1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2015
Like most Hop on/off tours it covered the major sites with English/multi lingual commentary along the way.
Like most Hop on/off tours it covered the major sites with English/multi lingual commentary along the way. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2015
Like most Hop on/off tours it covered the major sites with English/multi lingual commentary along the way.
Like most Hop on/off tours it covered the major sites with English/multi lingual commentary along the way. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2015
This is the best and most economical way to see any city. I highly recommend this type of touring. The Acropolis and Parthenon should not be missed.
This is the best and most economical way to see any city. I highly recommend this type of touring. The Acropolis and Parthenon should not be missed. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2015
There are, I gather, two terminals in Piraeus, we went into B. Right opposite the ship is the bus stop for the regular X80 bus (also stops at A) which takes you straight to the Acropolis. It costs €4 for 24hrs unlimited travel on all ... Read More
There are, I gather, two terminals in Piraeus, we went into B. Right opposite the ship is the bus stop for the regular X80 bus (also stops at A) which takes you straight to the Acropolis. It costs €4 for 24hrs unlimited travel on all Athens public transport. We got to the Acropolis about 8.40am and even though there was only a small queue, once we were in and got up the 100 or so steps (and slopes) there were already hundreds there. The information we were given, in the form of maps, was hit and miss. We didn't realise that our map was for just one slope (the East.) For others, you had to seek out someone and ask. But so much to see up there, most notably of course, the Parthenon. There is some shade at the top but again, as with Ephesus, very little shade and no vendors inside. Even at 9am the sun was baking so be prepared. The onto the Acropolis Museum which is just over the road. A nice museum with plenty to see. Lunch in the restaurant (reasonably priced) gave us a rest. We then went to the Temple of Zeus and the Gateway to Olypieion, another tremendous site and ticket price included as part of the Acropolis. We finished off worthy walk to the Panathaneic Stadium which was excellent then back on the X80 to the ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2015
It is hard to review this port because the ruins of Athens are so amazing but the port city is a total dump. There are a bunch of Hop on Hop Off tours near the port that say they will leave in "ten minutes" but in reality you are ... Read More
It is hard to review this port because the ruins of Athens are so amazing but the port city is a total dump. There are a bunch of Hop on Hop Off tours near the port that say they will leave in "ten minutes" but in reality you are sitting in the sweltering heat until they can fill the bus. If you are a big family like we were this is your cheapest option to get into Athens. If there is one or two of you just take a cab but not from the cruise port. Cross through the cruise port and then get a cab to avoid the cruise terminal fee. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2015
It is very ease to use public transportation to get to the heart of Athens.
It is very ease to use public transportation to get to the heart of Athens. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2015
So much to do. The new museum by the Acropolis is amazing. Plaka district is fun - lots of shopping. Changing of the guard at Parliament building was most interesting.
So much to do. The new museum by the Acropolis is amazing. Plaka district is fun - lots of shopping. Changing of the guard at Parliament building was most interesting. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2015
We booked a private group tour with Athens City Tours - they were great. A group of 13 of us used roll call to meet prior to sailing and agreed to this tour. I heard we were able to do more than the same tour offered thru the ship. And ... Read More
We booked a private group tour with Athens City Tours - they were great. A group of 13 of us used roll call to meet prior to sailing and agreed to this tour. I heard we were able to do more than the same tour offered thru the ship. And it cost us less the 24 Euro each (for 8 hours). Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2015
Here we headed for the Parthenon. I have been several times before but my companion was a first timer. The day was hot and sunny and for just 4 Euros each (all day pass) we jumped on the express bus from the port to Acropolis. Entry to ... Read More
Here we headed for the Parthenon. I have been several times before but my companion was a first timer. The day was hot and sunny and for just 4 Euros each (all day pass) we jumped on the express bus from the port to Acropolis. Entry to the site was not expensive. Again little reason to pay $125 each to the cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2015
Hopped on the local bus into Athens, $4 for the day and you can hop on and off. Goes directly from the port to the Acropolis and from there you can walk around Athens and then just hop on the direct bus back to the port. Great city and ... Read More
Hopped on the local bus into Athens, $4 for the day and you can hop on and off. Goes directly from the port to the Acropolis and from there you can walk around Athens and then just hop on the direct bus back to the port. Great city and lovely people. Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2015
Piraeus is really just a port town. There's not much there. But there are hotels and restaurants ringing the two ports and it's convenient to get to.
Piraeus is really just a port town. There's not much there. But there are hotels and restaurants ringing the two ports and it's convenient to get to. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2015
Boarded here well organised but poor old Athens suffering greatly in these difficult financial times
Boarded here well organised but poor old Athens suffering greatly in these difficult financial times Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2015
The port is very far from the city of Athens (and very far from the train). Don't walk to the train, just catch a taxi to your hotel or the main city, it's not that expensive! My sister is very frugal, there is a bus to the ... Read More
The port is very far from the city of Athens (and very far from the train). Don't walk to the train, just catch a taxi to your hotel or the main city, it's not that expensive! My sister is very frugal, there is a bus to the train, and she didn't even want to take that, so we walked a very long way to the train station with all our luggage in tow. Trains are not incredibly cheap and often crowded so for not very much more it would have worked out so much better to catch the taxi! Lesson learned. Athens itself is an experience. I don't think I spent enough time to fully grasp all there was to love about Athens, but the food was AWESOME! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2015
Got hop-on-off from port. Good. Athens was unbearably hot for me. The Acropolis is a must but an exacting walk with steps and huge crowds. Outside of that there isn't a lot else. Athens unlike other historic cities is not sign-posted ... Read More
Got hop-on-off from port. Good. Athens was unbearably hot for me. The Acropolis is a must but an exacting walk with steps and huge crowds. Outside of that there isn't a lot else. Athens unlike other historic cities is not sign-posted for tourism. We didn't get the value of our hop-on-off as by the afternoon we were suffering from heat exhaustion. Thankfully chilled bottled water is plentiful & cheap. Read Less

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