Athens, Greece

Cruises that visit or depart from Athens sail to the Greek Islands and Mediterranean and a few visit the Black Sea or the Middle East. Athens also is a starting point for some trans-Atlantic repositioning cruises.

Upon arriving in the birthplace of Western civilization, head to the Acropolis, the 7-acre rock formation that’s home to the Propylaea, Erechtheum, Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike. Nearby, the Acropolis Museum features exhibitions dedicated to these monuments and offers views of the city. Guided excursions may visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus; the Theatre of Dionysus, possibly the world’s oldest theater; and the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics. Occurring every hour on the hour, the changing of the guard ceremony at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier is a spectacle worth seeing. Food tours entice with Athenian delicacies such as olives, feta cheese and baklava.

Language: Greek
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Athens, Greece Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 55 55 60 66 74 83 89 88 83 73 64 58
Low 44 44 47 52 60 67 73 72 67 60 53 47
Average 50 50 54 59 67 75 81 81 75 67 59 53
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 13 13 16 19 23 28 32 31 28 23 18 14
Low 7 7 8 11 16 19 23 22 19 16 12 8
Average 10 10 12 15 19 24 27 27 24 19 15 12
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Centimeters 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 9 7 8 6 4 1 1 1 3 5 8 11
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 75 75 76 75 73 68 59 58 64 71 76 76

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