Piraeus, roughly translating to “the place over the passage”, is an important Greek port located within the Athens agglomeration, in the Attica Basin. It is 12 kilometers from the municipality of Athens, considered the fourth largest and is the third most populous amongst all the municipalities of Greece. Now a peninsula, Piraeus, originally a rocky island, was developed in early 5th Century B.C. when it was initially designated as Athens’ import and transit trade port. It is the largest marine-based shipping center of Greece, one of the largest ports in Europe, and considered the second largest passenger port in the world. Inhabited since the 26th Century, it wasn’t until the 6th Century B.C. that Piraeus began catching attention. The land of Piraeus was essentially impassable, flooded by the sea most of the year until centuries passed and the flooding ceased. By the 5th Century B.C. it became a navy base for the Athenian fleet for the natural harbors and the strategic potential they carried. Athenian general and politician Themistocles fortified Piraeus’ three harbors Kantharos, Zea and Munichia, created ship houses and completed his walls in 471 B.C., which led to the port becoming a great military and commercial harbor. There are many archaeological sites, points of interest and entertainment available in Piraeus. Most famous for its tavernas and cuisine, several popular events take place in Piraeus, such as the Ecocinema International Film Festival, the Maritime Festival, the Piraeus Rock Wave Festival and the Three Kings’ Way Festival. There are also many theaters, including the Municipal Theater, the open air Veakeio Theater, and the Menandreio Theater. Museums in Piraeus include the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Merchant Shipping History Institute Exhibition, the Panos Aravantinos Decor Museum, the Georgios Averof Museum Ship and the Museum of Electric Railways. Be sure to catch the panoramic views available from the hill of Kastella, overlooking Athens and the Saronic Gulf!
Greece & Israel Antiquities
Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)
Sep 24, 2024 to Oct 5, 2024
Journey in the footsteps of the ancients as you explore the best medieval cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and seaside enclaves that Greece, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey have to offer. Bookended by historic Athens, your itinerary takes you to the archaeologically rich Greek isle of Crete and on through Israel—from the Old City of Jerusalem to the landscaped terraces of Haifa, perched at the base of Mount Carmel. Enjoy time in the walled city of Rhodes, home to the Lindos Acropolis, before sailing to the Greek isle of Santorini, an idyllic respite in the Cyclades archipelago.
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Sep 24, 2024||Athens (Piraeus),
2 PM - 4 PM
|Sep 25, 2024||Heraklion, Crete,
|Sep 26, 2024||At Sea|
|Sep 27, 2024||Ayia Napa,
|Sep 28, 2024||Haifa,
|Sep 29, 2024||Ashdod,
|Sep 30, 2024||Ashdod,
|Oct 01, 2024||At Sea|
|Oct 02, 2024||Antalya,
|Oct 03, 2024||Rhodes Town,
|Oct 04, 2024||Santorini,
|Oct 05, 2024||Athens (Piraeus),
8 AM - 10 AM
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