Ionion Hotel Piraeus
10 Kapodistriou, Piraeus, 18531, Greece
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interesting old architecture in the side streets
Saronic Gulf and Islands
Piraeus - Saronic Gulf
Piraeus - Agios Nikolaos Church
Piraeus Train Station
I will arrive in Piraeus port very early in the morning (5:30 am)by ferry from Chania. Is there already the free shuttle bus to the metro station? I want to go to Chalkida by train. Are there 2 different train stations in Piraeus? Or is one the train station and the other one is the metro station? What do I have to say to the taxi driver in case there is no shuttle bus?
Thanks for your advise!
Re: Piraeus Train Station
There is not a shuttle bus (I know, we walked for miles!!!). It is best if you ask the taxi driver for the metro or the train - they should know the difference. I don't have the information, but it may be worth checking out the Athens website to find out when the trains/trams start running.
Hope this is helpful
Re: Piraeus Train Station
From Piraeus port, the metro is just 3 minute walk across the street toward your left. I asked the clerk when they opened and her response was 5am. We plan to take the metro to Koloniki very early in the morning & put our luggage in storage until 4pm check-in.
Travel Tips for Piraeus
When strolling around Pireaus...
When strolling around Pireaus if you see this building somewhere you will know that it is the University of Pireaus.
Short history of the University It was founded in 1938. Its name was School for Industrial Studies. In 1945 it was renamed to Higher School for Industrial Studies and its aim was to be the theoretical and practical training of managerial executives. In 1958, the Higher School for Industrial Studies was renamed to Industrial University. In 1989, the Industrial University was again renamed to University of Piraeus.
Getting To Piraeus #2 Airport Bus
To get to Piraeus from the airport the X96 bus runs from the arrivals terminal all the way into the port itself with a 90 minute journey time. Buses run 24hrs, 7 days a week, with a frequency of every 15-20 minutes from 0500 until 2000 and then every 30 minutes during the night. Single fare is 3.20 euro.
"Where I was grown up"
Piraeus, is considered for historical reasons a separate city (as it was in ancient times), but in fact nowadays it belongs to greater Athens (though a different municipality)
Piraeus is the biggest and busiest port in Greece. A residential town mainly with very little for a traveller to discover but nevertheless an important stopover if you intend to take boats to any island destination.
Piraeus is where I was grown up, went to school and where my parents and my sister with her family still live.
Very close to Athens and to Pireaus (about 31 nautical miles) lies the beautiful and magnificent island of POROS.
Picturesque, clean, much frequented or romantic sandy beaches or beaches with pebbles. Among the scenic backstreets you will find small tavernas.Prefer the fresh fish. Cafes, restaurants, bars and gift shops are situtated across the harbour.
The Archaelogical Museum of Poros (Mon-Sat, 09:00-15:00)
The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi which dates back to the 18th century.
The Russian naval port which dates back to 1834.
The sanctuary of Poseidon
You can go to POROS by boat from Pireaus or by road from Athens or Pireaus via Epidavros or Galatas. From Galatas it will take you 5 min to reach the island by boat.
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