Port of Piraeus Athens Rent a Car Location Details
The mighty Port of Piraeus Athens is located within the Athens urban area, some 12 kilometers (7 miles) southwest from its city center of Athens, and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf. In antiquity the heart of Athenian naval activity, today it is the main gateway from which thousands of travelers catch ferries to the Aegean Islands. The port of Piraeus is the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world, serving 20 million passengers annually.
Piraeus is, in fact, a separate city, and is not part of Athens. It is the largest port in the country and one of Europe's largest and busiest. Despite the fact that the harbor at peak times is not very easy to travel, however, in a very close distance from this, you are waiting for destinations unexpectedly beautiful and enjoyable. Very close to the harbor there is a large number of traditional fish taverns offering fresh fish and, in general, excellent traditional delicacies. Just a five minutes drive from the harbor and you will find yourself in the beautiful Kastela area which due to its location offers a unique view of the Saronic Gulf. Walk to Marina Zeas by the sea with its picturesque marina. Visit the Greek Naval Museum or the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus. Book the car of your choice in time and enjoy all the wonderful destinations of Piraeus.