Port of Piraeus

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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,556 contributions
We caught the train down to the port to see if the ferries were still running as we where having troubles finding information on the net about it. We wanted to have a look around the area as well. We were in Athens in March 2020 when Covid restrictions were in place.
As soon as you get off the train, you don't get a good feeling as its pretty run down and doesn't give you a safe feeling.
There wasn't anything open and no ferries going anywhere. There were a lot of ferries parked up and a lot of maintenance taking place.
In walking around, there was a lot of homeless people living in the area.
Written November 1, 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada10,109 contributions
Our Holland America ship, the Eurodam. docked in the Port of Piraeus. It was not really a destination for us but rather an entryway into Athens,
Piraeus was once an independent city but now has been absorbed into Greater Athens. It took about an hour by tour bus to get to Pláka (old town) or the acropolis.
Written December 21, 2021
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JednSasha
Stoke-on-Trent, UK2,799 contributions
This is an extremely busy Port and very important I would imagine to Athens and Greece itself, providing access to and from many of the Greek Islands we were there to meet friends who were travelling overnight on the ferry from Heraklion in Crete.

Easy to navigate we took a pre-booked taxi from our nearby hotel from where we could see the hundreds of ferries arriving.

The taxi was not only able to enter the port but take us right to the berth where the ship was due to dock and wait with us for an hour (at no extra cost) for our friends to disembark and return with us to our hotel.

It was 5:30am when we arrived for the 6am docking but our driver directed us to the nearby café where we were able to purchase hot drinks and snacks while we waited for their arrival.

The Port is spacious, it needs to be with so many ferries arriving from all over.

Having used a number of Ports around Europe we found this one to be very customer friendly and accessible.
Written February 27, 2020
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Krishhere
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India1,408 contributions
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We took a cab to go to the port to catch the World champion Jet Ferry to Santorini at 7.15 am. Reached here nearly an hour early. The cab dropped us just in front of the ferry, which was very convenient. We waited till 7pm when we were asked to board the ferry. The wait till then was painful. No place to sit, no toilet facility, no cafes open.
Written March 11, 2020
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LPLoveToTravel
Ocala, FL1,598 contributions
Our small cruise shipped docked here for our visit to the sites in and around Athens. From here you can take a bus, boat, tour or taxi to see all the sites which are quite close by. The port itself is nice to drive through but I wouldn't want to walk around the area.
Written February 19, 2020
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Kazdolly1
Glasgow, UK29 contributions
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Nice and clean port with plenty places to get something to eat and drink or to hire a car/scooter to get up into the island
Written September 5, 2016
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,800 contributions
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Numerous passengers of cruise ships and ferries arrive at the Port of Piraeus. Piraeus port and Piraeus downtown area themselves are not attractive places to spend much time. But Piraeus Port is an excellent gateway to Athens.
There are many ways to visit Athens from Piraeus Port; organized shore excursions, group tours, metro from Piraeus downtown, etc. For independent minded passengers who wish to visit Athens's major attractions such as Akropolis, Syntagma Square, Plaka and downtown area, "X80" Bus is an excellent mode of transportation at a fractional cost of organized group tour. X80 Bus is a better alternative to Metro Green Line in terms of comfort and convenience.
"X80" Bus, departing from Piraeus Port's cruise terminal areas, is climate controlled and clean. It stops at "Akropolis" for visiting the famed Akropolis. It's last stop is "Syntagma Square" for visiting "Plaka" shopping district and Athens downtown attractions. The fare for X80 bus ride is extremely attractive, because "24 hour Ticket" for € 4.50 includes unlimited rides of metros, local buses and X80 Bus throughout Athens and Piraeus during the 24 hour period.
X80 Bus stops are right outside Piraeus Cruise Terminals B (Princess Cruise ships), Terminal C (Cunard Cruise ships), and Terminal A (Holland America ships). For instance, the X80 bus stop outside Terminal B for Princess Cruise ships is right after taxis/limos stands. Next to the X80 Bus Stop post is the ticket booth, where you can buy "24 hour Ticket" for € 4.50 in cash or with a major credit card. Then, board the bus, and validate your ticket at the validation box on the bus. After you validate your ticket for your first use, you don't need to validate it again for your return trip as well as any other side trips in Piraeus and Athens via metros or buses. [To enter a metro train system, you can insert the ticket to open the entrance gate] [Paper tickets are expected to be replaced by smart cards in the near future]
The trip from Piraeus to Syntagma Square takes 35 ~ 45 minutes, and X80 Bus runs about every 35 minutes.
The last bust stop, Syntagma Square Stop, is close to McDonald's at the entrance to Plaka shopping district.
For your return trip to Piraeus Port, you can come back to the same Syntagma Square Stop for X80 Bus. Nearby McDonald's with clean and climate controlled environment is a nice Oasis while waiting for the bus. When you order any drinks/foods at McDonald's, make sure to keep your receipt if you wish to access WC at the lower level, because the "WC Code" required to enter WC is printed in the middle of the receipt.
One piece of advice! If you plan to visit both Akropolis and Plaka/Syntagma Square on the same day, get off X80 Bus at "Akropolis" stop and visit Akropolis first, and then take X80 Bus again at "Akropolis" stop to head to Syntagma Square bus stop. It is because, all the seats of X80 Bus would be taken up when it leaves Syntagma Square in the late afternoon, leaving standing room only by the time the bus reaches Arkopolis stop, forcing you to stand for half an hour of bus trip.
X80 Bus rides would be very convenient, inexpensive, and time flexible substitutes for organized tours from Piraeus Port to Akropolis and Athens downtown.
Written November 2, 2017
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,504 contributions
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We booked direct on their website so I had a confirmation number that needed to be turned into a ticket. Although, my confirmation lacked easy directions, I popped into a Minoan office who told me I could appear a couple of hours ahead of time at the dockside office to get it done. He was right and I had read we could board early (which we did) and also that we could stay on the ship a bit after arrival. It came in at 6:00 am into Heraklion and we needed to disembark by 8:00 am. We had secured a cabin with a private bathroom but we looked at the open seating areas and it looked sufficient for most. The biggest surprise is that seasoned ferry-goers arrived early depositing their blankets and suitcases in the corners on each floor to sleep inside there for the night. We had a family of four just outside the door. Glad the kids finally settled down. There are two eating options if you don't pack in your own food. We grabbed food in one of bars and it was a bit expensive but not ridiculous. The dinning room appeared to have better options but opened later at 8:00. There are a couple of shipboard stores. Our cabin was spacious, single beds a tad uncomfortable, but the crossing was a snap and I would easily do this again to save time in the airport and one night of hotel expense. Good choice. We sailed on the Knossos Palace. Pool was closed. We took a taxi from the bus station so he would get us right to the place where the ships departs. We considered the metro but it would have been two line changes and a confusing walk once we emerged in front of the large port & we'd be dragging suitcases. Flat rate on taxi from bus station, 20 euro.
Written May 27, 2015
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Patrick M
UK148 contributions
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Arrived at cruise port terminal B at Piraeus, stepped off the ship, through the brand new and sparkling clean cruise terminal, and immediately outside the front door is the bus stop for the X80 express bus service into Athens.

The bus runs every 30 minutes (05 and 35), and takes around 35 minutes to take you to Syntagma Square for €4 for a 24 hour ticket valid on all buses, metro, etc and sold on the bus.

The bus driver was exceptionally helpful, telling people where to get off for particular sites, and even pointing out which way they needed to walk when they had go off.
Written November 6, 2015
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Heraklion, Greece82 contributions
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The access to and from the port is a nightmare. For less than 1 Km we needed 40 min The roads are simply to small for the heavy traffic to the port, cars,buses,heavy vehicles. I was begging Seajet the company of the boat to wait just 5 min, but they didnt care about 18 passengers. Not even about more passengers who lost the boat to mykonos. Finally at the biggest port of Greece, there is no space to wait and have a decent coffee. Just a container with A/C which smell like ...... We managed to get on the next boat which should depart at 09.00 and finally departed at 10.00. The port police is only screaming at all people without knowing why, they don't help anybody and just want to finish with there job and go. it is really a disaster area and bad publicity for Greece and tourism!!
Written August 4, 2019
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