If you're heading to the Aegean islands, you will probably pass through Piraeus, a city adjacent to Athens and a major commercial and maritime center.

Piraeus Things to Do


Karaiskakis Stadium

It's the home of Olympiakos FC and hosts the team's museum. With a capacity of 32,115 spectators, it's a great place to watch some football.

A photo of the exterior of the Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF) in Piraeus.
temp. closed

Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF)

Indoor stadium that can host 14.500 spectators and home of Olympiakos basketball team. It is an excellent place for a run.


Allou! Fun Park

The biggest amusement park in Greece offers entertainment and loads of adrenaline-inducing experiences whole year round.


Port of Piraeus

The largest Greek port and a significant European transportation hub, it connects the mainland with the islands and the rest of the world.

Piraeus Attractions

The front part and the entrance of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens.
must visit

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

This cultural center hosts a series of interesting events, the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera, and has a massive park.


Municipal Theatre of Piraeus

This impressive neoclassical building is Piraeus' main stage for more than a century - it hosts theater plays, concerts, and speeches.

An overview of the promenade of Mikrolimano and the marina with numerous sailing boats.
photo: Templar52


An unexpectedly charming seafront walk close to Greece's biggest port with numerous restaurants, cafeterias, and a peaceful marina.

Piraeus Why visit?

  • Its ancient name translates as "the ferry."
  • Home to Greece's most-followed football team, Olympiakos.
  • The largest European passenger port.

Piraeus Museums

Dozens of dolls and other toys in showcases in a well-lit room.
photo: tiqets

Benaki Toy Museum Athens

A rare thematic museum exploring ways children play from antiquity to modern times. Among its 20000 exhibits, you will find some reminiscent of your childhood.


Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

Some exceptional ancient Greek art in here, including some items over 3300 years old, still in good shape. A meticulous tour takes around an hour.

A picture of the front yard and the main entrance of the Hellenic Maritime Museum in Piraeus.
photo: Οικονόμου

Hellenic Maritime Museum

The largest naval museum in Greece presents Greek naval tradition from prehistoric times to today with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

Piraeus Day Trips


You probably won't avoid passing by the capital. The cradle of Western thinking, Athens is a vibrant city rich with history, arts, and nightlife.