Cruise destination AthensWelcome to the Piraeus cruise port guide. Piraeus is the port to Athens. It always has and it always will be. Piraeus is about 12 km of 7 miles away from Athens. Piraeus is the 3rd largest city in Greece and one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. Although Piraeus has some nice sights and museum to offer we could highly recommend you to take the 30 minute journey over to Athens. Athens has been inhabited since Neolithic times. It is a city that shaped our modern day world in many different ways. The cities fascinating history would reach a peak in the 5th century B.C. when values of civilisations would be established that we still live by today. Politics, philosophy and democracy has all been created and developed here in this capital city of beautiful Greece which has therefore received the nickname: cradle of western civilisation. The modern town of Athens has been build around the ruins that have stood the test of time for thousands of years. They stand witness to the mighty Greek empire. The ruins and art will reveal the many stories that can be told about this ancient city.