Athens from Lavrio port

Shore excursion from port of Lavrio, Greece

  • Duration 8h
  • Activity level medium

What you'll do

Upon arrival of your cruise ship, your guide will be waiting for you at the port, identified with the Shore2Shore sign.

Starting from the port we will make the panoramic tour passing through the village of Lavrio, a coastal village 60 km southeast of Athens, it is the port for Ferries going to Kea and Kythnos islands and for high season catamarans to the Western Cyclades. It has a great industrial past, from silver mining in ancient times to the massive steam mining works of the late 19th century.

We will head to Athens via the major highway Attiki Odos, it is a main artery that runs through the entire city and into the center of Athens.

Arriving in Athens we will continue our panoramic tour passing by Vasileos Sofias Avenue, which is lined with neoclassical buildings and houses embassies, museums and public ministries. We will see the Constitution Square in front of the Palace where the Monument to the Unknown Soldier is located and where two soldiers are permanently on guard.

Then we will pass by the famous neoclassical trilogy; the University, the Academy and the Library. We will continue by bus to the Olympieion (the temple of Olympian Zeus) dating from the 6th century BC, one of the largest temples in the Corinthian style, and the Zapion, which is located within the National Gardens. We will see the Hadrian's Arch (2nd century A.D.) that divided the ancient city from the Roman city of Hadrian, the statue of Lord Byron, where we will see the Presidential Palace built by Otto I of Bavaria and which today is the seat of Parliament.

In Athens, cradle of European civilization for twenty-five centuries, the panoramic view of the city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. We will go up to visit it (entrance fee to be paid on site) and admire the main buildings that compose it: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the magnificent Parthenon.

Before returning to the port of Lavrio, we can visit the ancient area of Athens called Plaka, where we will have free time (depending on the permanence of the ship in port) to shop, taste the Greek cuisine, or visit with the same ticket of the entrance to the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus and the first theater of European civilization, the Theater of Dionysus.

Located 300 meters from the Acropolis, is the New Acropolis Museum, which you can visit for free (tickets to be paid on site).

Returning to the port of Lavrio we will cross the avenue Vasileos Konstantinou where is the stadium of Panathinaikos, also known as Kalimarmaro, which was promoted by Lycurgus in the fourth century BC and rebuilt in 1896 according to its original plan. This is where the Olympic flame is carried every four years.

Details

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • DURATION:  UP TO 8 HOURS. 
  • THE DISPOSITION INCLUDES FREE TIME OF APPROX. 30-45 MINUTES THAT YOU CAN ENJOY AT THE END OF THE EXCURSION.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: THE ORDER OF THE PLACES TO BE VISITED MAY CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE DUE TO POSSIBLE EVENTUALITIES (BOAT ARRIVAL TIME, TIMETABLE OF POINTS OF INTEREST, ETC.).

 

SUPPLEMENTS to be paid on site

  • Acropolis: approx. 24USD per person SKIP THE LINE
  • WHISPERS, 2.5€ to be paid on spot
  • Approx. 12USD reduced rate for seniors > 65 years old
    Valid ID required.
  • Free: under 18 years old
  • Free: Disabled over 67% with an accompanying person.
    Must present documentation to justify age / disability etc..
    It will be the responsibility of the client to carry the documentation in hand to prove their condition in order to benefit from possible discounts on the entrance fee. The acceptance or not of this documentation will depend on the monument and not on our company, since it is not a procedure that is done prior to booking.
    1/11 to 31/03 the reduced rate applies to everyone.
  • IT IS NECESSARY TO PREPARE THE EXACT MONEY SINCE THE GUIDE DOES NOT CARRY CHANGE.

ACROPOLIS CLOSING DAYS: January 1st, March 25th, May 1st, Easter (Easter Sunday), December 25th and 26th.) On these days the Acropolis will be closed for public holidays. The visit will be from the outside from the hill and there will be no possibility to enter. The rest of the itinerary will not be affected.

Hours of the Acropolis of Athens

  • From April to October: Every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • From November to March: Every day from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Price

From the port of Lavrio
Year Groups Price
2022 Group of 2 people 575.0 €
2022 Group of 7 people 630.0 €
2022 Group of 19 people 740.0 €
2022 Group of 39 people 815.0 €
2022 Group of 49 people 925.0 €
2023 Group of 2 people 575.0 €
2023 Group of 7 people 630.0 €
2023 Group of 19 people 740.0 €
2023 Group of 39 people 815.0 €
2023 Group of 49 people 925.0 €
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