This port of Greece, and one of the largest in the Mediterranean, is a city in its own right. It has a population of one million and is only 10km from Athens.
Its strategic importance was established during the Classical era - when Themistocles built the famous Long Walls which linked both cities. Large sections of these walls can be seen today,as well as ruins of other ancient buildings,including two ancient theatres. The ancient harbours of Zea and Munichia are today called Passalimani and Mikrolimano, or Tourkolimano ... more Piraeus Greece