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Hietioneia Gate

Hietioneia Gate was part of the western side of the walls of the large port of Piraeus.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

    411 BC Construction. The towers probably date back to the 3rd century BC.

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Hietioneia Gate (3.70m. wide) was part of the western side of the walls (2.70- 3.50m. wide) of the large port of Piraeus. It was located between two tall, round towers with 10m. (eastern) and 11m. (western) diameter. Until the 19th century, it survived in good condition. Today, we see mainly the foundations of the walls and the gate. The surrounding space is not in great condition, as it is still under development. The purpose of the marking of the archaeological site is to make it visible for ships, as they enter the harbour.

What I can't see

Located near the monument, are some of the most important temples of Piraeus. The name of the gate comes from Hietionias, a mythical hero who conquered Piraeus. 


  • Address: Hietioneia coast


Alexandropoulou Α., (2012), Ηετιώνεια Πύλη, [Hietioneia Gate], Odysseus, Ministry of Culture

Last visit 17/7/2022


Foka I., Valavanis P., (1994), Περίπατοι στην Αθήνα και την Αττική, τόποι, θεοί, μνημεία, [Strolls in Athens and Attica, places, gods, monuments], Kedros