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Athens Cruises-- Cruises to the birthplace of Western civilization

Athens cruises that either depart or visit Athens sail the Mediterranean or Greek islands, the Middle East, or the Black Sea. This land of rich culture, history, and beauty is also the starting port for many journeys of some trans-Atlantic repositioning cruises.

The birthplace of the Western civilization, Athens also attracts visitors for the Parthenon situated on the hills of the Acropolis. While visiting Acropolis the tourists can also see the Propylaea, the Erechtheion temple, the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the Acropolis Museum. Along the Syngrou Avenue, you will be able to enjoy the Arch of the Hadrian and the temple of the Olympian Zeus. For history lovers, the Archeological Museum displays an impressive collection of antiquities.

Places of interest that Athens Cruises will take you to

Athens is the capital and the biggest city of Greece with a history that dug its roots more than 3400 years ago. The architecture of the city is striking and most of the ruins are well preserved. Ancient Athens was the hub for arts, philosophy, and learning. Athens was also the birthplace of Socrates, Sophocles, and Pericles. In addition it was also the home of Plato's Academy
and Aristotle's Lyceum.

Places to visit in Athens cruises

Ancient Agora: This green parkland gives a beautiful view of the Parthenon. The temple of Hephaestus, which is the best preserved temple of ancient Greece, the Stoa of Attalos and the museum of the ancient Agora are the other places to visit.

The Acropolis
: It is the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the fortified city of ancient Athens. The city also has an amazing collection of ancient architecture as old as the Classical period. The main structures of the Acropolis are the Erechtheion Temple, famous Temple of Parthenon, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Other sites include the the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kerameikos, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Theatre of Dionysus, and the Odeum of Herodes.

Lycabettus Hill: It is the highesr point in the city and is very popular for the breathtaking view of Athens, the port of Piraeus, the Acropolis, and the island of Aegina. At its peak is situated the 19th century St. George Chapel, a restaurant, and a theatre.

Syntagma Square: It is situated in the center of the city and is considered to be the business hub of Athens. This is evident by the presence of many banks, hotels, shops, airline offices, and restaurants in the area.

Cape Sounion
: It is the place where the marble pillars of the 5th century BC temple of Poseidon stand on the southern most point of Attica.

The three island cruise is a beautiful cruising experience that will take you to the pictursque islands of the Saronic Gulf. The cruise halts at Aegina, Hydra, and Poros. Tourists spend the time shopping, enjoying a drink, or swimming.

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