Shore Excursions In Greece
KATAKOLON SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE OLYMPIA MUSEUM TOUR AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Be inspired by the birthplace of the Olympics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 4-hour excursion from Katakolon port to Olympia with personal guide and separate driver. See the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, and key sites of the ancient Games, view highlights of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and maybe fit in a little shopping as well.
KATAKOLON SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE GREEK COOKING CLASS
Leave the Port of Katakolon and swap cruise-ship food for traditional Greek cuisine on a 5-hour private cooking class! Under the watchful eye of a local host, help prepare a typical Greek feast, featuring classic dishes like meatballs, moussaka, ‘souvlaki’ and more. Learn about the renowned Mediterranean diet, and eat your creations with wine at the end of the class.
KATAKOLON SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE WINE TASTING TOUR OF MERCOURI ESTATE WINERY
While you are in port in Katakolon, tantalise your taste buds on this excursion, as we head out to Mercouri Estate winery, famous for rich red wines and olive oils.
You will have the opportunity to sample three Greek wines and snack on a selection of traditional appetisers. We will also visit the winery’s cellars and small museum to learn interesting details about wine-making in Greece. Have a wander around the estate’s gardens, discover the local flora and visit the old family home, built in 1878. You can also visit the winery’s church and private beach!
KATAKOLON SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE OLYMPIA TOUR, ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
When you arrive in the Katakolon port, discover part of ancient Greece on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Learn about the origins of the Olympic Games as you visit the site of the former Olympic complex with your private guide.
Walk around the remains of the first-ever Olympic stadium, the gymnasium, the Temple of Zeus and other ancient landmarks at the World Heritage-listed Archaeological Site of Olympia and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Then see how today’s locals live in modern Olympia as you enjoy free time to explore the city.
KATAKOLON SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE TOUR OF ANCIENT OLYMPIA AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
When your cruise docks in the Katakolon port, take a private shore excursion to Olympia, where you’ll discover its famous archaeological site on a walking tour.
Ancient Olympia is the sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the classical Olympic Games were held.
See the remains of the original Olympic stadium, the Bouleuterion and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy free time in modern Olympia to shop or visit the Museum of the Olympic Games. As you explore with your private tour guide, you are sure to make the most of your time in port and have a memorable, personal experience.
RHODES SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE LINDOS AND RHODES OLD TOWN TOUR
After your cruise ship docks at the Port of Rhodes, enjoy a full-day shore excursion to the village of Lindos and Rhodes Old Town, led by a private guide. Explore Lindos Acropolis and the enchanting village on a walking tour, and then spend the afternoon visiting the Acropolis of Rhodes and Rhodes Old Town. Hear little-known facts about Rhodes’ historical landmarks and admire must-see sights such as the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. All entrance fees are at your own expense.
RHODES SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE ISLAND TOUR INCLUDING FILERIMOS AND RHODES OLD TOWN
Spend time away from the cruise ships at Rhodes Port, and head out to see the island’s highlights on a 4.5-hour tour!
Explore Rhodes with a private guide, visiting the Acropolis of Rhodes, Filerimos village and the UNESCO-listed Old Town.
Hear of Rhodes’ Hellenistic history, and then finish with a tour of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a monument as majestic as its name suggests.
RHODES SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE LINDOS TOUR
Visit the ancient village of Lindos and its impressive 4,000-year-old acropolis on a 4-hour shore excursion from Rhodes! With an expert private guide at your side, travel along the island’s east coast, then explore Lindos Acropolis (entrance at your own expense) on a walking tour.
Marvel at the sights of Byzantine ruins and an Ancient Greek temple set against the Bay of St Paul, and then visit the Church of the Ascension in Lindos village. The tour itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your requirements.
RHODES SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE VALLEY OF THE BUTTERFLIES DAY TRIP
Leave your cruise ship behind at the Port of Rhodes and travel with a private guide to the island’s Valley of Butterflies on a 4-hour shore excursion.
Stroll around the butterfly farm’s leafy walkways and streams and learn all about Rhodes’ colourful and fluttering insects. Hear of the tiger moths that thrive in the Valley of Butterflies and, if time permits, visit the on-site Museum of Natural History. Entrance fees/food at your own expense.
RHODES SHORE EXCURSION: RHODES CITY TOUR
When your cruise docks at Rhodes, head out to explore the city on a 3.5-hour private tour!
This must-do Rhodes shore excursion includes walking tours around Rhodes Old Town and Mandraki Esplanade. Learn of the city’s history and the legacy left by the Knights Crusaders who led a succession of holy wars in the Middle Ages. See monuments such as the city gates of Porte d’Amboise, and tour the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Entrance fees are at your own expense.
MYKONOS SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE TOUR OF LITTLE VENICE, KALAFATI BEACH AND PANAGIA TOURLIANI MONASTERY
When your ship docks in the Mykonos port, see the best of the town on a private shore excursion. Enjoy some of the best views of Mykonos and its surroundings while your private guide explains historical facts and mythological stories about the island. Explore the narrow streets and alleys of old town and Little Venice. Visit the Panagia Paraportiani church and the monastery of Panagia Tourliani. You’ll have free time for a swim or get refreshments at Kalafati Beach!
MYKONOS SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE TOUR TO DELOS ISLAND
When you arrive in port in Mykonos, head out on a private shore excursion to the island of Delos, Discover its legends and its beauty. Your private guide will lead you to the Agora, the Sacred Way and the Temple of Apollo. Go back in time as you visit the remains of a Hellenistic quarter, its harbours and former luxurious villas, such as the House of Cleopatra and the House of Dionysus. You’ll also have the opportunity to admire beautiful 2,500-year-old mosaic floors and marble sculptures from the 8th century BC.
MYKONOS SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE OLD TOWN WALKING TOUR
While you’re in port in Mykonos, head out on a private shore excursion to enjoy the best of the island, from traditional houses to historical wonders. Explore the narrow streets of Mykonos’ old town and Little Venice with your private guide, who will deliver personalised attention. Enjoy free time to shop or get a bite to eat before heading back to the port.
MYKONOS SHORE EXCURSION: 5-HOUR DELOS ISLAND DAY TRIP
Enjoy the unique view of the picturesque Mykonos from the ferry as you travel back in time and visit the island of Delos, the most famous and sacred of all islands in antiquity.
A half-hour boat trip will take you to the historical Delos sanctuary, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, UNESCO World Heritage. Your guide will show you the ancient temples, mosaic floor villas, the Naxian Lions, the Roman amphitheatre and more. This shared tour takes around 5-hours and you can choose from one of two departure times when you book.
ATHENS SHORE EXCURSION: CITY SIGHTSEEING ATHENS AND PIRAEUS HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Athens. Experience the essential things to do in Athens and Piraeus aboard this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. You’ll see all the historical and modern sights of Athens in a comfortable and secure environment, with full commentary provided.
Stop at all the major and popular attractions dating from both ancient times and the present day, including the Acropolis, Parthenon, New Acropolis Museum, National Archaeological Museum and the Plaka!
ATHENS SHORE EXCURSION: CITY SIGHTSEEING: FROM PIRAEUS PORT
Arriving on a cruise ship in Athens, why not take this tour to explore the city, visit the famous Acropolis and enjoy a guided tour of the New Acropolis museum. You can choose to have round trip transportation from/to Piraeus port by professional driver and you can enjoy your morning in Athens and explore Plaka (old city) on your own before your return to cruise ship.