New Acropolis Museum & Athens Walk Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Approx. Duration: 5½ hours
Adult Pricing: $69*
Child Pricing: $39*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Enjoy a narrated drive passing by a host of Athens' major sites, you'll proceed to the Monastiraki area, a major attraction for bargain shopping. You'll visit the New Acropolis Museum and then proceed to the Plaka District with some free time to explore.
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New Acropolis Museum & Athens Walk

Following a narrated drive passing by a host of Athens' major sites, you'll proceed to the Monastiraki area, a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens and one of the principal shopping districts. You'll find clothing boutiques, souvenir shops and specialty stores. Its a major tourist attraction for bargain shopping. In the square, is the Pantanassa Church Monastery. Your tour continues with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum, an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and its feet, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.


The museum lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. After visiting the museum, you’ll proceed to the picturesque Plaka District, an old historical neighborhood of Athens. The Plaka District is clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis and incorporates a labyrinthine of streets and neoclassical architecture. Here you’ll have time to explore on your own. You'll find cobbled pedestrian lanes that are lined with shops, boutiques, jewelry stores, souvenir stands, tavernas, cafes, and flea market stalls.


Note: There is approximately 1/2 mile of walking over cobblestones and approximately 20 steps on this tour. Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months, we recommend that you drink a lot of water and use sun protection. The New Acropolis Museum is closed on Mondays. Tour will not be offered on the Norwegian Spirit May 30th, July 5th or November 20th, 2014 sailings.
Activity Level
  • 4.0/5 Stars.
(1 Review)
Write a Review
Port: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Approx. Duration: 5½ hours
Adult Pricing: $69*
Child Pricing: $39*
*Prices vary by sail date.
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.0/5
Cultural:
  • 4.0/5
Entertaining:
  • 4.0/5
Historical:
  • 4.0/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.