Piraeus has been the Port of Athens for more than 2500 years, feeding the capital city with ships filled with traders, goods, pilgrims, and now you, tourists.
If you arrive in Athens via water, your journey will take you through Piraeus. For most visitors, it’s a dimly-perceived backdrop after a lovely cruise, or a quick stop while waiting for a hydrofoil or ferry.
“Athens Transfers” provides you with theeasiest and most economical way to move door-to-door from Piraeus Port to the Athens Center, Athens hotels, Rafina port, Athens International Airport as well any other destination in Athens or mainland Greece.
We are pleased to propose you our private transfer services from/to Piraeus Port. We provide taxi service, limousine service or mini-bus service.
About Piraeus City & Port History
Piraeus is Greece’s third largest city in terms of population and its biggest port. It was first settled in the ages of Themistocles, when the Long Walls were built (478 BC), and the town was being laid out to the plans of the architect Hippodamus.
It gained considerably in importance when Athens became a naval power. The ancient harbours of Piraeus were Zea and Munichia. Zea, now called Pasalimani, is one of the largest marinas in the Mediterranean. Munichia, also known as Mikrolimano or Tourkolimano, is a pretty little harbour with yachts and fishing-boats and ringed with fish tavernas.
Above Mikrolimano is the hill of Kastella, much mentioned in popular songs, with its traditional houses and offers a panoramic view. Above it is the Church of the Prophet Elijah and the Veakeio Theatre, well known for its summer performances, is nearby situated. The commercial harbour of Piraeus is one of the most important in the Mediterranean. The city itself with its suburbs is an industrial zone of particular importance for the Greek economy, but nevertheless its centre has broad streets, spacious squares, tree-lined avenues, and parks.
Zea (Pasalimani) the best spot in Piraeus, from Akti Miaouli take the Terpsitheas street and will take you straight to the marina port of Zea.Numerus Cafes and restaurants ,big department stores and a Cosmopolitan atmosphere makes Passalimani the must go area of Piraeus.
Piraiki .Walking all the way around Zea to the west you get to Piraiki the place with a lot of Fish taverns,ouzeri cafes and bars where you can enjoy fresh fish grilled octopus and ouzo the famous greek aperitif at the sea front over viewing the Saronic gulf and the islands of Salamis and Aegina .Best time to go at the sunset ,an unforgettable experience.
Another must go spot in Piraeus ,the second Yacht marina of the big port with lots of fish restaurants and 15 minutes walk to the Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Faliro