USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in Piraeus, Greece, near the city of Athens, for a scheduled port visit, October 10, 2022.
Farragut’s port visit to Piraeus provides an opportunity to strengthen the existing partnership between the U.S. and Greece. While anchored, the crew will have opportunities to explore the cities and cultures of Piraeus and the nearby city of Athens.
“Our Sailors are very enthusiastic about this port visit,” said Cmdr. Nicholas Gurley, commanding officer of Farragut. “We are all looking forward to experiencing the rich culture of Piraeus and Athens as well as acting as ambassadors for our country.”
While in port, the crew will have a volunteer opportunity at the Ark of the World shelter for refugees and underprivileged minors in downtown Athens. Additionally, the ship’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) team organized opportunities for Sailors to tour the nearby city of Nauplio and the Acropolis in Athens.
Since departing Naval Station Norfolk in August, Farragut has operated in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations with Carrier Strike group (CSG) 10, George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG), as well as NATO allies and partners in the region.