If you are travelling from Athens to the Greek islands, this list of the best hotels in Piraeus port will be useful if you have an early departure or late arrival.
Ferries to the Greek islands
If you are visiting Greece, chances are you will also want to visit one or more of the Greek islands. While it is possible to get to some by a short flight from Athens airport, others you can only get to by ferry.
The main ferry port of Athens is known as Piraeus, and from here you can get ferries to many of the Greek islands. As some ferries depart in the early morning or arrive late at night, often times it makes sense to stay in Piraeus overnight.In this article, I have listed the best hotels in Piraeus Greece. But first…
Where is Piraeus?
Piraeus is the main Athens ferry port, located about 10 kms out of central Athens. Most boats to the Greek islands depart from Piraeus port, though some ferries depart from Rafina and Lavrio ports that are smaller ports a little further out from central Athens.
You can easily get to Piraeus port from the airport and the centre, using either public transportation or a taxi.
Why stay in Piraeus?
If you are arriving into Athens airport and have an early morning ferry on the next day, it makes more sense to stay in Piraeus than in central Athens.
Similarly, if your ferry from your island of choice returns in Piraeus late in the evening, you might prefer to stay at one of the hotels near Piraeus port and head to the centre (or to the airport) on the next day.
The port of Piraeus is quite big, and has 12 gates where ferries and cruise boats dock. When you book your ferry ticket, you will be informed of the gate that you are departing from.
For most people, it makes sense to stay at a hotel near their departure gate. This map of Piraeus port will help you decide.
Hotels Piraeus Greece
There are plenty of hotels near Piraeus port Athens. Many of them are very close to the metro station, while other are a small distance away, but closer to some of the gates where boats depart from.
Best Hotels in Piraeus
Below, you'll find our top choices for hotels near Piraeus port Athens, and why we think they may be suitable for you. Click on the read more button to be taken through to our partner Booking.com where you can see more details, prices, and of course reviews.
Greek Ferry Information
You may find the following guides to taking Greek ferries from Piraeus to the islands useful:
- How to get to Hydra, Greece – Ferry and Day Trip Information
- Ferry from Athens to Milos – How to get to Milos Greece
- Athens to Chania Ferry Information – Boat From Athens to Crete
- How to get from Athens to Mykonos – 2019 Travel Guide
- How to get from Athens to Santorini – 2019 Travel Guide
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