SO MANY REASONS TO VISIT PIRAEUS
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One of the largest ports on the Mediterranean, Piraeus is your gateway to almost all of the Greek islands and many international destinations. The whole city of Piraeus is built around this grand port, which has been harboring ships for thousands of years. It is an integral part of the economy and lifestyle of the city’s inhabitants.
ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF PIRAEUS
The port city of Piraeus had flourished in ancient times, from the Mycenaean era over 3,000 years ago through the Classical Greek Era and on to Roman times. Fascinating antiquities and finds from the city throughout these different periods in history can be found in at the museum, including a bronze statue of Athena and a theatrical mask from the 4th century BC.
West of Pasalimani is Marina Zeas, considered one of the largest on the Mediterranean with a mighty collection of yachts and boats. The marina was very active during the 2004 Athens Olympics, and today is busy with seafood restaurants, nightspots, the Archeological Museum and the Naval Museum. Noteworthy too in this area are the ruins of the ancient Zeas Theatre dating from the 4th century BC.
Once the harbor of the Ottoman fleet, this ancient port area is a hotbed of restaurants and coffee shops that are open day and night. There`s also a great marketplace in the area and lots of local color. A couple of coffee shops on the hill offer a fabulous view of the Saronic Gulf.
Meaning `Little Port`, this picturesque yacht marina boasts numerous seafood restaurants and almost has a small island feel in the middle of a large city. Mikrolimano was well used in Ottoman times and is said to be guarded by the goddess Mounihia Artemis. You can go over the hill near Harbor Suites and access Mikrolimano by foot.
The old neighborhood of Kastela built around the hill of Prophet Elijah is a short walk from Harbor Suites. It is home to several neoclassical houses and stone-built buildings, majestically lying in what is considered the aristocratic part of the city of Piraeus.