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Cruises to Greece

Rethimnon, Greece. Picture by cretanmansion.com

Greece Ports of Call


Agios Nikolaos

Aghios Nikolaos, with 9,500 inhabitants, is the capital of the Lassithi prefecture of Crete. The history of the town starts in the Minoan period. It is built around a magnificent lagoon in a deep blue..

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Argostolion

Argostoli is the capital and main port of the island. It is also the largest of Kefalonia villages. Argostoli has been the capital of Kefalonia since 1757. The town is located in the centre of the sou..

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Athens (Piraeus)

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest hu..

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Chania

This is the largest and most important town of western Crete, with a population of over 60,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the eastern shore of the bay of Chania, and is built on the neck of the pe..

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Chios

Chios' town is situated in the middle of the eastern coast of the island and is its capital. It is a town with an ancient history and civilization. Today it extends around the port. From the architect..

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Corfu

Corfu Town (Kerkyra) is a principal port and the largest town in the Ionian islands. It is built between two Venetian castles, having its own unique atmosphere. It is a thriving mass of shops and busi..

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Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal links the Gulf of Corinth in the northwest with the Saronic Gulf in the southeast. The canal is 3.9 miles (6.3 km) long and has a water depth of 26 feet (8 m). Its width varies from ..

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Delos

Today the island is uninhabited: it is a vast archaeological site whose superb monuments draw thousands of visitors in pilgrimage to what was, for a thousand years or so after the ninth century BC, th..

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Delphi

It is worth visiting the archaeological site of Delphi, its history begins in 1400 BC and is directly connected to the Oracle of Delphi. Kings, warriors came to Delphi to consult the oracle of Pythia ..

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Elafonisos

Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and Vatika. The area of the island is 19 square kilometres (7 square miles). Elafonisos map..

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Ermoupolis

Ermoupolis is not only the main town of Syros but is also the administrative capital of the whole Cyclades. Our reason for choosing this large town is purely selfish, for Ermoupolis is probably one of..

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Fiskardo

Fiskardo is a village and a community on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Erisos. It is the northernmost port of Kefalonia, a short distance from Ithaca. Fis..

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Galaxidion

Noble, picturesque, it stands proudly at the west part of Crisaean Gulf, the historic Galaxidi with 1,400 inhabitants built on the site of the ancient town of Oianthi (or Halaion according to others),..

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Gythion

Gythio is a small seaside town 40Km south of Sparta, in the northeast part of Mani in the South of the Peloponnesse ,Greece.. The permanent residents amount to no more than 2000 but during the summer ..

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Hydra

The island of Hydra in the Saronic Gulf off of the Greek mainland may have served as the natural model for the ancient architects when they were designing the marvelous acoustically magical amphitheat..

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Igoumenitsa

Igoumenitsa is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. It is the capital of the regional unit Thesprotia. Its original ancient name used to be Titani. The 670 km (420 mi) long Egnatia Highway, which..

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Iraklion

Iraklion is the capital of Crete and of the prefecture of Iraklion. It is easily accessible from Athens by at least four flights a day. There are international flights from Iraklion to Frankfurt and t..

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Itea

A picturesque small town on the coast of the Corinthian Gulf is surrounded by olive groves. Extending together with the neighbouring Kirra, along the coastline of the plain sharing the name, the Criss..

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Kalamata

The capital of the province of Messinia is built ïn the eastern part of the inmost part of the Messinian Gulf, at the foot of Mount Taygetos. It extends to a great length and has a Beach of 4 km ..

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Kalymnos

Kalymnos, is a Greek island and municipality in the southeastern Aegean Sea. It belongs to the Dodecanese and is located to the west of the peninsula of Bodrum (the ancient Halicarnassos), between the..

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Katakolon

Katakolon port lies on the Greek coast and serves as the gateway to Olympia, the ancient site where the Olympics were originally staged. The scenic seaside Greek town of Katakolon, with a populatio..

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Kavala

Kavala, which is the main city of Eastern Macedonia and is an important tobacco-growing area and port in the north of Greece. It is very close to the frontiers of both Turkey and Bulgaria and each of ..

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Kos

After Rhodes, Kós is the second largest and most popular island in the Dodecanese, and there are superficial similarities between the two. Here also the harbour is guarded by an imposing castle o..

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Milos Island

Milos is the largest island in Cyclades and famous for its magnificent beaches. The civilization of Milos is considered to be as important as that of Crete and it spans 5000 years, with the Phoenician..

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Molyvos

MÓLYVOS (officially Míthymna), 61km from Mytilíni, is arguably the most beautiful village on Lésvos. Tiers of sturdy, red-tiled houses, some standing defensively with their rear wa..

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Monemvasia

At the far end of Peloponnese, on the south eastern coast of the peninsula looking on to Mirtoon Sea, at a distance of 95 km form the town of Sparta, stands Monemvasia. Today a causeway bridges the ga..

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Mount Athos

To the Orthodox, the Holy Mountain is the heart of the Church. It is here that Orthodox monasticism has found its centre since the end of the first millennium, and here that it still lives on in its t..

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Mykonos

Mykonos is world-famous. It is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands, attracts so many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellect..

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Myrina

Myrina is a former municipality on the island of Lemnos, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lemnos, of which it is a municipal unit. It covers ..

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Mytilini

Mytilini is not a town. It's a city. But it is an amazing little city full of life and surprises and if you are someone with a long history in Greece it may actually remind you of Athens or Pireaus in..

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Nafplion

In this modern town of the 10.000 population the whole beauty is seemed simple painting. Nafplio there was the first capital town of the younger Greece and of today of Nome Argolida. It is 147 Km. awa..

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Niseros Island

Nissyros is one of the smaller islands in the Dodecanese, but that does not mean that it is lacking in natural beauties or in a cultural heritage stretching back into antiquity. The monuments on the i..

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Nydri

Nydri is a town and a community on the eastern coast of the island of Lefkada, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit Ellomenos. The community includes the small village Rachi. The Greek National Ro..

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Parga

Parga is a picturesque town in the province of Epirus. It is nested between lush green hills and the clear waters of the Ionian Sea. My family and I have visited Parga numerous times in order to swim ..

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Paros

The real attraction of Parikía is simply to wander the town itself, especially along the meandering old market street . Arcaded lanes lead past Venetian-influenced villas, traditional island dwel..

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Patmos Island

A small volcanic island in the Egean Sea, off the coast of Asia Minor, to the south of Samos and west of Miletus, in lat. 37° 20' N. and long. 26° 35' E. Its length is about ten miles, its breadth six..

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Paxoi

Paxi or Paxoi is the smallest group of Ionian Islands (the Heptanese). In Greek it is a plural form. The largest islands are Paxos and nearby Antipaxos. Antipaxos is famous for its wine and two of the..

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Pilos

Pílos, also Pylos, town, western Greece, in Pelopónnisos (Peloponnesus) Region, at the southern entrance to Pílos (Navarino) Bay, near Kalámai. The main industries are fishing and ..

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Rethimnon

The Prefecture of Rethymno lies to the east of Chania, between the White Mountains and the Psiloritis mountain. It covers an area of 1,496 square kilometers, consisting mainly of mountains and hills. ..

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Rhodes

The city of Rhodes is situated on the northern part of the island and has a population of 40,000 inhabitants. The town is characterized by modern blocks of flats, wide streets, stores, squares, monume..

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Samos

Here they affectionately refer to it as Vathy, this splendid city on the gulf with the island’s most important port. The old city, perched on the hill has conserved all the atmosphere of Samos’s histo..

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Santorini

Fira is a comparatively modern town, with houses built mostly during the 19th century when the old Venetian capital at Skaros became untenable due to earthquakes. The architecture is a jumble of Cycla..

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Sifnos Island

Sifnos is a mountainous island which contributes to the beauty of the Cycladic landscape. The hills and the valleys have olive-trees and they are planted all over in comparison with with the other isl..

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Sitia

Sitia with a population of 8500 people, is the easternmost city on Crete and perhaps the least developed. Even during the busy summer peak, Sitia retains a certain charm and laid-back style. Sitia has..

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Skiathos

Skiathos Town (khora) is the chief place and indeed the island's only real town, where almost all the permanent inhabitants of the island live. It was built in 1830 on two low-lying hills, when after ..

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Skiros

Skyros is an island in Greece, the southernmost of the Sporades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Around the 2nd millennium BC and slightly later, the island was known as The Island of the Magnetes w..

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Skopelos

Encircling the harbour, Skopelos town has something for everyone; tranquil small squares with marvellous views, quaint churches in magnificent settings or bustling bars with loud music. Its traditiona..

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Souda Bay

Souda Bay is one of the most strategically important NATO anchorages in the Mediterranean. The inlet is 15km long and in some areas, 16km wide, making it the largest harbour in the Mediterranean. It i..

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Spetses

Spetses (Modern Greek: Σπέτσες, Katharevousa: Σπέτσαι, Spetsai, Ancient: Πιτυούσσα, «..

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Symi

A lovely, mountainous island, Symi (or Simi) was reputed to be the birthplace of the Three Graces. While its interior is punctuated with small valleys, its coastline alternates between being steep and..

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Syros Island

Syros or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is located 78 nautical miles (144 km) south-east of Athens. The area of the island is 83.6 km2 (32 sq mi) and it has 21,..

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Thassos

Limenas is the main city of Thassos. Limenas has about 2000 inhabitants and is a province of the districts of Kavalla. She is build north of the coast, about 17 sea miles from Kavalla. The town was ca..

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Thessaloniki

When a Greek tells you he's from Athens, he always sounds a bit apologetic, or regretful; Greeks from Thessaloniki, on the other hand, sound, if not smug, very pleased to be from Greece's «Second City..

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Volos

Volos is the capital city of the region of Magnesia. It was built at the foot of the mountain of Pelion, and is 325km from Athens, and 216km from Thessalonica. The ancient city «Dimitrias», which is s..

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Zakynthos

The town of Zakynthos, with a population of 10,000 inhabitants, is the capital, situated in the eastern part of the island. Most of the old town was ruined in 1953, during the earthquake which shocked..

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