"Piraeus" Port of Piraeus Tip by iaint

Port of Piraeus, Athens: 12 reviews and 20 photos

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  • Mikrolimano - Athens
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  • looking towards Pasalimani - Athens
      looking towards Pasalimani
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  • ferry port - Athens
      ferry port
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Well, it has a reputation. You go there to catch a ferry to an island, but that?s it!

I approached it a different way - literally. I took the metro to Faliro (the stop before Piraeus), and walked along the shore through the chic marina areas of Mikrolimano and Pasalimani, full of top end boats & swish restaurants.

Then over the hill to the port area. It?s like night and day. How to move way downmarket in less than 100m.

I had planned to retrace my steps (watching my back) and have lunch somewhere top end...being 25-12. However, I ended up on Aegina (see other tips).

On the way back from there, getting off the hydrofoil in the dark, it took me a wee while to get to the Piraeus station for the metro. However they have maps at various places. It?s an old station building - doesn?t look like a metro stop - and it?s above ground.

Address: Piraeus
Directions: Between Athens and the sea.

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  • Written Dec 30, 2010
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