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Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the world’s oldest cities. Located in the Attica region of southeastern Europe, Athens is situated on the Attic peninsula, which is surrounded by the Aegean Sea, the Saronic Gulf, and the Cretan Sea. It is the largest city in Greece and the second largest in the European Union.

Athens has a long and rich history, dating back to the Neolithic period. It was the birthplace of democracy and the center of the ancient Greek world. The city was home to some of the most influential thinkers of the time, including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. It was also the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Athens is an important center of culture and the arts. It is home to some of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The city is also home to numerous museums, galleries, and theatres.

Athens is a bustling metropolis, with a population of over 3 million people. It is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as a lively nightlife. The city is also home to a number of universities, including the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Athens is a popular tourist destination, with visitors from all over the world coming to experience its unique culture and history. The city is served by an international airport and is well-connected to the rest of Europe by train, bus, and ferry. It is also home to a number of popular beaches, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine.

Excursion tips for a day in Athens

1. Visit the Acropolis and explore the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike.

2. Explore the Ancient Agora and see the Temple of Hephaestus, the Stoa of Attalos, and the Ancient Agora Museum.

3. Take a walk through Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens, and explore the narrow streets and the many shops, restaurants, and cafes.

4. Visit the National Archaeological Museum and explore its vast collection of Greek artifacts.

5. Take a stroll through Syntagma Square and admire the grandiose Greek Parliament building.

6. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and marvel at its impressive columns.

7. Go to the top of Lycabettus Hill and take in the stunning views of the city.

8. Visit the Benaki Museum and explore its impressive collection of Greek artifacts.

9. Take a tour of the Acropolis Museum and explore its vast collection of ancient artifacts.

10. Go to the top of the Areopagus Hill and admire the breathtaking views of the city.

11. Enjoy a relaxing day at the National Garden and explore its lush greenery and colorful flowers.

12. Take a tour of the Panathenaic Stadium and explore its history and significance.

13. Visit the Monastiraki Flea Market and browse through its many stalls and shops.

14. Enjoy a traditional Greek meal at one of the many restaurants in the city.

15. Take a stroll through the National Gardens and explore its many pathways and monuments.

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The climate in Athens

Spring (March-May): Spring in Athens is mild and sunny with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). The city experiences some rain throughout the season, but the days are mostly dry and sunny. Summer (June-August): Summer in Athens is hot and humid with temperatures often reaching up to 40°C (104°F). The city experiences frequent thunderstorms during the season, which bring some relief from the heat. Autumn (September-November): Autumn in Athens is mild and pleasant with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). The days are mostly sunny and dry, although the city experiences some rain throughout the season. Winter (December-February): Winter in Athens is cold and wet with temperatures ranging from 5-15°C (41-59°F). The city experiences frequent rain and occasional snowfall during the season.

Cruise weather for Athens

Our weather forecast for Athens helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 37.2 °C
min: 26.9 °C
20.5 m/s
49.3 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
28.1 %
1,009 hPa
06:14:13
20:47:36
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 36.7 °C
min: 26.6 °C
20.5 m/s
51.5 m/s
0.2 %
24.1 m
22.0 %
1,009 hPa
06:14:55
20:47:05
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 37.8 °C
min: 25.9 °C
25.2 m/s
52.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
22.8 %
1,010 hPa
06:15:38
20:46:32
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 39.4 °C
min: 27.8 °C
24.5 m/s
33.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
21.2 %
1,010 hPa
06:16:22
20:45:57
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 39.5 °C
min: 30.1 °C
31.0 m/s
32.4 m/s
1.2 %
24.1 m
21.5 %
1,009 hPa
06:17:07
20:45:21
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 35.2 °C
min: 25.4 °C
30.2 m/s
35.6 m/s
26.1 %
24.1 m
41.8 %
1,010 hPa
06:17:52
20:44:43
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 34.9 °C
min: 25.9 °C
41.4 m/s
52.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
33.5 %
1,010 hPa
06:18:38
20:44:03
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 36.6 °C
min: 25.6 °C
29.5 m/s
44.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
26.3 %
1,008 hPa
06:19:24
20:43:21
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 38.1 °C
min: 27.1 °C
13.7 m/s
21.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
24.3 %
1,007 hPa
06:20:11
20:42:38
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 37.8 °C
min: 27.3 °C
10.1 m/s
13.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
23.6 %
1,006 hPa
06:20:59
20:41:53
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 34.7 °C
min: 26.4 °C
27.7 m/s
28.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
27.3 %
1,007 hPa
06:21:47
20:41:07
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 24.9 °C
31.3 m/s
38.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
31.6 %
1,009 hPa
06:22:35
20:40:19
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 23.7 °C
37.1 m/s
50.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
33.2 %
1,009 hPa
06:23:24
20:39:29

Cruises to Athens

Would you like to travel to Athens on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Athens .

Scheduled ship calls in Athens , Greece
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 14th 2024 Sunday, 14th of Jul. 2024 MSC Musica 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jul. 14th 2024 Sunday, 14th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Getaway 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 15th 2024 Monday, 15th of Jul. 2024 MSC Opera 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2024 Tuesday, 16th of Jul. 2024 Explorer of the Seas 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2024 Tuesday, 16th of Jul. 2024 MSC Opera 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 17th 2024 Wednesday, 17th of Jul. 2024 MSC Splendida 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 L AUSTRAL 12:30 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Costa Fortuna 07:00 am 11:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 EXPLORA I 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Sea Cloud 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Ascent 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Infinity 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 P&O Azura 05:30 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 MSC Musica 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Getaway 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Encore 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 MSC Opera 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Epic 05:30 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Jul. 2024 Voyager of the Seas 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Equinox 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Explorer of the Seas 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 LE BOUGAINVILLE 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 MS Vista 06:00 am 09:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 MSC Opera 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Mein Schiff 5 05:30 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 MS Oosterdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 MS Riviera 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Sea Cloud II 06:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 L AUSTRAL 12:30 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 MSC Sinfonia 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Silver Whisper 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Costa Fortuna 07:00 am 11:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 MSC Splendida 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Infinity 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 P&O Azura 05:30 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Sun Princess 06:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 MSC Musica 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Getaway 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 MSC Opera 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Explorer of the Seas 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Mein Schiff 5 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 MSC Opera 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Azamara Journey 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Epic 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Pearl 05:30 am 10:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Athens

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