Ietionia Coast, marked by the church of St. Dionysios, is your escape to an off-the-beaten track tour, where the glorious past of ancient Piraeus merges with the city’s industrial development.
The majestic Ietionia Gate of the Long Walls, named after Ietionia Coast, built on the rocky hill of Kastraki, was of primary importance and played a major role in the general fortification project conceived by Themistocles. Today, an impressive part of the gate can be seen.
At close quarters, right on the border between Piraeus and Drapetsona, stands St.Dionysios Railway Station (OSE) building, which used to be the terminal station associated with the waves of Greek immigration to Western Europe in the 60’s.
On the southwestern part of Ietionia Coast, anchored out of Vasiliadis Coast, stands one of the three remaining Liberty ships, Hellas Liberty, the cargo ship–museum. The Silo buildings and the dry docks, situated nearby, echo the industrial development of Piraeus till the late 60s.
Only a few metres away from Ietionia Gate, and on its northern part, extends Drapetsona, a district identified with the industrial development of Piraeus. Walk around the beautiful park and have a coffee or a quick snack.
As you resume your stroll back to the port, by all means visit the Electric Railways Museum of Piraeus, a relatively small in space yet particularly interesting and exciting museum, located inside the Piraeus Railway Station.
An off-the-beaten track tour along Ietionia Coast, where the ancient history of Piraeus meets the industrial zone of the city.