- a seaport in SE Greece: the port of Athens.
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Historical Examples of piraeus
It was believed that this supply had been shipped as kerosene from Saloniki to Piraeus.
But at my age I can hardly get to the city, and therefore you should come oftener to the Piraeus.The Republic
After that, Lysander sailed into the Piraeus, and the exiles were readmitted.
The rest of the Athenian squadron made their escape into the harbour of Piraeus.
The Dolphin then inquired if he knew the Piraeus (the famous harbor of Athens).Aesop's Fables
- a port in SE Greece, adjoining Athens: the country's chief port; founded in the 5th century bc as the port of Athens. Pop (municipality): 181 933 (2001)Modern Greek name: Piraiévs (ˌpirɛˈɛfs)