Athens cruise deals are a fantastic way of seeing one of the world's oldest cities, with a heritage that dates back approximately 3,400 years. In classical history Athens was a powerful city-state, it was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy. The cities ancient history is still evident in it's monuments, the most famous being the Parthenon. Greek cruise and stay holidays offer a great way to visit Athens.
When visiting Athens yo can take in ancient Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine history and the city boast two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. The cities modern history includes hosting the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, before the event returned to it's birthplace in 2004.