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
      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 whilst 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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Pompeii, Naples, Italy

10-Day Greek Isles Round-trip Rome: Santorini, Athens & Florence

Cruise into the Greek Isles on Norwegian Escape. | Explore Greece & Italy's most popular cities.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Santorini (Greece); Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Mykonos (Greece); Corfu (Greece); Dubrovnik (Croatia); Messina (Sicily) (Italy); Naples (Italy); Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy);
DISEMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
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10-Day Greek Isles from Rome to Athens: Santorini, Mykonos & Florence

10-Day Greek Isles from Rome to Athens: Santorini, Mykonos & Florence

Sail aboard Norwegian Getaway, beautifully updated in 2019.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Cannes (France); Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy); Naples (Italy); Messina (Sicily) (Italy); Dubrovnik (Croatia); Corfu (Greece); Santorini (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Mykonos (Greece);
DISEMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
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11-Day Mediterranean from Athens to Rome: Italy, Greece & Turkey

11-Day Mediterranean from Athens to Rome: Italy, Greece & Turkey

Sail aboard Norwegian Getaway, beautifully updated in 2019. | Enjoy the Mediterranean from the luxury of The Haven.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
Santorini (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Ashdod (Israel); Haifa (Israel); Limassol (Cyprus); Rhodes (Greece); Messina (Sicily) (Italy); Naples (Italy);
DISEMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
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