Piraeus has been
the Port of Athens for more than 2500 years, feeding the capital
city with ships filled with traders, goods, pilgrims, and now
you arrive in Athens via water, your journey will take you through
Piraeus. For most visitors, it's a dimly-perceived backdrop
after a lovely cruise, or a quick stop while waiting for a hydrofoil
"Athens Transfers" provides you with the easiest
and most economical way to move door-to-door from Piraeus
Port to the Athens Center, Athens hotels, Rafina port, Athens
International Airport as well any other destination in Athens
or mainland Greece.
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About Piraeus City
& Port History
Piraeus is Greece's third largest city in terms of population
and its biggest port. It was first settled in the ages of Themistocles,
when the Long Walls were built (478 BC), and the town was being
laid out to the plans of the architect Hippodamus.
It gained considerably in importance when Athens became a naval
power. The ancient harbours of Piraeus were Zea and Munichia.
Zea, now called Pasalimani, is one of the largest marinas in
the Mediterranean. Munichia, also known as Mikrolimano or Tourkolimano,
is a pretty little harbour with yachts and fishing-boats and
ringed with fish tavernas.
Above Mikrolimano is the hill of Kastella, much mentioned in
popular songs, with its traditional houses and offers a panoramic
view. Above it is the Church of the Prophet Elijah and the Veakeio
Theatre, well known for its summer performances, is nearby situated.
The commercial harbour of Piraeus is one of the most important
in the Mediterranean. The city itself with its suburbs is an
industrial zone of particular importance for the Greek economy,
but nevertheless its centre has broad streets, spacious squares,
tree-lined avenues, and parks.
(Pasalimani) the best spot in Piraeus, from Akti Miaouli take
the Terpsitheas street and will take you straight to the marina
port of Zea.Numerus Cafes and restaurants ,big department stores
and a Cosmopolitan atmosphere makes Passalimani the must go
area of Piraeus.
.Walking all the way around Zea to the west you get to Piraiki
the place with a lot of Fish taverns,ouzeri cafes and bars where
you can enjoy fresh fish grilled octopus and ouzo the famous
greek aperitif at the sea front over viewing the Saronic gulf
and the islands of Salamis and Aegina .Best time to go at the
sunset ,an unforgettable experience.
must go spot in Piraeus ,the second Yacht marina of the big
port with lots of fish restaurants and 15 minutes walk to the
Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Faliro