Piraeus (Athens), Greece Cruise Port

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Used the hop-on/hop-off bus. Would not recommend driving as streets are crowded and...

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About Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Greece’s biggest city is just a short drive from the port town of Piraeus, and it’s home to some of the most important historic sites of the ancient world.


What people said about this port:

"Bring a guide book, narrow down your activities for the day and watch out for taxi drivers." in 6 reviews.

"Do n't miss the Acropolis museum." in 5 reviews.

") Use the bus and the metro and do n't get swindled by a cab driver." in 2 reviews.


510 reviews and tips of Piraeus (Athens), Greece




RSFinNC
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Skip the high priced excursion package. Catch the X-80 bus outside the cruise terminal--4 euros for a 24 hour ticket--for an express ride to the Acropolis. The same ticket takes you back to the cruise terminal; buses run every 30 minutes.

Visited: Oct 21, 2015

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Zip01002
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

In Piraeus, we skipping our usual train trip into Athens and opted for the “PR01 Corinth Canal”. After a couple of hours on the bus, we arrived in Corinth and went out on a bridge to see the canal from above. The bus went down to water level where our group hopped on a private boat to traverse the canal. They provided a surprising nice selection of local Greek food including spanakopita, shrimp, octopus and other snacks, washed down with a small glass of Ouzo.

Visited: Apr 27, 2016

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bpmapes
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

We just did the hop-on-hop-off bus to get from port to the area where most of the attractions are (near the Acropolis). The new Acropolis Museum was interesting as well.

Visited: May 19, 2016

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Mfontaine
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Take the hop on hop off bus, it is the way to go. There is a face care product called APIVITA. Only if I knew it was that good, I would get more. You can get it in pharmacy.

Visited: Jun 24, 2016

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blanche998
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Take bus x80 (4€ good all day ticket)at the port direct to the centre of Athens and take a free walking tour.

Visited: Oct 03, 2015

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stl4
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

We found a tour at the dock. It was fantastic and half the price than those available through the cruise line.

Visited: Jun 12, 2015

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jayharperphd
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Do the Parthenon tour!!! We did the Taste of Athens excursion which included the Parthenon tour and included extra hours on the back end to check out Athens' restaurants and shops. Best excursion.

Visited: Jul 03, 2015

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ivanhoe678
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

This was okay, but would have been outstanding on a different day. The Acropolis is closed 25 & 26 Dec. Also, for excursions, there are taxi drivers who will stay with you the whole time and take you to the major sites, for less than the excursions. Also there is a hop on/hop off bus.

Visited: Dec 21, 2015

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Tired
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
7+ cruises

After the Acropolis, not too much to do on a Sunday.

Visited: Jun 12, 2015

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