Piraeus is the main port of Athens, the biggest in Greece, and one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea. Piraeus is within walking distance of Kastella, a hill strewn with beautiful houses that offers a majestic view of the Saronic Gulf. Other points of interest include an archaeological museum, Mikrolimano, where you can enjoy an ouzo accompanied by seafood mezedes. Piraeus (Athens) can be visited on one of our many Europe cruisesFind Cruises Sailing to This Port
No visit to Athens would be complete without a visit to the Acropolis. There you'll find the Parthenon, the largest building in the Acropolis and one of the world's most awe-inspiring sights. It was built as a temple to Athena and is still a remarkable structure today.
|Visit Plaka, the old neighbourhood of Athens. Explore the narrow streets and alleys, single-storey houses, neoclassical villas, taverns and many tourist shops.|
|Experience the traditional flea market of Monastiraki, the neighbourhood next to Plaka.|
|Explore the National Archaeological Museum, home to a formidable collection of the world's antiquities.|
|Pay a visit to ancient Agora, ancient site of the religious and political heart of Athens.|
Traditional handicrafts, though sometimes expensive, are the most authentically Greek souvenirs. In Athens, Monastiraki and Plaka are the best places to purchase hand-crafted goods. You'll find ceramics, brightly coloured embroidery and wall hangings, flokati rugs and tapestries.
The euro (EUR) is the official currency of Greece. Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.
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