Located just 10 kilometers from the city center, Piraeus is home to Greece’s main port and is known as the gateway to the Greek islands. With its fascinating history, trendy bars and underrated restaurants, it’s the perfect place to stay if you have to catch an early-morning ferry to the islands or simply want a central base to explore from. Here are the best hotels in Piraeus to make your stay a great one.
Piraeus Port Hotel
Piraeus Port Hotel's lounge room | Courtesy of Piraeus Port Hotel
Piraeus Port Hotel offers excellent value for money, and some of its rooms even offer views of the Acropolis for a truly fantastic Greek experience. The simple interior features warm wooden tones with a bright breakfast area and bar. The hotel is conveniently located near the Piraeus metro station. For history lovers, it is close by the urban gates of Ancient Piraeus and various museums as well as near the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus, a stunning neoclassical building. There’s also great news for shopping addicts, as Piraeus’ main shopping street is also nearby.
Nestled in the charming marina of Pasalimani (Zea), one of the most attractive areas of Piraeus, Lilia Hotel is actually more like a guesthouse than a hotel. You’ll feel at home straight away in this lovely hotel, which comprises of 20 rooms with en-suite bathrooms and private terraces. Lilia Hotel is perfect for longer stays in the city thanks to its convenient location, which allows guests to see another side of Piraeus besides the port. You will also be ideally placed to take full advantage of the many tavernas, restaurants and cafés nearby.
Phidias Piraeus Hotel is a recently refurbished hotel which offers extremely comfortable rooms at affordable prices. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Piraeus, near Zeas marina. This hotel is an excellent option for travellers with early ferry departures or late-night flights, as it offers free shuttle services to and from the port, the metro station and the airport bus stop. It also serves a delicious American-style breakfast from as early as 6 am, meaning guests with an early departure to the islands won’t start their day on an empty stomach.
Clean and simple, Piraeus Dream City Hotel is particularly recommended for those catching early ferries to the Greek islands thanks to its more than advantageous location next to the port’s Gate 9. Located in one of the most dynamic areas, also known as the birthplace of rebetika music, the hotel offers the perfect base for those looking to explore the port. It serves an American buffet breakfast from 5.30am and also offers delicious local food and drinks in the rooftop restaurant, where you can admire views over the port after a day on the water.
Located in the Trouba area, close to Akti Miaouli, Faros 1 Hotel is a simple and charming boutique hotel. It has 40 rooms, all clean and equipped with all necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The helpful and friendly staff, the welcome drink upon arrival, and decent prices are an added bonus. The hotel has its own restaurant, coffee shop and bar on the premises, perfect for a meal, a nightcap and an evening of reminiscing with your group after a day exploring the city or the neighbourhood.
Nestled in the Mikrolimano area, near the Peace and Friendship stadium, Hotel Carol is a welcoming budget hotel in Piraeus. It features clean rooms which come with comfy beds and are equipped with TVs and A/C — always a bonus in the hot Greek weather. Some of the rooms even provide a view of the charming Mikrolimano Marina. For those who wish to explore the surroundings, Hotel Carol is situated near excellent fish tavernas, restaurants and coffee shops, and is just a quick walk from the picturesque area of Kastella.
Situated within walking distance of the port and the main public transportation stations, Piraeus Theoxenia is the epitome of casual luxury. Equipped with a rooftop pool, vast guestrooms and elegant bathrooms, the hotel also wins points with its welcoming staff and its on-site restaurant, Incognito, which serves mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine. For a less formal setting, the hotel bar has a menu featuring light snacks, drinks and cocktails served throughout the day. The excellent service available at this hotel means that if your ferry departure is early, the staff will even pack sandwiches for you to eat on the boat.