THE MODERN PIRAEUS
Today Piraeus is a beautiful city of 800,000 people – including the suburbs – and it forms a main attraction for every visitor who is hungry for something different.
It is full of archaeological places, beautiful neoclassical buildings, colorful markets and museums (archaeological, marine and others), all of these harmonically bonded with its character as a port.
A stroll will take you from Korai Square to Moutsopoulou Beach and Pasalimani, a colorful harbor with speedboats and sailboats in an enclosed bay. The other port of Piraeus, the main passenger port, is located diametrically opposite in relation to the central square, in the area of Kondyli / Kallimasioti / Poseidon / Miauli Beaches.
If, in conclusion, you move along the length of the coast eastwards, toward Faliro, you will cross one of the most beautifulllll areas Piraeus, Kastella, full of bars and cafeterias, while a little further down, in Koumoundourou Beach, there is Microlimano or Tourkolimano, the ancient port of Mounihias.
There, the area is famous for its fish taverns and the lined cafe-bars as well, that attract the Athenian youth on Saturday nights and on holiday mornings.
HOW TO GET THERE
BY ATHENS METRO: 1 (Green Line), Station "Piraeus"
BY BUS: 218, 232, 300, 703, 420, 800, 814, 824, 825, 826, 832, 833, 843, 859, 871, 872, 875, 904, 906, 909, 915, E90, X96
TROLLEY: 17, 20
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