6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We arranged our own tour with PK travel. Much more reasonable, than ship tour. It was over 5 hour tour. We had 1 1/2 to explore the Acropolis. Our driver had our tickets so we had no line to wait for. We watched the changing of the guards. ... Read More
We arranged our own tour with PK travel. Much more reasonable, than ship tour. It was over 5 hour tour. We had 1 1/2 to explore the Acropolis. Our driver had our tickets so we had no line to wait for. We watched the changing of the guards. We were shown the many other main sites, with the option of where we wanted to stop. We were taken to a high point of Athens where you could see the the whole of Athens. An authentic Greek restaurant was recommended for a bite-excellent. And a bit of free time at the Plaka. Athens is huge-you need a guide and someone to navigate the streets. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Very hot day but this is an amazing place with world heritage sites everywhere.
Very hot day but this is an amazing place with world heritage sites everywhere. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
We negotiated a price with two taxis which took us to the Acropolis and to various other sights in Athens. The drivers spoke very good English and filled us in with information on the various monuments. They were well-organised and ... Read More
We negotiated a price with two taxis which took us to the Acropolis and to various other sights in Athens. The drivers spoke very good English and filled us in with information on the various monuments. They were well-organised and efficient and we passed a very fruitful afternoon. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Got the bus from the cruise port straight into Athens which drops you off at the beginning of the walkway to the Acropolis. We met our tour guide here via Viator Tours from Trip Advisor. Elena was an excellent English speaking guide - ... Read More
Got the bus from the cruise port straight into Athens which drops you off at the beginning of the walkway to the Acropolis. We met our tour guide here via Viator Tours from Trip Advisor. Elena was an excellent English speaking guide - very knowledgeable - highly recommended Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
If you are boarding at Piraeus, and the ship is docked at Berth 12, you need to know that it isn't a plausible walk from the subway. Better to take a cab.
If you are boarding at Piraeus, and the ship is docked at Berth 12, you need to know that it isn't a plausible walk from the subway. Better to take a cab. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Too many people in city and bus line very unorganized. Book to see the acropolis from the ship NOT on your own. Too many people in same area at same time..at least in summer!
Too many people in city and bus line very unorganized. Book to see the acropolis from the ship NOT on your own. Too many people in same area at same time..at least in summer! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Took Taxi tour , booked by the hour, chose 3 hrs. Driver stopped at all of the sights for photographs etc. Saw changing of the guard ceremony at the palace. Gave us 20 mins for coffee and drinks break before returning to the ship.
Took Taxi tour , booked by the hour, chose 3 hrs. Driver stopped at all of the sights for photographs etc. Saw changing of the guard ceremony at the palace. Gave us 20 mins for coffee and drinks break before returning to the ship. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
If you want to see Acropolis get a shore excursion, it is possible to do on your own, but then you need to stand in line to buy tickets, while the tours are given priority. Piraeus is not a bad alternative a pleasant city as well.
If you want to see Acropolis get a shore excursion, it is possible to do on your own, but then you need to stand in line to buy tickets, while the tours are given priority. Piraeus is not a bad alternative a pleasant city as well. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Just went to Acropolis Museum and a quick taxi ride to the high point ENE of the Acropolis. Too hot for anything else
Just went to Acropolis Museum and a quick taxi ride to the high point ENE of the Acropolis. Too hot for anything else Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We got a taxi to the Plaka, 25 euro. Walked to the Temple of Zeus, walked and visited The Acropolis and Parthenon, has lunch intake Plaka and shopped
We got a taxi to the Plaka, 25 euro. Walked to the Temple of Zeus, walked and visited The Acropolis and Parthenon, has lunch intake Plaka and shopped Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We packed in a lot on this very hot day! We visited the Herakleidon Museum (small, but good exhibits), had an excellent lunch and the best Greek salad of my life, and then headed over to the Acropolis Museum (which has air conditioning! ... Read More
We packed in a lot on this very hot day! We visited the Herakleidon Museum (small, but good exhibits), had an excellent lunch and the best Greek salad of my life, and then headed over to the Acropolis Museum (which has air conditioning! and ice cream!). We next visited the Temple of Zeus and the National Garden, went back to shop for souvenirs at the Acropolis Museum (and enjoy the air conditioning), and then around 5:30pm we headed over to the Acropolis and Parthenon. There weren't any lines, and it was a bit cooler. We were glad we waited until the evening to go. Afterwards, we were super tired, so after a bit of walking around the Plaka we headed back to the ship. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
This was a replacement stop for Mykonos due to the weather, so I hadn't done any research prior for this stop but still enjoyed it. We weren't able to go up to the Parthenon because the line for tickets was so long, but got some ... Read More
This was a replacement stop for Mykonos due to the weather, so I hadn't done any research prior for this stop but still enjoyed it. We weren't able to go up to the Parthenon because the line for tickets was so long, but got some pictures from below. A sign said that "e-tickets are coming" which will be great when it happens. Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Depending on what you wish to do (we opted for the hop on hop off bus the blue one) these are located to the left once you exit the main terminal building about a 5 minute walk. There are 3 different companies Greyline (yellow bus the ... Read More
Depending on what you wish to do (we opted for the hop on hop off bus the blue one) these are located to the left once you exit the main terminal building about a 5 minute walk. There are 3 different companies Greyline (yellow bus the one MSC uses)(red hop on hop off)we opted for the blue one as we had picked up a leaflet in a previous port of call. There was a 40 minute trip around Piraeus (where you could hop on and hop off if you wished) then the main tour started just below the Acropolis, and went around Athens, which took about an hour and 40 minutes As Athens was so busy we decided just to stay on the bus. The tour was very informative and well worth the money paid. When we returned to Piraeus we had a look around the local town which is quite pleasant. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Athens is very easy to navigate on your own. I wish I had spent a few more days exploring the city! We took a taxi to the port, booked by our hotel.
Athens is very easy to navigate on your own. I wish I had spent a few more days exploring the city! We took a taxi to the port, booked by our hotel. Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Ignore taxis and tours and take x80 bus from pier. 45 mins to Acropolis. €2.50 return. Quite a climb up to Acropolis so start early and wear hat and sunblock, take water.
Ignore taxis and tours and take x80 bus from pier. 45 mins to Acropolis. €2.50 return. Quite a climb up to Acropolis so start early and wear hat and sunblock, take water. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Athens is depressing--only our hotel wasn't. We went to the Acropolis but the crowd/heat was oppressive!
Athens is depressing--only our hotel wasn't. We went to the Acropolis but the crowd/heat was oppressive! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We took a private full day excursion with PK Tours. Very efficient and well organised tour with extremely knowledgable guide and good driver. Went to Acropolis of course which was very busy and very hot. My favorite part of the day was the ... Read More
We took a private full day excursion with PK Tours. Very efficient and well organised tour with extremely knowledgable guide and good driver. Went to Acropolis of course which was very busy and very hot. My favorite part of the day was the changing of the guard. Read Less

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