Athens is a must for anyone stopping by cruise ship in Piraeus. In the past the two municipalities were separate but with time and the exponential growth of the urban fabric it is almost as if they were one even if each one has maintained its identity. Fascinating and mysterious Athens has been the hub of literature, art and philosophy for centuries. At every corner you can breathe the history of which Athens is the main protagonist. Even for the less accustomed to history, Athens today is a city that has modernized and is always one of the first choices among all the European capitals to visit.