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Piraeus Cruise Port
Piraeus Cruise Port

Piraeus Cruise Port

Piraeus Harbour , Piraeus, 18538

The Basics

Most half- or full-day shore excursions from Piraeus head to Athens, where you can explore the Greek capital and its UNESCO-listed Acropolis or visit popular attractions such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Olympic Stadium.

Other popular day trips head to Vouliagmeni Beach; southern Cape Sounion and its Temple of Poseidon; ancient Corinth; or the Greek islands of Poros, Hydra, and Egina. Back at the dock in Piraeus, explore the city’s National Archaeological Museum and its collection of art from Greek antiquity, including bronze statues of Athena and Apollo.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Piraeus Cruise Port terminal offers cafés, restrooms, a lounge, duty-free stores, Wi-Fi, luggage lockers, and other amenities.

  • Discover Athens on foot, by Segway, cruise, or hop-on hop-off bus on a shore excursion tour.

  • Booking an excursion that includes transportation and an English-speaking tour guide is the best way to learn about the ancient sights.

  • Most Piraeus shore excursion tours include pickup and drop-off at the Piraeus port.

  • For a taste of local flavor, choose a food tour or an outdoor excursion with a traditional lunch.

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How to Get to Athens From the Piraeus Cruise Port

To reach Athens from Piraeus Cruise Port, head to the Piraeus metro station and take the green line to central Athens—alight at Omonia Station or Thissio for the Acropolis. Alternatively, opt for a shore excursion to Athens with round-trip transportation; grab a shuttle bus; or arrange a private transfer.

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Port Information

In Piraeus, the official language is Greek and the currency is the euro, although you will find both English speakers and ATMs in the tourist areas of the city. It’s possible to ferry to just about any of the major Greek Islands from Piraeus—the biggest problem you will encounter is choosing which one.

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