Athens, Marina Zeas: Also known as Pasalimani, the small natural port Marina Zeas is located in a close distance to the main ferry port of Piraeus and 10 km away from Athens city center.
Marina Zeas was named after an ancient type of grain that used to be cultivated in this area during the ancient times.
The port itself has a long history that dates back to Antiquity. It used to be the biggest military port of the state of Athens.
The current form of the port was shaped in 2004, after reconstruction works that took place on the occasion of the Olympic Games of 2004.
These days, Marika Zeas is a popular meeting point with a lively atmosphere, full of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops.
This area also offers sightseeing opportunities.
When you find yourself there, make sure to visit the Hellenic Maritime Museum, the Archeological Museum of Piraeus and the Clock Tower of Zea.