Piraeus (Athens), Greece
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Approximately 6½ Hours
Depart the pier for a panoramic drive to Athens. Once in the city, you will pass Adrian's Arch, the statue of Lord Byron and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The latter took 700 years to complete. Continue towards Constitution Square and view the former Royal Palace where the Evzones National Guard keep watch, in their traditional costume, over the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. See the all-marble Olympic Stadium built for the modern Olympic Games in 1896. Pass by the National Gardens and drive along University Street, whose numerous neo-Classical buildings include the University and the Library.
You will stop for photos at the foot of the Acropolis. The agora (gathering place) in Athens was once an area private housing until it was reorganized by Peisistratus in the 6th century BC. Although he may have lived on the agora himself, he removed the other houses and closed the wells, turning it into the center of Athenian government.
The Old Town area of Athens, known as the plaka awaits you. Here, you will enjoy a traditional lunch before your transfer to the airport.
Wear comfortable non-skid walking shoes. This tour is available only to guests with flights departing Athens after 5pm. If you have already purchased an airport transfer with your cruise booking, a refund will be processed on board the ship, as this excursion automatically includes a transfer.