Athens (Piraeus)

Greece

Cruises To Piraeus

This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping. Explore more of Athens on a European cruise!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Piraeus
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    EET (Eastern European Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Greek. Say "do you speak English?" in Greek: "milte anglik?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Native crafts, souvenirs, cheeses and books.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for sightseeing, historical ruins and museums. Buses are available.
    • Famous For
      The centre of Greek civilization for 4,000 years, Athens is the capital of modern Greece, famous for landmarks such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon temple, the Olympian temple.
    • Fun Fact #2
      For an authentic taste of Greek fare, put olives, olive oil and ouzo, an anise flavoured liquor, on your list of things to try on your visit.
    • Tip
      For more Athens activities read Five things to do while Cruising from Athens.

Piraeus TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Best of Athens & Its Scenic Coast

This excursion is an ideal introduction to the city's highlights. You'll reach the natural fortress of the Acropolis and...

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The Acropolis & Archaeological Museum

Journey back in time to the evolution of Greek Civilization. You'll visit the Acropolis and the National Archaeological ...

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Temple of Poseidon & its Scenic Coast

Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast and through some of Athens' Athens’ beautiful suburbs. Arriving at Cape Sounion, yo...

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Athen's History & Mediterannean Flavors

Following an enlightening tour of Athens and the spectacular New Acropolis Museum, you will watch an innovative chef pre...

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Featured Piraeus CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Journey back to Antiquity on the island of Rhodes.

11-Day Greek Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia)

“Prop up” the leaning tower in nearby Pisa. | Hop aboard Norwegian Jade, recently refurbished in 2017.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Santorini (Greece); Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Mykonos (Greece); Rhodes (Greece); Chania (Crete); Valletta (Malta); Messina (Sicily) (Italy); Naples (Italy); Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy);
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Take in the charms of Italy's Porto Azzuro.

10-Day Greek Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia)

Sip vintage wine in Tuscany’s vineyards. | Europe's Leading Cruise Line by World Travel Awards.
SHIP Norwegian Jade
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Santorini (Greece); Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Mykonos (Greece); Chania (Crete); Valletta (Malta); Messina (Sicily) (Italy); Naples (Italy); Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy);
DISEMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
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Savour every view in Santorini.

13-Day Greek Isles & Italy from Rome (Civitavecchia)

Make your next memories in the Mediterranean.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Kotor (Montenegro); Dubrovnik (Croatia); Corfu (Greece); Santorini (Greece); Mykonos (Greece); Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Messina (Sicily) (Italy); Naples (Italy); Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy); Monte Carlo (Monaco);
DISEMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
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