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Towns & Cities

The capital of Greece, Athens is a remarkable place to visit with an incredible history. Transport yourself through time, all you have to do is look up! Many of the city's buildings are about the same height and the elevated position of the Acropolis allows visitors to see it from all over the city, even at night. Highlights obviously include the Parthenon and other features of the Acropolis, but don't forget to enjoy more modern points of interest, such as the Presidential Guard (Evzones) in Syntagma Square or to visit the National Garden, the Agora, or even just enjoy a stroll through the greenery at Philopappou. Did we mention there's plenty of delicious food to try?

Athens is absolutely worth a dedicated visit and has been a popular pre-cruise stop for our clientele since we opened. Even if you're looking to enjoy a custom itinerary to explore some of the Greek Islands, you'll probably find the flight schedules from Canada & the US are most comfortable when planning at least one night of accommodation when you arrive here into Greece.

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Planning Your Cruise

If you've never been to Athens, you should definitely make the Acropolis a priority on your itinerary.

Athens is a must-see destination to include with your Greek Islands cruise and features on a number of Eastern Mediterranean itineraries and Grand Voyages sailings.

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What to do in Port
  • Classic travel destination, the Acropolis of Athens

    Acropolis of Athens

  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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    National Archaeological Museum

  • Syntagma Square

    Syntagma Square

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