Piraeus: The Gateway to the Greek Islands
Piraeus, the fifth largest city in Greece, is the main port of the country and one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. It is a busy port with many different activities.
Piraeus is located in the south of Athens, about 10 kilometers from the city center. The port is a major hub for shipping, serving regular ferry routes to all of Greece's islands.
How to get to Piraeus
- By car: Piraeus is easily accessible by car from Athens via the Attiki Odos. The journey takes about 30 minutes.
- By metro: Piraeus is served by the Athens Metro. The journey from Syntagma station takes about 40 minutes.
- By metro from the airport: Piraeus is connected to Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" by the Metro. The journey takes about 50 minutes.
- By bus: Piraeus is served by regular buses from the center of Athens and other parts of Attica. The journey takes about 1 hour.
Ferries from Piraeus
Piraeus is the main hub for shipping in Greece. Every day, many ferries depart from Piraeus for all of Greece's islands.
The ferries from Piraeus to the Greek islands serve all the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete, the islands of the Saronic Gulf, the North Aegean Islands, and the smaller islands of the Aegean.
Entrance gates to Piraeus Port
The Port of Piraeus has 10 entrance gates, which are used for the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers, vehicles, and goods.
Tips for visitors to Piraeus
- If you plan to travel by ferry from Piraeus, make your reservation in advance, especially if you are traveling during the tourist season.
- The Port of Piraeus is a large port and can be crowded. Make sure you have enough time to get to your gate.
- There are many shops, restaurants, and bars in the port of Piraeus. You can enjoy a meal or a drink before your trip.
The website www.Ferries.gr is the perfect way to find information on all ferry routes from Piraeus. You can search for routes based on the date of departure and destination, and learn about all the companies that depart and the prices of tickets.