Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in Piraeus
Port of Piraeus
Being the largest Greek port and one of the most significant in Europe connects the mainland with the numerous Greek islands of the Aegean Sea.
An impressive and emblematic neoclassical building in the center of the city is for more than a century the cultural epicenter of Piraeus.
Aims to compose and provide a picture of the history of a city that was as a commercial center and the naval base of Athens in antiquity.
Beautiful district built on a hill the top of which hosts Profitis Ilias chapel. It stands for the amazing views towards the sea and Athens.
The largest naval museum in Greece that presents the creation and the history of the Greek naval tradition since prehistoric times.
An unexpected picturesque area close to the main port of Greece is composed of numerous restaurants, cafeterias, and the beautiful marina.
With a capacity of 32.115 spectators, it's the home of Olympiacos FC and hosts the museum of the team.
Indoor stadium that can host 14.500 spectators and is the home of Olympiacos basketball team.
The most famous and the biggest amusement park in Greece that offers entertainment and loads of adrenaline the whole year-round.
Impressive cultural complex that tends to become a city trademark since its opening in 2016.
Questions & Answers about Piraeus
Why Visit Piraeus?
- Coastal destination with a vivid market, many food and entertainment options.
- A major harbor that connects the Aegean islands with the Greek mainland.
- The largest European passenger port.
Why was Piraeus important for Athens?
Piraeus was always the biggest and most significant port in Greece. It is a distinct city and municipality, although many consider it as a part of Athens. It served as the main port of classical Athens and apart from its strategic role it flourished as a trade center. Today it covers the greatest part of cargo transportation and supports the majority of passenger and cruise ships throughout Greece.
Is Piraeus safe?
It depends. The main streets including the Iroon Politechniou and the Vasileos Georgiou A' avenues are very safe during all times of the day and the night. The same applies to the marinas of Pasalimani and Mikrolimano as well as the Metro and Port area. But Piraeus is a big city and night walks in smaller neighborhoods are not recommended for visitors who are not familiar with the area.