seaport in SE Greece, on the Saronic Gulf: part of Athens' metropolitan area
Gr. name Peiraiévs
A city of east-central Greece on the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens. Its port was built in the 5th century BC and after extensive development in the mid-19th century became the principal seaport of the country. In ancient times it was connected with Athens by the Long Walls, two parallel walls some 170 m (550 ft) apart.