Private Ancient And Cosmopolitan Piraeus
Discover the bronze statues of ancient Piraeus with an Archaeological Museum tour, whet your palate with ouzo, and more in just a little over four hours when you book this private Piraeus city tour in Athens. Your scenic tour includes a private guide who will take you on a scenic drive and walking tour exploring the highlights of Piraeus’ past and present, including the famed Cathedral of Agios Nikolaus and the popular marina and promenade of Pasalimani Zea. Your tour also includes a delicious Greek snack made of grilled fish or meat and a sampling of beer, ouzo or wine. It’s the perfect city tour for foodies and history enthusiasts alike.
Begin your scenic excursion by meeting your guide at your cruise terminal in Athens. Enjoy a brief 15-minute drive to the charming seaside city of Piraeus to visit your first stop; The Agios Nikolaos Cathedral. Here, you’ll enjoy 20-minutes touring this historical religious center’s interior. This 19th-century holy monument is natural to notice from the outside thanks to its blue dome, but its ornate interior and iconic byzantine inspired artwork offers much to see.
Next, hop back on your bus for another 15-minute panoramic drive to the Archeological Museum to get a glimpse into Piraeus’ past. Here, you’ll have an hour to explore the majestic corridors of this iconic museum, which features exhibits that highlight the ancient city’s double commercial and military function. Watch the evolution of ancient Greece’s most important seaport city as you walk through displays of bronze statues of the Greek god and goddess Artemis and Athena and objects that highlight the Greeks’ daily lives throughout the Archaic and Hellenistic eras.
Continue your exciting excursion with a 10-minute drive to Pasalimani Zea for a taste of Piraeus’ modern side. Spend an hour strolling through the famous Pasalimani Zea promenade and marina with your guide as you behold a collection of fancy yachts and a wide selection of upscale shops and restaurants perfect for a delicious snack. You’ll get a chance to whet your palate with ouzo, wine or beer, and enjoy leisure time for dining on a snack of traditional Greek fish or meat-based snack known as pikilia at a local taverna before heading back on another 15-minute drive to your port.
From exploring the iconic, blue-domed Agios Nikolaos Cathedral to enjoying pikilia at the Pasalimani Zea promenade, this private tour is a great way to view Piraeus from the past to present. Reserve your spot on this scenic tour today and immerse yourself in Greek culture near Athens!
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 3 or 7 guests maximum. Groups with more than 7 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please consider this information when booking.
Seven miles outside of historic Athens, the Greek coastal city of Piraeus lies upon the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea and is the largest passenger port in Europe, servicing nearly 20 million passengers per year. A popular port for Mediterranean cruises, this ancient city is sure to enchant you with its picturesque coastline, immersive museums, and fine dining. Head to Mikrolimano Harbor to take advantage of the sea breeze, watch luxury yachts float by, or sample from locally-caught seafood. Get a taste of local culture and history at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus or the Hellenic Maritime Museum, both easily accessible from the shore. To reach Athens, hop aboard a bus in the Piraeus city center and take a quick drive north.