Piraeus (Athens), Greece
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Only available for guests flying into Athens on embarkation day and landing before 11:00am
This convenient transfer/tour combination picks you up at the airport in Athens and takes you on a tour of the marvelous city of Athens; then, you'll transfer to the ship at Piraeus in time for embarkation.
Your visit today will begin with the most famous temple of the Ancient City -- the Parthenon -- dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of Athens. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, you will pass through the Propylaea and see the Erechtheum temple and the Porch of the Caryatids in the distance. Reinforced by the hand of man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be in awe of the view below.
On a panoramic drive through the city, some highlights include Constitution Square, the Royal Palace, where the Evzones keep watch in their traditional costumes, the Temple of Zeus and the Olympic Stadium.
This tour requires considerable walking with an uphill climb to the Parthenon. The marble steps are slippery, especially when it rains. Wear comfortable non-skid walking shoes. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Expect dense crowding at the site. This tour is available only to embarking guests with flights arriving in Athens on embarkation day before 11am. You must meet the motorcoach at the airport Exit B at 12 noon. The tour will depart after all guests on flights landing before 11am have landed. Waiting time may be required. If you have already purchased a transfer to the ship with your cruise booking, a refund will be processed on board the ship, as this excursion automatically includes a transfer. This tour is not available to guests staying at Pre-Cruise Hotels in Athens before embarkation day.