Lively, fascinating, ever-changing.

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.

Weather & what to pack

You’ll find the climate warm in the Mediterranean. Summer in particular is very hot in Greece– often reaching over 40 degrees Celsius. If you prefer less arid weather, visit in May and June, or September and October.

For your Athens cruise, you’ll need plenty of sun protection, a sun hat and clothing which keeps your skin safe in the sun. After a busy day of exploring in this hot city, you can return to the welcoming shade of your Celebrity Cruises ship.


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