World's Greatest Places 2021
July 20, 2021 6:35 AM EDT

Athens’ post-pandemic recovery will be buoyed by the waves. Its chief seaport, Piraeus, the largest in Greece, is the locus of the revival of European cruising, as resort ships resume their circuits of Greece and the Aegean Sea. Passengers can choose from two new ships: Celebrity Cruises’ luxury vessel the Celebrity Apex, and Silversea’s new flagship, Silver Moon, which will both sail to islands including Santorini and Mykonos, with some itineraries including Cyprus and Haifa, Israel. And in a nod to the country’s sporting past, the Athens Olympic Museum opened in May. —Tamara Hardingham-Gill

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