It has an oval shape and many names: Mikrolimano, Fanari, Tourkolimano, Koumoundourou port. In ancient times, however, it had only one: Port Mounichia. It belongs to the district of Castella, with which it is connected by the steep streets with modern cafés and bars. It was given the name Fanari during the Byzantine period, probably because there was a lighthouse (fanos) at its entrance. It was called Koumoundourou port because of the namesake mansion that existed in its south end, where the Nautical Club of Greece stands today. It was given the name Tourkolimano during the revolution period, in 1821. Mikrolimano is one of the finest points of Piraeus with many dining and entertainment options. The enclosed bay is crowned by amphitheatrically built homes. The moored boats and the fishing boats swaying gently, the restaurants and cafes, the titillating scents of meze, the people enjoying a walk along the waterfront, are reminiscent Aegean island. The traffic here lasts until late in the evening as dozens of people enjoy a drink or cocktail in the lounge bars and café bars overlooking the sea.
In Koumoundourou coast you will also find some of the best fish taverns and restaurants of Piraeus, which are famous throughout Attica. Sitting on the wooden decks next to the water, enjoying the music, you will enjoy fresh fish, seafood, appetizers, ouzo and fine wines. Most locals have fond memories of this picturesque harbor, which over time has been remodeled and became a cosmopolitan destination for all hours of the day. A social and happy place where summer seems to last forever!
In ancient times, along with the other two ports of Piraeus, Zea and central, Mounichia port was considered the war port of Athens and they had even built a wall to protect the port facilities. It had jetties with an opening of 37 meters and at their ends towers were that were the continuation of the walling of Piraeus. It had 82 ship sheds and docks.