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  Piraeus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the capital of the Piraeus Prefecture.
Piraeus remains a major shipping and industrial centre, and is the terminus for Line 1 (the "green line"), the electric train service now incorporated into the Athens Metro.
The population of the demos (municipality) of Piraeus (Δήμος Πειραιώς) is 175,697 (2001).
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 Harbours full text
Piraeus is situated in the northern part of the west coastline of Attica peninsula, surrounded by the Saronic gulf.
Inhabitance of Piraeus was mainly initiated in 479B.C. with the instigation of the Athenian Deme by Themistocles to fortify and develop the most significant port of Athens.
Remnants of the fortification of the harbour and the city are preserved on the peninsula of Piraeus, on the whole length of the Eetioneian coast, northeast of the city as well as behind the area of today’s Kastella.
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 The Port of Piraeus Through The Ages
The harbour, or port, of Piraeus was, of course, used on occasion as a base for the Byzantine fleet or by pirates who then, as later, roamed the Aegean.
Indeed, by the end of the 19th century, certain events had contributed decisively to the evolution of Piraeus and its ultimate declaration as the country's leading port - a position which, for 50 years-, was claimed by Syros, the region's most important maritime centre of the period.
The Port of Piraeus at that time, despite the steady increase in traffic and the fact that the first extensive harbour-works were almost completed, was encountering serious prob- lems.
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 FOCUS on GREECE - Piraeus
The city of Piraeus, planned by the architect Ippodamos from Melos, was built in the middle of the 5th century B.C. Ippodamos' plans were used as guidelines for replanning the city in 1834.
Piraeus is the main port of Athens, the biggest in Greece and one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea.
Piraeus is the most important shipping, industrial and transport centre of the country.
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 Piraeus
Piraeus, or Peiraeus (Modern Greek: Πειραιά(ς;) Pireá(s), Ancient Greek / Katharevousa: Πειραιεύς; Pireéfs) is a city in the prefecture of Attica, Greece, located south of Athens.
The population of the demos (municipality) of Piraeus is 175,697 (2001).
In the medieval times Piraeus was is also known as Porto Leone (due to the sculpture of a Lion in the port entrance).
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 Piraeus Travel Guide: Hotel Reservations, Restaurants, Nightlife, Maps, Transportation, Articles, and Things To Do in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Visually, the city of Piraeus is almost the same as Athens; the border between the two cities is imperceptible within the endless maze of streets and houses.
Piraeus has three harbors: Great Harbor, where the bulk of Greece's maritime trade and the bulk of the Aegean ferry traffic arrives and departs; and Zea Marina and Mikrolimano, two smaller harbors where private yachts dock and a small amount of hydrofoil traffic takes passengers to the Saronic Islands.
Swinging back to its former glory, Piraeus was again Greece's principal port at the beginning of the 20th century, but in 1923 had to deal with the influx of 100,000 immigrants from Turkey.
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 Ancient Athens Greece Hellas Port of Piraeus Porto Leone web site Information for the city of Athens Greece Hellas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The city of Piraeus, planned by architect Ippodamos from Milos, was built in the middle of the 5th century BC Ippodamos plans were used as guidelines for planning over the city in 1834.
Piraeus was known in medieval times as Porto Leone, a name due to the enormous lion stone, which guarded the port's entrance.
Piraeus is the most important shipping, industrial and transport center of the country.
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 FRB: Press Release -- Approval of application of Piraeus Bank S.A. -- June 14, 1999
Piraeus, with consolidated assets equivalent to approximately $4.6 billion, is a commercial bank organized under the laws of Greece.
Piraeus is required to submit a number of financial reports to the Bank of Greece, including semiannual reports concerning, among other things, profit and loss, capital adequacy, liquidity, asset quality, large exposures, currency positions, loans and guarantees to affiliates and insiders, investments in other financial and nonfinancial institutions, and 10-percent shareholders.
Piraeus has committed that, to the extent not prohibited by law, it will make available to the Board such information on the operations of Piraeus and any of its affiliates that the Board deems necessary to determine and enforce compliance with the BHC Act, the IBA, and other applicable federal law.
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 Electronic Antiquities Volume III, Number 3
Despite belonging to different demes, however, residents of the Piraeus were identified as such and thought of as a social category(6).
His supposition raises questions on two counts: the relative size of the populations of the Piraeus and the asty, and the social status of the jurors from the Piraeus.
We do not have clear evidence of the size of the population of the Piraeus, though it certainly grew rapidly from the time when the port was developed in the early fifth century, and it has been suggested that c.432 the population of the Piraeus matched that of the asty(7).
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 Piraeus --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The harbour at Piraeus, the port of Athens, on the Saronic Gulf, Greece
The main harbour, Kántharos (ancient Cantharus), is enclosed on the west by the small Ietionía peninsula, on the south by the main Akti peninsula (the Peraïki sector of the port), and on the east by the hill of Munychia (modern Kastélla).
The town (the present combined municipality of Salamís-Naústathmos) is a port on the west coast of the island.
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 A Carefree Journey Through Athens Port of Pireaus
In Piraeus you have the ferry boats and the metro station separated by a street where the traffic never stops and yet there are no crosswalks.
The light that tells pedestrians when to cross seems to never favor them and when the little man does turn green you can only get half way across the street and are stuck on a traffic island that is about a foot wide with a hundred other people and traffic whizzing by from both directions.
Piraeus was his scene and I respected him for it.
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 Piraeus - the main port of Greece south west of Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Piraeus - the main port of Greece south west of Athens
The Port and Harbour of Piraeus (Pireas) in Athens, Greece
The main harbour of Piraeus is the main shipping and ferry port for Athens.
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 Medcruise
Piraeus has the unique privilege of being made up of various natural ports: the Central or major port, the Port of Zea, (Pashalimani) and the Port of Munichia (Microlimano).
The port holds a major position in the passenger traffic in the entire world, with an annual turnover of 12 million passengers and it is equipped with various state-of-the-art facilities, all of which serve the vessel and the passenger in many ways.
As intriguing a city as Piraeus may be, the main attraction for most arrivals is undoubtedly Athens, which is a relatively short coach journey away.
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 Piraeus
Piraeus remains a major shipping and industrial centre.
In very early antiquity Piraeus was a rocky island connected to the mainland by a low-lying stretch of land that was flooded with sea water most of the year and was used as a salt field whenever it dried up.
The fortification of Piraeus was begun in 493 BC.
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 Perseus Site: Piraeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Approaching Piraeus from the sea, from SW View of inlet at Akti Themistokleous and Odos Chantzara, from W-NW Approaching Piraeus from the sea, from SW View of inlet at Akti Themistokleous and Odos Chantzara from NW Overview
Piraeus, Shrine of Aphrodite Euploia: General view from sanctuary toward S-SW Piraeus, Shrine of Aphrodite Euploia: General view of tower at sanctuary from W-SW Piraeus, Shrine of Aphrodite Euploia: General view of tower at sanctuary from W
Piraeus, Shrine of Aphrodite Euploia: General view of sanctuary from SW Piraeus, Shrine of Aphrodite Euploia: General view of sanctuary from SE Piraeus, Shrine of Aphrodite Euploia: General view of sanctuary from W
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 Piraeus album | Magwa | Fotki.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He correctly noted the advantageous position of the three bays, existing in the area and convinced the Athenians to transfer their port from Phaliron to Piraeus.
The fortification of the harbor were completed by Kimon and Pericles with the construction of the Long Wall, by which Athens and Piraeus were joined.
During its peak period the harbor of Piraeus contained 372 "neosoikoi" (sheds near the sea where ships were kept out of the water), "skevothikes" (the yards for the rigging of warships) and shipyards for the building of ships.
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 Piraeus, PIRAEUS, Hotels in Greece - Piraeus Island - Hotels in Piraeus
Piraeus is Greece's third largest city in terms of population and its biggest port.
The ancient harbours of Piraeus were Zea and Munichia.
The commercial harbour of Piraeus is one of the most important in the Mediterranean.
www.travelinfo.gr /piraeus   (196 words)

  
 Pireaus, Pasalimani, Kastela, Glyfada, Faliro, Hotels, Accommodation & Lodgings Travel Guide of Greece.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Due to the rapid development of the area between them, Athens and Piraeus have really become one big city, the boundaries between them being more of an administrative nature rather than real ones.
The Piraeus Museum contains objects, mainly sculptures, discovered in Piraeus and the area of the Attic coast.
Pay particular attention to the five bronze statues discovered in Piraeus in 1959: The Archaic Kouros-Apollo, two statues of Artemis, the Piraeus Athena and a tragic mask (4th century B.C.).
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 Athens Greece, Athens Hotels, Piraeus, Pireas, accommodation in Athens, Athens Greece, Attica, Greece - travel greece
Piraeus - Due to the rapid development of the area between them, Athens and Piraeus have really become one big city, the boundaries between them being more of an administrative nature rather than real ones.
The city of Piraeus, planned by the architect Ippodamos from Melos, was built in the middle of the 5th century BC.
Porto Leone - Piraeus was known in medieval times as Porto Leone, a name due to the enormous stone lion which guarded the port's entrance.
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 Apollo of Piraeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was found in Piraeus in 1959 at a rescue excavation, 1.5 meters under the surface near Saint Trinity Church, where there is a small park today.
It is certain that the statue is Apollo because, in addition to the fact that there were Artemis statues with it (perhaps from a common temple of the twin gods), the statue has Apollo’s classic hairstyle as it is known from other renditions in sculpture and painting.
It was the expression that betrayed Apollo of Piraeus as a charioteer, because of the existence of other charioteers in distant China.
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 Piraeus : Introduction | Frommers.com
Piraeus has been the port of Athens since antiquity, and is still where you catch most island boats and cruise ships.
As in antiquity, today's Piraeus has the seamier side of a sailors' port of call and the color and bustle of an active harbor -- both aspects, somewhat sanitized, were portrayed in the film that made Melina Mercouri an international star, Never on Sunday.
Piraeus also has a sprawling street market just off the main harbor, where you can buy produce brought each day on island boats, including bread baked that morning on distant islands.
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 Hotels in Piraeus, Greece
Hotel Lilia is situated in one of the most beautiful Greek harbours, Pasalimani, Lilia Hotel is 800 meters from the main port of Piraeus.
We are in the center of Piraeus (the port of Athens) Away from the city of Athens only 20 minutes.
The hotel is family run business 3* and is located in the lively district of piraeus (main port of Athens), and only 20 minutes away from the Athens center.
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 Piraeus Bank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Piraeus Bank is a large, aggressively expanding Greek bank with about 270 branches, including one in London, and subsidiaries in New York and the Balkans.
1916: Banque du Piree (Piraeus Bank; BP) established.
1991: The government privatized BP and the bank changed its name to Piraeus Bank (PB).
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 Piraeus on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ING and Piraeus Bank Finalise Strategic Alliance for the Greek Market.
Piraeus port shuts down for Olympic security measures.
League match at the Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, 13 September 2005.
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 Forbes.com: TEXT-Moody's ups Piraeus Bank's (GREECE) l-t deposit rtg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Moreover, Piraeus Bank's capital position was strengthened by the acquisition of ETVA Bank, allowing the bank to expand its business over the medium term without having to raise more capital.
In addition, Piraeus Bank faces the task of controlling its operating expenses and improving its operational efficiency levels, which remain lower than those of some of its peers.
Piraeus Bank is headquartered in Athens, Greece and had consolidated total assets of EUR14.7 billion as of December 2003.
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 Fate of Piraeus Street raises ire of neighbors North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News ...
Piraeus, a north-south road, runs immediately east of Interstate 5 and connects Leucadia Boulevard and La Costa Avenue.
Preserving northbound access to Piraeus from Leucadia Boulevard would mean losing the on-ramp from southbound Piraeus to the freeway.
Some speakers urged planners to restore Piraeus' southbound connection to the boulevard, with some suggesting a bridge over the freeway connecting Piraeus to Orpheus Avenue.
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 Search Results for Piraeus - Encyclopædia Britannica
Athens accounts for more than half of the cars, trucks, and buses in use in the nation.
Furthermore, the number of merchant ships registered in Greece (mostly at Piraeus, the country's largest port)...
With Piraeus, it is the most important manufacturing city in Greece.
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