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Eating Seafood in Pireaus

Eating Seafood in Pireaus, Piraeus, Greece (B)

The other day I left home with a higher purpose. I was going to try to find a cheap taverna in Mikrolimano in Pireaus. For those who don't know, Mikrolimano used to be called Tourkolimano which means Turkish harbor. After the Turkish invasion of Cyprus both Tourkolimano and Turkish Coffee became casualties of war. Just as the Americans changed the name of French-fries, and French-kissing when the French refused to join us in going to war in Iraq, the Greeks retaliated against the Turks is a similar way. Turkish coffee became Greek coffee. Tourkolimano became Mikrolimano which means small harbor. (Turkish toilets were able to keep their name either because they were overlooked or they didn't know what else to call them). So a place that had been called Turkish Harbor, perhaps for centuries, was suddenly changed to Little Harbor, since of the three harbors in Pireaus it is the smallest. Though I think they could have used a little more imagination or just kept the name of Tourkolimino since if nothing else it would be like a beacon for Turkish Tourists. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Eating Seafood in Pireaus
Guide Location: Greece » Piraeus
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Matt Barrett
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Captain John's
  • Botsaris
  • Akti Themistokleos
  • Samaria
  • O Kalyvas
  • Ta Brakia Tis Peiraikis
  • To Liondari Tou Peiraia