Top 10 Things to do in Piraeus, Greece

January 24, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Piraeus (/paɪˈriːəs, pɪˈreɪ.əs/; Greek: Πειραιάς Pireás [pireˈas], Ancient Greek: Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús, pronounced [peːrai̯eús]) is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens urban area, 12 kilometres (7 miles) southwest from its city center (municipality of Athens), and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.
Restaurants in Piraeus

1. Giorgos Karaiskakis Stadium

Karaoli Dimitriou & Sofianopoulou, Piraeus 185 47, Greece +30 21 0480 0900
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

Giorgos Karaiskakis Stadium

Reviewed By Bardangas - Athens

Standing with topographical prominence and a history that is not properly reflected the stadium is currently a relatively state of the art composite structure currently managed by te Olympiacos Football Club. Capacity 33.ooo spectators. Easily reached via the eponymous train stop. Worth strolling around and possibly visiting.

2. Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

364 Andrea Syngrou Ave., Kallithea 17674, Greece +30 21 6809 1001
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4.5 based on 465 reviews

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

A multifunctional and environmentally sustainable education, arts, and recreation destination. It comprises of the Stavros Niarchos Park, and the new facilities of the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO). Designed with the purpose of being open and accessible to all, it enriches the lives of the country's residents and aims to attract visitors from around the world.

Reviewed By Bardangas - Athens

The edifice- Niarchos Foundation- overlooking the Phaleric Gulf-has character, prowess, metamodern distillate, lacking historicity and intimacy. It is an eloquent contrivance creating its own flimsy context with perambulatory activities, linear elevations, ambitious vistas, water enclosures but nothing humane, interpersonal, interpersonal, soothing and intimate. It was edesigned as a formal exterior dictating a crisp frigid interior. The cherry tree paneling although impressive lacks the operatic serene tone of anticipatory acceptance. Wood is not ised in the prehensile fashion but as a cover vitrine. Peopele move around as in a train station but there are no trains. There is no distiction between the librarian and the musician.
The 'Romeo and Juliet' performanc of March 2 2028 was unique for the hellenix standards (first performance domestically), scenographically inadequate, phonetically unequal but honest and honourable.
Beware of the parking ordeal ex post!!

3. Antelope Travel Athens Day Tours

34 Promitheos, Paleo Faliro 175 64, Greece
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5 based on 156 reviews

Antelope Travel Athens Day Tours

Antelope Travel operates Athens private tours daily, all year round and guarantees high-end service. All our drivers speak English fluently, our vehicles are luxury brand new and our guides are all licensed. Your Antelope Travel travel consultant will work with you very closely until you are fully satisfied with your private tour before finalizing.

Reviewed By Aphrodite K - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Amelia at Antelope Travel was excellent. Very professional. I took the suggestions and upgrades and was not disappointed. All shuttle pick ups were on time, the tours booked were great and the hotels on Mykonos and Santorini were beautiful.
Everything was arranged in advance and it made it a memorable holiday.

4. Acropolis Museum

Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42, Greece +30 21 0900 0900
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Acropolis Museum

Modern, uptodate building on the foot of the Acropolis housing important ancient Greek statues and much more

Reviewed By MadeInLondon82 - London

Various people had said that I must see the Museum & honestly I was a bit underwhelmed. There are some spectacular exhibits to see, but unfortunately the majority of the quality works have been pillaged centuries ago. Obviously, The Parthenon Marbles are in The British Museum, along with many other pieces around the world that were stolen/given/bequeathed etc. from The Acropolis.
It's only €5, very reasonable. If you want to check it out there's some great works to see, but I wouldn't say that it's essential to visit in Athens.

5. Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

31 Trikoupi Charilaou, Piraeus 185 36, Greece +30 21 0452 1598
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4.5 based on 223 reviews

Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

Reviewed By Escargot66491 - Brno, Czech Republic

the mseum was 5 min walk from my hotel, so I couldn't avoid it. Nice , though small collection of ancient artefacts, mostly sculptures, with amazing bronze statues of Appolo, Artemis and Athena herself.. Impressive!

6. Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

Hellenic Maritime Heritage Park, Paleo Faliro 17510, Greece +30 21 0988 8211
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4.5 based on 226 reviews

Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

In the beautiful bay of Faliro in the south suburbs of Athens you can visit the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>>, a ship of 141m, the flagship of the Royal Hellenic Navy fleet in the victorious naval battles of Elli in 1912 and Limnos in the beginning of 1913, during the Balkan War. Ιn 2011 the ship celebrate her 100 years birthday and thousands of people visit the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>> discovering the historical importance of the ship for the liberation of northeaster Islands of Aegean Sea. Also admired the restoration of the interior of the ship, the apartments of the admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis, the quarter of the officers, the kitchens, the uniform exhibition, the armament, the bridge battle, the chapel of St. Nickolas and could made a tour to the main deck and the 2 others sub decks that are open for the visitors. As the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>> can provide a tour with a guide, every day most of the schools from Athens and all around Greece can program a visit to a living myth that stands imperious to remind in every visitor the values of freedom, of honor and Hellenic patriotism. Exhibitions and activities can occur during the next 6 months so visit our website regularly for further information.

Reviewed By RFuk - UK

A special visit was made to this museum. Opening times were checked, which stated open Sundays. On arrival gates closed, notice attached showing opening times that again confirmed Sundays. A local lady attracted the attention of a person working in the complex who said it may be open Wednesday.
Plus the main exhibit had been removed for maintenance.
If you are travelling some distance to visit ignore the information given and perhaps telephone to check times and save an expensive Taxi fare.

Acropolis | Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58, Greece +30 21 0321 4172
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Parthenon

The majestic ruins of an ancient Greek building, known for its dignified white marble columns and perfect sense of proportion.

Reviewed By Reslysten54 - Vienna, Virginia

Restaurations continue of this remarkable tempel, and scaffolding covers one of the short sides. Nevertheless, the impression is striking when you get up close and the magnitude of this building becomes obvious. Severely damaged by ear and vandalism, it remains majestic.
You can get an even better understanding of it's history by visiting the nearby Acropolis Museum.

8. Evermore Cruises

Marina, Kallithea 18648, Greece
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4 based on 424 reviews

Evermore Cruises

Our ship is the fastest way of reaching three unforgettable destinations – the Islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina! Our philosophy can be captured in two words: “Unforgettable Hospitality” Imagine a luxurious ship with state of the art facilities and a highly experienced crew ready to cater to your every need and place this cruise ship against a backdrop of mythical Islands. It’s not a fantasy; it’s the Evermore Cruises Athens One Day Cruise. Visit our site and book your One Day Trip from Athens Greece!

Reviewed By Johnny L

Based on the website, we were so excited to have a luxurious cruise and visit some Islands around Greece. What transpired was such a terrible experience. We arrived at the port where the boat was supposed to be. The boat was empty and not in service. We called the company and they told us that the boat had changed and that we received an email about this. This was not true and we never got an email stating the change. So now we had to run 2km away to the neighboring boat where we were joining a different ship. The boat was old, dirty, and not that nice. There weren't enough seats outside so we had to spend the time inside. The free lunch was horrible - mushy penne pasta and potatoes is not what I would describe a traditional Greek food experience. The service was mediocre, but they spend the entire day trying to sell you extra tours and experiences. We signed up for one which was a €30 swimming tour. When we arrived to the beach, we saw another boat company offering the same trip for €9. You only spend 30 minutes to 1.5 hours on each island. If you like to be on a boat and don't mind barely getting to experience the Islands, you may like this trip. But avoid booking with evermore as they will switch your boat without you knowing. It's quite a pricy trip and not worth it for the experience.
They say there is an orchestra on board with a dance team. The orchestra is a 3 piece Greek band. No dance team.

9. Flisvos Marina

Paleo Faliro 17561, Greece 210 9871000-2
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4.5 based on 661 reviews

Flisvos Marina

Reviewed By Manuel M - Beirut, Lebanon

Neat, clean and organized. Lots of parking spots but make sure to be there early on weekends as it tends to fill really quick. Bathrooms very clean.
Lots of cafes, and restaurants all along the harbor. Nice walking area to enjoy with kids. A nice play area in the location whereby kids would enjoy it even more than Allou Park.

10. Acropolis

Athens 10558, Greece +30 21 0321 4172
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Acropolis

The most famous site in all of Athens, this large hill lies in the center of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins.

Reviewed By RuneStenseth - Alesund, Norway

Lot of people even on march. A lot off restauration. But when you think about the age it's fantstic .

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