Piraeus

Steeped in ancient history, view of buildigs in the hills of Athens
Steeped in ancient history, view of buildigs in the hills of Athens
Stunning view of Piraeus and harbour in Greece

The port city of Piraeus has a vast, interesting history that extends back to the Ancient Greeks. From its beginnings in the 5th Century BC handling the country’s growing import trade to one of the most important passenger ports in Europe today, Piraeus has long served as a gateway to Athens.

The biggest port in the Mediterranean, the most attractive quarter of Piraeus lies around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano harbour.[ReadMoreMob] The latter is lined with welcoming cafes, restaurants and bars. Most visitors’ experience of the port, however, is when briefly passing through for the Greek capital.

Athens – one of the world’s oldest cities, is mystical and engrossing, a city that’s steeped in ancient history and antiquity. Over 3000 years old, the city serves as the world centre for archaeological research. Its ancient alleyways and winding streets lead to an impressive array of must-visit museums, ancient churches and some the world’s most significant historic sites.

Athen’s landmarks include the Acropolis, the hilltop citadel stood proudly above the city and topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon Temple. This iconic temple was built in dedication to the Greek goddess of strategy and tactics, Athena, and is over 2500 years old. The National Archaeological and Acropolis Museums preserve priceless sculptures, vases and jewellery from the site.

Below, in the heart of the city, lies the ancient Plaka District. A popular tourist spot, Plaka is home to some fine examples of neoclassical architecture, pretty pedestrianised streets and charming shops and cafes. There are also a number of historic Roman ruins here, as well as the Agias Apostoli – one of the oldest churches in Athens, and the Temple of Hephaestus from 5BC.

Cruises to Piraeus

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Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M2212

 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 20 Apr 2022
25 nights
  • Sail the extremely narrow Corinth Canal
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure • L2222

 Dover
Balmoral
Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights
  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries
  • Take the chance to visit wine valleys in Russia
  • You’ll also experience the best of the Mediterranean
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Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M2307

 Valletta
Braemar
Mon 27 Mar 2023
10 nights
  • Sail the size-restricted Corinth Canal
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
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Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M2308

 Valletta
Braemar
Thu 06 Apr 2023
10 nights
  • Sail the size-restricted Corinth Canal
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
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Cuba to the Corinth Canal • M230507

 Havana
Braemar
Thu 02 Mar 2023
35 nights
  • Experience colourful Caribbean culture
  • Explore ancient Balkan & Greek cities
  • Sail the size-restricted Corinth Canal
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Cuba to Spain & Malta • M230508

 Havana
Braemar
Thu 02 Mar 2023
45 nights
  • Experience colourful Caribbean culture
  • Explore ancient Balkan & Greek cities
  • Sail the size-restricted Corinth Canal
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Cuba to Spain, Malta and the Corinth Canal • M230509

 Havana
Braemar
Thu 02 Mar 2023
57 nights
  • Explore the Caribbean, Balkans and Med
  • Discover the highlights of historic, culture-rich cities
  • Sail the Corinth Canal and Guadalquivir River
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The Balkans, Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M230607

 Málaga
Braemar
Fri 17 Mar 2023
20 nights
  • Explore the city walls of Dubrovnik and Kotor
  • Visit ancient Greek sites such as Olympia and the Acropolis
  • Experience a navigation of Corinth Canal
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The Balkans, Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M230608

 Málaga
Braemar
Fri 17 Mar 2023
30 nights
  • Explore the city walls of Dubrovnik and Kotor
  • Visit ancient Greek sites such as Olympia and the Acropolis
  • Experience navigations of the Corinth Canal
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Balkans, Corinth Canal, Ancient Greece & Andalusia • M230609

 Málaga
Braemar
Fri 17 Mar 2023
42 nights
  • See the ancient sites of Greek & Balkan cities
  • Discover the charms of islands & cities in the Med
  • Scenic cruise the Corinth Canal & Guadalquivir River
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Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M230708

 Valletta
Braemar
Mon 27 Mar 2023
20 nights
  • Sail the size-restricted Corinth Canal
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
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Corinth Canal, Ancient Greece & Andalusia • M230709

 Valletta
Braemar
Mon 27 Mar 2023
32 nights
  • Discover iconic ancient Greek sites
  • Experience navigating the Corinth Canal
  • Delight in the charms of Mediterranean cities & islands
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Corinth Canal, Ancient Greece & Andalusia • M230809

 Valletta
Braemar
Thu 06 Apr 2023
22 nights
  • Discover iconic ancient Greek sites
  • Experience navigating the Corinth Canal
  • Delight in the charms of Mediterranean cities & islands