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Three Greek Ports Join MedCruise Board of Directors

Greece will be represented on the new Board of Directors of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, by the ports of Piraeus, Volos and Corfu.

More Ferry Services Needed for Syros, Mayor Says

Syros Mayor George Marangos recently held a meeting with Hellenic Seaways Commercial Manager Vassilios Katsaris to improve access to the island.

Piraeus Honored as ‘URBACT Good Practice City’ in Tallinn, Estonia

Piraeus was honored as an “URBACT Good Practice City” for its Blue Growth Initiative by URBACT III, the European program for integrated urban development.

Piraeus Mayor to File Lawsuit Over Oil Spill Damage

Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis said the municipality will take legal action against all parties responsible for the oil spill off the coast of Salamina.

Rotterdam to Help Greece in Oil Spill Cleanup

A team of Dutch experts is expected to arrive in Athens to support Greek authorities in efforts to contain the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Greek Ports Busy as August Exodus from Athens Kicks Off

Increased passenger traffic is expected at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion as August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

Piraeus Named ‘URBACT Good Practice City’ for Blue Growth Initiative

Piraeus in Greece recently received the title of “URBACT Good Practice City” by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange program for cities.

Cosco Bets on Piraeus Home Porting Potential

A total investment of 330 million euros will go into transforming Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub, Cosco Hong Kong Group said.

’16th East Med Yacht Show’ Brings Sea Tourism in Spotlight at Piraeus

State of the art yachts, products and services related to sea tourism were presented during the 16th East Med Yacht Show held at the Zea Marina in Piraeus.

Tabled Bill Foresees Athens, Thessaloniki Shops Open Every Sunday

Shops in certain areas of Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus can remain open on all Sundays between May and October, according to a draft law.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Piraeus to Welcome New Built Cruise Ship Majestic Princess

The newly built cruise ship Majestic Princess of Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corp, will dock in Piraeus Port on Sunday, April 30.
Posted On 27 Apr 2017

Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

Cosco-Skyserv Sea-Air Handling Platform to Facilitate Cargo Transport

Cosco Shipping Lines and ground handling services provider Skyserv will launch a platform that will facilitate transport of incoming cargo via Athens International Airport.

Urban Renewal Priority for Piraeus, Aiming for Tourism

Piraeus Municipal authorities are proceeding with a 15m euros redevelopment program to transform the port city into a major tourism destination.

Additional Flights, Bus and Train Routes for Greek Easter Exodus

Additional flights, bus and train routes in Greece have been announced to facilitate Easter holidaymakers.

Zorbas Restaurant to Participate in 2nd ‘Dine Athens’ Event

Zorbas Restaurant in Piraeus has announced that it is participating in the second “Dine Athens” event with a special seafood menu.
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

Piraeus Aims to Highlight Ancient History Via Pedestrian Walkway

A pedestrian walkway across Zea Marina in Piraeus is set to offer archaeology lovers a seaside stroll through time as it aims to connect wall fortifications, towers and ancient harbor finds.
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Greece: Ferry Travel Disruption Due to Bad Weather

Due to bad weather in Greece, a ban has been imposed on ferry departures from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio to the islands.
Posted On 29 Dec 2016

Piraeus Port Investments, Upgrades to Focus on Cruise Travel

Boosting investments and upgrading port infrastructure to facilitate incoming cruise tourism topped the agenda of talks between the Piraeus Port Authority and the municipality recently.
Posted On 14 Dec 2016