Mediterranean Cruise Advice

Cruises to Greece

Visit ancient Athens or beautiful Santorini

Cruises to Greece visit many pearls of the Aegean.

From the ancient monuments of Athens (e.g. Acropolis) and Katakolon, the gateway to the birthplace of the Olympic Games, through to sun drenched islands such as Mykonos and Santorini with their whitewashed houses.

One of our favourite ports is Corfu, the start of several of our cruises – the sunset is always spectacular.

Cruise lines visiting Greece include Celebrity, P&ODisneySaga, Fred Olsen and Marella Cruises.

The main ports of call for cruises to Greece include:

 

Athens

Cruise ships will dock in the port of Piraeus which is approximately 5 miles from the ancient treasures of Athens.

Check out our Cruise to Athens section for your transport options in getting to the main sites of Athens.

 

Erechtheum Acropolis

Erechtheum Acropolis

Corfu

Some cruises to Greece use Corfu as an embarkation port.

Corfu is known as the Emerald Isle due to its natural beauty covering the island with colourful flowers.

Corfu Town is a pleasant town to walk around with a variety of shops. Visitors can also explore the historic fortresses that guard the entrance to Corfu Harbour.

You can also visit Mon Repos, the birthplace of the Duke of Edinburgh, now used as a museum.

 

P&O Cruises Azura and Thomson Spirit in Corfu

P&O Cruises Azura and Thomson Spirit in Corfu

Santorini

Santorini is a popular stop for cruises in the eastern Mediterranean. The island is famous the world over for its whitewashed houses and blue domed roofs of the churches.

Cruise ships moor in the harbour where you are tendered ashore to make your way up the steep cliff to enjoy the views.

 

Santorini view

Santorini view

Monemvasia

Monemvasia is located on a small island in the southeastern Peloponnese region of Greece.

The medieval town on the island was separated from the mainland in 375AD by an earthquake and is now reached via a causeway joining the new and old towns.

 

Monemvasia - old town

Monemvasia – old town

Mykonos

A real jewel of the Greek Islands and a welcome opportunity to relax on a busy Mediterranean cruise.

Cruise ships normally moor up a short walk away from the town, a pleasant stroll early in the morning.

Wander the narrow maze-like cobbled streets and peruse the local shops.

 

Aghios Nikolaos

Known locally as “Ag Nik”, this lovely town has developed as Crete’s most popular holiday resort, built around a ‘bottomless lake’.

The trip to the island of Spinalonga by boat from the small port of Elounda, is well worth while, there are guided tours to take you around one of the last leper colonies in the Mediterranean which was situated on the island.

 

Elounda Harbour

Elounda Harbour

 

 

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