Small Group Tour, Piraeus - Athens, Budget tour (half day)

Type of tour: 
Joined Tours
Half day
Licenced guide: 
Local tour director
Kid Friendly Tours, Sightseeing


Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

Max participation 19 persons

Price: 45€ p.p.,35€ children under 12 years old, free of charge children under 3 years old

Not Included: Guided tour within the Acropolis site

Would you like to experience Athens on a budget? Then, this half-day program is for you! It is specially designed for cruisers who have either been to the capital before or prefer to explore the attractions at their own pace like a true insider!

Your tour starts from the port of Piraeus. As you gaze at the picturesque ports of Microlimano and Kastella, you will be provided with all the historical and cultural background of the area along the way. After a 30-minute drive, you will arrive in Athens, the cradle of western civilization.

Continue the city tour through the busy streets of Panepistimiou and Stadiou. A stop at the Panathenaic Stadium to see where the first Olympic Games were held is a must. Continue to the highest hill in Athens, Lycabettus, with its great views of the city from the observatory and the chapel of Saint George. Carry on past the Parliament House, the Catholic Cathedral and the Athenian Trilogy consisted of the Academy, the Library and the University of Law, the Arch of Hadrian, the temple of Olympic Zeus and stop at the Syntagma Square to witness the Changing of the Presidential Guards.

You will be dropped off at the vibrant pedestrian street of Dionysiou Aeropagitou, just a breath away from the archeological site. You will be given instructions on how to get to Plaka or the Acropolis hill or the New Acropolis museum.

Walk up the hill to the Acropolis and become amazed by the awe-aspiring grandeur of the Parthenon and the Erechtheion Temple. The view of Athens and its 7 hills is breathtaking. 

After you explore the monuments on your own, you will be able to enjoy some free time in the district of Plaka - as the name itself reveals, "the old". It is the most beautiful district of the historical center, which is located nearby and ideal for shopping and tasting the local cuisine.

After you assemble at the designated meeting point, your guide will make sure that everyone is on the bus and then will escort you back to the port of Piraeus.

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From 45.00 €/person
The highlights 
  • An ultimate city tour experience with onboard guidance from the port of Piraeus to the historical center of Athens; the birthplace of democracy and the philosophy of Socrates and Plato.
  • Upon arrival, you will stop at the marble Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896; there you will be given time to take photos and feel like Olympic athletes!
  • Continue on to the Catholic Cathedral and the famous Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str. consisted of The University of LawThe Academy of Science and The National Library; the masterpieces of the so-called Neoclassical movement.
  • Later, when passing in front of The Hadrian Arch of Triumph and The Temple of Zeus, you will have the chance to visualize the Roman aspect of Athens.
  • Your sightseeing will continue to the hotspots of both Modern and Ancient Athens. The Syntagma Square, which now is the heart of the city, hosts The Greek House of Parliament. In the former centuries, this was the Royal Palace, surrounded then and still today by the National Gardens.
  • Also, a short stop for photos in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Guards is a MUST! Wait a few minutes to see the changing of the guards, truly an impressive custom.
  • You will be dropped off at Dionysiou Aeropagitou Str. to explore the highlights of the city.
  • Walk uphill to the Acropolis site and see the principle buildings, such as the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with the famous Caryatid Statues and the magnificent Parthenon.
  • Have lunch in the nearby Plaka to taste the traditional Greek cuisine.
  • At the ancient Greek Agora (marketplace), do your shopping as the ancients following in the footsteps of Socrates.
  • Share the highlights of your Athens experience as you unwind on your drive back to the port.
Important Details 


  • Transportation by deluxe fully air-conditioned vehicle
  • Onboard guidance by English-speaking tour director
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Guided tour within the Acropolis site by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism 
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Gratuities



general Acropolis admission: 20€ per person
reduced ticket: Senior European citizens over 65 years old- Non European citizens up to 25 years old
free of charge: European citizens up to 25 years old - Children non European citizens under 5 years old


Good to know:




Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.


Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.


No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.


All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.



Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.


Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.