Piraeus Line (17): Pasalimani
This large circular bay, with a bottleneck channel opening out to the sea, is surrounded by imposing eight-storey modern apartment blocks.
Inaugurated as Athens’ main naval base in the 5th century BC, the ancient harbor of Zea could accommodate 196 triremes. Today, up to 400 of the most impressive motor yachts in Greece moor there. It takes about 20 minutes to walk the perimeter of the bay, along a tree-lined promenade overlooked by open-air cafés.
In the area around you can also see:
Archaeological Museum of Piraeus (Charilaou Trikoupi Str. 31): Standing by the re- mains of the 2nd-century BC Theatre of Zea, the show-pieces here are two Classical bronze statues found in Piraeus in 1959: the proud and perfectly proportioned 5th century BC, Piraeus Apollo and the 4th century BC, Piraeus Athene.
Hellenic Maritime Museum (Themistokleous Coast, Freatida): It is the unique in Greece Naval Museum, housed in a 1960’s building, specially erected for this purpose, in Marina Zea. The museum is rich in artifacts (models of ships, representations of historical events, various objects, paintings, photographs, etc.) relative to the maritime tradition and history of the nation from ancient times until today.