Athens Cruises

Athens is one of the most fascinating cities you could wish to visit on a Mediterranean cruise and one that is well visited by the major cruise lines who sail through the region.

The Greek capital provides plenty of opportunities to see both old and new during your time ashore, with ancient landmarks sitting side-by-side with modern day restaurants and shops where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy some retail therapy.

When it comes to those ancient landmarks, Athens is home to some of the most famous that there are in the shape of the Acropolis – which towers over the city below.

Within the Acropolis there are all manner of buildings of huge historical importance, including the Parthenon – which dates all the way back to 432BC.

If you want to learn more about the Greek history and culture, then there are no shortage of museums – with the Museum of the City of Athens and the National Archaeological Museum just two to consider visiting.

Given that Athens is the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games, a trip to the Olympic Stadium is something that will appeal to lovers of sport, whilst you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of Greek hospitality if you spend some time in the district of Plaka in the heart of the city.

This is arguably the best place to enjoy some traditional cuisine during your time ashore, with the traffic-free nature of the area meaning you can enjoy strolling through the narrow streets at your own leisure to explore the shops, bars and cafes.

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