When cruise ships call on Athens, most travelers scramble up the Acropolis, and even if there were no Parthenon, the trip to the Acropolis is worthwhile for the commanding view of Athens and the temples below.
Athens is one of the safest capital cities in the world, so with common sense always at your side, feel free to get out and walk, especially at night.
The extensive collections on display at the National Archaeological Museum in the heart of Athens are captivating. Set aside several hours for a trip through the many centuries of Greek history and culture.
A great afternoon trip from Athens, Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon is as much a favorite with the locals as it is with the tourists. A superb spot for sunsets, it provides a classically Greek moment against the ruined monument along with a terrific sea view.
Read the Avid Cruiser’s complete Port Profile of Athen’s Greece, including instructions on how to use public transport to get between airport, city center and ship.