinth Archaeological Site
    • Ancient Corinth Museum
  • First thing to do on this superb full day tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise. There you will explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. The Acropolis gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

    After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, you can lay back in our luxurious, comfortable and air conditioned vehicle and your chauffeur will drive you to explore the rest of the city in the most stylish and convenient way. Next comes the visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch.

    Your next stop is the Old Olympic Stadium.

    Right after you will have the chance to witness the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of Athens’ Presidential Palace. Continue with the driving tour and see the greatest examples of 19th century neoclassical architecture like the Trilogy of Culture, the masons on Queen Sophia’s Av., the House of the Parliament on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier exists.

    After having taken a good taste of Athens, it is time to leave behind the city center driving westwards. You will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery along the Athenian coastline.

    On the way to our first stop at the Corinth Canal, you will be able to see and hear the intriguing stories hidden behind the war of Salamis between the Greek and the Persian fleet, the war that determined the route of the western civilization. Legends and reality merge and help us narrate the lives of the Greek heroes that became famous worldwide for their strategic skills, ingenious ways and courageous character.

    After a short and easy ride, comes our first stop, the engineering marvel of Corinth Canal.

    After our 30minute stop on the Corinth Canal and of course after taking our time to snap some breathtaking pictures and get some rest on the nearby rest area café, your chauffer will drive you through the winding country local roads through olive trees, vineyards and orange trees that grow in abundance in the area. It will feel as if you stepped into the scenery that one sees only in artistic movies and documentaries.

    20 minutes later we will arrive at the next stop of our exploration, the city of Ancient Corinth.

    The Ancient Corinth used to be a city that was a powerful and strategic center where numerous historic, cultural and religious events have taken place. You will admire the Temple of Apollo, that is one of the oldest temples in Greece dating back to the 6th century B.C.

    Corinth is also a place of great importance since St. Paul gave his Speech in the center of the Ancient Agora on the renowned Bema.

    During our tour you will also find the spring of Glauke, the fountain of Pinene and discover the myths hidden behind their waters, the market place, the theater, the Odeon and several other Roman buildings while at the same time gaining an in depth understanding of the city’s prominence.

    The Archaeological Museum is of great interest since it is a great introductory to the famous Corinthian pottery and Mosaic Art.

    And because In Greece we embrace the expression “Food brings people together”…After all this soaking in of history and culture we suggest a break and can organize a nice home cooked family style lunch to taste the real side of Greek Food.

  • Entrance fees, to the Acropolis & Temple of Zeus, are 26 Euro total pp.
    Entrance Fees to Ancient Corinth is 8 Euros
    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U

    Free admission for all on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • Summer period: 1 April – 31 October
    Winter period: 1 November – 31 March

    Opening hours for the archeological sites of Athens including Acropolis:
    Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth:
    Winter period:8:00am-15:00
    Summer period:

    From 3/4 to 30/4, 08:00am-19:00
    From 2/5 to 30/9, 08:00am-20:00
    From 1/10/ to 15/10, 08:00am-19:00
    From 16/10 to 31/10, 08:00am-18:00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

On this tour you can visit two of the most important Greek cities of the Antiquity in one day, Athens and Ancient Corinth. Explore the masterpiece of the classical architecture, the Parthenon, walk on the engineering marvel of Corinth Canal and visit one of the most strategic points of Antiquity, the ancient city of Corinth. Enjoy your wonderful morning in the city of Athens and then leave the urban environment behind to explore the countryside of Greece by taking a drive westwards to Peloponnese to visit Ancient Corinth.

Duration approx. 8hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

Full Day Cape Sounion Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Cape Sounio Full Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Athenian Riviera
    • South suburbs of Attica named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza
    • Lake of Vouliagmeni
    • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
    • Cape Sounio Beach
  • Your Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounio Tour starts here. Your chauffeur will navigate you through all the south suburbs of Attica while you will be able to relax and enjoy the most wonderful view of the Saronic Gulf.

    On your way to Cape Sounio you will enjoy the ride through the Athenian Riviera that has established itself as a world class destination combining beaches, leisure and culture. Driving through the old aristocratic summer resorts of the 50s, 60s and 70s named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and staring the fascinating view of the Aegean deep blue, you will find yourself lost in the beauty of Mediterranean nature. Don’t forget nonetheless that the beauty of architecture awaits you a few miles away in the form of the magnificent Temple of Poseidon.

    This tour could never be considered complete without visiting the Lake of Vouliagmeni to enjoy its natural beauty that has attracted crowds of Athenians for its thermal waters of 22 celcius stable temperature.

    After this short stop you will continue all the way to Cape Sounio.

    There you will visit the Temple of Poseidon and have time to let your mind roam through ancient monuments with the immense blue of the Aegean Sea as a background. You will be able to feel the summer breeze on your face and capture some of the greatest pictures anyone could ever imagine.

    The beauty of the surviving ruins has impressed many travelers of the past centuries who have visited this magical place, among which the famous poet, Lord Byron who wanted to leave his signature on one of the columns. Visit the temple and try to find it yourself.

    If you fancy taking a dive in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea, you can choose to do so next to the archeological site during the Sounio tour and right afterwards enjoy a traditional Greek feast by the sea.

    Take your time to enjoy a tasteful lunch in a small tavern right by the water hearing the sounds of the sea and admiring the scenery.

    After you visit Sounion, you will follow the same seaside winding street. Allow yourselves to enjoy your ride while taking in all the wonderful information you gathered throughout the day.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your cruise ship.

    The private tour to the Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounion is one of the top rated tours, selected numerous times by discerning travellers who are in seek of an integrated experience that combines the beauty of the outskirts of Athens with the most beloved and integral part of the Athenian culture.

  • Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.
    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U

    Free admission (for all) on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.

  • Opening hours for Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio:

    Winter period: 9:30am until sunset
    summer period: 8:00am until sunset.
    Last entry 20 min before closing.

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

A truly unique leisure experience!

On this tour you can ideally indulge both your mind and body. Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, explore its architecture and the magnitude of its location, and then let yourself relax on the beach or swim in blue waters of the Aegean Sea right next to the Archaeological Site.

We will wait for you right in front of your cruise terminal and one of your most memorable tours will begin…

Duration approx. 8hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

Leisure Day, Vouliagmeni

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the tour A leisure Day in Vouliagmeni includes but is not limited to:

    • Athenian Riviera
    • South suburbs of Attica named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni
    • Lake of Vouliagmeni
    • Beach of Vouliagmeni
  • The tour starts in front of your cruise terminal where you will meet your chauffeur.

    On your way to the suburb called Vouliagmeni you will enjoy the ride through the Athenian Riviera that has established itself as a world class destination combining beaches, leisure and culture. Driving through old summer resorts of the 50s, 60s and 70s named Palaion Faliro and Glyfada you will arrive 40 minutes later at Vouliagmeni Lake.

    The lake of Vouliagmeni seems like an oasis just outside the urban scenery. Vouliagmeni Lake is ranked by Greece’s Special Committee for the Protection of Natural Thermal Resources among the 20 recognized thermal springs.

    Apart from its sublime natural beauty that you can admire with a stroll around the lake, the salts and minerals that are concentrated in the lake create a thermal spa like environment ideal for a relaxing day. You can enjoy the serene scenery, have a cup of coffee or tea by the lake and feel completely tranquil and stress – free. If you are up for a dive you can either visit the thermal waters of the lake or swim in the blue waters of Vouliagmeni beach which is in close proximity. Vouliagmeni beach became a favorite choice of Greek socialites such as Aristoteles Onasis and Jackie O and has been loved ever since.

    After spending a relaxing day on Vouliagmeni Beach or Vouliagmeni Lake, your driver will wait for you to take you back to your cruise ship.

    This lux and tranquil experience can be ideally combined with the Sounio tour and become a full day of relaxation before visiting the beautiful temple of Poseidon and gazing at the famous Sunset of Greece’s southest mainland site. Once again if you fancy taking a dive in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea, you can choose to do so next to the archeological site during the Sounio tour and right afterwards enjoy a traditional Greek feast by the sea.

  • Vouliagmeni Beach is 3 Euro per person
    Vouliagmeni Lake
    The entrance fee is €9 during the weekdays and €10 during the weekend (there are reduced tariff for children and eldery citizens) and it includes the use of the changing room, shower, toilets, parasols, and chairs (although you might not find any free parasols during the peak season peak hours).

Description

A sanctuary of sublime natural beauty in the suburbs of Athens. This tour takes you to the south suburb of Athens called Vouliagmeni, the favorite choice of Greek socialities such as Aristoteles Onasis and Jackie O both for its lake and its beach. Choose this tour if you wish to enjoy a tranquil experience on the beach or in the natural thermal spa just outside Athens.

Duration 5hrs or 8 hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

Half Day Cape Sounion Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Cape Sounio Full Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Athenian Riviera
    • South suburbs of Attica named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza
    • Lake of Vouliagmeni
    • Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio
  • Your Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounio Tour starts here. Your chauffeur will navigate you through all the south suburbs of Attica while you will be able to relax and enjoy the most wonderful view of the Saronic Gulf.

    On your way to Cape Sounio you will enjoy the ride through the Athenian Riviera that has established itself as a world class destination combining beaches, leisure and culture. Driving through the old aristocratic summer resorts of the 50s, 60s and 70s named Palaion Faliro, Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza, and staring the fascinating view of the Aegean deep blue, you will find yourself lost in the beauty of Mediterranean nature. Don’t forget nonetheless that the beauty of architecture awaits you a few miles away in the form of the magnificent Temple of Poseidon.

    This tour could never be considered complete without visiting the Lake of Vouliagmeni to enjoy its natural beauty that has attracted crowds of Athenians for its thermal waters of 22 celcius stable temperature.

    After this short stop you will continue all the way to Cape Sounio.

    There you will visit the Temple of Poseidon and have time to let your mind roam through ancient monuments with the immense blue of the Aegean Sea as a background. You will be able to feel the summer breeze on your face and capture some of the greatest pictures anyone could ever imagine.

    The beauty of the surviving ruins has impressed many travelers of the past centuries who have visited this magical place, among which the famous poet, Lord Byron who wanted to leave his signature on one of the columns. Visit the temple and try to find it yourself.

    Take your time to enjoy a tasteful lunch in a small tavern right by the water hearing the sounds of the sea and admiring the scenery.

    After you visit Sounion, you will follow the same seaside winding street. Allow yourselves to enjoy your ride while taking in all the wonderful information you gathered throughout the day.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your cruise terminal.

    The private tour to the Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounion is one of the top rated tours, selected numerous times by discerning travellers who are in seek of an integrated experience that combines the beauty of the outskirts of Athens with the most beloved and integral part of the Athenian culture.

  • Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.
    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U

    Free admission (for all) on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    Entrance fee to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio is 4 Euro pp.

  • Opening hours for Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio:

    Winter period: 9:30am until sunset
    summer period: 8:00am until sunset.
    Last entry 20 min before closing.

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

A truly unique experience!

“The Saronic Coast lit up in history, art, beauty, wealth and fame”

A tour whose beauty is admired equally by romantics and realists.
Your Athenian Riviera and Cape Sounio Tour starts here. Your chauffeur will navigate you through all the south suburbs of Attica while you will be able to relax and enjoy the most wonderful view of the Saronic Gulf.

Duration approx. 5hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

Half Day Ancient Corinth Tour

  • Visit the mythical land where Greek heroes lived.

    Our chauffer will meet you bright and early in the morning in front of the cruise terminal. Our journey will begin with a relaxing ride. You will be driven west and you will have the chance to enjoy the magnificent Greek coastal scenery.

    On the way to our first stop at the Corinth Canal, you will be able to see and hear the intriguing stories hidden behind the war of Salamis between the Greek and the Persian fleet, the war that determined the route of the western civilization. Legends and reality merge and help us narrate the lives of the Greek heroes that became famous worldwide for their strategic skills, ingenious ways and courageous character.

    Our first stop is the engineering Marvel Corinth Canal.

    After our 30minute stop on the Corinth Canal and of course after taking our time to snap some breathtaking pictures and get some rest on the nearby rest area café, your chauffer will drive you through the winding country local roads through olive trees, vineyards and orange trees that grow in abundance in the area. It will feel as if you stepped into the scenery that one sees only in artistic movies and documentaries.

    20 minutes later we will arrive at the next stop of our exploration, the city of Ancient Corinth.

    The Ancient Corinth used to be a city that was a powerful and strategic center where numerous historic, cultural and religious events have taken place.

    You will admire the doric Temple of Apollo with its monolithic columns that is one of the oldest temples in Greece dating back to the 6th century B.C.

    For the Christians, Corinth is also a place of great importance since St. Paul gave his Speech in the center of the Ancient Agora on the renowned Bema.
    During our tour you will also find the spring of Glauke, the fountain of Pinene and discover the myths hidden behind their waters, the market place, the theater, the Odeon and several other Roman buildings while at the same time gaining an in depth understanding of the city’s prominence.

    The Archaeological Museum is of great interest since it is a great introductory to the famous Corinthian pottery and Mosaic Art, including also a timeline exhibition of artefacts that were found during the archaeological excavations that started on the spot with the contribution of the American School of Classical Studies in 1896.

    After your visit at the archaeological site and its museum if time permits we suggest a break for a lunch in the village of Ancient Corinth before we depart for the port of Piraeus.

  • Entrance Fees to Ancient Corinth is 6 Euros
    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U

    Free admission for all on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

  • Opening hours for the archaeological area of Ancient Corinth:
    Winter period:8:00am-15:00
    Summer period:

    From 3/4 to 30/4, 08:00am-19:00
    From 2/5 to 30/9, 08:00am-20:00
    From 1/10/ to 15/10, 08:00am-19:00
    From 16/10 to 31/10, 08:00am-18:00

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

This tour takes you to Ancient Corinth, one of the largest and the most important cities of Greece in the Antiquity. The city that existed on the “gate” to the Peloponnese, on the Isthmus of Corinth, roughly half the way from Athens to Sparta. Known to Christians from the two letters of St. Paul in the New Testament , beloved to the art lovers for the production of exquisite pottery, famous worldwide to the travelers as described by the renowned ancient traveler Pausanias, Ancient Corinth remains one of the must–sees while in Greece. Take this tour to travel in time and explore the different sides of this eternal city.

Duration approx. 8hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

Shore Excursion in Nafplion

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Athens Half Day tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Mycenae Archaeological Site
    • Lions Gate
    • Cyclopean Walls
    • Mycenae Archaelogical Museum
    • Treasury of Atreas
    • Epidaurus Archaeological Site
    • Epidaurus Museum
    • Theater of Epidaurus
    • Nafplion
    • Castle of Palamidi
    • Castle of Acronafplia
  • This tour is dedicated to the land of Heroes of the Antiquity and of the modern History.

    The tour starts from Naflpion and takes you to Mycenae. The home of King Agamemnon.
    The historic facts, the stories of rivalry, betrayal and royal prevalence will all come to life in front of your eyes by the detailed narrations.

    As you enter the citadel you will admire the Cyclopean Walls and come across the imposing Lions Gate, that takes its name from the triangular architectural structure that decorates and guards the entrance. This relief structure is believed to be the oldest surviving monumental piece of Art Sculpture of the western civilization.

    Do not miss to visit the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae that includes exhibits found in the archaeological excavation giving you a visual and authentic perspective of the small everyday life objects, the religions utensils, burial offerings, burial jewelry and other decorative objects.

    Before leaving Mycenae, a short stop at the tomb of King Agamemnon or also known as the Treasury of Atreas which establishes it as a monument of even greater importance.

    As we continue our Greek adventure it is time to enjoy once again a 40 minute ride as the Greek countryside unravels outside of your window. It is a wonderful opportunity to take in all the natural beauty and why not discuss any questions that you might have or even delve into the special products that the Greek soil so ungrudgingly offers. The area around Argos after all is renowned for its oranges and citrus trees.

    After this easy ride through the majestic densely planted Peloponnesian scenery you will arrive at the Archaeological Site of Epidaurus, the birthplace of God Asclepios, God of Health and his sanctuary, and of course visit the renowned Theater of Epidaurus.

    Before the end of the tour…our trip back in time and history will take us to our last stop, to the city Nafplion during the 19th century, when this city of extraordinary beauty was designated as the first capital of modern Greece after the War of Independence.

    Your chauffer will take you for a driving tour in order for you to capture pictures of the most important landmarks of the city, while at the same time offering you all the hidden details of the War of Independence and the intriguing stories that are worth being narrated for the Castle of Palamidi, the castle of Acronafplia and the importance of its fortification for the city’s port.

    As this program full of experiences reaches its end we will make our way back to Nafplion and escort you to your cruise ship. We ensure you that after this tour you will feel revitalized and filled with new intriguing stories, historic knowledge and wonderful experiences that will follow you back home and will last for a lifetime.

  • Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Mycenae, Museum and Treasury of Atreus are 12 Euro pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office)
    Entrance fees into the archaeological area of Epidaurus Theater are 12 Euro pp.
    Entrance fees into Palamidi fortress are 4 Euro pp.

  • Opening hours for the archaeological area of Palamidi Fortress:
    Winter Period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer Period:
    April 2016: 08.00-19.00
    May until october 31st 2016: 08:00-20:00

    Good Friday, April 10th: 12.00-17.00 Holy Saturday, April 11th: 08.00-15.00 Sunday, 5th of July 2015: 09.00-16.00

    SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Mycenae:
    Winter period: 08:00am-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    Opening hours for the archaeological area of Epidaurus:
    Winter period: 08:00-15:00
    Summer period: 08:00-20:00

    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission for all on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis of Myceane is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach it. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

This tour is ideal for the cruisers who disembark in Nafplio Port.

Explore Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece and hear the fascinating stories hidden well for centuries in the city’s castles, Palamidi and Acronafplia and learn all the interesting facts about the Greek War of Independence.

Your chauffeur will take you to the mythical, mighty “Rich in Gold” Mycenae, the home of King Agamemnon to walk through the Lions Gate and step into the so called Tomb of Agamemnon. At last but not least, with this tour you will have the chance to visit the healing center of the Antiquity at Epidavros, which was the most famous sanctuary of the god of Health Asclepios, and take your time to visit the renowned theater of Epidanros famous for its acoustics.

Duration approx. 8hrs

Shore Excursions in Athens

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