PIRAEUS tourist attractions

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Piraeus is a port city, although due to the proximity of Athens, for some people it is simply considered one of the capital's districts. From Piraeus Port located here you can reach most of the Greek islands. The city is very noisy, full of taverns and bars. There are also popular, although quite crowded and narrow beaches.

For many tourists, the city is primarily a transit point for travel to the Greek islands. However, apart from the Port of Piraeus itself, there are other interesting places here. Social and entertainment life is concentrated near the coast, the Limenas Zeas seaside promenade and Sotiros Dios Street. There are three marinas: Mikrolimano, Marina Channel and Marina Zea. Luxury yachts and small boats used by locals for trips to nearby islands moor in them.

Although Piraeus developed already in ancient times, there are not many monuments here. The remains of the port from the Byzantine times are the Long Walls, a fragment of the city fortifications. The local churches built in the second half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are also nice, the church of the Holy Trinity, the Church of Saint Nicholas, the Church of Panagia Myrtidiotissa, the Church of Agia Anargyroi, and the Church of Saint Spyridon.

The most important museum in the city is the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus next to which you can see the remains of ancient buildings. The Maritime Museum of Greece also has large and very interesting collections, and the Hellas Liberty Floating Museum is moored here on the waterfront. An important place for the Greeks is the Monument of the Greek Genocide of Pontus Piraeus unveiled in 2017. It commemorates the Greeks of the Turkish Pont, many of whom died in Turkey. Its location is not accidental. It was Piraeus who after the war became a refuge for refugees from Pontus and a large community of Pontic Greeks still lives here.

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