Your drive from Piraeus will pass by the Zea and Microlimano Marinas on your way to Athens. Your first stop will be the Old Marble Olympic Stadium, reconstructed in the 19th century on Roman foundations. This is where the revival of the games took place in 1896. After you pass by some of the most important sites of Athens including the Royal Palace, Constitution Square and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, you arrive at Acropolis Hill with a spectacular view of the Parthenon and the glorious monuments of the Acropolis. Your tour continues to the New Acropolis Museum, which is an archaeological museum focused on the Acropolis findings. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.
Note: There is approximately 1/4 mile of walking and approximately 20 steps on this tour. Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
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We spent an hour in parking lot traffic trying to move through Athens. There was nothing to see but graffitti everywhere--even on some of the historical monuments. We finallydrove past the harbors, stopped at the Olympic stadium where there is a bathroom and finally got to the museum. We had a wonderful guide who knew her history. It was not her fault the traffic was so bad but starting this tour during the early morning work compute was not a great idea. We got a decent view of the Aropolis from the museum's third floor windows where you are allowed to take pictures. We did not linger post tour in Athens but went back to the ship for lunch. All in all, a disappointing stop for us.