Piraeus, the third largest city in Greece, is located in the southwest of Attica, 12 km from the center of Athens. It is a historic seaport. It has the largest port in the country which connects to the islands of the Aegean and more importantly, the eastern Mediterranean, by ferry.
It is connected to Athens by train, tram, bus and trolley bus, and other cities in Greece by suburban railway and the OSE rail network. The geographical boundaries of the municipality of Piraeus include areas such as Zea (Pasalimani) with its famous marina and Kastela, which attract more visitors to the municipality.
Apart from cafes and restaurants overlooking the sailing boats and luxury yachts, Marina Zeas has a Maritime Museum with exhibits relating to maritime tradition and history. Kastela, the quaint Mikrolimano and the hill of Profitis Ilias are the most visited areas in the municipality. You can enjoy panoramic views of Mikrolimano, Piraeus and the Saronic Gulf from the church of Profitis Ilias.
Other major attractions in Piraeus include the Ancient Theater of Zea, the ruins of the ancient Piraeus Wall, the Municipal Theater (reopened in October 2013 after major renovation), which is housed in an impressive 120 year old neoclassical building, the Municipal Market, the Municipal Gallery with works by Greek painters, the Archaeological Museum and the Averof Museum, named after the Averof warship docked at Delta of Faliro.