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Piraeus (Municiaplity, Greece)

Pireás - Πειραιάς

Last modified: 2013-06-23 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Piraeus]

Flag of Piraeus - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 2 October 2012

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Presentation of Piraeus

Piraeus is the most important and famous port town in Attica. Piraeus is located within the Athens Urban Area, 12 km southwest from its town center, and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.
The municipality of Piraeus has 175,697 inhabitants (2001) and was not modified with the 2011 Kallikratis plan.
With several other suburban municipalities within the regional unit of Piraeus, it forms the wider Piraeus Urban Area or Greater Piraeus, with a total population of 466,065.

Olivier Touzeau, 2 October 2012

Flag of Piraeus

The flag of Piraeus (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with a blue border and the municipal emblem (image) in the middle.
The municipal emblem must represent Themistocles, archont of Athens in 493-492 BC, who initiated the fortification of the natural harbour of Piraeus to house the Athenian fleet. The date "1835" recalls that Piraeus was granted municipal statutes that year.

The Kokkonis website shows nowadays a dark red flag with a golden border, the emblem in gold on white, and the words "ΔΗΜΟΣ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑ" in black beneath (see

Aleksandar Nemet, Tomislav Šipek, Ivan Sache & Olivier Touzeau, 2 October 2012

Yacht clubs

Hellenic Offshore Racing Club

[Burgee of Hellenic Offshore RC]

Burgee of Hellenic Offshore Racing Club - Image by Ivan Sache, 19 July 2005

Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC, Πανελλήνιος Όμιλος Ιστιοπλοΐας Ανοικτής Θαλάσσης, website) was established in 1961 in Piraeus. For many years, it was the only Greek sailing club involved only in offshore sailing. HORC organizes the most important sailing race in Greece, the Aegean Rally. HORC is operating an offshore racing school since 1969, with more than 15,000 graduates to date, and is representing Greece at the International Offshore Committee in Mediterranean for 25 years.

The burgee of HORC is quartered red-blue with a white disc charged with a blue fouled anchor.

Ivan Sache, 19 July 2005

Yacht Club Piraeus

[Burgee of YC Piraeus]

Burgee of YC Piraeus - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 July 2001

The burgee of YCP (website) is a dark blue triangular flag, in proportions 3:5, with a yellow emblem made of a eight-pointed star with the northern, western, southern, and eastern points longer than the four other ones and a point added to the northern branch.

Ivan Sache, 27 July 2001