3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Stayed three day before cruise. Used taxi when we had luggage otherwise walked or used Metro. Bought Unified Ticket to see Acropolis and other ancient sites. The Acropolis requires lots of walking, there is an elevator for the ... Read More
Stayed three day before cruise. Used taxi when we had luggage otherwise walked or used Metro. Bought Unified Ticket to see Acropolis and other ancient sites. The Acropolis requires lots of walking, there is an elevator for the handicapped. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
A wonderful city, very busy, with good local buses. Piraeus is a long bus ride from the port. A better option is to use the train, taking the train from Piraeus centre into Athens centre
A wonderful city, very busy, with good local buses. Piraeus is a long bus ride from the port. A better option is to use the train, taking the train from Piraeus centre into Athens centre Read Less
19 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
This day was amazing, and all the more so because it was rather unplanned. We got off the ship at 6:30am (an hour before dawn--ugh!). We shared a cab with a couple we had met on the ship, and ended up hiring him to drive us around for a ... Read More
This day was amazing, and all the more so because it was rather unplanned. We got off the ship at 6:30am (an hour before dawn--ugh!). We shared a cab with a couple we had met on the ship, and ended up hiring him to drive us around for a couple of hours. (We had this idea that we were going to walk everywhere, but it's a lot bigger than we thought!). We first went to Lycabettus hill, and stayed there for about 1/2 hour taking pictures of Athens and the Acropolis hill all lit up as the sun gradually came up. He then drove us to the Olympic stadium, and then to the Acropolis right when it opened. Waited in a very short line to buy tickets, and enjoyed the hill without many crowds. Getting up early is the way to go! We used our Rick Steves Audio Europe app (the walking tour) to enlighten us as we visited the Pantheon and other sites there. After an hour or so there, our cab driver took us to the Temple of Zeus, and then dropped us off near the Plaka. We walked through the Ancient Agora of Athens (included in our ticket along with the Acropolis and the temple of Zeus). We then stopped to eat at a quirky place called Little Kook (google it!). A great place for sugar-a-holics. I ate a wonderful greek yogurt/honey/fruit/seeds thing, but my companions had huge shakes topped with waffles and frosting, crepes, etc. We then walked to the Archaeological Museum, which is one of the best there is. We took the subway back to Pireus (where the port is), and walked about 20 minutes from the subway stop to our ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
It's easy to grab a taxi via Uber and get to the center of the city. From there, you can walk or take the metro to anything you might want to see in the few hours you have. The Acropolis Museum is worth seeing.
It's easy to grab a taxi via Uber and get to the center of the city. From there, you can walk or take the metro to anything you might want to see in the few hours you have. The Acropolis Museum is worth seeing. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
The Greeks were on strike so we saw the archeological sites from several miles away.
The Greeks were on strike so we saw the archeological sites from several miles away. Read Less
16 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Bigger city than I imagined, very busy. Did the HOHO (hop on, hop off). Stayed on the bus for about 6 hours and visited many sights, lunch in plaka
Bigger city than I imagined, very busy. Did the HOHO (hop on, hop off). Stayed on the bus for about 6 hours and visited many sights, lunch in plaka Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Loved Athens! Went on our own food tour via the metro and loved every bite! We did walk through Plaka but were disappointed in the area because it's a tourist trap with cheap crap, overpriced restaurants and hawkers approach you about ... Read More
Loved Athens! Went on our own food tour via the metro and loved every bite! We did walk through Plaka but were disappointed in the area because it's a tourist trap with cheap crap, overpriced restaurants and hawkers approach you about eating in their establishment constantly. Did go to the Acropolis and the views back over Athens are awesome. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Red top bus again much cheaper than ships excursions, & they visit the same places.
Red top bus again much cheaper than ships excursions, & they visit the same places. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
We stayed at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens, very beautiful and elegant hotel. One day in Athens was enough for us to see the sights.
We stayed at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens, very beautiful and elegant hotel. One day in Athens was enough for us to see the sights. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
Private guide and driver for 4.5 hrs round trip (2.25 hrs each way). Wonderful guide. Delphi was gorgeous! Had delicious lunch afterward. Wonderful excursion
Private guide and driver for 4.5 hrs round trip (2.25 hrs each way). Wonderful guide. Delphi was gorgeous! Had delicious lunch afterward. Wonderful excursion Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We stayed right between the Acropolis and Zeus temples. Great location, lots to see and do without going far. Need at least an extra day or more in Athens.
We stayed right between the Acropolis and Zeus temples. Great location, lots to see and do without going far. Need at least an extra day or more in Athens. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Go the the red hop on hop off bus from the port. Great route into Athens through Piraeus. Good info via the headsets. Got off at Acropolis but too busy for parthenon so wlaked down to the Agoro and explored that. Caught bus nearby and ... Read More
Go the the red hop on hop off bus from the port. Great route into Athens through Piraeus. Good info via the headsets. Got off at Acropolis but too busy for parthenon so wlaked down to the Agoro and explored that. Caught bus nearby and there are people at each stop to help. Then went to Acroplolis museum which is fantastic, new, air con and talls the sory of the Parthenon. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Tour PIRN66- New Acropolis Museum and Athens walk- We very much enjoyed this. Although there were a couple of people we found the walking too much. They had mobility issues. The guide was amazing.
Tour PIRN66- New Acropolis Museum and Athens walk- We very much enjoyed this. Although there were a couple of people we found the walking too much. They had mobility issues. The guide was amazing. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We rode the bus from the pier (X80). This is the express bus to the Plaka and other areas of interest. We ate in the Plaka and looked at the shops around there. As we were unfamiliar with the area we stayed nearby so we could find our way ... Read More
We rode the bus from the pier (X80). This is the express bus to the Plaka and other areas of interest. We ate in the Plaka and looked at the shops around there. As we were unfamiliar with the area we stayed nearby so we could find our way back to the bus stop. Read Less

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