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

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
37 nights • Braemar • M220608

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, you’ll navigate the Corinth Canal; and get to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the ancient city of Athens too.

From £5,049pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
59 nights • Braemar • M220610

  • Discover the sights and highlights of the Caribbean, Adriatic and Greek Islands, join a spectacular Spanish celebration, and experience unforgettable scenic cruising on one incredible itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise the remarkable Corinth Canal and uncover iconic ancient sites; then in Spain, visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.

From £7,899pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
47 nights • Braemar • M220609

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £6,649pp

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Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
22 nights • Braemar • M220708

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of iconic destinations and experience unforgettable small-ship scenic cruising.
  • On your Adriatic adventure, sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore terracotta-topped Dubrovnik and Split; and discover the legendary landmarks and canals of Venice.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £3,599pp

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Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
32 nights • Braemar • M220709

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of iconic destinations and experience unforgettable small-ship scenic cruising.
  • On your Adriatic adventure, sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore terracotta-topped Dubrovnik and Split; and discover the legendary landmarks and canals of Venice.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £5,249pp

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Andalusia, Greek Islands & the Adriatic

Andalusia, Greek Islands & the Adriatic

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
44 nights • Braemar • M220710

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic packed with highlights; discover iconic sites, be part of spectacular celebrations; and experience unforgettable scenic cruising.
  • Sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.
  • Seek-out the historic sites of Dubrovnik, Split and ancient Greek islands and cities including Rhodes, Crete and Athens, plus capture the magic of Venice with its legendary landmarks and canals.

From £6,549pp

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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
10 nights • Braemar • M2208

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis.

From £2,099pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
20 nights • Braemar • M220809

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis.

From £3,749pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
32 nights • Braemar • M220810

  • Featuring an itinerary packed with highlights, this specially crafted cruise is a chance to enjoy outstanding experiences in Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region and Greece.
  • You’ll experience two unforgettable navigations of the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time for the final day of the annual Feria de Abril celebrations.
  • Braemar will also take you closer to the ancient sites and beaches of Greek islands, and the attractions of Cádiz and Malaga, famed for their historic, aesthetic and artistic treasures.

From £5,049pp

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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Departs: Valletta • Sat 23 Apr 2022
10 nights • Braemar • M2209

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis and mighty Parthenon.

From £1,999pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Departs: Valletta • Sat 23 Apr 2022
22 nights • Braemar • M220910

  • Featuring an itinerary packed with highlights, this specially crafted cruise is a chance to enjoy outstanding experiences in Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region and Greece.
  • You’ll experience an unforgettable navigation of the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time for the final day of the annual Feria de Abril celebrations.
  • Braemar will also take you closer to the ancient sites and beaches of Greek islands, and the attractions of Cádiz and Malaga, famed for their historic, aesthetic and artistic treasures.

From £3,349pp

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover • Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2222

  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, be immersed in the remarkable ancient history, authentic flavours and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea.
  • Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in unmistakable Istanbul; and take the chance to visit wine valleys and tea plantations in Russia and Georgia.
  • You can explore Odessa’s labyrinth-like Catacombs, and the Danube Delta – on boat tour from Constanta – too, while you’ll also experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean.

From £4,299pp

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