Piraeus

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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.

A picture of the exterior of the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus.
↘ SE   < 1km

Municipal Theatre of Piraeus

An impressive and emblematic neoclassical building in the center of the city is for more than a century the cultural epicenter of Piraeus.

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A picture showing displayed sculptures in one of the rooms of the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.
↓ S   ≈ 1.6km

Archaeological Museum 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 architecture narrow streets and steps in Kastella district n Pireaus.
photo: Templar52
↘ SE   ≈ 2km

Kastella (Profitis Ilias) Hill, Piraeus

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.

A picture of the front yard and the main entrance of the Hellenic Maritime Museum in Piraeus.
photo: Οικονόμου
↓ S   ≈ 2.3km

Hellenic Maritime Museum, Piraeus

The largest naval museum in Greece that presents the creation and the history of the Greek naval tradition since prehistoric times.

An overview of the promenade of Mikrolimano and the marina with numerous sailing boats.
photo: Templar52
↘ SE   ≈ 2.5km

Mikrolimano (Akti Koumoundourou)

An unexpected picturesque area close to the main port of Greece is composed of numerous restaurants, cafeterias, and the beautiful marina.

The exterior of the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus.
→ E   ≈ 2.8km

Karaiskakis Stadium & Olympiacos Museum

With a capacity of 32.115 spectators, it's the home of Olympiacos FC and hosts the museum of the team.

A photo of the exterior of the Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF) in Piraeus.
→ E   ≈ 3.3km

Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF)

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Indoor stadium that can host 14.500 spectators and is the home of Olympiacos basketball team.

Excited participants during an adventure ride on a game of Allou! Fun Park in Athens.
↗ NE   ≈ 5.6km

Allou! Fun Park

The most famous and the biggest amusement park in Greece that offers entertainment and loads of adrenaline the whole year-round.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Impressive cultural complex that tends to become a city trademark since its opening in 2016.

A photo showing the rock of acropolis and the Monastiraki Square in Athens.
photo: dronepicr / CC BY 2.0
↗ NE   ≈ 10.1km

Athens

The Greek capital considered as the cultural and artistic core of western civilization and the place that gave birth to democracy and science.

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.