Cruises from Athens (Piraeus) depart from spring through fall.
Piraeus serves as Athens’ primary port. Attractions here include archeological and maritime museums, the hilltop quarter of Kastella, Mikrolimano’s seafood restaurants and the remains of the Piraeus Wall. After making the 6-mile journey to Greece’s capital city, head to the Acropolis, the 7-acre rock formation that’s home to the Propylaea, Erechtheum, Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike. Nearby, the Acropolis Museum features exhibitions dedicated to these monuments and offers views of the city. Guided excursions may visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus; the Theatre of Dionysus, possibly the world’s oldest theater; and the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics. Occurring every hour on the hour, the changing of the guard ceremony at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier is a spectacle worth seeing. Food tours entice with Athenian delicacies such as olives, feta cheese and baklava.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Driving Directions and Parking Information
Akti Miaouli 10
Pireas 185 38
Head to Attiki Odos/A62 and drive for 6km, continue onto Leof. Koropiou Aerodromiou. After that, use any lane to turn left onto Leof. Varis Koropiou (signs for Glyfada/Vari.) Drive on Leof. Varis Koropiou for 10km, continue onto Leof. Varis Varkizis for 2km. Use the right two lanes to turn right onto Leof. Kon/nou Karamanli (signs for Mediterraneo Hospital.) Stay on this road for 14 km, then stay left to continue on, and go for another 4km. Use any lane to turn left onto Eth. Antistaseos, then any lane to turn right onto Dim. Gounari. Stay on Dim. Gounari until you reach Atki Posidonos, and use the left two lanes to turn left onto it. Go 1km then take a slight right onto Atki Miaouli, then after 1km, turn right to stay onto Atki Miaouli. Your destination will be Akti Miaouli 10.
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