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- I enjoyed our visit to this museum, I didn't know it existed. The voicemap tour took us here. Great recommendation for the local perspective of archeology.Written April 19, 2022
- We took the ferry from Piraeus (Athens) to Paros and back again later in the week. The way out was fine, much comfier, the boat was a lot bigger and less busy than on the return journey.
Luggage storage was a complete mess- so disorganised and a free for all, someone could easily make off with your case.
On the way back it was chaos - only a very small section was economy, with everything business class only meaning there was a free for all to find a seat. The only seats available for economy were a small bit in the cafe and outside at the back. Not very good given the number of people and seems a money making scheme to get people to upgrade.
Cafe was overpriced (as expected) and the only option for food (unlike the boat on the way there that had a fast food restaurant too). Make sure you bring drinks and snacks with you to avoid their prices, €3 for a can of coke!
Was a means to an end but experience could definitely be improved.Written June 18, 2022
- Amazing stadium with amazing fans and a great team called olympiakos piraeus or as it's their nickname "the legend"
Thank youWritten March 6, 2020
- 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
- Liked this church. It was a lovely place to visit. Pleasantly surprised, there was a local lady that explained how things are done in an Orthodox Church.Written April 19, 2022
- My Airbnb host suggested I purchase my ferry tickets in advance, and I'm glad I listened. Hellenic Seaways made so many changes to my itinerary that I would have most likely been screwed and left out of the loop had I just showed up to buy a ticket on the day of my trip. Instead I received emails every single time my itinerary was impacted.
The first change they made was about a week prior to the type of ferry, then they changed the departure time to one that was later. The departure time changed again several times and we ended up getting delayed around an hour. Fortunately my Airbnb host is Greek and used to dealing with the ferry system.
If you're heading to the Greek islands and relying on ferries, my recommendation is to try and avoid any connections if at all possible. I also recommend you try to get to the islands at the front end of your vacation, rather than saving them for last. Also, try to get back to Athens AT LEAST two days before your departing flight. The ferry schedules change so often, I personally wouldn't feel comfortable attempting to get back to Athens with less than a day to spare. Add in any unforeseen bad weather and that could be a recipe for disaster.Written October 26, 2021
- Impressive architecture, intricate decorations, beautiful inside paintings. It is a functional church, anyone can attend the Orthodox service.Written December 10, 2021
- There are lots of pros and cons to this trip. My partner and I couldn’t fly back from Greece for medical reasons so we booked the ferry and there were no cabins. There was a large teen tour programme of some sort travelling with us and while behaviour wasn’t terrible it was a bit anti social. However the bar and restaurant were ok and friendly, and it’s a lovely way to travel in terms of watching the sun go down over the sea with a beer in your hand.
However. Paid extra for indoor seats only to find mine broken. When I asked I was told to take another; loads were free. So it was a waste of money to pay for one, then. Had I time again I’d have brought a lilo to sleep on and be done with it.
Biggest issue was with arrival time. I booked a train an hour and a half after scheduled arrival but we were an hour late and we missed it. Nowhere on the site does it suggest you should expect delays. From the sound of things we were lucky only to have an hour delay!
So I guess the bottom line here is if you have any sort of time-sensitive element to your trip, avoid this like the plague (speaking of which the whole place is like a big box of coughing teen covid). However, if you are up for (and prepared for!) roughing it and your schedule isn’t tight, it’s a good value for money option that’s a lot more enjoyable on the whole than flying or getting the train.Written August 6, 2022
- Our beloved team! The greatest club in Greece! You will be ecstatic if you are a sports fan, you will enjoy the cups and the moments of history.
Gives me the goose bumps!Written January 16, 2019
- We took SeaJets from Pireaus to Sifnos and then again when we returned.
We purchased tickets ahead of time, grabbed the fast boat to Sifnos. There is not much signage (not any) letting you know which boat is which. We just asked around and got in the long queue. Boarding went smoothly. Had a little trouble finding our seats as they weren't numbered on the boat. But a helpful attendant showed us the way. Trip was only about two hours, smooth sailing.
On the way back we had to first stop on another island and then straight to Pireaus. Sea was rough and although this was a larger boat, it was really rocked about. I was actually starting to get nauseous and when I had to use the restroom I had to grab the railing to not fall over. I do not have sea legs. Seating is crowded, not much leg room. But the boat is clean and seemed to be in good working order. The cafe ran out of eating items...so get there right away if you want something.
Disembarking is an experience.....people and vehicles are all jockeying to exit...seems like a wild mess, but it all seems to work.
We will definitely use SeaJets in the future.Written July 27, 2022
- If you are interested in maritime history the Hellenic Maritime Museum in Piraeus is a must if you are in the neighbourhood. Lots and lots of interesting information and very well-made scale models of a variety of ships. Entrance fee is only EUR 4.Written February 17, 2020
- You can find it in Pireas and it is a greatl.It was founded in 1895 and it is a place of undescribable beauty.Written May 20, 2022
- It was good to see this famous landmark in Piraeus as we went past after visiting the ferry terminal.Written April 17, 2018
- The ferry was clean and comfortable. The problem was getting my luggage aboard. This was on the Santorini Palace ferry. I had been in Greece for three weeks and had taken several ferries to the islands. They were all generally comfortable and very clean. The problem with this one was that all passengers had to enter by climbing a set of about fifteen stairs. None of the other ferries had the luggage stored in an area that required this climb. It was slow and pretty difficult with a heavy bag, especially in a crowded line of impatient passengers. There may have been an entrance with an elevator but it wasn’t obvious. I am not handicapped but I am over 70 and brought enough supplies for three weeks in my bag so it was cumbersome. My back was sore for two weeks after I got home. It seems it could have been avoidable.Written July 23, 2022
- Trip from Skopelos to Skiathos in late September was very cramped and very unpleasant due to the strong smell of diesel fumes. The embarkation is very rushed with very little space for suitcases and disembarkation is again rushed but also dangerous with people trying to lift suitcases up the steps.
The larger ferry we took from Skiathos the previous week was a much better experience.Written November 9, 2020
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- All Day Cruise -3 Islands to Agistri,Moni, Aegina with lunch and drinks included
- Athens: Full-Day Island Hopping Cruise with Lunch and Swimming
- One Day Cruise to Hydra - Poros - Aegina from Athens
- From Athens: Aegina Island guided tour in a day
- Athens and Piraeus private tour for groups