Athens, the Benaki Museum & picturesque Plaka

A brief city drive will take you from Piraeus into Athens covering the main points of interest both ancient and modern as your guide provides interesting commentary on your way to the Acropolis hill. As you gaze upon the spectacular ruins, your knowledgeable guide will describe in brief the history of these great temples and significant buildings, including the famed Parthenon, one of the greatest monuments in ancient civilization.

Next, you'll visit the Benaki Museum, which houses a group of collections comprising of many distinct categories totalling more than 30,000 items illustrating the character of the Greek world through a spectacular historical panorama. You’ll then enter the old neighborhood of Athens the famed Plaka district. Once in Plaka, you'll be given free time to browse through this historic shopping district. The cobblestone lanes have been closed to automobile traffic, making it easy to browse through the boutiques, souvenir stands, jewelry stores, and flea market stalls. At the completion of your tour you will return to the pier.

 

Special Notes:
Comfortable walking shoes and sun hat recommended

Tour suitable for elderly persons and assisted, physically challenged persons

Tour will be conducted in small groups

The Benaki Museum is closed on Tuesdays and during public and religious holidays

Photography, video recording, large handbags and backpacks are not permitted in the museum.

 

Tour Timings:

Tours begin at times suitable for the ship's arrival in port. The breakdown of the excursions is as follows:
00hr00 -> Depart from Piraeus Port
00hr00-> 00hr30 Drive to Athens

00hr30-> 01hr00 View of the Acropolis site

01hr00-> 01hr15 Drive to the Benaki Museum

01hr15-> 02hr45 Guided tour of the Benaki Museum

02hr45-> 03hr00 Drive to the Plaka district

03hr00-> 04hr00 Free time in Plaka

04hr00-> 04hr30 Drive back to port

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