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Cruises from Athens

The nearest port to Athens is actually the port of Piraeus and cruise ships embark from here in order to voyage across the Mediterranean and Red Sea.

Athens is easily accessible from Piraeus, so it is worth exploring this famous and ancient city before you depart on your Mediterranean cruise.

Things to do in Athens

Athens has so much to offer in terms of fascinating culture and illustrious history, so take the time to see as much of the city as possible whilst staying nearby. The ancient landmarks of Athens are amongst some of the best-preserved in the world, including the Acropolis, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its significant historical importance. Other fascinating monuments include the Ancient Agora, Syntagma Square and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Aside from Athens’ many impressive historic structures, the city also offers other superb attractions, including a number of tremendous museums, which document the city’s natural and cultural history as well as several excellent parks and gardens, offering a place to relax within tranquil surroundings.

Suggested read: How to spend 6 hours in Athens

Where can I sail to from Athens?

Cruises from Athens often incorporate visits to the sun-drenched Greek Isles within their itineraries. The island of Mykonos is one such destination, offering visitors a peaceful escape as well as a wonderful Mediterranean climate. Take a stroll down to the picturesque Mykonos Town and navigate the area's narrow winding streets, lined with quaint shops and restaurants. Elsewhere in the Aegean Sea, cruises from Athens will dock at the world-famous island of Santorini, famous for its white-bleached houses and stunning coastline. Other Greek Islands often included within eastern Mediterranean cruises from Athens are Rhodes and Patmos amongst many other exotic destinations.

Travelling further afield, Kusadasi in Turkey is a splendid coastal resort town, boasting ancient city walls, historic and beautifully designed mosques as well as great beaches, lined with terrific shops and restaurants. Nearby, the archaeologically-rich town of Ephesus is the ideal place to uncover some of the region’s ancient history at a number of ruins, which date back thousands of years.

These are just a few examples of the kinds of Mediterranean destination that you will find on the itineraries of a cruise from Athens. For the full range of ports available, look through our current itineraries or call our dedicated Cruise Concierge to discuss your ideal cruise.

 

 

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