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How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

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How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

We will dock at Piraeus port with Royal Caribbean from 06h00 until 17h00. This is our second visit to Athens, on our first visit we did see the Acropolis, Plaka etc. We are thinking about going to Plaka again. How do we get from the Port to Plaka, and how long does it take more or less?

Our other option is to rather spend the day on the beach. Any nearby beaches reachable from the port that is worth spending the day? Or would we be able to take a ferry/boat to a nearby island and spend the day there? Any information on what else we can do on our day in Athens is welcome. Thank you. Rene

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1. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

A ferry to Aegina,1 hour from Piraeus is a good choice,much better than going to a beach close to Piraeus,there aren't many that close,if you want to go to Athens there are two options,first a taxi,second a bus to the metro and then the metro to Monastiraki or Thssion where are the sites.

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2. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

Hi,

You may find Piraeus interesting:

www.piraeus-greece.org/attractions.html

Should you visit Athens take the 843 bus to the metro station. The journey by bus/metro to Monastiraki shouldn't take longer than 40 minutes.

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3. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

Thank you for the information. If we do decide to take a ferry to Aegina, where can I have a look at the departing and return times of the ferry? We need to be back at the ship before it starts sailing again at 17h00. Another option that I have seen is spending some time at Plaka in the morning, and perhaps heading out to Glyfada or Vouliagmeni beach for an hour or three before heading back to the ship again. Will this work, and how will our transport work?

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4. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

Hi,

I wouldn't chance going to Aegina for the day, just in case there is a delay returning to Piraeus. The link below should answer your questions regarding transport from Athens to Glyfada/Voulagmeni and back to Piraeus. However, I would stick to either Athens or one of the beach destinations due to the time limitations:

www.oasa.gr/content.php?id=maps&lang=en

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5. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

aegeanflyingdolphins.gr/content/… there is a flying dolphing service to and from Aegina,it takes 40 minutes to go there.You will need much more time to Vouliagmeni or even Athens.

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6. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

Thank you, I will check out the schedules of flying Dolphin to see if we will be able to be back in time for the ship before cruising again

Are there nice beaches and little shops for us to see on island?

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7. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

Hi,

Yes, there are several beaches:

http://www.aeginagreece.com/beaches.html

Ag. Marina is my favourite. However, you will need to take a bus there from Aegina town which is where the flying dolphins and regular ferries dock. If you are lucky you may be able to get a ferry directly there from Piraeus.

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8. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

Info much appreciated. Huge thx. Do we need to buy the flying dolphin tickets before hand, or can we buy it on the day we are there? Where do we buy tickets, and does the Flying dolphin use the same port as the cruise liners?

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9. Re: How to get from Cruise liner port Athens to Plaka

you buy your tickets on that day from the port,it is not far from the cruise dock.check with your cruise information desk

http://www.aegina.com.gr/

http://www.aeginagreece.com/

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