"Piraeus - The harbour of Athens 2" Port of Piraeus Tip by janbeeu

Port of Piraeus, Athens: 12 reviews and 20 photos

by janbeeu

To the west of Pasalimani is Piraiki, the place to be for fish taverns, ouzeri cafes and bars where you can enjoy fresh fish, grilled octopus and ouzo at the sea front over viewing the Saronic gulf and the islands of Salamis and Aegina. Best time to go there is at sunset, an unforgettable experience.

Munichia, also known as Mikrolimano or Tourkolimano the second yacht marina of the port, was once protected by the goddess Mounichia Artemis. Today it is a popular hang-out for tourists with yachts and fishing-boats there are lots of fish restaurants. From there is only is a 15 minutes walk to the Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Faliro.

Above Mikrolimano and built on a hill known as Prophetis Elias, Kastella is Piraeus' most fashionable neighbourhood. If you walk towards the top of the hill you will find yourself in narrow streets surrounded by picturesque houses with the Veakeio Theatre, well known for its summer performances, nearby. The view of the central harbour, Zea and Mikrolimano, from here is unique.

Piraeus has its own flea market like the one at Monastiraki. One can find real bargains here. It takes place every Sunday in the Dragatsaniou and Mavromichali street.

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2005
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