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PIRAEUS PORT-ATHENS, NAFPLION, KATAKOLON

If you are taking a cruise and you are stopping at the port of Piraeus, Nafplion, or Katakolon what could be better knowing that we will be there to pick you up in the morning and drop you off before your ship departs? So, if you are looking for a private tour with your family and/or friends, we can help you organize an ideal day trip to Athens, Nafplion or Ancient Olympia, and the surroundings (Mycenae, Ancient Corinth, Canal, Nemea, Theater of Epidaurus). Our tours are private with a very flexible itinerary.

Terms & Conditions: *Please read carefully before making your booking.*

Price: Upon Request

Deposit: No deposit is required.

Included
1. Fully A/C New Mercedes taxi van, minivan, minibus sprinters & New E-Class Mercedes taxi vehicles.
2. English speaking driver. Please note that the drivers are not professional licensed tour guides and so they cannot tour the archaeological sites or museums with you. However, they know Greek history and mythology and can tell you about the sites on the way there, but their knowledge is very limited.

Not Included
1. Entrance Fees. The entrance fees per person are: 12 Euros in total for the archaeological sites in Athens (Acropolis Site, Greek Agora, Theatre of Dionysos, Kerameikos, Temple of Zeus, Roman Agora, Tower of Winds), 5 Euros for the New Acropolis Museum, 7 Euros for The National Archaeological Museum, 4 Euros for Cape Sounion, 6 Euros in Ancient Corinth, 8 Euros in Mycenae, 4 Euros in Nafplion (Palamidy), 4 Euros in The Theater of Epidaurus, 9 Euros in Olympia. Children under the age of eighteen (18) do not pay entrance fees.
2. Licensed Tour Guide. If you are interested in history then it is highly recommended to hire a professional licensed tour guide to tour the sites with you at an extra charge.
3. Lunch. We can recommend good restaurants (optional).
4. Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Booking Process:
https://www.athensbytaxi.com/rsvp/res.html

Cancellation Policy:
Please note that all alterations or cancellations should be made via E-mail or Fax. Of course, if for any unforeseen reason the ship does not dock at the port then there will be a full refund.
Full Refund: if cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the agreed date and time
No Refund: if cancelled within the last 48 hours prior to the arrival date.

Itineraries:

FULL DAY ATHENS TOUR [total duration 8-9 hrs]

includes a visit to: The Acropolis (where you will see the Temple of Parthenon which is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Propylea which is the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Athena-Apteros Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion which is dedicated to Athena Polias, the Cariatides, Herodeon Theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus, Areopagus (Mars Hill), The Temple of Zeus (which is the largest ancient temple in Greece in the Corinthian order), The Panathenaic Stadium (also known as The Kallimarmaro, the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), The Hill of Lycabettus, The Old Palace, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament & The Changing of The Guards, The Catholic Cathedral, The "Neoclassical Trilogy" [The Academy, The National Library, The First University of Athens], The Plaka (which is Athens' oldest and most picturesque neighborhood. It is stone-paved, with narrow streets, and is full of gyros places, tavernas and souvenir shops) for lunch and free time, The Greek Agora (which was the civic, religious and commercial center of the Athenian life set with appropriate buildings like the Stoa of Attalus [now, since its restoration, is used as a Museum housing interesting findings] and the Temple of Hephaistus), The Roman Agora (where the Tower of Winds stands [which is an octagonal pentelic marble clock tower]), and finally The New Acropolis Museum*.
* The New Acropolis Museum can be replaced by The National Archaeological Museum (which is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world's great museums with more than 20,000 exhibits)

FULL DAY ATHENS & CAPE SOUNION TOUR [total duration 9 hrs]

includes a visit to: The Acropolis (where you will see the Temple of Parthenon which is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Propylea which is the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Athena-Apteros Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion which is dedicated to Athena Polias, the Cariatides, Herodeon Theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus and finally Areopagus [Mars Hill]), The New Acropolis Museum*, and finally Cape Sounion which includes a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road of the Saronic Gulf passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza). In Cape Sounion you will visit The Temple of Poseidon (5th century B.C) with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands) and you will have lunch or dinner by the sea.
* The New Acropolis Museum can be replaced by The Temple of Zeus (which is the largest ancient temple in Greece in the Corinthian order), The Panathenaic Stadium (also known as The Kallimarmaro; the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), The Old Palace, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of The Parliament & The Changing of The Guards.

FULL DAY ATHENS & ANCIENT CORINTH TOUR [total duration 9 hrs]

you will basically visit Ancient Corinth (where you can see the Long Walls that begin at the summit of Acro-Corinth and descend all the way to Lechaion, the artificial harbour on the Corinthian Gulf, the Agora, the Dorian Temple of Appollo (6th c. BC with 1st c. AD restorations), the museum which contains mosaic floors, Mycenaean and Corinthian pottery, terra cotta sphinxes, statues of two supernatural beings, relief plaques, the Roman head of the goddess Tyche and small objects of various kinds, and the Bima where St Paul preached), and The Canal (which is about 6 km long and connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea; its width upon completion was 25 meters, and 8 meters deep) in the morning, have lunch in The Plaka (which is Athens' oldest and most picturesque neighborhood. It is stone-paved, with narrow streets, and is full of gyros places, tavernas and souvenir shops), and finish up with The Acropolis (where you will see the Temple of Parthenon which is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Propylea which is the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Athena-Apteros Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion which is dedicated to Athena Polias, the Cariatides, Herodeon Theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus and finally Areopagus (Mars Hill)) and The New Acropolis Museum* (if time allows).
* The New Acropolis Museum can be replaced by The Temple of Zeus (which is the largest ancient temple in Greece in the Corinthian order), The Panathenaic Stadium (also known as The Kallimarmaro; the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), The Old Palace, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of The Parliament & The Changing of The Guards.

HALF DAY ATHENS TOUR [total duration 5 hrs]

includes a visit to: The Acropolis (where you will see the Temple of Parthenon which is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Propylea which is the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Athena-Apteros Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion which is dedicated to Athena Polias, the Cariatides, the Herodeon Theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus and finally Areopagus [Mars Hill]), The New Acropolis Museum*, The Temple of Zeus (which is the largest ancient temple in Greece in the Corinthian order), The Panathenaic Stadium (also known as The Kallimarmaro; the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), and finally The Old Palace, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of The Parliament & The Changing of The Guards.
* The New Acropolis Museum can be replaced by The Plaka (which is Athens' oldest and most picturesque neighborhood. It is stone-paved, with narrow streets, and is full of gyros places, tavernas and souvenir shops).

HALF DAY CAPE SOUNION TOUR [total duration 5 hrs]

includes: a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road of the Saronic Gulf passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Lake of Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza). In Cape Sounion you will visit The Temple of Poseidon [5th century B.C ] with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands) and you will have lunch or dinner by the sea.

HALF DAY ANCIENT CORINTH TOUR [total duration 5 hrs]

includes a visit to: Ancient Corinth (where you can see the Long Walls that begin at the summit of Acro-Corinth and descend all the way to Lechaion, the artificial harbour on the Corinthian Gulf, the Agora, the Dorian Temple of Appollo [6th c. BC with 1st c. AD restorations], the museum which contains mosaic floors, Mycenaean and Corinthian pottery, terra cotta sphinxes, statues of two supernatural beings, relief plaques, the Roman head of the goddess Tyche and small objects of various kinds, and the Bima where St Paul preached), Acro-Corinth (the fortress acropolis of Ancient Corinth and Medieval Corinth, being on a steep of a rocky hill 575 meters high at its highest peak, with uninterrupted views across the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs. It has been a fortified citadel for the Mycenaens, Archaic Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and eventually back to the Hellenes following the Greek War of Independence), and finally The Canal (which is about 6 km long and connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, its width upon completion was 25 meters, and 8 meters deep).

NAFPLION TOUR 1 [total duration 8 hrs]

includes a visit to: Mycenae (where you will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Grave Circle A with 6 royal tombs, courtiers? houses, sanctuaries, the Grave Circle B with 14 royal tombs and 12 tombs of private citizens, the Treasure of Atreus also known as the beehive tomb of Agamemnon, and the Lions Gate), Ancient Corinth (where you can see the Long Walls that begin at the summit of Acro-Corinth and descend all the way to Lechaion, the artificial harbour on the Corinthian Gulf, the Agora, the Dorian Temple of Appollo [6th c. BC with 1st c. AD restorations], the museum which contains mosaic floors, Mycenaean and Corinthian pottery, terra cotta sphinxes, statues of two supernatural beings, relief plaques, the Roman head of the goddess Tyche and small objects of various kinds, and the Bima where St Paul preached), The Canal (which is about 6 km long and connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea; its width upon completion was 25 meters, and 8 meters deep), and Nafplion (where you will climb up the 999 steps to the Venetian fortress of Palamidi crowning the city, wander around the battlements of Acronafplia and pop over to the fortified island, Bourtzi).

NAFPLION TOUR 2 [total duration 8 hrs]

includes a visit to: Mycenae (where you will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Grave Circle A with 6 royal tombs, courtiers? houses, sanctuaries, the Grave Circle B with 14 royal tombs and 12 tombs of private citizens, the Treasure of Atreus also known as the beehive tomb of Agamemnon, and the Lions Gate), The Theater of Epidaurus (which is marbeled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or skene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating), and Nafplion (where you will climb up the 999 steps to the Venetian fortress of Palamidi crowning the city, wander around the battlements of Acronafplia and pop over to the fortified island, Bourtzi).

NAFPLION TOUR 3 [total duration 8 hrs]

includes a visit to: Mycenae (where you will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Grave Circle A with 6 royal tombs, courtiers? houses, sanctuaries, the Grave Circle B with 14 royal tombs and 12 tombs of private citizens, the Treasure of Atreus also known as the beehive tomb of Agamemnon, and the Lions Gate), Ancient Corinth (where you can see the Long Walls that begin at the summit of Acro-Corinth and descend all the way to Lechaion, the artificial harbour on the Corinthian Gulf, the Agora, the Dorian Temple of Appollo [6th c. BC with 1st c. AD restorations], the museum which contains mosaic floors, Mycenaean and Corinthian pottery, terra cotta sphinxes, statues of two supernatural beings, relief plaques, the Roman head of the goddess Tyche and small objects of various kinds, and the Bima where St Paul preached), The Canal (which is about 6 km long and connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea; its width upon completion was 25 meters, and 8 meters deep), and The Theater of Epidaurus (which is marbeled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or skene to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating).

KATAKOLON TOUR 1 [total duration 4 hrs]

includes a visit to: Ancient Olympia (where you will see The Archaeological Site (the Prytaneion [where ceremonies honoring the winners took place], the Philippeion, next to it the Heraion [a Doric Temple dedicated to Hera], the Pelopion [an altar dedicated to Pelops from whom the Peloponnese is named], the Doric Temple of Zeus [472 BC]), The Archaeological Museum (here are displayed findings from the area, and among them there are the stone head of Hera, Praxiteles? marble statue of Hermes [330 BC], the Victory by Paionios [421 BC], Miltiades' helmet, the terra cotta group of Zeus carrying Ganymede, and the sculptures from the pediments and metopes of the Temple of Zeus, among the most important works of Classical art. There are also pottery, terra cotta and bronze figurines, and votive offerings from the sanctuary), and The Museum of the Olympic Games (it contains mementos connected with the history of the Games and a unique series of postage stamps, designed by Papastephanos Provatakis commemorating the Games). A professional licensed tour guide will accompany you and there will be free time to walk in town as well.

KATAKOLON TOUR 2 [total duration 6 hrs]

includes a visit to: Ancient Olympia (where you will see The Archaeological Site (the Prytaneion [where ceremonies honoring the winners took place], the Philippeion, next to it the Heraion [a Doric Temple dedicated to Hera], the Pelopion [an altar dedicated to Pelops from whom the Peloponnese is named], the Doric Temple of Zeus [472 BC]), The Archaeological Museum (here are displayed findings from the area, and among them there are the stone head of Hera, Praxiteles? marble statue of Hermes [330 BC], the Victory by Paionios [421 BC], Miltiades? helmet, the terra cotta group of Zeus carrying Ganymede, and the sculptures from the pediments and metopes of the Temple of Zeus, among the most important works of Classical art. There are also pottery, terra cotta and bronze figurines, and votive offerings from the sanctuary), and The Museum of the Olympic Games (it contains mementos connected with the history of the Games and a unique series of postage stamps, designed by Papastephanos ? Provatakis commemorating the Games). A professional licensed tour guide will accompany you and there will be a visit to a local winery as well.

OPTIONS


Greek House of Parliaments

 

 

 

Panathenaic Stadium

 

 

 

New Olympic Stadium

 

 

 

Eleusis