Port of Piraeus

About Piraeus, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Piraeus, Attica, Greece)

Piraeus is situated about 11 km / 7 miles away from Athens. Athens is renowned all over the world as a cultural and historical Mecca.

What to do in Piraeus

The majority of visitors do not stay very long in Piraeus although there are very good hotels and restaurants.

Nearby Athens offers many fascinating attractions. These include ancient monuments, colourful markets, and delicious cuisine. The city has eight hills from where you can enjoy fantastic views over this bustling metropolis.

A visit to the Acropolis is a must, featuring the Parthenon, Propylaia Gate, the Erechtheion (once home to the controversial Elgin marbles), and the ruins of the Dionysus theatre.

Plaka is Athens' lively old town and has been populated for over five millennia,nnow the centre of night entertainment full of bars and restaurants. The ancient Agora market is situated adjacent, at the foot of the Acropolis.

Athens also offers excellent sporting facilities including golf, scuba diving, tennis, swimming, windsurfing and sailing, with some excellent facilities left over from the 2004 Olympics.

Tourist Attractions

Piraeus offers several attractions including excellent museums. The Maritime Museum is situated in the Zea Marina and displays model ships from the beginning of maritime activity to the present day. The Archaeological Museum has an interesting collection of artefacts including three stunning bronze statues depicting Artemis, Athena and Apollo.

Hadrian's Arch can be found in downtown Athens - built in 131 AD by the same Roman emporer who decided a wall was needed in Northern England to keep the Picts out. The Dionysos Theatre is situated at the foot of the Acropolis and is arguably the oldest theatre in the world. What remains of the once enormous Temple of Zeus is impressive and nearby is the historic Panatheniac Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games.

Piraeus Port

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