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All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Free port pickup and drop-off included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
When your cruise ship docks at Piraeus Port in Athens, set off by luxury minivan with a private guide to explore the city. Pass the iconic Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympieion) that dates back to 6th century BC, and see Hadrian’s Arch – a monumental structure that once divided the Greek part of Athens from Emperor Hadrian’s Roman city.
Visit Syntagma Square, home to the Greek Parliament House, and see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – guarded by soldiers dressed in full regalia. Pass the Neoclassical buildings of the University of Athens on the way to the first Olympic Stadium, today named Panathinaiko Stadium, and hear about the stadium in ancient times before it was rebuilt for the modern Olympic Games.
Continue out of the city, traveling through the cosmopolitan coastal neighborhood of Glyfada – often called Athens Riviera – and then follow the shoreline to Cape Sounion. The journey takes roughly an hour, so sit back and relax, soaking up the views while listening to your guide explain the area’s history.
When you arrive, stroll over to see the Temple of Poseidon – one of the country’s most famous monuments. Perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Attic Peninsula coastline, the temple was once a shrine to the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. On the opposite hill sits the ruins of the Sanctuary of Athena Sounion, and while they merely hint at the site’s former glory, the site’s historical relevance shines through.
After exploring Cape Sounion with your guide, travel back to Piraeus Port where your tour ends.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Athens port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by private minivan
Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Food and drinks
Entrance fees to the Temple of Poseidon (approx. 4 euros)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Please also enter your preferred pickup time in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking, and reconfirm 48 hours prior to the tour’s departure time
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Piraeus Port, Athens
Tour start time will be adjusted to your ship's arrival. You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time (contact info will be printed on your confirmation voucher).