This shore excursion of Athensis specially destined for cruise passengers to experience the best of Athens on personal private tour highlighting its major sights. See the Parthenon and explore the ruins of the Acropolis, and the ancient agora. Visit the new Acropolis Museum and its Greek antiquities. Enjoy a walk and free time to stroll the colorful shops and cafes of the Plaka. visit the famous Corinth canal with its breath taking views. Drive through the wine roads of Nemea wine region and taste some of the
most famous wine with its local variety “Agiorgitiko” awarded constanly many times.
You’ll see: The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Athens Niki – Temple of Zeus – Hadrian’s Arch – the Parliament – monument of the Unknown Soldier – Panathenian Stadium – ex royal house – Kolonaki – Lycabettus Hill
Visits: The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Athens Niki – Lycabettus Hill – Corinth canal – Nemea
Highlights of Athens Deluxe; Full day cultural and wine tasting private shore excursion
- 8 – hour morning cultural and wine tasting private shore trip of Athens & Peloponnese
- Combines Athens’ modern and classical sites guided by our experts
- Explore the wonders of the Acropolis , the trade mark of Athens,and Nemeas famous wine
- Highlights of modern & ancient Athens, including, The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Erechthion – Temple of Athens Niki – the new Acropolis Museum Corinth canal, and Nemea
- English-speaking guide/driver
- Pickup and drop off at your cruise ship pier
Description of Athens Deluxe; Full day cultural and wine tasting private shore excursion
After you meet with your private tour driver at your cruise ship pier relative early (08:00 is proposed), board your modern 4 seater, 10 seater or 17 seater vehicle, according your group size, leaving the airport terminals, for a 40 minute drive to Athens through the scenic suburbs.
Visit the mighty Acropolis dominates the landscape to see the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Greece, and the trade mark of Athens. Visit on the top of the famous hill, the Porpylea (Entrance), the Erectheum, the Temple of Wingless Victory and, of course, the crowning glory of Athens, the
incomparable Parthenon, the greatest monuments all times.
According to the Myth at the Erectheum, Goddess Athena and God Poseidon are said to have held a contest to decide who would be Patron of the city. When Poseidon thrust his trident into the ground, water burst forth, Athena touched the ground with her spear, and an olive tree grew. She was named goddess of the city. The building itself contains the graceful Porch of the Caryatids, which features replica columns of marble maidens supporting the roof of the temple. All temples on the holly rock, the Acropolis, are dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of
Athens, it is Greece’s largest (5th century BC) and most impressive temple.
It is time for lunch. You will enjoy a Greek home made lunch and relax for some time.
We’ll continue your private shore trip taking the coastal road along the Saronicgolf toward Corinth.
After almost an hour we’ll have our first stop at the breathtaking Corinth canal. Take some most beautiful photos and drive to Nemea. Nemea is well known through the centuries for its legends, Nemea games (third in fame after the Olympic , and Delphic games), and for its famous local grape variety “Agiorgitiko). Taste some of the many awarded wines and admire the body and the aroma and the unique taste of the red, rose and white wine.
We end this private shore trip by taking the same rout back to the cruise ship pier.