Piraeus is the largest port in Greece and one of the largest in Europe. For decades it has been a link of Attica and Central Greece with most islands. Almost all cruises either start or pass from Piraeus port assisting thousands of Greek and foreign tourists. Most of Piraeus town part is surrounded by sea making this beautiful and attractive city of 1,000,000 inhabitants who spend their leisure time in Microlimano tavernas, cafés and bars even more attractive. The quaint streets of Castella; Piraiki with its several kilometers coastal road with restaurants; the option of swimming beside smooth rocks and the beautiful views make Piraeus an excellent choice. It is worth visiting Passalimani; a quite cosmopolitan seaside place with shops, a pedestrian area ideal for walking and a large marina (Marina Zeas) on the sea side with impressive yachts, cafés, bars; as well as the Maritime Museum where a section of Papanikolis submarine is been exhibited.
At short distance, as you leave the sea side, you will find the renewed and imposing Municipal Theater, Korai Square and the central, busy shopping roads. Piraeus has several neighborhoods such as Nikaia, Drapetsona, Korydallos, which is less popular, but there you will find good and cheap food. A short distance from Peace and Friendship Stadium area, there is a large park ideal for strolls and children’s fun. 3 stops away by tram or 10 minutes with your own vehicle, you will find yourself in Marina Flisvos; a modern and beautiful space with cozy cafés, bars and restaurants known as small Barceloneta. Similarly, in Mikrolimano, rhythms become more vivid at night, while as you go further to Alimos beach you can find nightclubs with live music and popular singers.
In Profitis Elias (near Castella) there are many summer shows and events taking place in the open air Veakio Theater. Nearby, you can also find many restaurants and traditional taverns with good food. There are big hotels in Castella, over Mikrolimano, with a view, as well as budget hotels closer to the center or near the port. Do not forget visiting the streets of the port where you can taste traditional delicacies or buy local products (meat, fish, cheese or spices), as the local market is big and very vivid. There, the METRO line 1 (green line) starts, passing from Athens and ending up in Kifissia, whereas most buses which traverse the greater part of Attica pass from there.
Travelling by airplane
If you fly to Eleftherios Venizelos - Athens International Airport, to reach the port of Piraeus you can use the Subway, the Suburban Railway, the Airport Express Bus Lines or Taxies.
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Travelling by boat
If you travel by boat or take a cruise ship to Piraeus port, you will come across the city's center as soon as you disembark.
Transfer within the city of Piraeus
To move within Piraeus or to get to Athens' center as well as to the neighbouring suburbs, you can use the Subway, the Urban Buses or Trolley buses, the Suburban Railway or Taxies.