Piraeus, the largest passenger port in Europe, with more than 20 million passengers throughput every year, is sited in a unique geographical position for reaching multiple tourist attractions in the East Mediterranean. The Port of Piraeus, at the southeast end of the continental European Union, is located at the same area with the ancient Athenian port, which at its peak in 5th century BC, was the most important trade center of the then known world. In fact, when cruise passengers disembark, they can see the ancient protective walls of that period. The cruise terminals of the port are in a comfortable walking distance from the city of Piraeus and the metro station. The port also serves almost all of Attica's ferry connections to Crete and the Aegean Islands.
The Port of Piraeus is an important destination for cruise ships in the Mediterranean Sea. It has 11 places for the simultaneous berthing of vessels and can accommodate even the largest cruise ships. For the purpose of servicing cruise passengers the Port operates Passenger Terminals which host duty free shops, Tourist Police, Customs office and other essential services for the passengers. Nearby there is an open parking area for tourist coaches, while the transportation of passengers from the anchoring areas to the Passenger Terminal is provided by P.P.A. SA transportation means. To book your ferry transportation to and from Piraeus, the port of Athens, click here now! To search and book a car rental among the most reputable car rental companies worldwide so that you may visit Athens nearby, and the surrounding area, visit KAYAK, or Rentalcars.
- The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus is small in size, yet holds a number of significant pieces in its collection, relating to the history and the rise and fall of the ancient city.
- The city provides a wide variety of entertainment. Piraeus is famous for its tavernas and restaurants, renowned for their cuisine,
- Plenty of major shopping areas can be found on Iroon Polytechneiou and Grigoriou Lambraki, the main avenues of Piraeus.
- You can have a walk in the harbor and look at many amazing yachts and ships.