Kastella hill in antiquity was called Mouniah hill. In the recent past, the hill of Prophet Elias was dominated by the chapel built on its top. Because of the reservoir that used to supply the city, another name of Kastella was a Tampa district. The hill has an altitude of about 90 m.On the hill that rises northwest from Mikrolimano and north of the Votsalakia beach, is the most beautiful district of Piraeus, Kastella. Its architecture is of great interest and is worth exploring to admire the villas of the 19th century, the two-storey neoclassical buildings and the imposing mansions. The uphill streets, such as Herakleus, Falireos and Foskolos, and the roots of King Paul offer a panoramic view. From the height of the Divine Theater and even higher up to Prophet Elias, the coastline is clearly visible to Vouliagmeni. To the south of the hill of Prophet Elias are saved sacred shrouds on the rock and traces of fortifications from the archaic era. At the top of the hill of Kastella there is the church of Prophet Elias and the Theater Veakio. It was built on the basis of the design standards of ancient Greek theaters and accommodates 2,000 spectators. At his inauguration in June 1969, Nabucco, Verdi, appeared with the National Opera. Every summer the Municipality of Piraeus organizes here a series of interesting cultural events.
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