Have you ever thought that Piraeus is much more than only a busy harbor with lots of ferries? Actually, it’s a city itself, and a convenient seaside escape from downtown Athens! So let’s wander around the diverse neighborhoods and ambiances of Piraeus, from the busy harbor, the central market, to the neoclassical buildings of downtown area, tranquil streets dominating the Athens Riviera and the two laid-back marinas with sailboats. You will discover most of the sights of Piraeus as well as residential areas to feel the city! Please, note that the end of the walk is a different place from the meeting point, for you to be able to enjoy the seaside walk, where you can find a few tavernas and cafés. To go back to the metro station, you can either take a bus or a taxi. Also take into consideration that the whole experience as it is described is approximately 6km walk, including some steep streets.
If I decided to be Athenian, it’s because I’m fascinated by this city! Its history, its ambiances, this unique lifestyle a real feeling of a mediterranean metropolis. My objective: show visitors yet authentic, unique or unknown places of this capital, too often overlooked or avoided! From the not-to-be-missed Plaka, to anarchist Exarchia and a seaside escapade to Piraeus, follow your guide!
The meeting point is at Piraeus metro station. We will successively go to downtown Piraeus, uphill to Kastella and the two marinas of Mikrolimano and Zea.