Piraeus (Ath r.24)

A walk through the history of Piraeus, the biggest port in Greece
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Patron saint of Piraeus Agios Spyridon was built in 1875 on the ruins of a Byzantine monastery. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

Saint Spyridon Church was built in 1875 on the ruins of a Byzantine Monastery

One of the most beautiful churches of Piraeus is the 1840 catholic church of Saint Paul. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

Catholic Church of Saint Paul is one of the most beautiful churches of Piraeus. Built in 1840

The metro station of Piraeus is the terminal of the green line that goes all the way to Kifissia. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The metro station of Piraeus is the terminal of the green line that goes all the way to Kifissia.

The Nautical Hospital of Piraeus was built in 1902 as the hospital of the Russian community. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

Nautical Hospital of Piraeus built in 1902 as the hospital of the Russian community.

Detail from the entrance of the 1895 Municipal Theatre of Piraeus. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

1895 Municipal Theatre of Piraeus.

The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus was built on the Hellenistic period Theatre of Zea which is now one of its exhibits. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus was built on the Hellenistic period Theatre of Zea which is now one of its exhibits.

Exhibits from the yard of the archaeological museum. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

Exhibits from the yard of the archaeological museum.

The top of the legendary WWII submarine 'Papanikolis' in front of the Hellenic Maritime Museum. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The top of the legendary WWII Submarine "Papanikolis" in front of the Hellenic Maritime Museum

Detail from the Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus.(Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

Detail from the Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus.

The Electric Railways Museum is located in a spot of Piraeus metro station. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The Electric Railways Museum is located in a spot of Piraeus metro station.

The beautiful church of Agios Konstantinos was built in 1887. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The beautiful church of Agios Konstantinos was built in (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The impressive Municipal Theatre of Piraeus was recently restored to its original form after years of neglect. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The impressive Municipal Theatre of Piraeus was recently restored to its original form after years of neglect.

Agia Triada was built in 1845 and is Piraeus' Cathedral. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

Agia Triada was built in 1845 and is Piraeus' Cathedral.

The strict Archaeological Museum of Piraeus. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The strict Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.

The small square in front of the Hellenic Maritime Museum is a museum of its own with a number of exhibits. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

The small square in front of the Hellenic Maritime Museum is a museum of its own with a number of exhibits.

This bust at the entrance of the Municipal Theatre belongs to one of the most famous Piraeus women, Katina Paxinou, an actress who had an international carrier and won many awards, with an Oscar and a Golden Globe being among them. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

This bust at the entrance of the Municipal Theatre belongs to one of the most famous Piraeus women, Katina Paxinou, an actress who had an international carrier and won many awards, with an Oscar and a Golden Globe being among them. (Walking Athens, Route 24 - Piraeus)

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