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.
★ Electra Hotel Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
One of the most popular options is Electra hotel Piraeus. Just three blocks away from the metro station, it offers simple, clean rooms with air-condition, TV and a mini fridge.
The Electra is great if you are departing from Gates E5, E6 or E7, where many ferries from Piraeus leave to the Cyclades Islands.
It’s also one of the closest options to Gates E2 and E3, where you will need to go if you are going to Crete from Piraeus.
★★ Delfini Hotel, Piraeus, Greece
The nearby Delfini Hotel doesn’t get as good reviews as the Electra, but it’s a budget accommodation if you only want to stay in Piraeus for a night.
It also has bigger family rooms, which can be very convenient if you are travelling in a larger party.
★★★ Triton Hotel Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
A couple of blocks away, you can find hotel Triton Piraeus. This hotel is slightly more upmarket, and this is reflected on the constantly high ratings.
Most rooms have small balconies with a view to the port. Triton hotel is located close to Gate E8, where boats to Hydra and the other Argosaronic islands depart from.
★★ Piraeus Dream Hotel, Piraeus, Greece
One of the best located hotels in Piraeus is Dream Hotel Piraeus. A short walk from Gates E8 and E9, but also close to the metro station, it offers bright, spacious rooms with nice views of the area.
They serve breakfast starting from 6am, which is very convenient if you have an early ferry.
★★★★★ Piraeus Theoxenia Hotel, Piraeus, Greece
If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Piraeus with a pool, look no further than the Theoxenia, the only 5-star hotel in the area, and still within walking distance of the port.
It offers spacious rooms and elegant suites with safes and large TVs, and is the best hotel option if you are in Piraeus for business.
Considering that breakfast is included in the price, this is actually one of the best value for money hotels in Piraeus!
★★★ The Park Hotel Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
If you are departing from gates E8 or E9, one of the best options is the Park Hotel Piraeus, which has recently been renovated.
The rooms have balconies with views to the nearby park or Piraeus port, and there is a roof garden where you can enjoy a snack or a drink.
★ Hotel Achillion, Piraeus, Greece
For gates E8 and E9, you should also consider Achillion Hotel Piraeus port.
Offering simple rooms and family rooms, it’s another budget option hotel near Piraeus port Athens.
★★ Filon, Piraeus, Greece
Another great Piraeus port hotel, close to Gates E9 and E10, is Hotel Filon Piraeus.
With cosy, budget air-conditioned rooms, it’s one of the hotels in Piraeus that offer the best value.
★★ Phidias Piraeus Hotel, Piraeus, Greece
If you want luxury, spacious rooms with excellent ratings, go for Phidias Piraeus Hotel, a few blocks away from the port.
Providing a private shuttle with free transfers to and from the port of Piraeus, the bus X96 and the metro station, it is one of the best hotels in Piraeus Athens.
This is a great option if you want to spend a couple of days in Piraeus as it’s right next to picturesque Marina Zeas, with a few restaurants and cafés.
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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