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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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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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