General information : Piraeus is the biggest harbour of Europe and one from biggest in the world in passengers’ volume. It serves every year approximately 20 millions passengers from all over the world. Thanks to its geographically privileged position as well as the recently developed infrastructure, Piraeus port is reasonably considered as the main naval gate to Eastern Europe and Asia.
Where it is : Piraeus port is located 10 km (6.2 miles) in the north western side of Athens city centre.
Connections: Piraeus connects the Greek mainland with the islands of Aegean Sea and Crete. Upgraded services provided to both Greek and foreign passengers who use Piraeus port for their ferry transfers, on a daily basis, have classified Piraeus among the most functional hubs worldwide.
How to get there - From Athens city centre:
By Bus : Bus lines 040 and 049 run on a 24 hour basis with a frequency of 20 min. from 06:00 a.m. until 00:00 and for the rest of the night, every one hour. Line 040 departs from Syntagma square (city centre) and arrives to Piraeus port while and line 049 begins from Omonia square (city centre) and reaches also Piraeus port.
By Train, Metro : Line 1 (Piraeus – Kifissia) departs from Athens and arrives in Piraeus. If you are moving in line 2 with Metro subway, you should necessarily change to line 1 in Omonia to Piraeus. If you are moving in line 3 of metro, the change should be made in Monastiraki at Line 1 to Piraeus.
By Taxi : In case you don’t prefer using the public transportation means, you can use a taxi from Athens city centre in order to reach Piraeus port. The transfer will last approximately 30 minutes according always to the traffic.
Amenities/Services : 13 taxi stations, 2 gates of car checking, waiting air-conditioned stations with chilled water provided for the passengers, free wi-fi internet, bridge for pedestrians, wireless internet in hotspots in the central port, 2 WC installations (also specially configurated for people with special needs) , free transportation services by buses of the port organisation inside the central port, live itineraries’ briefing on 24 hour basis in the 14541 (from Greece).
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