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Day trip from Athens

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Day trip from Athens

We are to seniors planning our annual holiday. We are planning to do a day trip to Pireus from Athens. We understand that going to Pireus is by metro............ But it ( the metro ) stops at the cruise terminal. We would be very grateful if we can get some info how to get to the city centre and what to do ( markets) , flea and central ones and other places of interest. Some links will be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advanced

Patras, Greece
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1. Re: Day trip from Athens

Hi guilio

I expect others will disagree, but for me, Piraeus is vastly uninteresting - unless you want to watch the ships! There is no flea market that I know of, nor any good shopping centre. Much more interesting things to do in Athens!

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2. Re: Day trip from Athens

Piraeus has got a good archeological museum:


and also other areas than the main port - like Microlimano (maybe closer to get to if you leave the metro at Faliro station)


The station is next to the Karaiskakis Stadion (seen on the first photos in the album).

Edited: 01 June 2017, 13:29
Athens, Greece
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3. Re: Day trip from Athens

I agree with Colin, it makes no sense for a tourist to be in Piraeus.

Athens, Greece
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4. Re: Day trip from Athens

Check this in the center of Pireus https://www.dithepi.gr/ after go to zea marina https:/…AC

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5. Re: Day trip from Athens

Thanks to all for your input. In fact weare staying in Athens for a week. We intend to visit all important areas of Athens. We also are interested to visit one island. We chose aegina . So going to pireus is not our love of ships as we live on an island in the mediterenian and we can see ships of all sizes when we want to. we are interested of how people live in other lands, their envir.. their food and customs. We will be looking for the monuments when Athens was the "centre"of europran culture down through the ages.



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6. Re: Day trip from Athens

We are also interested to spend our 5 nights in Piraeus .... Reason is as we are planning to visit as much islands as we can from Piraeus Port either Agistri, Poros, Aegina, Spetses or Hydra .... We will be there from 23/28 Sept .... We will buy tickets on the spot



Edited: 23 June 2017, 15:30
7. Re: Day trip from Athens

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