It’s a funny place.
Basically, the tourists are either waiting to get on a ferry or cruise or they’ve just come off a ferry. So, it’s a waiting-in-limbo sort of town. The town is absolutely ugly. It reminded us of Taipei in the late 1970’s. Not a pretty picture with molding concrete buildings, overflowing trash bins and air conditioning units that look like they are from the dawn of man. But, there is something going on at ground level.The locals are on to something. Chic bars, restaurants, a pedestrian shopping are with great boutiques all point to a local life that is quite alright once the tourist season is over.
Visit the churches. There are lots of them. You’re in Greece, get used to the overwhelming abundance of churches and they are all special in a unique, leave no inch undecorated, sort of way.
The language is incomprehensible. Its in Greek. There are no anchors for you to decipher the language. And, to make matters more enjoyable, words spelled in the Latin alphabet are spelled all different ways. Count the different ways you say Pireaus spelled as you make your way into town.