Thursday, February 4, 2016

Last Stop for the Day - Port Visit

Our walk down from Acropolis Hill brought us back to the place we started in the morning - the Acropolis Metro Station. We were slowly getting our bearings with the Acropolis as our landmark guide. Our apartment was pretty close. We could just walk home but we decided to walk in the area to be better familiarized with the city. 

The Acropolis - a building next to the Acropolis Metro Station. It is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis.
Grand entrance to an apartment complex near the Acropolis

In my itinerary the plan was to go to Monastiraki Square; bit of a walk from where we were. However, since we got ourselves the all day Metro ticket, we might as well head to the furthest that we could go on the Metro. 

So we decided to go to Piraeus Port and save Monastiraki for the next day. 

We took the Metro from Akropoli to Omonia and then change to Metro Green Line to Port Piraeus
Tickets are available from the ticket dispense machines or the window counters
Port Piraeus is quite far from Athens - about 15kms away. The Metro cuts through the busy suburbs of Athens. Arrival at Port Piraeus stop the last stop on Green Line.

Piraeus today it is the main port of Athens, the biggest port in Greece, one of the leading ports in the Mediterranean in fact. It is an important centre of the merchant marine, industry and transportation.
Ferries to the islands

As it waits for more passengers to embark...

Cruises to the Mediterranean
Piraeus port is the chief exit point from the city by sea for destinations amongst the Aegean Islands and elsewhere in the east Mediterranean. 

Where to Mom?

No taking ferries today. So we dropped by this shop for some fruits
And coffee and some snacks from the next door shop...happiness :) :) :)
As it was almost dark, we decided to head back to the apartment. Tired from the whole day adventure, we must have dozed off the moment we got on the Metro. Luckily we didn't miss our stop!

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