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Athens Shore Excursion: Parthenon & Plaka tour
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5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
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6 Hours
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  • 6 hours private experience led by licensed guide
  • Explore Athens at your own pace & customize the itinerary based on your interests
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Acropolis & admire the majestic Parthenon
  • Visit  the impressive Panathenaic Stadium alongside other ancient monuments
  • Wander around Plaka area, full of restaurants & shops
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While in Port of Piraeus, take a private tour of the ancient city of Athens led by a professional expert guide and enjoy private transportation by luxury air conditioned vehicle. Visit the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the symbol of the glory of ancient Greece and wander around the old district of Plaka.

Meet your guide at Piraeus pier and head to the heart of Athens. First stop is at the impressive Panathinaiko Stadium, cradle of the first modern Olympic games, which took place in 1896. Continue passing by some of the most significant parts of the city, such as the Greek Parliament with the monument to the Unknown soldier where you will see the fanciful Evzoni Guards in their amber tunics, the Zappion Conference Center, the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arc, the handsome Numismatic Museum at Schlieman's House, the Catholic Cathedral of Agios Dionysios Aeropagitis and the Constitution Square.

Next is the sight that's sure to be a highlight of any visitor's list: the breathtaking Acropolis. Climb up to the Acropolis and visit Parthenon, the monumental marble gates of the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike and the famous Porch of Maidens at the temple of Erechtheion. Explore the site at your own pace and enjoy unique panoramic views. 

After your Acropolis visit, enjoy free time in the old district of Plaka, full of traditional restaurants and shops, before your return to the port in time to re-board your cruise ship.  

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  • Transportation by luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • Professional & licensed guide
  • Pick up/drop-off service
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals and drinks
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Transportation: Deluxe Mercedes Taxi for 1 to 3 pax, and Deluxe Mini Van/Bus for 4 to 14 pax.

Guide: English or Italian or French.

For other languages as well as for bookings on Sunday extra fees will apply. The exact duration of the tour depends on the time you need to be back to the cruise ship.

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5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
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Reviewed June 10, 2013
I would just like to tell you how much we enjoyed our half day tour with Mariana, Athens was most enjoyable with her! Although we had a bit of a problem because our ship docked at a different port, her sweet demeanour more than made up for the delay! And Dimitri was so pleasant when i called your office when we discovered our pickup was not around. We will surely call on you again for our next Greece getaway! Thank you and best regards to Marianna!
MoniquePhilippines
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Reviewed January 29, 2013
Look no further. We booked this tour before leaving on our cruise using Trip Advisor. Very rarely does anything in life exceed our expectations by our full day tour with KEY TOURS did. My wife broke her foot the week before leaving which could have made a day tour hell. We were met at the ship with grace and kindness which carried on for our full day in Athens. Anything we wanted to see we were dropped off in feet of, at the Pantheon he arranged for us to use the elevator at the side or we would have seen nothing. I could go on for hours. Costas you make our holiday. If you wish an experience as opposed to a tour this is the company.
KonstantinUnited StatesOrlando
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Reviewed January 25, 2013
We came into Athens for the day on a cruise. I am not a big fan of bus tours so I planned this private tour for me and my daughter. From the start, it was perfect. The email responses were close to immediate every time. They answered all of my questions and let me know exactly what to expect. When we got off the ship, Takis and our guide Marianna were waiting for us and took us straight to the Acropolis. We got there about 2 minutes before it opened and with no one else around. It was fantastic!! By the time we left, there was a big crowd. After that, they took us to all of the places we wanted to go and some places I didn't even know we should go and then dropped us off in the Plaka for lunch and some free time. Having such a limited amount of time in Athens, I can't imagine it could have been any better. I would highly recommend them to anyone!! Thank you!!!
travel a lotUnited StatesMichigan
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Reviewed January 25, 2013
My husband and I and friends spent a full day in Athens with Marianna from KEY Tours. From the beginning, Minais, was prompt with email replies, and gave very detailed instructions on where to meet our guide. Marianna was warm, friendly and knowledgeable of the sites in Athens. We fell in love with the views from the acropolis and all of the beautiful ruins. This was one of your shortest stops on our cruise, and ended up being one of our favorites. Thanks for a great day, KEY TOURS!!
Marcie yUnited StatesTolland
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Reviewed January 25, 2013
We only had one day in Athens and knew that we would find it difficult to see all of the sights without a professional guide and tour. The car was comfortable, the guide very knowledgeable and familiar with the city and sights so he was able to get us to each sight timely and provide helpful hints on what to see and how to avoid some of the crowds. My entire group (parents, husband and myself) had a great time and were very pleased with our tour. I would recommend this tour to any of my friends or family.
Snak OUnited StatesCharleston
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Reviewed December 5, 2012
I just got back to Miami a couple of days ago, and this is the time that I got to your email. First and foremost. THANK YOU!!!!! The tour was great, but the most important aspect was how we were treated by the guide, Marianna. Your tour was the last one of the cruise, so we had plenty of time to compare tour guides by this time. Marianna was excellent, magnificent, not only as a guide but wonderful as well with the passengers. She took time to even make Derek Michael, a 5 year old boy feel great about walking into so much historic sites. Again I thank you very much and please let Marianna know, that our entire group thought that she was the best. I will definitely recommend your company.
DerekUnited StatesMiami
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Reviewed December 1, 2012
The Excursion was everything advertised and MORE. An Outstanding and Knowledgeable Guide, and an excellent driver. A great way to see a lot in a limited amount of time.
Boat3United StatesFlorida
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