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Piraeus Mayor Takes Initiative to Redefine Port City

As investments to upgrade Piraeus port increase, Mayor Yiannis Moralis is looking to redefine the city and improve the standard of living for residents.

Santikos Collection Officially Opens Doors of ‘The Alex’ Hotel

Santikos Collection has opened a new chapter in its 30-year-long history with the official opening of “The Alex”, its first city hotel in Piraeus.

Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum

A 1934 silo on the port of Piraeus is set to be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities, following the scheme's approval by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Santikos Collection Ready to Open ‘The Alex’ Hotel in Piraeus

“The Alex” hotel, a member of the Santikos Collection group, will open its doors on June 20 in Piraeus and welcome guests to the Athenian Riviera.

Piraeus to Host the 7th Global Symposium of Maritime Executives in June

The city of Piraeus, during June 20-21, will host the 7th Global Symposium of Maritime Executives, organized by the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association and Argo Travel Group.

‘Dinner in the Sky’ Returns to Athens for Fifth Year

“Dinner in the Sky”, the award-winning international gastronomy concept serving dinner at a height of 50 meters, returns to Athens for the fifth consecutive year.

Atlantides Luxury Travel Welcomes Sofia Semelidou as New Sales Incoming Manager

Atlantides Luxury Travel, a leading travel agency based in Piraeus, has appointed Sofia Semelidou as its new Sales Incoming Manager.

Piraeus Port Activities Drive Growth in 2018

Turnover for Piraeus Port in Greece increased by 19.2 percent in 2018 to 132.9 million euros against 111.5 million euros in 2017.

Ports of Piraeus, Venice, Chioggia Join Forces Ahead of New Silk Road Initiative

The ports of Piraeus, Venice and Chioggia will be cooperating for the increase of cargo flows and the strengthening of trade links between Asia and the Mediterranean.

Piraeus Breaks New Record, Second Largest Container Port in the Med

Cosco broke a new record in 2018, handling a total of 4.90 million teu and making Piraeus the second largest port in the Mediterranean after Valencia.

European Court of Auditors Looks into EU Migration Management

The European Court of Auditors plans to examine whether EU-designed asylum and return procedures in Greece and Italy are effective and swift.

Suburban Railway to Amend Itineraries on January 10-11

The suburban railway will amend its itineraries on Thursday, January 10, and Friday, January 11, due to the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Athens.

Foreign Media Introduced to Athenian Riviera’s Tourism Offerings

The natural beauty and tourism offerings of the Athenian Riviera were recently presented to foreign journalists, who visited Athens as part of a press trip organized by the Region of Attica.

Athens, Piraeus to Welcome 25 New Trams

Twenty-five new tram cars are expected to operate in Athens and Piraeus in two years time with plans to extend the network even further, according to Attiko Metro SA.

Athens and Piraeus Join Forces to Promote Culture

Athens and Piraeus have joined forces to promote culture and will host over 270 events over the next few months in both cities.

Sea-inspired Activities for All at ‘Sea Days 2018 – Go Piraeus’

The port city of Piraeus is set to welcome dozens of visitors over 10 days full of activities within the “Sea Days 2018 - Go Piraeus” event to take place on June 1-10.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Soon Up for Public Discussion

A master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is set to go up for public discussion with municipalities and local stakeholders in February.

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.

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.
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