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Port/City: Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Culture

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*70.00 USD (Adult)
*41.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
Athens Sightseeing & National Archaeological Museum - PR08

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View some of the most famous sites the city has to offer and visit the National Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of ancient masterpieces gathered from excavations throughout Greece.

-Panoramic tour: View the highlights from the coach including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Panathenaic Stadium
-National Archeological Museum: Tour the outstanding collection of masterpieces gathered from excavations throughout Greece

Full Description:
Depart from the pier and drive to Athens where your coach will enter the city center along Syngrou Avenue. You will ride past some of the famous sites including the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the largest Corinthian style temple in Greece. You will see how Hadrian's Arch separates the old and new Roman towns. Other sights on your tour include the National Gardens, the National Library and Parliament Building, formerly the Royal Palace. You’ll see the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics held in 1896.

You will visit the National Archaeological Museum, an unrivaled treasure house containing an outstanding collection of masterpieces gathered from excavations throughout Greece. The museum's main divisions include the prehistoric period, the Mycenae age, sculpture from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods, and pottery from the Geometric period. A few of the museum's most important exhibits are the bronze statue of Poseidon, the head of Hygeia, the bronze "Jockey-Boy" of Artemision, the Golden mask of "Agamemnon" and the Minoan-style frescoes from Thira (Santorini). Before your return back to the port, you will have the opportunity to take photos of the Acropolis from the pedestrian zone.

Depending on ship's scheduled departure time, at the tour's conclusion, you will have the option of returning to the port with the coach or being dropped in Athens for independent shopping.  Should you choose to stay in town, you will need to make your way back to the ship in Piraeus at your leisure and own expense.

What to Bring: 
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard ship) and photo identification when in port
-You will need Euros and/or credit cards for any purchases as foreign currencies are not accepted.

What to Wear: 
-Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Important Notes:
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over even surfaces with 20 - 50 steps in the museum.
-Flash photography, large handbags and backpacks are not permitted in the National Archaeological Museum.
-On Mondays, the National Archaeological Museum does not open until 12:00 pm.
-Due to the extensive renovations and necessary closures of different sections of the museum, the exhibits visited may vary between groups/coaches.

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