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Piraeus Athens: Piraeus is a great coastal city and the natural port of Athens located 10 km south-west of the city centre. The area is divided in three parts: The Great Harbour (Megalo Limani) that serves ferries to the Greek islands and Italy. Kiosks from all the Greek ferry companies lie around the port as well as travel agencies and canteens.
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Outside the port area, Piraeus is quite confusing due to the heavy traffic but you will easily find everything you need within a walking distance. The streets that run parallel to the port include plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Every Sunday morning, you will be able to visit the Piraeus flea market which is actually better than the one in Monastiraki.
On the other side of the peninsula, is the picturesque port of Zea, known as Zea Marina, where many private yachts moor and hydrofoils leave for the Saronic Gulf. North-east of Zea Marina one will encounter the little port Mikrolimano (small harbour), a beautiful area full of restaurants and trendy bars.
Piraeus is one of the oldest areas in Attica and consists of many two storey Neoclassical houses and traditional neighborhoods. It is characterized by the port and wonderful spots that offer a unique view to the sea. It is easily accessed with the metro.
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Private tour to Aegina Island Greece, situated just across Athens at half and hour from the port of Piraeus.
The city of Aegina is the capital city of the island and it's located on the west side. It's built amphitheatricaly towards the sea. When you enter the harbor, the small, white church of Saint Nikolas welcomes you.
Private tour to Hydra Island Greece, one of the most un-spoiled and interesting of the Greek islands, is a small rocky island in the Argo Saronic Gulf, south east out of the Athens port of Piraeus and within sight of the southern Peloponnese mainland.
Private tour to Poros Island Greece. Poros is the island of peace, romance and jauntiness.
It is overgrown with pine trees which reach the rugged shores or the sandy beaches. The residents of Poros are like all islands, spontaneous, decent and hospitable.
Private tour to Spestes Island Greece, a charming small island located in the Saronic Island group of Greece. It offers many beautiful and stately mansions, as well as fragrant pine trees and wonderful coves.
There are many ways to reach Piraeus, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Piraeus: 40.2 km / 24.9 miles | Syntagma square to Piraeus: 10.4 km / 6.4 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Athens with as little as 13 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Piraeus and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.
By metro: The closest metro station is “Piraeus” on line 1. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Peiraias” of the bus line 040. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.
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Found at a walking distance from the port of Piraeus and the railway station, Anemoni hotel in Athens offers a convenient base for exploring the attractions of the city. Its traditional style creates a warm and friendly atmosphere for a relaxed holiday. Anemoni guestrooms are all equipped with A/C, TV, wi-fi, phone, alarm clock, hairdryer, safe and mini bar. Private bathroom with amenities, and private verandas are also featured in each unit.
At the Faros Hotel you will discover an environment of relaxation and concentration, ideal for business travelers and for those who enjoy their vacation in Athens.
Ideal hotel, offers accommodation on a 12 month basis. It is situated in the center of Piraeus. Ideal is a 2 star hotel. It has been designed to satisfy the needs of its guests and to facilitate their activities, enjoying a unique combination of high quality services in a friendly, and comfortable environment. It is fully Air-Conditioned, acquire a Lounge, T.V. room, Snack bar. Our well trained staff, with deep knowledge and many years of experience in the hotel industry, as well as several services offered, make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible.
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