Exploring Athens

Welcome to Athens, the cradle of Western civilization, and the place where democracy was born! If you’re docking at the port of Piraeus as part of your cruise trip, you’re in for a special treat. Athens is a city steeped in history, mythology, and vibrant culture. With a full-day ahead, join us on an unforgettable experience through this metropolis.

Departure from Piraeus port

As your ship docks in Piraeus, you’ll disembark and meet your driver for the day. From there, start your 30’ driving journey towards the heart of Athens.

A 2-hour Acropolis Tour

Your first stop is the iconic Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the epitome of ancient Greek civilization. Meet your guide for the day and walk on the Sacred Rock to witness the majestic Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, and marvel at the Erechtheion with its famed Caryatids. Your knowledgeable guide will unveil the secrets of these ancient architectural masterpieces while sharing with you all of the tales of Greek mythology.

A 1 & ½ Hour Acropolis Museum Tour

After visiting the Acropolis, wander down Dionysiou Areopagitou Street to reach the new Acropolis Museum. There, you’ll encounter a treasure trove of artifacts spanning thousands of years, including sculptures, pottery, and architectural fragments. Admire the stunning Parthenon Marbles and gain deeper insights into the rich history of both the Acropolis and Athens.

Lunch break at the Old Town of Athens, Plaka

After immersing yourselves in ancient history, it’s time to explore the charming Plaka district, known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods.” Stroll through its streets lined with neoclassical buildings, and tavernas. Take a moment to savor traditional Greek cuisine at a local taverna, indulging in famous dishes like “Horiatiki, Kolokithokeftes, Souvlaki and Tzatziki”.

A 1 & ½ Hour Tour of Ancient Agora of Athens

Pay a visit to the Ancient Agora of Athens, known as the birthplace of democracy, the bustling marketplace and civic center of ancient Athens. Wander through the ruins of temples, Stoa of Attalus, and the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus. Imagine the philosophical debates that once took place in this historic agora, where Socrates and Plato walked and shared their wisdom.

A 1 & ½ Hour Panoramic City Tour

Step back, and enjoy the stories of your guide, while enjoying a panoramic tour of the Greek Capital, Athens, by private vehicle! Pass outside the Greek Parliament to see the guards “Evzones”, and continue with a visit to the National Garden, a verdant escape amidst urban hustle, before admiring the neoclassical elegance of Zappeion Megaron. Marvel at the monumental Temple of Olympian Zeus, a symbol of ancient grandeur, and conclude at the Panathenaic Stadium, echoing with the spirit of the Olympic Games. This would be the finishing touch of your full-day exploration in Athens!

Return to Piraeus

As the sun sets over Athens, make your way back to Piraeus along with your driver of the day, concluding our full-day tour of this captivating city. Reflect on the wealth of history and culture you’ve experienced during your time in Athens, knowing that its timeless allure will linger in your memories for years to come. And who knows… You may visit it in the future to delve deeper in its beauty!

Whether you are history buffs, culture enthusiasts, or simply seeking to immerse yourselves in the wonders of ancient Greece, Athens offers a truly wholesome experience that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. So, come along and discover the magic of this legendary city on your next shore excursion from Piraeus, tailored by Discover Greek Culture.


  • The above can be adjusted based on clients’ needs and inquiries, as well as the docking/departure time.
  • Discover Greek Culture provide its clients with private transportation from/to Piraeus.

What’s our Purpose?

Discover Greek Culture is dedicated to showcasing the captivating beauty and intricate richness of Greek history, landscapes, and contemporary identity. The company’s goal is to seamlessly blend enjoyment and education, offering a comprehensive perspective on various facets of Greek culture. From archaeology to art, gastronomy to history, and from beaches to mountain tops, DGC strives to provide an overall understanding of the Greek cultural tapestry.

Specializing in providing upscales cultural experiences, Discover Greek Culture designs complete and turnkey activations inspired by the profound richness of Greek culture and heritage. These activations can be tailored even for companies seeking to enhance connections with either their esteemed customers or dedicated employees.

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Discover Greek Culture has a wide number of different experiences, operated not only in Athens, but also in all other Greek destinations. From Athens to the Peloponnese, Santorini to Paros and Antiparos, Tinos to Crete, and much more, DGC members are trying their best to create memorable experiences for their discerning guests. Take a look at our Tours and let us curate your next trip to Greece!

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