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Top Choice Deli in Piraeus


This superb delicatessen and spice shop offers a fine selection of gourmet cheeses, ready-made mezedhes, olive oils and preserved foods. It's a veritable museum of regional Greek foodstuffs.
Top Choice Seafood in Piraeus


Chef Lefteris Lazarou, a Piraeus native, has been shaping Greek tastes since the 1980s, when he brought fish to the fine-dining menu. For years he had a Michelin-starred restaurant in Athens, but moved back to his r…
Market in Piraeus

General Market

With the sea breezes blowing over the morning hustle and bustle, the Piraeus market is an excellent slice of life. There's a broad range of food and bric-a-brac, as well as cheap bars and cafes around the periphery,…
Taverna in Piraeus

To Kapileio Tou Zaxou

It may be a bit inland, but this family-run Greek fish taverna still conveys the spirit of the sea. Choose from grilled catches of the day, calamari and octopus. House wine comes from the big barrels shelved above t…
Mezedhes in Piraeus


Grab a cab to this fantastic seafood mezedhopoleio, where you can tuck into small plates of grilled sardines or steamed mussels. For dessert there's kaimaki ice cream – an old Asia Minor recipe made chewy with sahle…
Rooftop Bar in Piraeus

Mary Pickford

This seaside rooftop bar in Mikrolimano district offers a bit of Hollywood style and views that stretch past the harbour towards the Acropolis and Lykavittos Hill. The drinks menu is just as expansive with six categ…
Seafood in Piraeus


This port restaurant is the picture of simplicity, with a menu that comprises exactly three things: salad, fried shrimp and fried red mullet. Although it's tucked away by the naval academy, it's no secret, and can b…
Museum in Piraeus

Electric Railways Museum

Tucked inside the Piraeus station, this museum is a trove of old switches, nifty models and cool machinery, including a gleaming old wooden train car. It's a passion project of a former railway employee, and he and …
Museum in Piraeus

Piraeus Archaeological Museum

The museum's star attraction is the magnificent statue of Apollo, the Piraeus Kouros, the larger-than-life, oldest hollow bronze statue yet found. It dates from about 520 BC and was discovered buried in rubble in 19…
Taverna in Piraeus


A spot of calm: head back into this renovated old shopping arcade to dine under grapevines on mezedhes or classic dishes from all over Greece. There's live rembetika on weekends. If you're not hungry for a full meal…