Its rich history is what draws many people to the Greek city of Athens. And there is plenty to explore here. The Acropolis is widely recognised as the most important historical site in Europe, and it’s a pretty impressive sight to behold – it stands on a hilltop overlooking all of Athens, its many marble monuments gleaming in the sun.
However, on your Athens cruise you’ll find that this city also looks forward. From ancient ruins a modern, cosmopolitan Athens has emerged.
If you’d like to discover more about the city that Athens is today, you’ll love the commercial neighbourhood – which is home to more than 2,500 shops. Close by, Monastiraki hosts a flea market that has the feel of a Grand Bazaar. It’s the perfect place to absorb some authentic atmosphere and pick up some souvenirs to take back home.