Piraeus (Greece)

Row upon row of ferries, fishing boats and luxury yachts that stretch out as far as the eye can see – Piraeus welcomes you to the ancient city of Athens.

Gateway to the Greek Islands – Athens’ ancient port

The largest port in the Mediterranean and primary departure point for Greek Island cruises from Athens, Piraeus is a hubbub of activity that will bring your senses to life. With a sun-soaked promenade, al-fresco cafes and bars and countless shops, it’s a place where you can easily relax with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.

A port since antiquity, its seemingly infinite rows of quays are filled with luxury yachts and the comings and goings of people visiting the city of Athens or heading out to the blissful Greek islands. Further along the bay, you’ll find the charming port of Pasalimani where the laid-back atmosphere provides an escape with boutiques and secluded eateries.

Piraeus is your gateway into one of the world’s oldest cities. Venture into Athens alone or join a guided excursion from the cruise ship to discover the city’s ancient monuments, iconic landmarks and an open-air museum that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

The capital of Greece, birthplace of democracy and cradle of Western civiliation, Athens is a beguiling mix of old and new. Encounter ancient monuments melting into modern, trendy cafes and soak up the irresistible ambience of a city that oozes culture and history everywhere you turn. World famous historical sites such as the Acropolis Museum, Theatre of Dionysos, Parthenon, Plaka and so many more make sightseeing in Athens a truly fascinating experience.

Rising high above the rooftops, the majestic rocky outcrop of the Acropolis is a sight that’s synonymous with Athens. Iconic in its own right, the Acropolis has stood the test of time over the many faces of the city’s history, and its mighty, unmistakable presence can’t help but excite and stimulate its beholders. Built as a temple to the goddess Athena in 432BC, the faded grandeur of its marble monuments remind you of the transcendent glory of the Ancient Greeks

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