Athens (Piraeus), Greece Overview
Piraeus is situated in the southwest part of the central plain of Attica, also widely known as the Attica Basin, which the Athens agglomeration (urban area) sprawls across. Piraeus is bounded by the Mount Egaleo to the northwest, and the Saronic Gulf to the south and west, and connected with the rest of the Athens Urban Area to the east and northeast. The “city proper” of Piraeus consists of a rocky peninsula, originally an island, featuring three natural harbours. In addition to the central one, called Kantharos in ancient times, the smaller harbours to the east are still in use : Zea, also known as Pasalimani, and Munichia, the smallest of the three and widely known as Mikrolimano. Nowadays, the Piraeus larger urban area includes the suburban harbours of Drapetsona, Keratsini and Perama. The central harbour is a hub of commercial and passenger shipping, whereas the two smaller ones cater to recreational and fishing craft as well as passenger hydrofoils.
Detailed Map of Athens (Piraeus), Greece
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The Acropolis of Athens ( Greek: Ακρόπολη Αθηνών) is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
The Parthenon ( Greek: ) is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power.
The significant Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Cycladic culture is best known for its schematic, flat idols carved out of the islands' pure white marble centuries before the great Middle Bronze Age (" Minoan") culture arose in Crete, to the south: these figures have been looted from burials to satisfy a thriving Cycladic antiquities market since the early 20th century.
The Byzantine and Christian Museum ( Greek: Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο) is situated at Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in Athens, Greece. It was founded in 1914 and houses more than 25,000 exhibits with rare collections of pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, manuscripts and copies of artifacts from the 3rd century AD to the late medieval era.
The Benaki Museum, established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis, is housed in the Benakis family mansion in downtown Athens, Greece. The museum houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Asian art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop.
The Panathenaic Stadium or Panathinaiko ( Greek: Παναθηναϊκό στάδιο), also known as the Kallimarmaro (Καλλιμάρμαρο, meaning the "beautifully marbled"), is a multi-purpose stadium used for several events and athletics in Athens that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
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ATHENS / PIRAEUS , GREECE - A WALKING TRAVEL TOUR - HD 1080P
A walking travel tour of Athens and Piraeus in Greece. Filmed in 2010. This was my very first walking tour video. I apologize for the shaky footage. Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years.
Piraeus (Greece) Collage Video - youtube.com/tanvideo11
http://www.tanmarket.com - Piraeus (/paɪˈriːəs/ or /pɪˈreɪ.əs/; Greek: Πειραιάς Pireás [pireˈas], Ancient Greek: Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús, pronounced [peːrajeús]) is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens urban area,12 km southwest from its city center (municipality of Athens), and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.
The Port of Piraeus, Greece, July 2009
Views in and around the Port of Piraeus, including the ferries and cruise ships, nearby streets and buildings, a beautiful sunset, and the view upon leaving the port.
PIREUS CITY - GREECE
Port and city
GREECE-Piraeus ------ Music:Zorbas-Mikis Theodorakis !!!!!!!!! I love Piraeus
Emerald Princess Cruise ~ Part 2 ~ Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Views of Athens, Greece Views from the Princess Line "Emerald Princess" on her Mediterranean cruise in July/August 2007.
Spirit-class cruise ship Costa Mediterranea - port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece / Hafen von Piräus
Spirit-class cruise ship Costa Mediterranea - port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece / Hafen von Piräus, Athen, Griechenland Costa Mediterranea is a Spirit-class cruise ship operated by Costa Cruises. She was constructed at the Kvaerner Masa-Yards (currently Aker Finnyards) in Helsinki, Finland at a cost of over 400 million Euros.
piraeus greece - Πειραιάς
piraeus is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens urban area,12 kilometres (7 miles) southwest from its city center (municipality of Athens), and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.
MS Seabourn Odyssey - port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece / Hafen von Piräus, Athen, Griechenland
MS Seabourn Odyssey - port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece / Hafen von Piräus, Athen, Griechenland The Seabourn Odyssey is the first new ship for Seabourn Cruise Line in over a decade. About 90% of the ship's suites have private verandas.
"Navigator of the Seas" cruise ship arrival in Piraeus Port - Athens, Greece (October 9, 2013)
RCI cruise ship "Navigator of the Seas" arrived in our second Port of Call on Wednesday, early morning (October 9, 2013) - PIRAEUS, Greece! (the German cruise ship "AIDA diva"-- also seen here -- came after us) Piraeus -- which roughly means 'the place over the passage' -- has been inhabited since the 26th century BC.