Cruise to the cradle of European civilization

You could spend a lifetime in Europe’s oldest city and still not see everything it has to offer. Settled over 3,500 years ago, Athens is like a mythological crossroads of the past and present, where modern buildings share the skyline with spectacular ruins like the Parthenon.

To see a veritable “greatest hits” line-up, make your way to Vasilissis Amalias Street for the archaeological walk. Winding through the heart of the ancient city, the route leads to landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, Arch of Hadrian, and of course, the Acropolis.

After all that archaeological digging, metaphorically speaking, you’re probably going to work up quite an appetite. So head to the Central Market for fresh fruit and veggies, nuts, olives, and Grecian cheese like feta, graviera, and aged kefalotyri. (Snacking is not a bad idea since Athenians usually don’t head out for dinner until at least 9:00 PM.)

And if you need a little extra pick-me-up to make it that late, have a frappe—a Greek creation of strong iced coffee with milk and sugar. Neighborhoods like Pangrati, Exarhia, and Petralona feature fantastic tavernas where you can rub elbows with the locals while dining on the sidewalk well into the wee hours of the night. Opa!

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Considered one of the great wonders of the world, the Acropolis consists of four ancient buildings. Built in the 5th century BC, the Acropolis has served as a military fortress and religious center.

The Acropolis Museum is located on site and contains artifacts found in and around the site.

Ancient Agora

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Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora

The administrative center and marketplace of Athens from the 6th century BC to AD 6th century, this ancient site features many remarkable constructions.

Marvel at the Temple of Hephaestus, or the Odeon of Agrippa concert hall. The site also provides an excellent photo op of the Acropolis.

Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis With City Center Transfer

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Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis With City Center Transfer

Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis With City Center Transfer

Make the most of your first day by exploring the historic city of Athens before checking into your hotel. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the National Gardens, the Panathenean Stadium, and more.

Explore the Acropolis, the Erechtheum, the Temple of Wingless Victory, and, the crowning glory of Athens, the incomparable Parthenon.

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