Piraeus extends from the Gulf of Eleusis up to Faliro bay, opposite Salamis. Its main geographical feature is the Piraeus peninsula, on which stands Pasalimani or port of Zea, Mikrolimano (or Tourkolimano) and the hill of Castella (or hill Prophet Elias). It is located 12km southwest of the centre of Athens. The main port of Piraeus is located between Piraeus peninsula and Drapetsona. Piraeus has become a major international maritime and shipping industry centre thanks to its size, location and the very ancient relationship of Greeks with the sea. Apart from commercial trading it transports million passengers each year to the Aegean islands. In Piraeus there are important monuments, such as a part of the Long Walls of the 5th century BC, remains of ancient temples and buildings. There are also the neoclassical Municipal Theatre, industrial buildings of the early 20th century and impressive modern buildings such as the Peace & Friendship Stadium and the G.Karaiskakis Stadium. Moreover, there are several museums with the most important the Archaeological and the Hellenic Maritime Museum.
There are plenty of transportation means in service such as buses, trolleys, suburban railway, tram, metro, which for the time being the old line of the underground railway is the one available. There is going to be a new extended line of the metro, while it is also connected to the central railway network of the country.
Travelling to and from Piraeus
Travel to and from Piraeus with ANEK LINES. Enjoy a comfortable journey with one of the leading passenger ferry operators in the Mediterranean.
ΑΝΕΚ connects Piraeus with Crete, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese with daily and weekly crossings through port-to-port itineraries. The company offers top quality service and authentic Cretan “philoxenia” on board.
The PIRAEUS – CRETE routes are jointly operated with Blue Star Ferries.
The modern fleet and highly trained crew of ANEK promise a pleasant on board stay, meeting the needs and demands of the modern traveller. ANEK ferries have spacious cabins of all categories, comfortable and air-conditioned all-user areas with many entertainment options, modern stores, gourmet restaurants and café -bars.
ANEK LINES highly values gastronomy and offers exquisite menus based on authentic Cretan products and tastes of the Cretan and the Mediterranean cuisine. All ΑΝΕΚ ferries offer 24hour internet service (wi-fi and Internet Corners) at designated areas.
Ferry boats connections from Piraeus.
Ferry boats routes from Piraeus to Cyclades.
Many ferries depart daily from Piraeus to the Cyclades. The most frequent traffic are the ferry routes from Piraeus to Mykonos, from Piraeus to Santorini, from Piraeus to Paros and from Piraeus to Naxos. Ferries from Piraeus to Cyclades depart from ports E6, E7, E9 and E10 of the port.
Ferry boat routs from Piraeus to Dodecanese.
There are ferry services from Piraeus to the Dodecanese all year round. Among the most popular ferry routes from Piraeus are from Piraeus to Kos and from Piraeus to Rhodes. E1 is the gate of Piraeus where ferries depart to the Dodecanese.
Ferry boat routes from Piraeus to Crete.
At least three daily itineraries are made from Piraeus to Crete (Heraklion, Rethymno and Chania) all year round. These itineraries take place most often during the summer. The ferry trip to Crete lasts at least 9 hours and usually requires overnight, so it is recommended to book a cabin. Ferries to Heraklion and Chania depart from gates E2 and E3, while ferries to Rethymnon depart from gates E6 and E7.
Ferry boat routes from Piraeus to Saronic Gulf.
Many ferries depart daily from Piraeus to the Saronic islands. However, there are even more ferry connections in the summer. Some of the most regular ferry services from Piraeus are from Piraeus to Aegina, from Piraeus to Poros, from Piraeus to Hydra, from Piraeus to Agistri and from Piraeus to Spetses. Ships depart from the E8 gate to the islands of the Saronic Gulf.
Ferry boat routes from Piraeus to North Aegean islands.
Frequent ferry services are made from Piraeus to the islands of the North Aegean. The most frequent ferry routes are from Piraeus to Ikaria, from Piraeus to Chios, from Piraeus to Lesvos and from Piraeus to Samos. The ferries to Ikaria and Samos depart from gates E2, E9 and E10, while the ferries to Chios and Lesvos depart from gate E2.
Piraeus – Aegina, Port – Aegina, Souvala – Agistri, Mills – Agistri, Port – Amorgos, Aegiali – Amorgos, Katapola – Anafi – Antikythera – Astypalea – Chalki – Chios, Limani – Chios, Mesti K Crete, Rethymno – Crete, Kissamos – Crete, Sitia – Donoussa – Folegandros – Fourni – Ermioni – Hydra – Ikaria, Ag. Kirikos – Ikaria, Evdilos – Oinousses – Ios – Iraklia – Kalymnos – Karpathos, Diafani – Karpathos, Port – Krasso – Kavala – Kimolos – Kos, Port – Koufonissi – Kythira – Kythnos – Leros – Lesvos (Lyti) – Milos – Mykonos – Naxos – Nisyros – Paros – Patmos – Poros – Porto Heli – Psara – Rhodes – Samos, Karlovasi – Samos, Vathi – Santorini, Thira – Schinoussa – Serifos – Sifnos – Sigri (Mytilene) – Sikes – Sikes , Port – Syros – Thirasia – Tilos – Tinos