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12-Day Grand Mediterranean Cruise

Spain, Malta, Greece, Italy and France
Norwegian Epic

Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Day 4 - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Due to rough seas we had to skip our scheduled port stop at Malta which was scheduled for yesterday and instead substitute a port stop at Athens (Piraeus), Greece, today. Today was originally scheduled to be a Sea Day.

Norwegian Freestyle Daily Guide

Epic Theater Entrance

Athens Bus Tour
In The Pouring Rain





Ancient Greek Ruins

Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece, one of the main historic attractions of Athens, and is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. This location was originally a simple racecourse where a stadium was built in 330 BC for the Panathenaic Games. It was rebuilt in marble by Herodes Atticus, an Athenian Roman senator, by 144 AD and had a capacity of 50,000 seats. It was abandoned for many centuries after the rise of Christianity in the 4th century. The stadium was excavated in 1869 and hosted the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875. It was then used again for the first modern Olympics in 1896 and then again as an Olympic venue in 2004. It is the finishing point for the annual Athens Classic Marathon and also the last venue in Greece from where the Olympic flame handover ceremony to the host nation takes place.

Parthenon

The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. It was completed in 438 BC and is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and Western civilization, and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments.

Oinoscent Cellar & Wine Bar
Greek Wine Tasting

45-47 Voulis St, Syntagma, Plaka, Athens 10558 Greece
0.3 Miles From The Acropolis, +30 210 3229 374

We have a selection of more than 50 wines by the glass, which is renewed twice a week so that you always have something new to try!

Oinoscent was founded in 2008 by two wine passionate brothers in their early 20s. For a brief period, it worked as a wine cellar, but was only a matter of time before it evolved into the first wine bar of Athens. After 3.5 years, Oinoscent moved into a bigger place, opposite the old one, in order to expand its innovative ideas and accommodate the already growing wine enthusiast crowd. In our cellar you will find more than 700 labels from all over the world. You can enjoy them in our bar at a small extra charge on the cellar price. Our dishes are wisely selected to pair wonderfully with our wines. We also regularly host wine tastings with local and foreign producers, in order to learn, taste, and (hopefully) find out their secrets in the art of wine making. Private tastings can also be arranged with small or bigger groups of people, where our professional crew introduces Greek wine varieties and their characteristics. At Oinoscent we are always thirsty for more and happy to share our knowledge with you, so come on over, let us pour you some wine and feel free to ask anything!

It is with great joy that we see the Greek wineries doing their very best every year despite the difficult circumstances of our time. We also think that the effort to promote the Greek varieties is towards the right path. This has always been our view and policy and our way to show their wines from the Oinoscent front. We would like to share with you the extraordinary work done by Konstantinos Lazarakis MW for the New Wines of Greece website, not just on listing hundreds of Greek varieties but on the thorough analysis of their main attributes. So, sit down comfortably, pour a glass of wine and explore the vast wealth of the Greek vine world.



















Back To The Ship


Photos From The Taxi Ride Back To The Ship

Dinner In The Manhattan Room
A Norwegian Epic Main Dining Room




Menu & Wine List


Dessert Menu






Music & Dance Performance During Dinner

Live music and / or dance is often performed during dinner in The Manhattan Room Restaurant. This is why we often prefer to have dinner in The Manhattan Room rather than in The Taste Restaurant or at the buffet. The Manhattan Room Restaurant along with The Taste Restaurant are both considered Main Dining Rooms on the Norwegian Epic where no advance reservations are required and both feather the same menu every night.




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Best Of 80s With Superlative Duo
In The Atrium Lounge




While sitting along the railing on bar stools in O'Sheehan's Bar above the open Atrium Lounge we could watch the live music below and ordered the above bottle of wine from the O'Sheehan's Bar.


Red Wine List Available In Almost All Bars.

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