Athens (Piraeus)

Greece

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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
      Organized Shore Excursions for sightseeing, historical ruins and museums. Buses are available.
    • Famous For
      The center 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 flavored 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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Let's Take a Selfie – Athens

Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Athens! Instantly share your experience with family & friends o...

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Athens History & Mediterranean 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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Ancient Ruins, Limassol, Cyprus

7-Day Greek Isles Round-trip Athens: Santorini, Patmos & Israel

Enjoy the Mediterranean from the luxury of The Haven. | Explore two ports in one day in Turkey & Greece. | Set sail aboard the all-new Norwegian Spirit.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
Kusadasi (Turkey); Patmos (Greece); Ashdod (Israel); Haifa (Israel); Limassol (Cyprus); Santorini (Greece);
DISEMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
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13-Day Italy & Greek Isles from Venice

13-Day Italy & Greek Isles from Venice

Explore the Greek Isles, Montenegro and Croatia. | Sail in luxury and style on the updated Norwegian Dawn.
SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Venice (Italy);
Dubrovnik (Croatia); Kotor (Montenegro); Corfu (Greece); Santorini (Greece); Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Valletta (Malta); Naples (Italy); Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy); Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy); Monte Carlo (Monaco); Palma (Majorca);
DISEMBARK Barcelona (Spain);
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Rhodes, Greece

10-Day Greek Isles Round-Trip Athens: Greece & Israel

Set sail aboard the all-new Norwegian Spirit.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
Patmos (Greece); Ashdod (Israel); Haifa (Israel); Limassol (Cyprus); Rhodes (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Istanbul (Turkey); Kavala (Greece);
DISEMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
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