PIRAEUS

WELCOME TO PIRAEUS

A port-city with a fascinating and ancient history, vibrant, with sights worth seeing. A city that grew and gained power, becoming an important commercial, cultural and industrial center throughout the centuries. In its welcoming embrace you will find on a daily basis thousands of people travelling to the Aegean Sea and Crete, and others visiting Piraeus for food, coffee, entertainment, shopping, walks with a sea view, visits to the museums or around the neoclassical buildings that stand as irrefutable evidence of its glamorous past. Wander around Piraeus with us and discover its unforgettable charming corners that will make you visit it again and again!

SIGHTSEEING

AT A GLANCE

Piraeus extends from the Gulf of Eleusis up to the Faliro bay, opposite Salamis. Its main geographical feature is the Piraeus peninsula, on which stands the Pasalimani or port of Zea, the Mikrolimano and the hill of Castella (or hill Prophet Elias). It is located 12km southwest of the centre of Athens. The main port of Piraeus is located between Piraeus Peninsula and Drapetsona. Piraeus has become a major international maritime and shipping industry centre thanks to its size, location and the very ancient relationship of Greeks with the sea.

CULTURE

ΟUR APPLICATIONS

Download from the App Store and Google Play our interactive applications for smartphones and walk around Piraeus. They include detailed information, photos, maps, Augmented Reality so that you can engage your smartphone’s camera and locate what is worth seeing around you! Piraeus iPad application, an innovative digital “magazine” with multimedia content, features amazing pictures, 360 views, videos, special effects. It is off line and designed specially for the iPad.

THE MODERN PORT OF PIRAEUS

The modern port of Piraeus, being one of the largest in Europe, is a development hub for both the Greek shipping and the country’s economy. It is the main link between the mainland and the Aegean islands and Crete, while also being the main sea gate of the European Union at its southeastern edge. Piraeus is also an international centre of transit trade. The Passenger Port is divided into areas that serve coasting and crusing.

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