island of Greece
Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea.
Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea
group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea; former prefecture
country in Southern Europe
region that encompasses majority of Western Asia and Egypt
Piraeus occupies a huge territory. Check your gate number in advance so you know where to go. It may take 15 minutes of driving or 30 minutes of walking to reach one end of the port from the other.
Since privatisation of the Port of Piraeus Authority passenger facilities have improved greatly. Air conditioned tents have been set up at departure locations around the port and free wi-fi internet access is now available.
Sailings (arrivals and departures) are posted outside the Coast Guard Building at Karaiskaki Square, the main bus terminal for the Piraeus suburbs. Sailings are also available online from the Ministry of Merchant Marine.
The area can become hectic, especially during the summer period, so allow plenty of time to navigate to the correct departure point.
Piraeus is the largest port of Greece, which means that you have a large variety of destinations to choose from. From here flying dolphins and ships leave for the Saronic Gulf Islands (Gate Ε8), high speed catamarans and conventional ferries for the Aegean Islands (Gates E6,E7,E9,E10), ferries and cruise ships for Crete, Lesvos, Chios and the Dodecanese ( Gates E3, E2 and Gate E1 respectively) and bigger vessels for Cyprus and the Middle East (Gates E11,E12). Most major Greek Naval Companies have agencies here.