- Resort type: City resort
- Landscape: Town, Mountains, Seacoast, Flora of the Mediterranean
- What to do: Culinary Tourism, Diving & Snorkelling, Ancient Monuments of Civilization, Historical & Architectural Monuments, Yachting & Sailing, Hiking, Fishing & Spearfishing, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, Festivals & Carnivals, Shopping, Nightlife, Tennis
Piraeus is a Greek city resort in Greater Athens and the administrative centre of Attica Region. It is situated on the coast of the Aegean Sea in the southeast of the country. The total area of the municipality is 11 square kilometres. Piraeus is 12 kilometres away from Athens and 5 kilometres away from Nikaia.
In the very centre of the city, there is an international port. So if you prefer the beach holidays, you should better go to the suburbs. The nearest is Glyfada Beach. The active tourists prefer to stay on the Kavouri Beach, where they can play volleyball and tennis, go sailing or snorkelling. Young people like Voula Beach, because it regularly holds parties and can offer many entertainments. The extreme tourists gather on Votsalakia Beach which has everything you may need for diving, windsurfing, yachting, kiting.
If it is the excursion tourism you are after, then you will get acquainted with the exposition of Electric Railway Museum, Piraeus Archaeological Museum and Hellenic Maritime Museum. The excursion tours to Athens are organized for the tourists to see such monuments of ancient civilizations as Parthenon, Temple of Poseidon, Acropolis which is under UNESCO protection.
Those who prefer the event tourism come to Piraeus to take part in Ecocinema Cinema Festival.
The local landscapes and sea views attract the ecological tourists. They can go sea fishing, walk in the local parks or visit Dimosio Dasos Rapentosas national park. You will have a good shopping experience at such malls as Athens Heart Mall, Hondos Center and Vans Store Athens Metro Mall.
The foodies will surely enjoy seafood delicacies in O Kapetanios and Ta Vrachia Tis Pirekis. The Greek cuisine is served in Tetzeris, Vassilenas, Refene.
The most popular nightclubs in Piraeus are Villa, Kontra Tempo, Sherlock Hall and BaRato.