Piraeus is the main port of Athens and the most important in Greece. Athens, the capital of Greece, is located just over 30 minutes from the port. Its Acropolis and the Parthenon are the main attractions of the city. Several cruises start or end in Athens. If you can add a day or two to Athens, you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate all its attractions.
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Where is located the Piraeus Cruise port Cruise TerminalThe cruise port of Athens is located 12 km away in the city of Piraeus. The journey between Piraeus and Athens is about 30 minutes. There are three main cruise terminals (A, B, C). A shuttle bus provided by the port connects the various terminals and the entrance to the port.
Travelling around the Piraeus (Athens) Cruise Port
Transport between Athens Airport and the Port of Piraeus
Taxis are available at the airport. The journey to the port of Piraeus will take about 40 minutes. To reach the center of the city, a fixed rate is applied.
Private transport is also available.
Activities in Piraeus (Athens)
Lively square in the center of the city.
La Plaka is an old neighborhood now very touristy. Here you will find souvenir shops and several restaurants.
A food market with authentic greek flavors.
Mount Lycabettus, the highest point in Athens, enjoys a magnificent view of the city. It can be reached on foot, if you are physically fit, or by a funicular.
In the center of the city is this rocky plateau that served as a citadel and a religious sanctuary. The Parthenon sits at the top. You will have to take marble stairs to get there. They can be very slippery in case of rain.
Located on the Acropolis, the Parthenon housed the statue of Athena, the patron saint of the city.
The temple located at the foot of the Acropolis was built on several sciècles and completed by Hadrian in the year 131.
The Agora was a large square in the city and was used for trade and political and religious meetings.
Theatre of Dionysos
Located on the southeastern slope of the acropolis and considered the first theater in the world.
The ancient athens stadium was renovated for the first Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896.
The museum exhibits sculptures and explains the life of the city’s inhabitants over time.
Founded in 1893, this museum, which is the largest in Greece, offers a panorama of Greek civilization through the approximately 11,000 items in its collection.
This currency museum is located in a magnificent palace in Athens.
This museum of modern art opened in the year 2000 presents collections of Greek and international artists.
Excursions in Piraeus (Athens)
Day trips will allow you to discover treasures of mainland Greece if you stay in Athens a few days before or after your cruise.
Delphi is an ancient sanctuary located at the foot of Mount Parnassus. It was a place of pilgrimage to hear the Oracle make his predictions. This mystical site is worth a day trip.
On a day trip to Meteora you can discover the Byzantine monasteries perched on top of rocky mountains.