If you plan to visit Greece on board a cruise-ship and you have a group of 10 persons and more, we recommend you to book one of our various archaeological, Biblical, educational or recreational private shore-excursions.
If you disembark in Athens, you can start a tour to Northern Greece and visit the cities of historical and archaeological importance such as Kalambaka (Meteora monasteries), Thessaloniki, Vergina, Berea, Pella, Kavala & Philippi.
What are the advantages of booking a private shore excursion
if you have a small group of 10 and more?
* You choose the starting time of the tour and you avoid the crowds.
* You have a tailor made tour to suit your specific needs.
* You can book a private professional tour guide, who speaks your language perfectly and has the required knowledge to cover your special interests in archaeology, art, history, Bible history etc.
* You get competitive group tour rates based on minimum 10 participants.
* You may choose a variety of Mediterranean dishes that are offered during the full day tours (exceeding 5 hours).
Choose any tour that meets your expectations
and send us your request
PIRAEUS (port of Athens)
ATHENS TOUR + ACROPOLIS (3,5 hours)
Meet our representative at the port of Piraeus and start the city tour. Climb up to the marble-capped Acropolis and visit the famous Parthenon and the Erechtheion. Afterwards enjoy a panoramic bus tour viewing the highlights of modern Athens: pass by Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Constitution Square with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament House, the Academy, the University and the National Library, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenian Stadium. Return to Piraeus port and embark on the cruise-ship.
Note: For Christian travellers a visit to the nearby Mars' Hill (Areopagus) (Acts 17:22) where the Apostle Paul delivered his soul-stirring sermon to the giants of philosophy, logic and learning, can be
included to the tour, without extra charge.
ATHENS WALKING TOUR + PLAKA (3,5 hours)
Board the bus and drive to the centre of Athens. Stop at the pedestrian street and start walking towards a scenic viewpoint of Acropolis Hill. While you will be taking pictures of the Parthenon, your guide will provide you with a short historical information/reference about the archaeological site (exterior visit).
Get on the motor-coach for a panoramic tour viewing the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament House, the Academy, the University and the National Library. The tour will end up at Syntagma (Constitution) Square where you will enter Plaka, the oldest and most picturesque district of Athens, for a walking tour among the touristic shops and renovated neoclassical Greek private houses. Free time (approx. 1,5 hour) to walk on cobblestone pedestrian streets, buy souvenirs or have a rest at one of the numerous caf?-restaurants. Meet the guide at a designated place and return by bus to the port of Piraeus for re-embarkation.
ATHENS TOUR + NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM (4 hours)
Leave by bus from the port of Piraeus and drive to the centre of Athens where a panoramic sightseeing tour will be provided by your guide. See Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenian Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Pass by Omonia Square and from there continue to visit the National Archaeological Museum, which contains an outstanding collection of masterpieces from excavations throughout Greece. Some of the museum’s most important exhibits are: the bronze statue of Poseidon, the head of Hygeia (goddess of health), the bronze statue of the Jockey-Boy of Artemision, the youth of Antikythira, the Marathon Boy, the golden mask of Agamemnon and the Myceanean art collection, the Classical sculpture etc.
HALF DAY CORINTH (5 hours)
Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf, where in 480 BC history's root was changed! The small Grecian fleet managed to defeat the enormously powerful armada of the Persians.From here, via the historic Corinthian Canal, arrive at ancient Corinth (Acts 18:1-18).
It was to this megalopolis where the Apostle Paul came, worked and established a thriving church, subsequently sending two of his epistles, now part of the New Testament. Visit all the sites associated with his ministry: the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Odeon, the Bema and Gallio's Seat. After the tour return to Piraeus port for embarkation to the cruise ship.
HALF DAY SOUNION (4 hours)
Enjoy a different excursion out of Athens, to Cape Sounion. Driving along the picturesque coastal road and passing by the beautiful sandy beaches of Kalamaki, Glyfada, Voula, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza, enjoy the view of countless coves and the clear-blue waters of the Saronic Gulf.
A crowning feature of the tour is Cape Sounion, famous for its radiant sunsets, dominated by the Doric white marble Temple of Poseidon, that overlooks the blue Aegean Sea. Return to the port for embarkation to the cruise ship.
ATHENS BY NIGHT TOUR (4 hours)
In the evening we will enjoy a traditional Greek dinner with folk dances, bouzouki music and songs in a typical tavern in the oldest and most picturesque district of Athens, Plaka. Return to the port of Piraeus.
∙ Some times the cruise ships will give priority to those passengers who have pre-paid their shore excursions on board of the ship and won’t let other passengers onto tenders until all the “tour group” people are off. This may cause changes on private independent shore trips. With the assistance of a tour leader try to get off the ship before the tour groups disembark.
∙ Our representative will meet you at the port holding a sign with your name on it.
∙ Expect mostly warm weather in Greece during the day and cooler at night. For shore trips, comfortable walking shoes, sun glasses, hat and loose fitted clothing are strongly recommended. In some religious sites, shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted.