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The importance of Piraeus, Greece

Piraeus is biggest port in Greece, main port of Athens, and one of the chief ports in the Mediterranean. If you have to exit the city by the sea, Piraeus, Greece is the main exit point for destinations in the eastern Mediterranean including the Aegean Islands. And within the Mediterranean, the domestic destinations including all of the Aegean Islands can be taken from this port.

Manu European cruise companies use the Piraeus port to welcome tourists to Greece.

Piraeus, Greece has been an integral part of Greece from the ancient times and it always attracted foreigners to its port. Therefore, it is not surprising that even today, this is one of the most popular destinations for people before the start of their holiday.

Piraeus is one of the most-visited ports for people who want to cruise around Greece. There are
many options and Piraeus cruises offer one to several days of cruise itinerary to people interested in visiting the magical land of Greece. For a short cruise, you will be taken to Poros, Hydra, and Aegina before making a trip back to the port.

port of Piraeus, GreeceHowever, if you want to spend some more adventurous time, then you can go on a cruise to the most visited Greek Islands along with a small tour of Turkey. In this trip you can savor the beauty of Patmos, Santorini, and Crete and visit Mykonos, Kusadasi in Turkey before returning to Piraeus, Greece. For a seven day cruise you can see many more of the magnificent Greek Islands and also explore parts of Turkey. For this cruise you will also get to see Istanbul, Rhodes, Agios, and Nikolaos.

Things to do in Piraeus, Greece

Piraeus is a gulf coast on the outside of Athens and the best way to feel the spirit of this place is by talking leisurely walks and ferrying. This is an ideal place for people looking to get away from stress and chaotic lifestyle.

Another attraction that is sure to take your breath away is the panorama within the Castella neighborhood. The Great Harbor of Piraeus, Greece is the city's greatest attraction. You can take a leisurely walk around the harbor, enjoy a bite and drink coffee or other beverages at the harborfront cafes. There are many gift shops and local cruises to the nearby islands.

At Kaminia you can visit the Olympiacos CFP, a very popular sports club. The Peace and Friendship Stadium is another very impressive structure.

The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus is another place to visit. This museum dates back to 1935 and was later expanded in 1966. Although not a very big museum, the Piraeus Museum has many significant collections that tell tales about the rise and fall of the ancient city. The museum has exhibits of the modern and ancient ships, paintings by some of the greatest 19th and 20th century Greek painters, flags, maps, nautical instruments, and medals.

Apart from the significant role it plays as one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean, Piraeus, Greece also has some proud things to show to the visitors. It definitely is a place you must put in your vacation list.

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