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Piraeus General Information


is the port of Athens Greece. Piraeus is a municipality next to Athens city but for Greeks is considered as part of Athens. Actually it is the gate of Athens by the sea.

Ferry Port  Piraeus is the most important commercial and tourist port of Greece. This port is connecting mainland Greece to the most popular, bigger and smaller, Greek islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Paros, Crete and most of the Aegean Sea Islands [western Greece islands]. Within few hours, modern ferries [Greece has one of the most modern ferry fleets in the world] passengers are transferred to picturesque islands. [Piraeus Ferry Tickets, here]

Cruise Port Piraeus is also a very important cruise port. According to recent statistics Piraeus, Athens port is the 3rd most busy cruise port of Europe in terms of cruise passengers received [receives annually 2.5-3 million passengers].  That makes Piraeus’ cruise terminal the starting point [from a cruise ship] to explore Athens. Every cruise season [mostly between April-October] a lot of groups, embarked on cruise ships, realize a shore excursion to Athens and the surrounding area. 

Distance The distance between Piraeus city centre and Athens city centre is 10km [6,2 miles] approximately.

In this website, as it is a .travel website we offer information and services related mostly to the tourist aspect of

Piraeus. But Piraeus port is also a very important commercial hub connecting Asia with Europe, especially after the [recent] agreement of the Chinese government and the Greek government to exploit Piraeus as a reception hub of many Chinese products forwarded to Europe

Piraeus municipality has an important sport infrastructure especially after the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. Some of the most well known stadiums is “Peace and Friendship stadium” and the beach volley installations located seaside.

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useful links to help you moove from Pireaus to the surrounding area and the Greek Islands