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    Athens’ port Piraeus is the third-largest in the Mediterranean) after Marseilles and Genoa). With nearly a million inhabitants, upmarket marinas, pretty tavernas and a vibrant nightlife, it is a city in its own right, just as it has been since ancient times.

    Today the world of seamen’s cafes and ladies of the night’ made famous in Melina Mercouri’s Never on Sunday has been eclipsed by swish marble banks and shipping offices. Piraeus is no quaint fishing town, but a working port with busy streets radiating out from its three natural harbours.

    The main port – or Great Harbour – serves international shipping vessels, cruise liners and the major inter-island ferries. From here into central Athens, or wander through the colourful market behind the town hall. Many island people come just to shop in this boisterous bazaar, turn around and catch the next ferry home – without a nod at the rest of Piraeus or Athens over the hill.
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    The metro trip to Piraeus takes about 25 minutes from central Athens; you can also go by bus from Syntagma and Omonia Squares. Harbor-hopping is easiest by taxi, though drivers will charge you plenty for the privilege and claim ‘port surcharge’ when you protest
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    • Titania (Hotel)
      8.91 Km from Piraeus
      Titania Hotel is a 4 star historic hotel in the center of Athens, Greece. It is located on Panepistimiou Street, in the heart of the historical and commercial centre of the Greek capital, between the two major squares, Syntagma and Omonoia. Titania has been renovated in 2004 and 2007, is decorated with Pentelic marble, and exquisite inlaid mosaics with themes from Greek history. Titania has two of the largest conference centers in central Athens, the "Europa" and "Ouranos", h...
    • National Gallery (Athens)
      10.32 Km from Piraeus
      The National Art Gallery and Alexander Soutzos Museum (Greek: Εθνική Πινακοθήκη, Ethniki Pinakothiki) is an art museum in Athens devoted to Greek and European art from the 14th century to the 20th century. It is directed by Marina Lambraki-Plaka.
    • Badminton Theater
      12.72 Km from Piraeus
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    • Ano Liosia Olympic Hall
      13.92 Km from Piraeus
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    • Folk Art Museum of Acharnes
      15.55 Km from Piraeus
      The Folk Art Museum of Acharnes is a museum in Acharnes, a northern suburb of Athens, Greece. It was founded in 1977 by the local Greek Mountaineering Society, which also formed the Historical and Folklore Association in 1981, to which it bequeathed the museum in 1982. The archaeological part of the collection was then separated from the historical and folklore material and was given to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Former Minister Melina Mercouri founded for it the Archaeological Museum of ...
    • Vorres Museum
      18.90 Km from Piraeus
      The Vorres Museum is a diachronic museum of folk and contemporary art in Paiania, East Attica, Greece. Its grounds cover 80 acres (320,000 m2) including several buildings, gardens and courtyards. Its collection includes over 6000 pieces covering 4000 years of Greek history and art. The museum has been donated by the Vorres family to the Greek state. Its President and Founder was Ian Vorres (1924 - 2015), who studied in Canada at Queen's University and Toronto University.
    • Attica Zoological Park
      24.18 Km from Piraeus
      Attica Zoological Park, is a 20-hectare (49-acre) private zoo located in the Athens suburb of Spata, Greece. The zoo is home to about 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days per year. Attica Zoological Park is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).
    • Marathon Dam
      32.86 Km from Piraeus
      The Marathon Dam is a gravity dam on the Charadros River, near its junction with the Varnavas Stream, 8 km (5 mi) west of Marathon and 45 km (28 mi) northeast of Athens in Greece. The dam created Lake Marathon for the primary purpose of municipal water supply. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, it was the sole supplier of water to Athens until 1959. The dam is often cited for its role in the modernization of Greece and the first recorded case of seismic activity associated with reservoir inundat...
    • Terra Vibe Park
      33.36 Km from Piraeus
      Terra Vibe is a park in Attica, Greece, which is used as a venue for large-scale outdoor events, such as concerts and festivals. Opened in 2004, it has hosted events such as the Rockwave Festival and Terra Vibe Festival, and covers 40 acres (160,000 m2). In 2010, the Sonisphere Festival took place and the Big Four of thrash metal performed with headliners Metallica. Mötley Crüe were due to play Rockwave in 2009 as part of the Crüe Fest tour but due to heavy rain in the Malakasa area, the venue w...

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    • Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
      Archaeological Museum of Piraeus is located nearby Zea Marina.

      It is a spacious place which displays the treasures of ancient shipwrecks around the harbor. The upper floor has three magnificent Bronzes – Athena of Piraeus with owls and griffins on her helmet, a handsome Apollo, and Artemis the huntress. In an adjoining room you’ll find the marble remnants of the massive Kallithea monument.
      Archaeological Museum of Piraeus Char. Trikoupi 31, Pireas 185 36
    • Kastella
      Kastella Hill and the cliff-hugging road above Mikrolomano offer panoramic views of the harbor and the Athens area. You can reach Mikrolimano Neo Faliro stop and then walking (about 30 minutes).
      Kastella, Pireas 185 33
    • Mikrolimano
      Further east of Piraeus lies the picturesque Mikrolimano, a small semi-circular harbor for fishing boats. This small bay is lined with canvas covered outdoor restaurants serving up fresh seafood. Some are rather expensive, but the are very popular with Greek patrons.
      Mikrolimano Pireas 185 33, Greece
    • Nautical Museum of Greece
      Located past the cafes along the Zea marina, the entrance to the Hellenic Maritime Museum is marked by the black conning tower of a submarine. The museum traces the nautical history of Greece from an ancient times to the present and includes graphic displays of great naval battles. Remnants of the Long Wall fortifications built by Themistocles in the 5th century BC are incorporated in the building.
      Nautical Museum of Greece Akti Themistokleous 12, Pireas 185 37
    • ΑΡΓΥΡΟΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ
      A friendly, family-run restaurant at Mikrolimano, serving a good selection of fresh fish in a water-front setting.
      ΑΡΓΥΡΟΣ ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ Akti Koumoundourou 32, Pireas 185 33
    • Daphni Monastery
      It’s worth putting up with the 10km (6 miles) of dreary scenery from the centre of Athens to reach the 11th-century Byzantine monastery at Daphni (Dafni), celebrated for its mosaics. Two enormous cypresses and an olive tree mark the entrance in a tall wall.

      Nothing in Western art will prepare you for the stupendous Christ Pantocrator in the dome – to be viewed, as the artists intended, from the entrance. The other mosaics in the church are also worth lingering over (binoculars help in studying details). Look particularly for the one depicting the crucifixion, with its moving portrayal of the Virgin Mary’s grief. Though the monastery is no longer inhabited, an autumn wine festival is held in the grounds.
      Daphni Monastery Athinon avenue, Athene 124 61, Greece
    • Keramikos Archaeological Site

      Lying to the west of the Agora, along Ermou Street, is the ancient cemetery Keramikos. Off the beaten tourist track, you can explore the extensive ruins and sculpted tombs in relative peace.

      This was the burial site of important Athenians, and the collection of rich jewellery, gold, glass and ceramics found in their graves, dating back to the 7th century BC, indicates their statues.

      These items are on display in the cemetery’s small museum, which with its strikingly beautiful painted vessels and unusual offering channels and figurines is a real gem for pottery lovers.

      Keramikos Archaeological Site Ermou 148, Athina 105 53, Greece
    • Filopappou Hill or Hill of the Muses

      Filopappou Hill or Lofos Filopappou was in ancient times, the site was dedicated to the Muses, and it’s also called the Mousion.

      The present name honour Antiochos Philopappos, a Syrian prince who served as Roman consul and Athen’s benefactor in the 2nd century AD. The marble monument on the crest was erected in his memory.

      Once sacred, always strategic, this hill is an obligatory stop for camera enthusiasts: there’s a superb view both of the Acropolis and Athens, sloping down to the Bay of Phaleron and Piraeus harbor. It also offers a peaceful respite from the noise of the city; there’s a café halfway up the hill.

      Filopappou Hill or Hill of the Muses Athens 105 55, Greece
    • The Pnyx

      This terraced hillside is the location of the Acropolis Sound and Light performances. The Pnyx – meaning ‘tightly packed space’ – is where the free citizens of 5th-century BC Athens met in democratic assembly.

      At that time, the rocky platform here was the site of the Stone of Vima, an ancient Speaker’s Corner, where people gathered to hear the likes of Pericles, Themistocles and Demosthenes hold forth.

      The Pnyx Mouson 23, Athina 117 41, Greece
    • Temple of Hephaestus
      The temple of Hephaistos – known as the Thisio – is one of the best preserved in Athens. Admission includes entrance to the Stoa of Attallus Museum.
      Temple of Hephaestus Athens 105 55, Greece

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    Graphic showing average weather in Piraeus in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 10.6 61.2 51.1 24.1
    Feb 11.1 46.3 52 18.2
    Mar 12.7 37.9 54.9 14.9
    Apr 16.3 22.8 61.3 9
    May 20.7 20.7 69.3 8.1
    Jun 25.1 12.1 77.2 4.8
    Jul 28.2 4 82.8 1.6
    Aug 28.1 7.8 82.6 3.1
    Sep 24.7 15.4 76.5 6.1
    Oct 20.5 51.9 68.9 20.4
    Nov 16 66.8 60.8 26.3
    Dec 12.6 75.7 54.7 29.8

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