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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Landmarks of Greece & the Adriatic • L2222

 Dover
Balmoral
Tue 27 Sep 2022
28 nights
  • Delve into the rich history and culture of Adriatic and Mediterranean cities
  • Explore the ancient sites of Dubrovnik, Kotor, Athens and Olympia
  • Sample the beauty and culture of Greece, Spain and Malta
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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal • M2311

 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 03 May 2023
25 nights
  • Sail the extremely narrow Corinth Canal
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
Athens with Acropolis hill, Greece Athens with Acropolis hill, Greece Athens with Acropolis hill, Greece

Discovering the Ancient Empires of the Eastern Mediterranean • T2404

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 25 Feb 2024
32 nights
  • Delve into the influences of ancient empires and kingdoms 
  • Explore some of the world’s great ancient sites 
  • Highlights include Athens’ Acropolis and Malta's Grand Harbour
Dubrovnik old town, Croatia Dubrovnik old town, Croatia Dubrovnik old town, Croatia

Cuba Transatlantic to the Adriatic & Corinth Canal • M240507

 Havana
Braemar
Tue 27 Feb 2024
35 nights
  • A unique cruise combining Caribbean and Greek Islands
  • Experience Havana to the full 
  • On Braemar, sail through Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal
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Discovering the Balkans, Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M240607

 Málaga
Braemar
Wed 13 Mar 2024
20 nights
  • An itinerary offering a fascinating insight into the ancient Balkan and Greek history
  • Delve into the influences of various eras and ruling powers, in centuries-old destinations
  • Experience an unforgettable scenic cruise of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal
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Discovering the Balkans, Corinth Canal, Mediterranean Islands and Seville • M240609

 Málaga
Braemar
Wed 13 Mar 2024
42 nights
  • A very special journey to a collection of captivating Balkan and Mediterranean destinations
  • Remarkable historic sites await in cities such as Dubrovnik, Athens and Valletta
  • The piece de resistance is a scenic cruise through Greece’s incredible Corinth Canal
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Corinth Canal & the Greek Islands • M2412

 Southampton
Braemar
Tue 07 May 2024
25 nights
  • Experience an awe-inspiring navigation of the Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Discover the highlights and ancient sites of Greek islands such Crete, Rhodes and Kefalonia
  • On the Greek mainland, take in the world-renowned wonders of Athens and Olympia
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Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M2407

 Valletta
Braemar
Sat 23 Mar 2024
10 nights
  • Experience the excitement and awe of navigating Greece’s incredible Corinth Canal
  • Capture the history, culture and beauty of Greek islands and cities
  • Take in the ancient sites of Rhodes, Crete, Olympia and Athens
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Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M240708

 Valletta
Braemar
Sat 23 Mar 2024
20 nights
  • Experience the best that Greece has to offer, from its historic sites to its scenic delights
  • Delve into ancient history amongst the wonders of Rhodes, Athens, Olympia and more
  • On board Braemar, sail the incredible Corinth Canal – made possible by your ship’s smaller size
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Corinth Canal & Mediterranean Islands with Seville • M240709

 Valletta
Braemar
Sat 23 Mar 2024
32 nights
  • A specially crafted itinerary combining the highlights of Greece, Mediterranean islands and Spain
  • Take in ancient Greek sites; historic gems in Malta; Italian delights; and Spanish city culture
  • To top-it-off, you’re in for memorable scenic cruising of the remarkable Corinth Canal
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Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M2408

 Valletta
Braemar
Tue 02 Apr 2024
10 nights
  • Experience the excitement and awe of navigating Greece’s incredible Corinth Canal
  • Capture the history, culture and beauty of Greek islands and cities
  • Take in the ancient sites of Crete, Olympia and Athens
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus Roman theater structure at the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus Roman theater structure at the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus Roman theater structure at the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.

Cuba Transatlantic to explore the Mediterranean Islands and Corinth Canal • M240509

 Havana
Braemar
Tue 27 Feb 2024
57 nights
  • A journey to the Caribbean, Balkan and Mediterranean 
  • Sample Caribbean and Mediterranean beauty and culture
  • Navigate the Corinth Canal and cross the Atlantic
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Discovering the Balkans, Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece • M240608

 Málaga
Braemar
Wed 13 Mar 2024
30 nights
  • Ancient Balkan and Greek history are yours to explore on this engrossing cruise
  • In centuries-old destinations, you’ll discover a wealth of fascinating sites and highlights
  • What’s more, you’ll get to sail Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal too
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Corinth Canal & Mediterranean Islands with Seville • M240809

 Valletta
Braemar
Tue 02 Apr 2024
22 nights
  • Discover some of the finest historical and cultural sites across the Med
  • You can delve into ancient Greek history; revel in the beauty of Spain; and enjoy a taste of Spain
  • What’s more, there’s unforgettable scenic cruising of Greece’s Corinth Canal on Braemar
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Cuba Transatlantic to the Adriatic, Corinth Canal & Greek Islands • M240508

 Havana
Braemar
Tue 27 Feb 2024
45 nights
  • Discover Caribbean, Balkan and Greek islands
  • Explore Havana and take in the sights of Dubrovnik and Split
  • Navigate Greece’s Corinth Canal aboard Braemar
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