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Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

Although the museum was founded in 1935 a wide restructuring was made in 1966. Traces of the city's prosperity are exhibited at the archaeological museum near the Zea Harbour. A fine collection of sculptured grave monuments, reliefs and pottery mainly from the 5th and 4th centuries BC are put on a display over there. Just beside the museum are the ruins of the ancient theatre.
Address: 31 Harilaou Trikoupi, Piraeus, Athens, Greece. 

Municipal Gallery of Piraeus

The gallery was inaugurated in 1957 that displays work by Greek artists such as M. Axelos, K. Volanakis, P. Vyzantiou, A. Geralis, E. Doukas, D. Kokotsis, Th. Lazaris, N. Lytras, K. Maleas, M. Ekonomou, K. Romanides, A. Christofis and works of other young artists as well. It started its operation as a section of the Municipal Library in the building of the Municipal Theater.

A collection of around 80 sculptures by George Kastriotis, a collection of 156 works by artist St. Lazaros and the collection given by the famous Greek actor Manos Katrakis (that comprise theatrical costumes, photographs, theatrical material and personal belongings) are beautifully exhibited in the gallery that fetches the attention of millions of visitors.

Thus, it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Piraeus.
Address: 91 Iroon Polytechniou Str, 185 36 Piraeus, Greece

Railway Station (Piraeus-Peloponnese)

The buildings of Piraeus Railway Station are decorated with 'Bouniato' on all the four sides which are in fact the first example of industrial architecture in Greece. The frames of doors and windows, the false-roofs, the big wooden-bar doors and the decorating strips that run across the walls of the buildings are all made of stone and are covered by wooden roofs of tiles. Even the toilets have stone-made water reservoirs.

Hellenic Maritime Museum

Hellenic Maritime Museum highlights the whole Greek Navy's history that was founded in 1949. The oldest objects are some worked obsidian stones that represent the era around 8000BC. The museum has nautical pieces spanning the history of the Greek navy from ancient times to the present day. Besides this, there are paintings, ship models, maps, flags, and nautical instruments. The museum also has a library with 10,000 volumes and a photographic and film collection as well.
Address: Akti Themistokleous, Freattys, 185 37 Piraeus, Greece.

Zea Marina

In Greece, Zea's marina is the place where some of the most impressive yachts and cruisers are moored. The coastline is full of restaurants, tavernas, bars and shops that cater to the needs of yachtsmen. Here, you can also find the Flying Dolphins (hovercrafts), if you want to go to the Saronic Gulf islands. 

Mikrolimano

Once protected by the goddess Mounichia Artemis, this port is today a popular hang-out for tourists. It is a lovely little harbour full of fishing boats, small vessels and some very beautiful yachts. 

Kastella

Also known as Prophetis Elias built on a hill; Kastella is Piraeus' most fashionable neighbourhood. If you walk towards the top of the hill you will find yourself in narrow streets surrounded by picturesque houses. The view of the central harbour, Zea and Mikrolimano from here is just marvellous.

Athens Contemporary Architecture

Two specific features distinguish urban architecture in the Greek capital: The heavy legacy of Athenian 19th-century Neo-Classicism and the sentimental attachment of its creators to the indigenous vernacular tradition.
Address: Athens, Greece (Around 5.33-miles from Piraeus).
 

Kessariani Monastery

For a total change of scenery, around 5.33-miles from Piraeus, one can grab a taxi to the Kessariani Monastery. A short drive takes you to the famous Byzantine monastery, located in the forest on the slopes of Mount Ymittos which is an altogether different experience.
Address: Kessariani Forest, Athens, Greece.

Ancient Agora

This unique archaeological park served as the city's marketplace from the 6th century BC to the 6th century AD. Scattered throughout the Agora are statues and ruins of numerous buildings, the most interesting of which is the well-preserved Temple of Hephaistos or Thission, built in the 5th century BC. 
Address:  Athens, Greece.

Saronic Islands

Under the name the Saronic Islands, a big group of islands near Piraeus and under Piraeus prefecture can be found. The name comes from the Gulf, Saronic Gulf, which washes Piraeus' banks. 

Hydra

Hydra is another of the Saronic Islands located between the Saronic and Argolis Gulf. Its rocky area is spread across 50sq.km. areas & its shoreline across 55km that has a population of 3000. Hydra is also famous for as the most unspoiled island due to its limited growth, besides being the most ecological island without cars. 

The tourists can simply visit the place and can finish it in just one day. From Piraeus, Hydra is well connected, thus it is easy to reach this island using the Ferry or the Flying Dolphin.