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Piraeus (; Greek: Πειραιάς Pireás [pireˈas], Ancient Greek: Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús, pronounced [peːrai̯eús]) is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens urban area, 12 kilometres (7 miles) southwest from its city center (municipality of Athens), and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf. According to the 2011 census, Piraeus had a population of 163,688 people within its administrative limits, making it the fourth largest municipality in Greece and the second largest within the urban area of the Greek capital, following the municipality of Athens. The municipality of Piraeus and several other suburban municipalities within the regional unit of Piraeus form the greater Piraeus area, with a total population of 448,997. Piraeus has a long recorded history, dating to ancient Greece. The city was largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens and was transformed into a prototype harbour, concentrating all the import and transit trade of Athens. During the Golden Age of Athens the Long Walls were constructed to connect Athens with Piraeus. Consequently, it became the chief harbour of ancient Greece, but declined gradually after the 4th century AD, growing once more in the 19th century, especially after Athens' declaration as the capital of Greece. In the modern era, Piraeus is a large city, bustling with activity and an integral part of Athens, acting as home to the country's biggest harbour and bearing all the characteristics of a huge marine and commercial-industrial centre. The port of Piraeus is the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world, servicing about 20 million passengers annually. With a throughput of 1.4 million TEUs, Piraeus is placed among the top ten ports in container traffic in Europe and the top container port in the Eastern Mediterranean. The city hosted events in both the 1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens. The University of Piraeus is one of the largest universities in Greece.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Pireas in Greece. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Pireas like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Athens, Greece. Athens is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Acropolis, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum. Tour packages of Pireas are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Pireas*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pireas

    Know the pollution level of Pireas before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
  • Pireas: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pireas for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pireas.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Living in Pireas - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 83.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 68.97 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.11 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 25 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.54 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.37 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Pireas

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pireas

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.22 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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