Athens Mikrolimano Harbor

Location: Piraeus

Mikrolimano is a natural port in the area of Piraeus. It is located 3.5 km away from the main ferry port of Piraeus and 10 km from the center of Athens. Its name translates into a small port and is the place where you will feel like you are on an island the most!

Mikrolimano has been used as a port since the ancient years, as the archeological findings in the area indicate. Nowadays it is a lively place with a seafront promenade that attracts many visitors because of the nice sea views. Many restaurants, cafes and bars are found along the coastline, offering entertainment to the visitors.

Mikrolimano is the end of Kastella Hill which sits between Pasalimani and Neo Faliro.
It started to become a pole of attraction in the late 1980s, with its fame culminating in the following decade.

After reaching the heart of Mikrolimano, you will be enchanted by the picturesqueness of the setting; houses amphitheatrically built on the hill of Kastella and anchored boats right next to you.
The ideal time to pay a visit to the marina is early in the afternoon when dusk's colors make the illuminated Mikrolimano look like a postcard.

Reconstruction works started in 2021 to improve accessibility and make Mikrolimano more pleasant to walk around.
Designated parking areas are available for vehicles.

Top Tours and activities

  • Hop on Hop off tour, from Piraeus

    Category: City, Hop On Hop Off

    The Blue Tour Bus departs from Akti Miaouli in Piraeus, which is very close to the Cruise Ship Terminal. It makes few stops in the town of Piraeus and then continues to Athens. There, in the New Acropolis Museum, you can get off and take the Red Athens Sightseeing Bus with the same ticket.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach Mikrolimano from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked 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) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.

Car rental: There is the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover ABC and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.

By metro: The closest metro station is Faliro (Green Line). Note that in order to reach Mikrolimano from the metro, a 15-minute walk is needed. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest stop is Mikrolimano (Trolleybus line 20). Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

By tram: The closest tram stop is "Gipedo Karaiskaki" (Route 7, Aghia Triada - Asklepieio Voulas). Get a map of the tram here.



1 Reviews
  • Demetri 09 Aug 2023
    Beautiful Harbor in Piraeus
    Beautiful harbor in Piraeus with lovely little fishing boats, great seafood restaurants along the water, and quaint shops. Very peaceful respite in the middle of a bustling city. I highly recommend this peaceful and relaxing area.