The port of Piraeus has a long history, as the fleet of Athens stayed here in ancient times. Although in the years that followed the port of Piraeus fell into disuse, in the recent decades it has managed to become the third busiest port in the world, serving 20 million passengers a year. The port of Piraeus is now used only for the carriage of passengers, as the cargo vessels have been transferred to the docks of Keratsini.
Destinations from Piraeus:
Ships from Piraeus usually leave for the most popular Greek islands in the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Northern Aegean and Crete. In addition to the conventional ships, there are also speedboats and Flying Dolphins to the Saronic islands.
How to get to Piraeus:
Piraeus from the centre of Athens
By taxi: You can get to Piraeus by taxi from any part of Athens. The ride from Omonia Square to Piraeus lasts approximately 30 minutes, without traffic.
By Metro: The most common way to get to Piraeus is to take the metro from any station of Athens. Piraeus is the last stop of line 1 (green line). The metro line 1 is also connected with the other lines. There are trains to Piraeus approximately every 5 minutes from all stations of the green line.
The train journey from Kifissia to Piraeus lasts approximately 1 hour, while the ride from Omonia Square to Piraeus is approximately 30 minutes. The routes start at 5 a.m. and end at midnight, while every Friday and Saturday schedules extend until 2 a.m.
By bus: The port of Piraeus is often connected by bus to Athens and the airport. Bus 049 connects Omonia Square to the center of Piraeus and Bus 040 goes from Syntagma Square to the center of Piraeus. To get to the port from the centre of Piraeus you have to walk 10-15 minutes. These buses end their routes at midnight.
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF ATHENS (EL. VENIZELOS)
By taxi: The distance from the airport of Athens to the port of Piraeus is quite large, about 30 km away and it takes about one hour to get there.
Metro: The metro is the easiest and fastest way to go from the airport to Piraeus. Take the line 3 (blue line) from the airport and, after changing railway at Monastiraki, take the green line. Trains from the airport leave every half hour and it takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes to get from the airport to the port.
The Metro services end at midnight, after which you have to take the bus or taxi. On Fridays and Saturdays the metro services extend until 2 a.m. The metro station in Piraeus is located just across the port.
From there you will need to find your gateway, as the boats leave from different gates. It is best to be at the port about an hour before the departure of your ship.
By bus: The bus XX96 connects the airport of Athens to the port of Piraeus. The journey takes about an hour and a half, without traffic. This bus runs 24 hours and there are routes every 20 minutes during the day and every 40 minutes after midnight.
Piraeus Port Telephone: (+30)210 4511310-7, (+30)210 4593000