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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

‘Highspeed 7’ Returns to Piraeus Refurbished, Ready to Begin Summer Service

After a nine-month full refurbishment, the Highspeed 7 has returned to the port of Piraeus to begin operating the Heraklion - Santorini - Ios - Paros - Mykonos route for the summer season.
Posted On 06 Jun 2016

Attica Group Offers Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees in Piraeus, Samos

Attica Group, the parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, has delivered quantities of fresh milk, juice and cereal to the refugees that have found temporary shelter at the passenger stations of the port of Piraeus and distributed light meals to the refugees on Samos.
Posted On 04 Mar 2016

European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.
Posted On 24 Feb 2016

Athens Shipping Meet to Take Up the Challenge

Employment, environment, financing and Piraeus’ growth are the challenges to be explored at the 2nd Naftemporiki Shipping Conference which kicks off on Tuesday, January 26, at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso resort in Vouliagmeni.
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Doctors of the World Offer Charity Medical Aid to Refugees on Hellenic Seaways Ferries

International medical charity Doctors of the World (DOTW) and Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways have joined forces to meet the health needs of refugees travelling on ferries from the Greek islands to Athens.
Posted On 19 Jan 2016

Celestyal Installs 43 New Balconies on the ‘Crystal’

Celestyal Cruises has completed the installation of 43 new balconies on the Celestyal Crystal following a 20-day refurbishment.
Posted On 09 Dec 2015