Piraeus is a city with special history. Since the ancient years Piraeus is a very important city for Greece. His historical evolution through time is unbreakably tied up with the sea, in which it owes his economic and cultural growth. It is found north-west of Athens in a distance of 10 kms from the centre of the capital and is surrounded by Saronikos. As a peninsula is surrounded by sea (geological, it is considered that at the antiquity it was island) and has the advantage of three harbours (central, Mikrolimano and Marina Zeas). Since the ancient years Piraeus, "served" Athens as her harbour and it played important role in the defence of the city. In 1834 Piraeus was selected as the central commercial harbour of Athens.
Since then it has been renovated several times in order to serve the needs and the modern requirements of each period. It is one of the biggest and more important harbours in the Mediterranean. From Piraeus harbour you can easily sail towards some of the most beautiful sites in all the Greece Islands sailing route, as the islands of the Saronic gulf or the Cyclades Islands as Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Chios just to mention some, for a breathtaking luxury sailing or motor yacht vacation. The access to the harbour is particularly easy because at the opposite site of the entrance is located the station of Electric Railway (line Piraeus - Kifisia) along with the starting lines of many buses that connect the harbour with the centre of Athens and the remain regions of Piraeus.