This one-of-a-kind, history-rich destination can claim to not only be the home to the Olympic games throughout the ages… but also the birthplace of democracy. Talk about competitive team sports! To this day, Athens is a city as rich in history as it is immersed in mythology, with ancient feats of architecture like the Acropolis, Parthenon and Temple of Olympian Zeus mingling with modern museums, cafes and shops across the Athenian landscape. It’s a one-of-a-kind destination, and a must-see stop on any Greek Isles cruise.
- Visit the Parthenon and you’re in Athena’s house. This temple, built to worship her, today welcomes all.
- Get it together and visit the Temple of Hephaestus — perhaps the best-preserved ancient temple.
- Pláka, a neighborhood located just a stone’s throw from major historical sites, is an historical destination, itself.