Piraeus Line (18): Microlimano
Best known for its excellent fish restaurants with open-air water side terraces
Best known for its excellent fish restaurants with open-air water side terraces, this delight- full small, circular bay is built on a human scale. The ancients, who kept their ships here, believed it was protected by the goddess Munichia Artemis, and initially named it after her. The Turkish navy used it too, which is why it is still sometimes known as Tourkolimano (Turkish harbor). Today it is filled with the small wooden boats of local fishermen, who supply the surrounding restaurants from their daily catch.
In the area around the station you can also see:
Veakio Theatre: Veakio, the summer Public Theatre in one of the most beautiful spots of Piraeus, the hill of Kastella (Prophet Elias) in altitude 86.59 m and a wonderful view to the sea. Veakio theatre is during the summer period the center of a remarkable artistic movement, with appearances of Greek and foreign trope, folk groups, of international reputation and concerts of known artists.
Kastella: built into the hillside of Prophet Elias, which overlooks Microlimano, this picturesque residential, quarter is filled with pastel-colored Neo-Classical houses, built between 1834 and 1900, and a labyrinth of steep streets and stairways. There’s a village atmosphere here, making it a great area to explore on foot.