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Piraeus Municipal Theatre: the cultural jewel of Piraeus

Athens ● Piraeus ● 29 May 2017

Piraeus Municipal Theatre is one of the most significant opera buildings in Greece and in Europe, and it complements the cultural and artistic scene of the greater Athens area.

It was back in 1895 when one of the most impressive and biggest operas, a rich venue with large capacity regarding to the size of the local population, was built in a close distance to Piraeus Port. It was an architectural and cultural miracle, which rivalled theatres of major cities in the world. Its Baroque stage is one of the few surviving samples of this style in Europe, and its neoclassical architecture creates a beautiful scenery at the central square of Piraeus Town.

 Over 120 years later, this significant building remains in operation, and being recently renovated, it has become a cultural hotspot for music, theatre and social gathering.

The experience in the Municipal Theater of Piraeus is multiple. On the one hand, the visitor can admire this unique example of architecture and history from the 19th century until today, while on the other hand, are offered artistic programmes with high standards. The activities of the Theater are wide-ranging, with international quality regarding the repertoire, the language and the aesthetics. Opera, theatre and music performances as well as musicals are only some of the genres you can watch in the Piraeus Municipal Theater, whose interior will impress you as much as its exterior. 

The Piraeus Municipal Theatre has re-established itself with a distinctive character, which provides education, culture and entertainment. The visitors should walk under the ceiling's superb dome, observe its details and the 120-year-old woodwork. Even the mechanism that was used to lower, light and then raise the chandelier to the ceiling has been preserved.

You can combine the visit of this amazing place with a walk in Piraeus Town, which is ideal for shopping and eating seafood in a traditional tavern or drink coffee by the sea. However, it is also very interesting to book a ticket for a performance, spend your evening watching a musical or a theatre happening and then, drink and dance in one of the numerous bars in the wider area near Piraeus Municipal Theatre. Trouba, Pasalimani, Freattida, Kastela and Mikrolimano are some of the most interesting and beautiful districts of Piraeus, where you can have wonderful moments by the sea, in a close distance to Athens Center (about 15 km).

Where to Stay

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Acropole
Hotel Acropole
7, Gounari str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Acropole is located in the centre of Piraeus, just opposite the port. Within a 5-minute walk you can reach your ferry and the electric railway/metro station Piraeus. The centre of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes with the train/metro. Athens International Airport is at 45 km. A bus stop for the X96 bus connecting Piraeus and the airport is at 150 m.