Shore Excursion Details

The Acropolis & Archaeological Museum

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

The Acropolis & Archaeological Museum

DETAILS

  • 71/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal

Journey back in time to the evolution of Greek Civilization. You’ll visit the Acropolis and its famous landmarks and see the highlights of Athens. Admire the Propylaea, the temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum, and stand in awe in front of the Parthenon. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the Plaka, followed by some free time to explore this old and interesting district. Visit the National Archaeological Museum, housing an unrivaled collection of treasures of Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, and Classical Greek Art. A few of the most important exhibits include the bronze statue of Poseidon, Head of Hygeia "Goddess of Health", a bronze statue of the "Jockey Boy" of Artemision, Golden Mask of Agamemnon and brilliant Minoan-style frescoes from Santorini.


Need to Know:

Note: The Acropolis is explored on foot and requires approximately two hours of walking. There are some 75 steps at the entrance and in certain areas the marble is uneven and slippery. There is additional walking and steps at the museum. During summer months expect extreme large crowds at the sites with possible waiting time to enter, especially at the Acropolis. Temperatures can reach extreme highs, we recommend that you drink a lot of water and use sun protection. Please be aware that there is much less congestion at the sites and less traffic during winter, so tour durations may be slightly shorter but the content of the tour will not be affected.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
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.
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