Piraeus in Athens Greece

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Piraeus has been a very important city in the ancienty. As a result there are several places to admire archaeological findings. In Castela visitors can see "Siragio" or "Paraskeua's cave", which was probably a sanctuary for the local hero Siragas of Aretousa. Moreover in the basement of Agia Triada church, visitors can see remains from the ancient town's buildings. Respectively, at Gouva of Vavoulas' district there are remains of the central gate of the ancient Walls of Piraeus, which are also seen in the Piraeus' beach. In Zea's Harbour and in the naval yard at Kantharos there are "neoniskoi", ancient deckhouses, found while after excavations at Pasalimani the famous ambry of the ancient Greek architect Filonas was found and a part of it is nowadays kept at a underground building of Ypsilantis str.

A walk at Piraeus districts and neighbourhoods will reveal several sights worth seeing. At Profitis Ilias' hill visitors will find the outdoor Veakio Theatre, where each year several artist events take place. Further down at Mikrolimano and Akti Dilavery visitors can see SEF (Stadio Irinis kai Filias-Peace and Friendship Stadium) with several sport facilities as well as entertainment places. Karaiskaki Stadium district has been obviously influenced by the athletic history of the area and Olympiakos CFP. Visitors should not miss visiting the Archaeological and the Naval Museums of Piraeus. Moreover the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus, considered by many as the "gem" of Piraeus, will fascinate everyone with its austere neoclassical design.

Last but not least a walk along the waterfront which goes as far as the end of Piraeus peninsula is a unique and unforgettable experience as visitors will have the potential of admiring the little natural bays and creeks as well as the wonderful landscape.

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