Piraeus history was directly related with Athens, even until today. Piraeus is one of the largest port of Mediterranean today, and is connected with Athens airport. There is where you have to go in order to get the ship to visit Aegean islands or Crete by boat.
Actually Piraeus has 3 natural harbours, Piraeus, Zea and Mikrolimano. During antiquity Piraeus was called “Kantharos” after an ancient type of ceramic vase. Piraeus today hosts all passengers’ ships that connect Greece with its islands.
Piraeus Archaeological museum is located in Zea (Marina tis Zeas). In Mikrolimano there are many fish taverns.