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One of Europe’s busiest ports, Piraeus serves as the setting-off point for cruises in the Aegean Sea. Some itineraries travel down the Athens Riviera and the coast of Greece’s mainland, while others venture to some of the 3,000-plus Greek islands that are scattered off the country’s coast. Here’s what you need to know about cruises in Athens. 

Day Cruises
Day cruises from Athens typically depart from Piraeus or Lagonisi and showcase the scenic coastline of the Athens Riviera and beyond. Choose between motor yacht, sailing boat, and high-speed RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) tours.

Some day cruises include stops at small beach-lined islands such as Moni, Agistri, Poros, Hydra, and Aegina, and include free time for snorkeling, swimming, or sunbathing beneath the Mediterranean sun. Others stop at sights on the mainland such as the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio. Alternatively, opt for a day cruise to the Corinth Canal, and leave the modern day behind at ancient sites such as the Acropolis and Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth. 

Evening Cruises
Evening cruises from Athens showcase the Aegean at its most romantic. Both intimate sailing boats and larger cruise ships set sail late in the afternoon, floating past the coastal suburbs of Athens as the sun begins to set. Many evening cruises include a selection of Greek-style meze (small plates) and accompanying wine and beer. 

Multi-Day Cruises
Multi-day cruises from Athens allow travelers to explore some of the more far-flung Greek islands that are not accessible on a day trip. On a 2-day cruise, you might set sail for Santorini, an island known for its scenic volcanic caldera, or explore glamorous Mykonos, a beloved beach destination among A-listers. Alternatively, explore nearer islands such as Poros and Aegina, but at a much more leisurely pace. A longer 7-day sailing trip might combine offshore and mainland destinations such as Perdika, Hydra, Porto Heli, Nafplio, Spetses, and Poros. 
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Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$124.16
From
$124.16
Discover three beautiful Greek islands on this full-day cruise from Athens. Sail to Poros, Hydra, and Egina in the Saronic Gulf and enjoy free time at each island to stroll, sightsee, and shop as you wish. A delicious lunch and Greek folklore show aboard your ship are included, and a guided excursion to Egina's ancient Temple of Aphaia is also available at your own expense. Upgrade to the VIP experience for access to an exclusive lounge with a welcome drink, as well as transfer from your hotel to port and private check-in.
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* A traveler said: "We loved the different islands, this is a must do if you go to Greece, I just wanted more time at the island of Egina. All the staff on the cruise was wonderful and professional, the food was good and plenty."


All Day Cruise -3 Islands to Agistri,Moni, Aegina with lunch and drinks included

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All Day Cruise -3 Islands to Agistri,Moni, Aegina with lunch and drinks included

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411
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.05
$161.17
$16.12 savings
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$145.05
$161.17
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Escape the urban energy of Athens for the day and set sail for the Saronic Islands aboard a spacious Greek sailing ship. Find your favorite spot on deck to soak up the Mediterranean sun while island-hopping to Agistri, Moni, and Aegina. From ancient temples and wild peacocks to pristine beaches, there’s something for everyone at each stop. Swim and snorkel right off the boat, and indulge in a delicious Greek lunch onboard during this luxury island adventure.
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* A traveler said: "Loved the atmosphere and music on the boat. Amazing experiences with swimming and biking on the islands. Delicious lunch and friendly staff. Definitely recommend!"


Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ
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Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ

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377
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.01
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$191.01
Drink in the beautiful sights and seas of the Athens Riviera from a catamaran on this half-day, small-group cruise. While an experienced skipper and crew do the work, relax and revel in the sunshine and scenery. Step aboard your luxurious craft, sip a welcome drink, and enjoy the warm breezes as you sail along the picturesque coastline. Enjoy stops to swim or snorkel, stay refreshed with unlimited complimentary drinks, and savor a delicious Greek meal, including barbecue dishes, served by the crew. Choose a morning or sunset cruise when you book.
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* A traveler said: "Our captain Mike was great! I don’t remember the name of the chef, but he was so great too! We had got delicious and very rich lunch with variety of home made food and wine, barbecue of pork, chicken and squid. Very tasty salads, vegetables, shrimps. Like in the restaurant and even better! Visited 2 places to swim."


Full Day Cruise to Greek Islands from Athens: Poros - Hydra - Aegina

Full Day Cruise to Greek Islands from Athens: Poros - Hydra - Aegina

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70
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.00
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$117.00
Experience Greek island life without a hotel reservation on a day cruise from Athens. Leave the bustle of the city behind as you sail into the Saronic Gulf, stopping at three of the most picturesque islands within easy reach of the capital. Stroll under the red-tiles roofs of Hydra, do some shopping in Poros, and visit the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina. With free time to explore each island and a barbecue lunch on board, it's a stress-free way to see more of Greece, even with just a day to spare.
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* A traveler said: "Awesome trip and friendly knowledgeable staff. Very convenient shuttle to and from hotel. Food was very delicious."


One Day Cruise to Hydra - Poros - Aegina from Athens
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One Day Cruise to Hydra - Poros - Aegina from Athens

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11
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.16
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$124.16
Travel to three islands in just a day on this cruise to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. Walk the cobblestone streets of Hydra, admire the pine trees and sandy shores of Poros, and try delicious pistachios in Aegina. Enjoy a buffet lunch on board with live music and a traditional folk show.
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* A traveler said: "We enjoyed every moment of it. Unfortunately there was a bit of hiccup with lunch but in the end everyone got their lunch. We can only recommend as this was a one day cruise of good value and well worth it."


3 Islands 1 Day from Athens: Hydra - Poros - Aegina

3 Islands 1 Day from Athens: Hydra - Poros - Aegina

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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.16
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$124.16
An incomparable day cruise that travels you to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina, the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Hydra: the Living Museum. A car free island with paved streets wandered by donkeys, imposing mansions that served as fortresses against pirates’ attacks and the 1821‘s liberation strangle. Poros,the Neoclassical. An island surrounded by thousands of pines trees extending from the rugged coasts to the sandy beaches. Aegina, the First Capital of Modern Greece. Well known for its culture, antiquities, religious sites as well as its world known pistachios. Three islands overflown with history, cosmopolitan aura, religious experience along with sounds, colors and images that you want to keep with you forever. An incomparable day cruise that travels you to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina, the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Three islands overflown with history, cosmopolitan aura, religious experience along with sounds, colors and images that you want to keep with you forever.
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Sail the Sunset Athens Half Day Sailing Trip

Sail the Sunset Athens Half Day Sailing Trip

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15
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.32
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$131.32
Feeling worn out from sightseeing in Athens? Spend a relaxing four hours on a yacht exploring the Athenian Riviera. You can learn sailing basics from the skipper or simply relax on the sun deck. Along the way, enjoy a complimentary cocktail, Greek wine, and mezes (Greek appetizers). After watching the stunning sunset, return to Athens feeling rejuvenated.
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* A traveler said: "Boat is modern …. On time . Small group of people 12 I think including the crew . You are not going to go on islands they just anchor down and you can jump into the sea . Niki is the lady cook …. Amazing personality . Just a bliss to be around . Chillled atmosphere. Just cruising thru the sea enjoy Mother Nature ."


Hydra-Poros-Aegina Islands One Day Cruise With Live Music Dancing & Buffet Lunch

Hydra-Poros-Aegina Islands One Day Cruise With Live Music Dancing & Buffet Lunch

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5
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.70
Price varies by group size
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$232.70
Price varies by group size
Exploring the islands of the Saronic Gulf independently can mean grappling with confusing ferry timetables, as well as longer, slower journeys. With this day cruise, visit three islands—Hydra, Poros, and Aegina—in one outing, with the added bonus of round-trip transfers from your Athens hotel. Dine on a buffet lunch, and enjoy live music and dancing onboard.
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Athens All Day Cruise - 3 Islands - Saronic Gulf - With Lunch
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Athens All Day Cruise - 3 Islands - Saronic Gulf - With Lunch

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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.26
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$143.26
If you are looking for beach, sun, culture and incredible scenery, or an all-in-one experience, BestCruise has got you covered. BestCruise offers you a lifetime experience of a day cruise to Aegina and Agistri islands on an authentic wooden sailing boat. Walk-in ancient paths at the Aphaia Temple in Aegina, revel in the numerous shades of blue of Agistri beaches, dare to jump off the boat in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and snorkel in crystal-clear waters of Aponisos. BestCruise offers you a well-priced private experience, unlike mass tourism boats that advertise daily cruises with multiple stops resembling normal ferry service. Food served on board is ethically sourced from trusted farms and groceries around Greece. We use the finest quality of olive oil in all our meals and fresh bio ingredients. We are proud for the quality of our services honouring the traditional Greek cuisine and hospitality.
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* A traveler said: "This was such an amazing adventure! The boat was perfect for our group of 5. We had plenty of room to relax and enjoy the view! The islands we went to were beautiful and gave us just what we were looking for. The best part was swimming in the beautiful waters of the sea. Perfect day!"


3 Island Cruise (Hydra-Poros-Aegina)
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3 Island Cruise (Hydra-Poros-Aegina)

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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.16
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$124.16
With rich histories and sun-kissed ruins, the Greek Islands are among Europe’s most relaxed and romantic destinations. The reality that tour companies, travel blogs and reminiscent friends often forget to mention is that island hopping is expensive, and that the experience of spending time on a remote island can quickly wear thin. Get a taste of the islands without that stress, and without the hassle of checking out of your Athens hotel, with this full-day luxury cruise, stopping in at three much-vaunted Greek Islands.
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Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens
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Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens

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18
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.78
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$158.78
Enjoy a day on the island of Hydra on an independent trip from Athens. Catch a ferry to this famous island in the Aegean Sea, and enjoy several hours free to relax, explore, and discover the shops, restaurants, bars, and quaint lanes independently. Drink in the slow pace and perhaps finish with time out on a beach before your return ferry. Round-trip ferry tickets, plus pickup and drop-off at select central Athens hotels included.
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* A traveler said: "All went perfectly from hotel pickup, to ferry, to great sights in Hydra, to return trip. Thanks for the great day!"


Sail the Athenian Coastline

Sail the Athenian Coastline

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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.35
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$125.35
Athens’ Riviera coast is lapped by the Saronic Gulf and offers coves, bays, and Acropolis and Athens views. Enjoy them all without the expense or hassle of a private charter on this shared sailing trip. Secure your place for your chosen day and travel independently to Athens’ Kalamaki Marina. Then, swim, snorkel, or fish at coves; get sailing tips, sunbathe, and enjoy a light Greek lunch as you cruise.
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* A traveler said: "Great! Very nice trip, tastefull food and wine. Crew is profesional and always here for you! Great value for money!!"


City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Athens & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.88
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$23.88
Experience the best of Athens in one day and your own way, on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Athens bus tour. Travel around by open-top double-decker bus and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Learn about Athens’ history from the onboard audio guide and choose from various routes. Perhaps visit the spectacular Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, or other top sights—you set the pace and choose where to explore on foot.
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* A traveler said: "Great day seeing all the sights, the bus drivers were amazing so helpful and courteous as were the ticket staff"


Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.20
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$38.20
Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit. Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus, and look out over the city from the Parthenon.
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* A traveler said: "Incredible tour. Perfect group size, knowledgeable guide, very patient and a good sense of humour. We felt very involved in the tour and there was ample opportunity to take photos. Would highly recommend this tour. At the risk of being incorrect, I think our guide was named ‘Annie’ or something like that."


Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens

Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Small-Group Tour from Athens

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316
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.47
Price varies by group size
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$64.47
Price varies by group size
Visit one of Greece’s most picturesque coastal viewpoints on a half-day small-group tour from Athens to Cape Sounion. Travel by minivan along south Attica’s scenic shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon, built atop a towering sea cliff with fantastic views of the Aegean. Explore the ruins of this temple dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and opt for an afternoon tour to catch a famously beautiful sunset.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide was Teddy. He was friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed visiting the temple on Cape Sounion at sunset. The temple is impressive and the sea coast there was very picturesque. We also really appreciated getting Teddy's recommendations for where else to go on our trip."


Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.66
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$65.66
Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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* A traveler said: "What a great day! Tour was perfectly timed for the hot day. Joy was our guide. She was so EnJOYable very knowledgeable and entertaining!"


Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.52
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$15.52
Explore Athens at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that provides easy transportation to key attractions like the Panathenaic Stadium and the Parthenon, part of the Acropolis. Travel across two interchanging lines—the Blue and the Orange—plus enjoy access to/from the port in Piraeus for cruise passengers.
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* A traveler said: "It’s worth the money. Great way to see Key points of Athens in your first couple days in the Athens then you can decide on where you would like to tour and spend more time ."


Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens

Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens

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290
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.89
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$97.89
Follow in the footsteps of ancient heroes and legends with a full-day tour from Athens to Delphi, a UNESCO-recognized archeological site that’s among Greece’s most iconic places. Travel past the plain of Boeotia and the birthplace of King Oedipus, then explore a historic monument and treasury, the scenic ruins of the Temple of Apollo, and the spectacular friezes in the Delphi museum. After an optional lunch at a local restaurant, visit a picturesque mountain village to browse woven handicrafts and carpets before returning to Athens.
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* A traveler said: "This was a very informative tour. Our guide was engaging and knowledgeable. The entire trip was well planned, including necessary stops and a lovely lunch."


Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

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  • 1 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.31
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$17.31
The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the city's most iconic attraction, with its ancient Parthenon and beautiful views of the city. Because of the ancient monument’s popularity, lines to get in can get long. With this skip-the-line ticket, avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.
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* A traveler said: "Get your tickets here or you can wait in a long line at the entrance. Be sure and download the PDF and print out your tickets because the button for placing the digital tickets into your phone wallet does not work. It only places the receipt for the ticket into your wallet. You have to click and download each ticket."


Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.08
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$62.08
Journey back to Ancient Greece on this guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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* A traveler said: "The organization was great. Our guide Ionna was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Told us a lot of information about the acropolis, culture and history. The tour in the museum was fantastic and very helpful. You should take both tours to complete your understanding."


Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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466
  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.88
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$23.88
Maximize your time in port with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Athens and Piraeus. Your self-guided shore excursion offers the best of both worlds, with the flexibility to visit the sights at your own pace and the on-board commentary ensuring you don’t miss anything. Jump off along the way to explore ancient sites like the Acropolis, Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus; stroll the pretty streets of Plaka; or visit popular attractions like the National Archeological Museum, Syntagma Square and the National Gardens.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable, we enjoyed the tour. We got the 2nd day for free but unfortunately we didn't have time to do it since we were leaving Athens."


Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Delphi Day Trip from Athens

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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.54
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$89.54
Immerse yourself in the myths and monuments of classical Greece on this full-day tour of Delphi from Athens. Explore the UNESCO-listed archeological site of Delphi with an expert guide and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece. Stand in awe before the dramatically situated Temple of Apollo, then discover long-lost wonders at the Delphi Archeological Museum, including the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. After lunch in Delphi (optional upgrade or at own expense), visit the handicrafts towns of Arachova and Levadia on the way back to Athens.
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* A traveler said: "An amazing guide who is clearly enthusiastic about her work. The site itself, Delphi, is mesmerizing with plenty of time to explore. Skip the included lunch at Hotel Amalia as they are perfectly willing to drop you off at the nearby village (which you have to pass through) for an hour to eat at a local spot. Grade A experience overall."


Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Athens Airport Private Arrival Transfer

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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.86
Price varies by group size
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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Athens with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Athens International Airport, and relax on the journey to your Athens city or coast hotel. These private vehicles can accommodate up to fifteen passengers.
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* A traveler said: "Very efficient and a great way to get into Athen’s center city. Driver was friendly and answered lots of questions"


Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens
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Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.89
Price varies by group size
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$60.89
Price varies by group size
Indulge your inner foodie on this 4-hour gourmet tasting tour and sample the edible delights of Athens. Take to the streets for a walking tour of Athens’ cafés, markets, delicatessens and street food haunts. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private food-expert guide as you uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine and learn more about the city’s culinary heritage. Stop along the way to sample local treats like sweet donuts, Greek bread and regional cheeses, washed down with Greek wine and freshly brewed coffee.
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* A traveler said: "Loved experiencing parts of Athens that we would not have seen on our own, such as the meat and seafood markets and Greek coffee. Our guide, Dorale was an absolute pleasure - great sense of humor."


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