Even few years ago, the Pireaus port area was not quite a safe place to wander about at night. But from the time of 2004 Olympics games, the tourist police have been quite active. The area around the metro is where most of the hotels, etc are. That is the most crowded part of the port. The area near the Cruise Terminal A, where we stayed, is rather quiet, quite unlikely for a port area.We walked near the terminal which was closed at that time, but we didn't see any seedy place or dangerous characters lurking about.
( The you tube link in case you can't see the video)
Standing in a corner, I must say, I was quite ashamed of my behaviour as I was capturing the whole scene in my handycam, instead of praying. I heard some of them saying, "tourist" witha scorn in their voice.
I stopped the recording and breathed in the divine air filled with the fragrance of incence and faith. I could feel the interior of our Dakhshineshwar temple; standing in front of our mother goddess I prayed that our journey be safe and happy.
As I came out, the blue and sunny sky greeted me with an assurance of a lovely day ahead...