GREECE

When cruising Greece, a country of thousands of sundrenched islands scattered along the Aegean and Ionian seas, you’ll cruise in the wake of mythic mariners. Explore the Acropolis In Athens, where democracy, philosophy and theatre were born. On your Holland America Line cruise, unpack once and then cruise the Greek islands. Walk the warm, black sands of Santorini. Sample ouzo at a Mykonos taverna. Visit Olympia, tour the site of the ancient Olympics, and the Church of Our Lady of the Castle, a Byzantine gem on Rhodes on Greece shore excursions.

 

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Highlights from Cruises to Greece

1 Living the Dream in Santorini Read about what it is like to spend a day in Santorini
2 My European Cruise: Greek Edition Learn more about what it is like to cruise to Europe and explore the Mykonos.
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Step Back in Time Are you a history buff? Learn about some of the top shore excursions from around the world

Featured Greece Cruise Ports

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Gythion (Sparta), Greece

Once the port of ancient Sparta, this lovely fishing town draws its name from gi theon, which means "land of the gods" in Greek. It’s the entryway to the rugged, mountainous realm of the Spartans—the fiercely independent people who rejected foreign rule time and time again.
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Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

A distinctly Greek welcome can be experienced in the Peloponnese like nowhere else. The region reveals what it means to be Greek: traditions that go back thousands of years, simple but delicious and healthy cuisine, towering mountains, crystal blue seas.
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Kavala (Neapolis), Greece

Northern Greece is often overlooked as a destination, and many will not even have heard of the Macedonian port of Kavála. But the city, and the region it opens into, are both picturesque and culturally important, with a history that encompasses classical times as well as the more modern era.
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Mytilene, Nisos Lesbos, Greece

Lesbos is well known for olives and ouzo production, and visitors can see evidence of both everywhere. The island's charms extend beyond those pleasures, though: It’s a beautiful place of open plains, sweeping hills and sandy beaches with views of Turkey across the water.
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Pylos, Greece

Pine-covered hills wrap around the lovely town of Pylos (often referred to as Navarino, its Italian name), in the Messenia region of Greece's Peloponnese. Cobblestoned streets lead down to the harbor, where outdoor cafés overlook the bay. This pleasant scene, however, belies a turbulent history.
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Thessaloniki, Greece

Lying on the ancient trade route linking the Adriatic with Istanbul, Thessaloníki has long been home to a confluence of cultures. This vibrant port city was only incorporated into the state of Greece in 1912—almost a century after the rest of the country was liberated from the Ottoman Empire.

Featured Shore Excursions