Hadrian's Arch

Embark / Disembark tour in Athens + Transfer from / to Athens Airport


The embark or disembark tour in Athens is a half day private tour in Athens with a visit to the Acropolis. It is a classic tour, designed mainly for those visitors embarking or disembarking from a cruise ship at the port of Piraeus, without excluding anyone else!

It is a private tour, which means that everything is planned to suit your needs and accommodate you in the most relaxing and comfortable way:

  • If you are embarking your cruise ship, then we will pick you up from Athens airport and drop you off at Piraeus Port at the end of the tour
  • If you are disembarking from your cruise ship, we will pick you up from Piraeus Port and will drop you off at the Athens Airport at the end of the tour

Itinerary of our private embark / disembark tour:

During the tour you will see:

Athens Airport or Piraeus Port – The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Athens Niki – Plaka – Ancient Agora – Roman Agora – Hadrian’s library – Monastiraki – Temple of Vulcan – Temple of Zeus – Hadrian’s Arch – the Parliament – monument of the Unknown Soldier – Panathenian Stadium – ex Royal House – Kolonaki – Lycabettus Hill – Piraeus Port or Athens Airport

During the tour you will visit:

Athens Airport or Piraeus Port – The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Athens Niki – Plaka –Temple of Zeus – Hadrian’s Arch – the Parliament – monument of the Unknown Soldier – Panathenian Stadium – ex Royal House – Kolonaki – Lycabettus Hill

Highlights of the Embark / Disembark tour in Athens

  • It is a 4 hour sightseeing private tour of Athens
  • Specially designed for visitors embarking or disembarking from their cruise ship at Piraeus Port
  • Transfer from / to the airport of Athens (El. Venizelos International Airport)
  • It blends harmoniously the best of modern and ancient Athens (Acropolis, Plaka, Monastiraki, Lycabettus Hill)
  • English-speaking experienced driver


Description of the tour

The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens

The tour starts upon your arrival at the Athens International Airport or your disembarkation at the port of Piraeus. You can join either a 4, 10 or 17 seater private vehicle, depending on the size of your group. After a short drive of through the picturesque quarters of the town we will be reaching the city center.

The tour basically starts from the Acropolis, which is by default the highlight of the city. It is considered an architectural masterpiece of the 5th century BC and one of the most important sites in the world.

During the visit to the Acropolis you can see the Propylaea, the Erectheum, the Temple of Athena Nike (Victory)

academy of athens

The Academy of Athens

and the Parthenon which will definitely awe you. The Temples of the Acropolis are dedicated to Goddess Athena who is also the Patron Goddess of the city, and of course Zeus, who was the father of all Gods.

After the Acropolis, the tour will continue towards the Temple of Zeus, which is one of the most imposing temples in Greece; it is also the largest temple of Corinthian style that stands. Almost at the front of the Temple stands the Hadrian’s Arch, which was dedicated by the Athenians to the Roman Emperor Hadrian, separating the old city from the modern.

The half day tour to Athens continues with a visit to the famous buildings of the Parliament Building,

monastiraki flea market in athens

Monastiraki flea market in Athens

the Ex Royal Palace, the National Library, the Academy and the University of Athens.

You will also have the chance to visit the Temple of Hephaistus in ancient agora,  and the Ancient Agora at the heart of the Athens flea market in Monastiraki.

Along the way, you will also see the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Today, special events are still held there.

The driver will then bring you to the more modern part of the city, towards Kolonaki and the hill of Lycabettus, which is the higher hill in Athens and offers splendid views to the entire city.

After the end of the tour in Athens, we will take you to your cruise ship at the Port of Piraeus or to the Athens Airport to catch your flight back home.


Important notes

Tour Type

  • Shore Excursion
  • Private tour

Included in the tour

  • Professional driver with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (fort multiple day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Our terminal A: 25, Acadimias str. close to Voukourestiou str. in Kolonaki ,Athens.
  • Road tolls and local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
  • Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed


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