Piraeus (Athens), Greece Cruise Port

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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:

"Hired a taxi driver for 5 hours and ended up being a wonderful day." in 6 reviews.

"The new Acropolis Museum was interesting as well." in 5 reviews.

"Must visit Acropolis see the ruins and be careful of the cab drivers!" in 2 reviews.


516 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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sheryldb
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

If you can physically do it, make the trip to the top of the Acropolis. Be aware that there willl be thousands of people there doing the same thing (and this was early June). Weather was warm, but not hot. Very windy (the cooling wind at the top was welcome after the climb up!). The climb was not as strenuous as I expected (I am 60, out of shape, 150 lb, 5'7") and had no trouble getting to the top. The trek did not bring up endurance issues, though I did watch the footing because of the slippery rocks). The marble rocks were slippery (would NOT want to do this if they were wet!) from being polished over the years; just watch what you are doing and step carefully. My 82 year-old mother with angina (not serious) was able to walk this uphill walk - people can rest as needed most of the time. There is an elevator (more like an enclosed crate, from the photos I saw, for WHEELCHAIRS ONLY that goes straight up the side of the cliff; apparently available if you contact "them" ahead o...

Visited: Jun 01, 2015

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