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A shore excursion to the Acropolis is a great way to spend your time in port in Athens. The Syntagma Metro Station, in Syntagma Square where your Acropolis walking tour begins, contains many archaeological artifacts including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century BC, pottery, a 2,000-year-old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD.
As you walk through Syntagma Square, the heart of the city, you’ll see the impressive Greek Parliament House (Old Royal Palace).
Continue strolling through the paved streets of the Plaka neighborhood before arriving at the Lysicrates Monument from the 4th century BC and the remnants of an old Christian church. A 10-minute walk up the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian walkway will bring you to the Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon, with its spectacular views over the city below.
You will enjoy an insightful and detailed explanation of the history of the Acropolis and its monuments from your knowledgeable licensed guide. On the way to the Acropolis, you will also see the Dionysious Sanctuary, Philopapos Hill, the Herodion Theatre and Mars Hill.
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.
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Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send an email with a link to your Viator Shore Excursions voucher(s). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
On the day of travel the Lead Traveler must present a paper voucher in order to redeem this tour/activity.
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send an email with a link to your Viator Shore Excursions voucher(s). Simply print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel, along with the Lead Traveler's photo ID. If you fail to present a printed copy of this voucher, you will be refused service and/or admission to the activity you have purchased. Viator will not refund, credit or otherwise compensate you for failure to present a printed copy of your voucher on the day of travel.
On the day of travel you can present a paper or electronic voucher for this tour/activity, or you can simply present the Lead Traveler's Photo ID. Our supplier has your reservation on file and only requires proof of identity (valid photo ID for the Lead Traveler) on the day of travel.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Reviewed by marknan, November 2011
Costas our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by Donald N, May 2012
Excellent guide; very informative; guide was careful to find shade and appropriately pace the climb to the Acropolis so that all could comfortably keep up; my only complaint was how much more we paid for the taxi service from the port; Viator should provide clear information on the web site that the metro is a good option to reach the tour at a more reasonable price; those who knew this paid almost half of what we did by just booking the tour without the transfer service.
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