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Piraeus, located in the southeast of Greece, is home to Europe’s biggest passenger port and as such is a huge draw for cruise ships from around the world bringing tourists eager to explore this centuries-old city. With a population of more than 160,000, Piraeus has many attractions to fill an entire vacation including religious and historic landmarks and fantastic restaurants. But yet another major draw is the fact that it’s easy to visit Athens because it’s located nearby. The Greek capital city of Athens is just 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Piraeus Port.

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Experience Piraeus

Enjoy fresh seafood

Because Piraeus is on the waterfront, the cafes and restaurants in the city offer some of the freshest and tastiest seafood in the world..

Visit the Archaeological Museum

History buffs are in for a treat with the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, located in a two-level building in the center of the site..

Visit the Hellenic Maritime Museum

Founded in 1949, the Hellenic Maritime Museum is a must-visit for anybody interested in learning about Greek’s naval history..

Explore the ancient walls of Piraeus

For a glimpse into Piraeus’ yesteryear head to the remains of the stone gates and walls that were used to guard the city in ancient times..

Take the Train to Athens

Visiting a train station might not sound like a very exciting way to spend your vacation, but the architecture of the Piraeus..

Visit Piraeus churches

Anyone interested in religion or history or both should make time on their trip to explore the many churches dotted around Piraeus..

Visit the Electric Railways Museum

If you’re at the train station for a visit, you might want to consider adding on a stop at the Electric Railways Museum of Piraeus..

Watch sports at SEF

Opened in 1985, the Peach and Friendship Stadium commonly just called SEF and is a modern and fully functioning..


But yet another major draw is the fact that it’s easy to visit Athens because it’s located nearby. The Greek capital city of Athens is just 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Piraeus. Piraeus today it is the main port of Athens, the biggest port in Greece, one of the leading ports in the Mediterranean, an important centre of the merchant marine, industry and transportation. Piraeus port is the chief exit point from the city by sea for destinations amongst the Aegean Islands and elsewhere in the east Mediterranean. Domestic destinations include all of the Aegean islands. The port in Piraeus is also used by several Europe cruise companies to welcome visitors to Greece. The centres of Piraeus are its tree ports: the central port, the Zea Marina and Mikrolimano. Piraeus in antiquity was an island. Travellers were ferried
across to the mainland in Greek the word for ferried is dipairounto. That perhaps explains the origin of its name. The architect Ippodamos designed the urban planning of Piraeus in the mid 5th century BC. Ippodamos plans were used as the guidelines for the reconstruction of the city in 1834. Themistocles was the first person to realise the importance of the role the could play for Athens. He made Piraeus Athens leading port relegating the bay of Faliron which the Athenians used before the 5th century BC.

Piraeus Port is the busiest passenger port in Europe with nearly 16 million passengers.

Piraeus Port it is located about 12 kilometres (7 miles) from the City of Athens.

Piraeus, a port city in Greece near Athens, is quickly climbing the list of top places in the country to visit because of its ideal mix of ancient religious and historic attractions along with all the top class amenities tourists expect from a bustling modern city that’s home to more than 163,000 people.

Cruise Port Terminals

Piraeus Port has four Cruise terminals:

-Terminal A Miaoulis  (Main Cruise Terminal)

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– Terminal B Themistocles (Built in 2013)

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– Quay Themistocles (Operate home port calls of mega cruise ships)

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– Terminal C – Alkimos (Built in 2003 renovated and expanded in 2016)

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Piraeus Things To Do

Visit the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, 31 Ch. Trikoupi Street,. Established in 1935 and expanded in 1966, the Piraeus Museum is small in size, yet holds a number of significant pieces in its collection. The exhibits relate the history and the rise and fall of the ancient city. Take a ferry to the Greek Islands. Walk in the harbour and look at many amazing yachts and ships.

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From Piraeus Port passengers can use the following transportation options to get to Athens or Athens Airport. See the information as follows:

Train: From Piraeus Port there are several Train options to Athens.

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Taxi: Get to Athens in 20 minutes by taxi.

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Car Rental: Renting a car in Piraeus is a good idea to move around or Athens.

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Maritime Museum
Among the exhibits there are models of ancient and mondern ships, paintings by some of the greatest 19th and 20th century Greek painters of seascapes also guns, maps, flags, medals, nautical instruments, etc. The Maritime is located at Akti Moutsopoulou. Its exhibits cover about 3,000 years of Greek nautical history.

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