Cruise Nation are delighted to bring you our great range of Athens Cruise & Stay Holidays. These packages all feature a cruise sailing from the port of Civitavecchia. This means that Cruise Nation bring you massive choice on cruise lines to sail with throughout the year. Our Athens Smart Packages feature FREE stays in one of many handpicked hotels which are all centrally located in Athens providing you with the ideal base from which to explore all that this exciting destination has to offer.
With our Athens Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
A trip to Athens wouldn’t possibly be complete without visiting the ancient ruins. By touring the city you’ll quickly discover a collection of archaeological sites located within the central areas. This is evidence of past civilisations that are still scattered across this bustling metropolis today. The main sites of ancient ruins to tick off your travel list are Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus. These hot spots, plus many more, are all connected via continuous pedestrian pathways that span across several districts and shopping areas.
Athens isn’t just about the expansive heritage, which is why so many tourists venture to this wonderful Greek paradise to experience the best of both worlds. The Athenian Riviera is a breezy and pleasurable place to soak up the sun and with the latest, modern tram network, it’s easier than ever to access the city’s most sought after beaches, coastal shopping locations and incredible dining establishments.
If you’re a theatre fanatic then what better way to spend your time in Athens than in the place where the first theatrical plays were written? Whether you’re looking for comedy or tragedy, Athens is home to some of the most famous writers including Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus and Aristophanes. If you are very lucky, you may even have the opportunity to watch a play on the Roman Theatre of Irodis and feel part of the ancient festivals honoured by the god, Dionysus.
Often described as an underrated cuisine, Greek food is something you certainly don’t want to miss out on whilst in Athens. With a diet that is rich in protein, vegetables, cheese, olive oil, herbs, lemon and seafood, the Greeks know how to tempt the appetites of travellers from all over the globe. If you’re a fan of coffee then you will also be in luck because the Greeks certainly love sitting back and relaxing with a warm drink which is why there is nothing quite like settling down in the sun with a coffee at a trendy cafe in Kolonaki Square.
Athens is the perfect destination not only for sun-seekers but for fun -seekers too. If you fancy sipping on a glass of chilled wine or beer in the setting sun, you can venture out to one of the many pubs and bars across town. But don’t let your hands do all the talking because with traditional Greek music in a superb, vibrant atmosphere, you can visit a range of nightclubs where you can dance till you drop.