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    Athens & Piraeus Open Air Sightseeing (Debark)

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a panoramic drive through Athens and Piraeus on a double-decker sightseeing bus. Marvel at landmarks, hear historical commentary. ...
    Enjoy a panoramic drive through Athens and Piraeus on a double-decker sightseeing bus. Marvel at landmarks, hear historical commentary. more...

    Settle in for a panoramic drive through Athens and the port of Piraeus on a double-decker sightseeing bus, passing key landmarks that tell the story of both cities. Feel free to ride inside the bus or on the second-level, which is open air to provide spectacular 360° views. You will hear commentary about the destinations that explains their historical importance and points out significant architectural features. Highlights include icons such as the Acropolis and Parthenon and sites that may be lesser known such as Omonia Square. Although one of Athens’ oldest square, Omonia had been somewhat forgotten until it was beautifully renovated in 2020. The bus will also drive through several characteristic neighborhoods, including historical Plaka and lively Monasteraki, home to attractions as diverse as flea markets and Roman ruins. Depending on the traffic, stops will be made along the way for photos and to stretch your legs.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • See the landmarks in Athens and Piraeus from a double-decker sightseeing bus.
    • Drive by must-see ancient icons such as the Acropolis and Parthenon
    • Travel through neighborhoods that highlight the diversity of Athens and Piraeus.
    • Pause on occasion for photos of the attractions.


    Audio commentaries in 12 different languages to learn about Athens & Pireaus' culture and history: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Arabian, Japanese, and German.


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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Athens Attraction Pass with Acropolis

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 6 hrs

    Maximize your time in Athens with an all-inclusive attraction pass. Visit multiple sites, ride buses between attractions, and explore at your own pace. ...
    Maximize your time in Athens with an all-inclusive attraction pass. Visit multiple sites, ride buses between attractions, and explore at your own pace. more...

    Maximize your time in Athens by visiting the attractions that interest you the most and exploring them at your own pace. Your attraction pass will cover all the entrances fees so you can see more than a dozen attractions without thinking about the cost. Getting around Athens will be easy because the pass allows you to ride the buses that loop through town from one attraction to another. Choose wisely what you want to do and when you want to do it, according to the time you have in Athens. Hop on a bus whenever you’re ready and hop off at an attraction that sounds intriguing. You might stop at the horseshoe-shaped Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held. Military history buffs may enjoy browsing the weapons from antiquity in the Athens War Museum. If you wish to delve deeper into history, ride the bus to the Acropolis of Athens, one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. The New Acropolis Museum there displays artefacts excavated from the surrounding slopes, including items from the Temple of Athena Nike. Attractions Included: Acropolis and Parthenon Archaeological Site, Gray Line Athens Get On Get Off Bus Tour (Yellow Bus), Acropolis Museum, Athens War Museum, Cycladic Museum, Frissiras Museum, Happy Blender, Hellenic Motor Museum, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Museum of Greek Culture, Museum of Islamic art, The Ghika Gallery, Herakleidon Museum, Bairaktaris - Syntagma Sq.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Use the Attraction Pass to see Athens’ best attractions at no additional cost.
    • Ride a bus around town, stopping at the attractions that you find most appealing.
    • Stay as long as you like at each attraction to enhance your understanding of it.
    • Hop on another bus whenever you please and ride it to another intriguing destination.


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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Athens - Hop On Hop Off - End At Airport

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Discover Athens & Piraeus on our double-decker buses. Admire iconic sights, visit the Acropolis, explore museums, stroll through Plaka and more. ...
    Discover Athens & Piraeus on our double-decker buses. Admire iconic sights, visit the Acropolis, explore museums, stroll through Plaka and more. more...

    Enjoy the city of Athens & Piraeus from the top of our yellow-blue double-decker buses. Get in touch with the architecture and culture of Athens & Piraeus cities and learn all about their history in your own language with commentary on board, available in 12 languages.


    Visit and admire spectacular sights of both cities. Take the chance to admire the Acropolis & Parthenon archaeological sites and feel the energy in the whole region. Visit also the new Acropolis museum, the Archaeological museum and the picturesque area of Plaka and Monastiraki, full of neoclassical buildings, archaeological findings and souvenir shops.


    Nearby, you can also see a number of private harbors, such as the Mikrolimano and the Zea Marina (Pasalimani) and the architectural beauty of the Municipal Theatre.

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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Behind The Myth: Hercules & Acropolis

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

    Visit historically important sites that illustrate the mythical life of Hercules and come away with a deeper understanding of the famed demi-god and his trials and tribulations. ...
    Visit historically important sites that illustrate the mythical life of Hercules and come away with a deeper understanding of the famed demi-god and his trials and tribulations. more...

    OVERVIEW

    Visit historically important sites that illustrate the mythical life of Hercules and come away with a deeper understanding of the famed demi-god and his trials and tribulations. The guide will provide relevant and refreshing commentary that describes the legend of Hercules, his 12 labors and his induction to Mount Olympus after his death. Your immersion into the myth of Hercules – the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene – will begin at the Acropolis, whose museum holds friezes that depict scenes of Hercules’ greatest deeds. Similarly, at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, you will learn about its decorative sculptures that also portray the seemingly impossible labors of Hercules, which were acts of atonement after he killed his family in a fit of madness. The guide will further elaborate on Hercules at Syntagma Square the famed gathering place in front of the Greek Parliament building, at this stop, you'll interactively review the myth and the labors learned during this immersive experience. Free time follows in Monastiraki, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Athens.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Learn about the mythological demi-god Hercules at the most historical sites in Athens.
    • Hear details of Hercules’ legendary life and the purpose of his famed 12 labors.
    • Visit the Acropolis and Temple of Olympian Zeus, which is dedicated to Hercules’ father.
    • Independently explore Monastiraki, a neighborhood full of archaeological sites.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $169.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Food Hopping In The Heart Of Athens

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

    Walk through the oldest neighborhoods in Athens and stop along the way to sample foods that reflect the local cuisine. ...
    Walk through the oldest neighborhoods in Athens and stop along the way to sample foods that reflect the local cuisine. more...

    OVERVIEW

    Walk through the oldest neighborhoods in Athens and stop along the way to sample foods that reflect the local cuisine. Your foodie adventure will begin in Monastiraki Square a lively meeting place with plenty of nearby cafés and restaurants. The exact offerings will depend on what’s freshest and seasonal, but you can expect to sample traditional items such as a Greek pie (Bougatsa). The Psirri neighborhood is also historical but has gained a reputation for being arty and bohemian, so the samples may be trendier. Even so, classic street foods such as cheese and Paksimadia may also be found here. Chances are, you will also be offered souvlaki, probably the most beloved Greek fast food. The guide will know the best spots for the tastiest samples. For an overall understanding of the mostly readily available ingredients, you will browse a market.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Sample a variety of classic Greek foods while walking through historical neighborhoods.
    • Follow the guide’s recommendations for finding the best spots for samples.
    • Taste traditional dishes, street foods and items as simple and delicious as Greek yogurt.
    • Browse a market for an understanding of the available ingredients.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    How It's Built - Athens

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore some of Athens’ most architecturally important ancient buildings and discover how their construction reflected the city’s urban evolution. ...
    Explore some of Athens’ most architecturally important ancient buildings and discover how their construction reflected the city’s urban evolution. more...

    OVERVIEW

    Explore some of Athens’ most architecturally important ancient buildings and discover how their construction reflected the city’s urban evolution. Even in the ruins, the monuments built on the Acropolis around the 5th century B.C. still symbolize the classical spirit and civilization of Greek antiquity. Fortified walls have surrounded the summit of the Acropolis for more than 3,300 years and the buildings within – most famously the Parthenon – were built to last and even withstand earthquakes. Hadrian’s Library, constructed nearby in the 2nd century A.D., represents Roman emperor Hadrian’s plan to rebuild Athens. A short walk will bring you to the Kapnikarea, an 11th-century Greek Orthodox church with austere stone walls and a simple rectangular layout. After learning about its construction and distinct Byzantine design, you will spend free time in the bustling Monastiraki neighborhood. To enhance your understanding of how Athens has changed over time, the guide will use captivating visuals and historical photos.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Discover how the ancient monuments on the Acropolis were cleverly constructed to last.
    • See historical photos that clearly show how Athens’ urban landscape has evolved.
    • View the exterior of Hadrian’s Library for an understanding of the Roman influence.
    • Learn about the Byzantine features that distinguish the 11th-century Kapnikarea church.
    • Independently explore Monastiraki, a vibrant neighborhood full of archaeological sites.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Best of Athens & Its Scenic Coast

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 8 1/2 hrs

    Explore Athens highlights: Acropolis, Propylaea, Erectheum and more. Drive through scenic coastal road to Cape Sounion to view the Temple of Poseidon. ...
    Explore Athens highlights: Acropolis, Propylaea, Erectheum and more. Drive through scenic coastal road to Cape Sounion to view the Temple of Poseidon. more...

    This excursion is an ideal introduction to the city’s major highlights. Reach the natural fortress of the Acropolis, and with your guide you’ll walk up the uneven footpath heading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, Temple of Apteros Niki, Erectheum and the Architectural Triumph of the Parthenon. Continue with a city drive and see Constitution Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Palace, Hadrian’s Gate and the Old Marble Olympic Stadium.


    After lunch, drive along the scenic coastal road which affords splendid views of the Saronic Gulf and takes you through some of Athens' most beautiful suburbs. Arrive at Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon, standing some 200 feet above the sea at the edge of a cliff. It is one of the most breathtaking and deeply moving sights in all of Greece. Fifteen of the original 34 columns of the Doric order still stand in majestic splendor.


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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 8 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Athens & The Acropolis

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Explore the iconic Parthenon atop the Acropolis, then tour Athens with stops at historical landmarks. Capture photos and enjoy the city's charm. ...
    Explore the iconic Parthenon atop the Acropolis, then tour Athens with stops at historical landmarks. Capture photos and enjoy the city's charm. more...

    Commissioned by Pericles and built by Pheidias, the perfectly proportioned Parthenon crowns the Acropolis, representing the Golden Age of Classical Greece. Follow the winding path to 'the upper city' entrance through the Propylaea gateway. Beyond, on the highest part of the hill, stands the crowning glory of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, looking out over the graceful Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Old City below. After the Acropolis, you’ll drive to both the old and new sections of Athens, separated by Hadrian’s Arch.


    You’ll pass the statue of Lord Byron, the Corinthian Temple of Olympian Zeus and Constitution Square to the former Royal Palace. Here you’ll have a chance to take a photo of the Presidential Guard or Evzones in traditional uniform, as they stand watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Other sights on the drive include the Academy, National Gardens and the Old Marble Olympic Stadium, built in 1895 for the first modern Olympic Games.


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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    The Ultimate Athens Experience

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Explore Athens on a scenic drive, visit the Acropolis and enjoy lunch with Acropolis views. Discover New Acropolis Museum and charming Plaka. ...
    Explore Athens on a scenic drive, visit the Acropolis and enjoy lunch with Acropolis views. Discover New Acropolis Museum and charming Plaka. more...

    A 30 minute scenic drive from Piraeus will bring you into the heart of Athens. Along the way, your narrated drive will pass a host of major sites including Hadrian's Arch, the statue of Lord Byron, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the former Royal Palace, the National Gardens and the Old Olympic Stadium where a brief photo stop will take place. Commissioned by Pericles and built by Pheidias, the perfectly proportioned Parthenon crowns the Acropolis, representing the Golden Age of Classical Greece. Follow the winding path to 'the upper city' entrance through the Propylaea gateway.


    Beyond, on the highest part of the hill, stands the crowning glory of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, looking out over the graceful Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Old City below. A delicious lunch complimented by wine will be enjoyed at one of Greece’s famous restaurants with breathtaking views of the Acropolis. Considered one of the great museums of the world, the New Acropolis Museum, located at the foot of the Acropolis, displays a dramatic collection of artifacts and statues from the Pantheon, the Porch of the Caryatids and surrounding sites. After visiting the museum, you’ll enter the old part of the city called the Plaka and explore its predominately pedestrian streets with the picturesque houses, shops and numerous cafes. After some free time in this area you’ll return to your ship by coach.


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    • Adult from: $399.00 USD
    • Child from: $399.00 USD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    The Acropolis & Archaeological Museum

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Discover Greek Civilization: Acropolis and Athens highlights. Traditional lunch in Plaka then explore National Archaeological Museum. Treasures await! ...
    Discover Greek Civilization: Acropolis and Athens highlights. Traditional lunch in Plaka then explore National Archaeological Museum. Treasures await! more...

    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.


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    • Adult from: $209.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Athens On Your Own

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 6 hrs

    Enjoy free time in Athens to explore attractions that interest you. Visit the historic Plaka neighborhood and discover the iconic Acropolis and more. ...
    Enjoy free time in Athens to explore attractions that interest you. Visit the historic Plaka neighborhood and discover the iconic Acropolis and more. more...

    Spend hours of free time exploring the attractions in Athens that sound most appealing to you. A wonderfully panoramic drive will bring you to the Plaka neighborhood, where you will be dropped off and later picked up. This oldest section of Athens exudes history and its narrow cobblestone streets couldn’t be more atmospheric or pedestrian-friendly. The Plaka is known for its shopping and dining and proximity to the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to the Parthenon and many other iconic buildings from antiquity. Feel free to meander through the hilltop ruins at your leisure and browse the Acropolis Museum, a repository of archaeological remains that were unearthed from the surrounding slopes. The Plaka also has its share of archaeological sites, including the octagonal Tower of the Winds, a 1st-century landmark that is considered to be the world’s first meteorological station. If you wish to explore areas beyond the Plaka, be sure to allow time.


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    • Adult from: $75.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Exclusive Greek Treasures

    Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Explore Athens by minibus. Visit the Acropolis and more, then savor a traditional lunch in Plaka before visiting the National Archaeological Museum. ...
    Explore Athens by minibus. Visit the Acropolis and more, then savor a traditional lunch in Plaka before visiting the National Archaeological Museum. more...

    Experience Athens and its ancient treasure in a small group, traveling by minibus. After a visit to the Acropolis and its famous landmarks, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive though the highlights of Athens; admire the Propylaea, the temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum, and stand in awe in front of the Parthenon. You’ll then stop in the Plaka area for a traditional lunch followed by some free time to wander around the old district on your own.


    After, visit the National Archaeological Museum, housing an unrivaled collection of treasures of Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, and Classical Greek Art. A few of the museum's most important exhibits include the bronze statue of Poseidon, Head of Hygeia "Goddess of Health", bronze statue of the "Jockey Boy" of Artemision, Golden Mask of Agamemnon and brilliant Minoan-style frescoes from Santorini. Following your visit to the museum, you’ll return to your ship in Piraeus.


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    • Adult from: $249.00 USD
    • Child from: $249.00 USD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.