Athens (Piraeus)


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Athens (Piraeus), Greece

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!


  • 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.


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