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Athens (Piraeus), Greece

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.

Language: Greek
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.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 55 55 60 66 74 83 89 88 83 73 64 58
Low 44 44 47 52 60 67 73 72 67 60 53 47
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 13 13 16 19 23 28 32 31 28 23 18 14
Low 7 7 8 11 16 19 23 22 19 16 12 8
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Centimeters 5 5 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 5 5
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 9 7 8 6 4 1 1 1 3 5 8 11
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 75 75 76 75 73 68 59 58 64 71 76 76