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Watery Wednesday #55: Piraeus

20 Apr

If you’re coming to Athens by ship, boat, or any type of water carrier, chances are you will be dropped here in the port of Piraeus.  It is located 12 km south of Athens.

In addition to being the largest marine – based shipping centre of Greece, Piraeus is also the commercial hub of Greek shipping, with most of Greece’s shipowners basing their commercial operations there, largely centred around the street Akti Miaouli. [wikipedia]

We also noted a number of foreign embassies have offices here.

WATERY WEDNESDAY is hosted by 2sweetnsaxy.

 
19 Comments

Posted by on April 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

19 responses to “Watery Wednesday #55: Piraeus

  1. 2sweetnsaxy

    April 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Nice shots. One of these days I would love to visit.

     
  2. Artlover

    April 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Now the boats in the lake:-) Nice harbour pictures

     
  3. Photo By Manka

    April 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Great shot, i have been in Greece twice (Crete and Cos)and it is one of my favorite countries that i have visit.

    /Magnus

     
  4. Ebie

    April 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Athens is coastal and you have great shots here!

    P.S. Pt. Dume is near Malibu, and yes it is probably 25 to 30 miles the long way. But if I cross the the canyon (thru the mountains and winding steep road), it would be closer and less traffic.

     
  5. Eileen

    April 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Nice shot, I would love to visit Greece.

     
  6. carolynUSA

    April 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I really hope I get to Greece in my future travels. What an experience it would be, I am sure. Very nice harbor photos.

     
  7. J Bar

    April 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    These are great.

     
  8. Hilda

    April 21, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Fascinating information. I never even thought about Greece’s ports, even though I knew that shipping is a large part of their economy. Great photos, especially of that extremely tall smokestack!

     
  9. luna miranda

    April 21, 2010 at 3:03 am

    i bet this is a busy port, with all the cruises in Greece. wonderful photos.

     
  10. Siromade

    April 21, 2010 at 3:11 am

    What a lovely scenery viewing all the building from the shore. There’ a lot of wonderful place to visit in your country.

     
  11. Misalyn

    April 21, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Great captures. I like the first photo. I would love to visit Athens pero wala pang andakels hahaha. Ipon muna.

     
  12. Annelie

    April 21, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Love Greece! Nice pictures!

     
  13. Linnea

    April 21, 2010 at 5:10 am

    That must have been an exciting experience to arrive by boat. Very fine shots.

     
  14. Riet

    April 21, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Great pictures of Greece. Still want to go there one day

     
  15. Marie Carpe Diem

    April 21, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Lovely shots.

     
  16. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    April 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Those are beautiful pictures. I read in the post below that you are having PC problems. Hope you recovered your pictures? I hate using the built-in laptop mouse too. Bill has our laptop (which right now is all we have with us) fixed up so I can use a wireless mouse. Makes me a much happier camper.

     
  17. docgelo

    April 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    nice contrasts between the city and the barge; between the ship and the ferry.

     
  18. tinasphotoblog

    April 21, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Great composition in your photos, and great colours! 🙂

     
  19. Ladynred

    April 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place to visit. I always hear that Greece is beautiful.

     

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