Piraeus Line (16): 2nd Cruise Ships Terminal
The port of Piraeus is the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe.
In 1456, Piraeus became known as the Aslan Liman (Lion’s Port), a name given by Ottoman Turks during the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The Piraeus Lion was looted in 1687 by Francesco Morosini during his expedition against Athens and was carried to the Venetian Arsenal, where it still stands today. A copy of the lion statue is on display at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.