If you are visiting Piraeus while you are on a cruise, we offer a selection of organized and private shore excursions to enjoy the highlights of Athens but also other nearby destinations. By choosing Piraeus2Athens tours you are gaining access to premium quality services. We have a selected team of outstanding experienced proffesionals to cover transportation and guiding services and to offer you an augmented experience by making the most of your time in Athens. All of our joined shore excursions are semi-private(max 25 persons) to provide high quality personalized services. We also guarantee to return back to the port of Piraeus before the scheduled departure of your cruise ship. All of our tours are designed to serve only one cruise ship at a time in order to avoid unnecessary delays and are scheduled to beat the crowds at the places of interest. For your private shore excursion we are flexible to plan your tour in Athens according to your specific preferences, interests and time frame so you will have a memorable experience. It would be our pleasure to present our proposals and invite you to discover the beauties and heritage of our country as well as the hospitality of the Greek people.

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Private Athens Highlights

Athens Private Tour 6 hours

Private transportation - Escorted throughout by a private officially licensed tour guide - Guided city tour of Athens - Guided tour of the new Acropolis Museum - Guided tour of the Acropolis and the Parthenon - Ancient Agora - Plaka and Monastiraki

The guided tour starts as soon as your private vehicle leaves the pier. Your tour guide will comment on the places of interest when passing through Piraeus and you will be able to admire the picturesque ports of Mikrolimano and Kastella and The Peace and Friendship stadium. After a 30 min. drive, you will enjoy an Athens city tour with on board guidance from your licensed tour guide that will include all of the city's historical elements such as The Hadrian Arch of Triumph, The marble Panathenian Olympic Stadium, where you will be given time to take photos. Then you will drive up the avenue which is part of the Marathon route, to see the glass sculpture of the runner "Dromeas". Then next comes The Temple of Olympian Zeus, The Zappeion, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the former Royal Palace which is now The Greek House of Parliament. You will also see The Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str. which is consisted by The University of Athens, The Academy of Athens and The National Library.

Aftewards you will enjoy a private guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum where you can walk on a glass surface viewing The ancient city of Athens under your feet. Besides the museum exhibits on the top floor you will be able to have a spectacular view of The Parthenon through the glass walls of the museum. For those who do not wish to climb all the way up to The Acropolis hill this is the next best way to admire this superb monument which is recognized as the culmination of the Greek Classical Architecture.

Leaving the Acropolis museum next comes the guided tour on The Acropolis Hill. For those who do not wish to climb up to the rock alternatively they will see the ancient Agora and have more time in Plaka and Monastiraki. Climbing up the Hill there will be several stops made, for your guide to explain and you to admire the monuments of Herodion Music Theater, Pnyka, Philopapous Hill, Marsh Hill or Areos Pagos, The Ancient Agora, The Temple of Nike, The Propylaea, The Erechthion, and finally The Parthenon.

Descending from the Acropolis Hill you will pass by to see the Ancient and Roman Agora and stroll around Plaka area, the old city of Athens. There you will walk among well preserved neoclassical buildings, where people still have their residence, and excavations that revealed the ancient city beneath.

Monastiraki (Flea Market) is a very interesting walk through small shops one next to each other that practically sell everything from Antique items and Art to used clothing and gramophone records. There will be time for you to have lunch and enjoy the delicious gyros, souvlaki and pita, at one of the famous restaurants around the square. You can also choose among other traditional Greek cuisine dishes such as mousaka, yemista, Greek salad, dolmades etc.

Afterwards your guide will escort you back to Piraeus port. On the way you will have the chance to discuss with your tour guide the experience of your visit in Athens. Your tour guide will be happy to provide any additional information and answer any questions you may have.

Transportation with a luxury class vehicle, driven by a professional, non-smoking driver.

Escorted throughout the tour by an experienced fluent in English officially licensed, tour guide.

The order of visiting the various attractions may change with the consultation of your guide to avoid extreme weather conditions (heat/rain), traffic and crowding that might affect the timing and your enjoyment, which is our main goal.

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Private Athens and Food Tour

Athens private tour 7 hours

Private transportation – escorted throughout by a private officially licensed tour guide - guided tour of the Acropolis Hill – guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum - Athens city tour - walking food tour from Syntagma square to Plaka, Monastiraki and the Central Athenian Market(Greek bakery, gyros pita souvlaki, Greek coffee and pastry shop)

This unique tour does not only include most of the highlights of Athens, one can see in one day, but also provides a gastronomy experience by giving you the opportunity to taste a variety of traditional Greek street food and delights.

The guided tour starts as soon as your private vehicle leaves the pier. Your tour guide will comment on the places of interest when passing through Piraeus and you will be able to admire the picturesque ports of Mikrolimano and Kastella and The Peace and Friendship stadium. After a 30 min. drive, you will head straight to the foothills of the Acropolis. Climbing up the Hill there will be several stops made, for your guide to explain and you to admire the monuments of Herodion Music Theater, Pnyka, Philopapous Hill, Marsh Hill or Areos Pagos, The Ancient Agora, The Temple of Nike, The Propylaea, The Erechthion, and finally The Parthenon.

Descending from the Acropolis Hill you will pass to admire the Dionysus Theater, the first amphitheatre ever built, and then visit the New Acropolis Museum where you can walk on a glass surface viewing The ancient city of Athens under your feet. As you will be ascending the different levels of the museum, you will reach the top floor, all glass, where admiring the remaining pediments and friezes of the Parthenon, you will also have an excellent view of the Parthenon itself. This is the next best view of the Parthenon, if someone for any reason doesn’t decide to climb up the Acropolis Hill.

After the guided tour of the museum, you will board your private vehicle and enjoy a city tour of Athens with on board guidance from your tour guide that will include all of the city's historical elements such as The Hadrian Arch of Triumph, The marble Panathenian Olympic Stadium, where you will be given time to take photos. Then you will drive up the avenue which is part of the Marathon route, to see the glass sculpture of the runner "Dromeas". Then next comes The Temple of Olympian Zeus, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the former Royal Palace which is now The Greek House of Parliament. You will also see The Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str. which is consisted by The University of Athens, The Academy of Athens and The National Library.

At the end of your city tour, you will be dropped off at Stadiou Str., near one of the oldest and most famous traditional Greek bakeries, where you will be able to taste the best “tyropita” - cheese pie and other “fyllo” famous Greek snacks. Continuing the walking tour, you will get to Ermou Str., the most famous commercial street in Athens, where you will grab a koulouri with sesame seeds to taste as you walk through the most popular shopping area in Athens. At the end of Ermou Str. you will see the church of Kapnikarea of the 11th century AD. Nearby is also located the Metropolis of Athens that you will pass by, before going through the narrow pedestrian streets to reach the “Souvlaki Lane” just before Monastiraki square. There you will have the chance to go and taste gyros and pita, at the oldest and most famous restaurant in Athens. You can choose between pork, chicken or kebab filling for your pita and top it off with a choice of tzatziki, onions, tomato and potatoes.

Stroll around the Monastiraki Square to see the Hardian Library. A few steps away from Monastiraki Square and into the Psirri area you will reach one of the most famous pastry and coffee shops of Athens, a favorite destination to the locals. There you will have the chance to choose from a variety of Greek sweets and delights such as baklava and galaktompoureko, as well as a cup of traditional Greek coffee. After this sweet stop, it’s time to visit the Central Athenian Market that has been operating for over a century to provide the Athenian households with fresh fruit, meat and fish from all over the Greek mainland and islands. The building has been recently renovated by the Ministry of Culture and attracts many of the Athenians to buy fresh natural products that arrive here from all over Greece such as spices, deli meats, cheese, fruits, vegetables, olives and olive oil and many more.

After your visit at the Athenian Market, you will board your private vehicle and return to Piraeus port. Your tour guide will be with you during the whole duration of your tour. On the way back to Piraeus you will have the chance to discuss with your tour guide the experience of your visit in Athens. Your tour guide will be happy to provide any additional information and answer any questions you may have.

The above tour’s duration can be reduced to six (6) hours if you would like to skip the visit of the New Acropolis Museum or the Acropolis Hill or the Athenian Market.

The order of visiting the various attractions may change with the consultation of your guide to avoid extreme weather conditioned (heat/rain), traffic and crowding that might affect the timing and your enjoyment, which is our main goal.

Tips and suggestions: Bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat. During the very hot months of the summer, you will have air-conditioning only in the New Acropolis Museum and inside your vehicle.

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Athens Guided Tour

Semi Private Tour 25 participants max. Duration 6h.

Cost per person: € 65.00 (€ 49.00 for children up to 12)
Transportation + Licensed Guidance on board + Athens City Tour + Guided Tour of The new Acropolis Museum + Guided Tour of The Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon + Free Time in Plaka and Monastiraki

For the visitor who wants to see the most important monuments but also get the feeling of the unique character of the city of Athens we offer you this 6h value for money excursion.

The Guided Tour starts as soon as the bus leaves the pier. Passing through Piraeus on your way to Athens you will see the picturesque ports of Microlimano and Kastella and The Peace and Friendship stadium. Arriving at the center of Athens, after a 30 min. trip, your professionally trained guide will comment on the city's historical elements as you are viewing sights such as The Hadrian Arch of Triumph, The marble Panathenian Olympic Stadium, where you will be given time to take photos, The Temple of Zeus, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the former Royal Palace which is now The Greek House of Parliament. You will also see  The Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str. which is cosisted by The University of Athens, The Academy of Athens and The National Library. After that the bus will drop you off in front of the statue of Melina Mercury in Dionissiou Aeropagitou str. at Plaka. This will also be your meeting point before the final departure to return to Piraeus.

From there your guide will lead you to The new Acropolis Museum where you can walk on a glass surface viewing The ancient city of Athens under your feet. Besides the museum exhibits on the top floor you will be able  to take a good look at The Parthenon through the glass walls of the museum. For those who do not wish to climb all the way up to The Acropolis this is the next best way to admire this superb monument which is recognized as the culmination of Greek Classical Architecture.

Leaving the Acropolis museum next comes the guided tour on The Acropolis Hill. For those who do not wish to climb up to the rock there would be extra free time in the Plaka area. Climbing up The Hill there will be several stops made, for your guide to explain and you to admire the monuments of Herodion Music Theater, Pnyka, Philopapous Hill, Marsh Hill or Areos Pagos, The Ancient Agora, The Temple of Nike, The Propilaia, The Erechthion, and finally The Parthenon.

Free time enough to explore the acropolis Hill on your own and Plaka, the old town of Athens, will be offered before departure. At the designated time and place your guide will be waiting to take you to the bus and to escort you back to Piraeus port. On the way back your guide will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Children under 3 years of age can join the tour without a charge. For children between the ages of 3 and 12 the price is 49.00 euro. Gratuities and entrance fees are not included. The ticket for the new Acropolis Museum costs 5.00 euro and for The Acropolis 12.00 euro. Children up to 12 years old do not pay entrance fees.

All shore excursions are guaranteed to return to the port in time so that there will be no chance of you not getting on board your cruise ship.

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Explore Athens

Athens city tour 6h

Cost per person: € 35.00 (€ 25.00 for children up to 12)
Transportation + Athens city tour with licensed guidance on board + Free time on your own

This tour offers transportation from Piraeus port to Athens and back, as well as a guided city tour of Athens by a professional officially licensed tour guided. Your tour guide will provide an onboard guiding service by explaining as you are viewing sights and monuments in Piraeus and Athens.

In Piraeus you will pass by the picturesque ports of Microlimano and Kastella. Also you will be able to see the stadium of Peace and Friendship.

When in Athens, after a 30 min. trip from Piraeus, your city tour will include The Hadrian Arch of Triumph, The marble Panathenian Olympic Stadium, where you will be given time to take photos, The Temple of Zeus, The Tomb of the unknown Soldier and The former Royal Palace which is now The Greek House of Parliament. You will also see The Athenian Trilogy, on Panepistimiou str. which is consisted by The University of Athens, The Academy of Athens and The National Library.

After the city tour the bus will drop you off so you can start exploring on your own. Your tour guide will give you the time and the meeting point for the final departure to Piraeus. Also you will get useful tips about the attractions the city has to offer that will make your exploration much more interesting.

When it is time to head back to Piraeus and everyone has assembled at the meeting point your tour guide will make sure that everyone is on the bus and escort you back to the port of Piraeus. On the way back you will have the chance to discuss your experience in Athens with your tour guide and answer any questions you may have.

Children under 3 years of age can join the tour without a charge. Price for children from 3 to 12 years old 25.00 euro. Gratuities and entrance fees are not included. The ticket for the new Acropolis Museum costs 5.00 euro and for the Acropolis 12.00 euro. Children up to 12 year old do not pay entrance fees.

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Cape Sounion

Duration: 6 hours

Cape Sounion is 70 km away from Athens where lies the magnificent temple of Poseidon. Driving along the coastal road of "Posidonos", one of the nicest coastlines of all Greece, you will pass by the beautiful harbors of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. The ultimate place for sailboats, yachting, sunshine and blue seas! A splendid view of the Saronic Gulf.

You will arrive at Cape Sounion, the southernmost point of the Greek mainland, and enjoy a panoramic view of all the Aegean sea, from the top of the outstanding rock, where the temple of Poseidon is located.

The temple of Sounion was believed to be the home of the god of the sea, Poseidon, which according to the legend was built to appease the wrath of the god after he lost to goddess Athena the right to be the patron of Athens. Legends and myths alongside reality! The temple of goddess Athena was also just 500m away.

The area is known as "Lavrio" and it is one of the richest in metals and minerals. Here ancient silver-lead mines are located. The sunrise seen from Cape Sounio became famous as it was shown in the "Millenium World TV Show 2000".

During the tour there will be time to have lunch by the seaside at one of the picturesque coves of the Saronic Golf.

Transportation by a luxury type private car, minivan or minibus with a professional, non-smoking driver.

Escorted throughout by an officially licensed tour guide.

All private tours can be customized in order to provide the expected experience and satisfy various customers needs.

  • Cape Sounion
  • Sounion from afar
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Ancient Corinth

Duration: 6 hours

Private transportation - Corinth Canal - Local guided tour in Ancient Corinth of the archaeological site and the museum - Acrocorinth - Kehries

After a drive through the western suburbs of Athens, you will take the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf. Passing Eleusis, you will have the island of Salamis on the one side of the road, as well as the part of the sea, where one of the most famous naval battles in worlds history was fought, in 480 BC, between the Athenians and the Persians. On the other side of the road will be mount Aegaleo, from where Xerxis was viewing everything, seating on a golden throne.

Soon after that, you will start seeing the impressive mountains of the Peloponnese, as you will be approaching the area of the man made Corinth Canal, which is where the Mainland splits from the Peloponnese and where the Ionian Sea meets with the Aegean. The Canal was built in 1893 and it is 6.3km long, 24m wide and 63m high from sea level.

You will have a short stop there, where there are also cafeterias you can visit and the bridge you can walk over, from where you will admire the view of the breathtaking canal.

It's a very short drive, from there to the ancient site of Corinth where you will meet your officially licensed tour guide. Most of the ruins remaining are from the Roman era, except of the still standing monolithing columns of the temple of Apollo. You will see the Roman Odeon, the ancient springs, the Agora, the Bema from where the Apostle Paul preached and the archaeological museum with some extraordinary samples of the Corinthian pottery.

Then you will drive up to the Acrocorinth fort for pictures and to enjoy the amazing view to the sea and the valley, proving why that city was so important, world famous back then, with some of the most influential business men living in it.

On the way back you will make a short stop at Kehries, which is the port that St. Paul's ship arrived from Athens, in order to preach to the Corinthians.

After that you will be taken back to Piraeus port.

Transportation by a luxurious, fully air-conditioned private vehicle driven by a professional English speaking non smoking driver, full guidance all the way by a licensed tour guide and not just anyone showing you around, as well as taxes.

Food, beverages and the entrance tickets to the monuments are not included.

All private tours can be customized in order to provide the expected experience and satisfy various customers needs.


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Testimonials from our guests

 

We were only in Athens for 8 hours as part of a cruise stop and wanted to optimize our time. Our tour ended up being the highlight of our vacation. Our guide, Maria, was extremely knowledgeable and presented the information in interesting and digestible chunks. She asked us if we'd feel comfortable changing the order of our itinerary so that we could avoid the crowds and mid-day heat on the Acropolis. We trusted her judgement and were glad we did. Maria spoke in a way that kept our 13 and 10 year old kids interested without talking down to them. Her commentary moved at the perfect pace - not too fast and not too slow. She gave us "free time" to take photos, shop for souvenirs, and do our own thing. We would book again in a heartbeat. The entire booking process was well organized and efficient. -Ruby

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Private Minivan

We can offer you private transfers and transportation from Piraeus port. Our vehicles are luxurious minivans of the latest technology, euro 5, not older than three years old, fully air-conditioned, equipped with GPS, Wi-Fi hot spot, sound system and microphone. Also all of our vehicles are certified for tourist use by the Greek National Tourism Organization. Maximum seating capacity for the mini van is eight (8) passengers.

We have selected experienced, non smoking, English speaking, professional drivers to offer you a comfortable and safe transportation.

Transportation tour from Piraeus to Athens and back, total 6 hours. Price: 240.00 euro

Transportation tour from Piraeus to Delphi and back, full day. Price 390.00 euro

Transportation tour from Piraeus to Corinth - Mycenae - Nafplion - Epidaurus and back, full day. Price 390.00 euro

Transportation tour from Piraeus to Sounion and back, total 5 hours. Price 280.00 euro

Piraeus port to Athens Airport transfer price 120.00 euro

Piraeus port to your hotel in Athens transfer price 75.00 euro

Do not hesitate to contact us about your transportation needs so we can send you our proposals, detailed itinerary and prices.

Private Taxi

We can arrange private taxi transportation from Piraeus port.

Your transportation vehicle will be a luxury type Mercedes taxi, driven by an experienced professional driver.

The taxi will wait for you at your preferred rendezvous location. Our taxis are always earlier than the time agreed in order for you not to wait and spend valuable time.

We guarantee pickup and dropoff time table.

Private taxi tour from Piraeus to Athens (6 hours) Price 210.00 euro.

Private taxi tour from Piraeus to Sounion (5 hours) Price 250.00 euro.

Private taxi transfer from the Piraeus port to Athens airport (or vice versa) Price 90.00 euro.

Private taxi transfer from the port of Piraeus to your hotel in Athens (or vice versa) Price 50.00 euro.

Private full day taxi tour from Piraeus port to Delphi (8 hours) Price 330.00 euro.

Private full day taxi tour from Piraeus port to Argolis (8 hours) Price 330.00 euro.

Do not hesitate to contact us about your transfer and transportation needs, so we can send you our proposals, detailed itinerary and prices.

Private Bus

Select from a fleet of modern technology luxury vehicles.

You have a selection from a fleet of modern technology luxury type vehicles. Our minibuses and coaches never exceed the age of five (5) years. The seating capacity for a Mercedes minibus is up to 18 passengers and for the large coaches it varies from 17 to 50 passengers. Our experienced professional drivers guarantee to offer you comfortable and safe transfer and transportation.

Do not hesitate to contact us about your transportation needs so we can send you our proposals, detailed itinerary and prices.

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