Start your overview of Greece
, where your cruise begins. While Azamara Pursuit does not depart until late in the afternoon, you’ll likely want to add on a day or two in the country’s capital to see more of the city’s highlights. The Temple of Zeus, the Agora, and, of course, the Acropolis are must-sees among Athens’ ancient sites. Don’t ignore contemporary Athens, however. The Central Market offers gourmets on-the-go the chance to graze on some of Greece’s famous culinary products –olives, nuts, and fresh fruit. The works on display at the new home of the National Museum of Contemporary Art provide an interesting counterpoint to all the ancient vessels and statues you will see on your journey. Neighborhoods like Metaxourgeio, a district of former warehouses transformed into galleries and restaurants, offer a dynamic energy.