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Greece’s Summer Ferry Traffic Gains Momentum

Ferry traffic to the Greek islands has picked up pace by 6.9 percent in peak season (June 1-August 18) compared to the same period last year, according to Shipping and Island Policy ministry data.

Glimpses of Piraeus via Athens Metro, Railway

Commuters and visitors using the Athens metro will have a chance to catch a glimpse of Piraeus past and present through a series of promotional actions and activities.

Greek Port Strikes a Set Back for Cruise Revenue

The cruise industry is feeling the brunt of ongoing strikes at ports in Thessaloniki and Piraeus, with potential losses reaching 12 million euros this month, stated Mr Theodore Kontes, the president of Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN).

City Branding in the Spotlight at 5th Xinis Tourism Meet

City branding and the potential of the Athenian Riviera tops the agenda of the 5th Xinis Tourism Conference on March 9 to be hosted at the Glyfada City Hall.

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.

Santorini to Limit Cruise Traffic, Visitor Numbers

The picturesque island of Santorini will as of 2017 implement a system controlling the number of visiting cruise passengers, with a set limit at 8,000 a day in efforts to ensure the best quality services, safeguard the environment and spread out the number of cruise ship calls...

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.

‘The X Files’ Come to Greece: UFO Lands in Piraeus!

While the new chapter of the legendary “The X-Files” continues on FOX, a flying saucer has landed at the square of the Municipal Theater of Piraeus! "The X-Files" fans from Piraeus are invited to check it out!

Record Participation Expected at Posidonia 2016

Posidonia 2016 is on course to be the biggest ever despite unfavourable market conditions such as plummeting oil prices and slowing economic growth in key economies and especially China.

Piraeus Port on Track to Become World’s Largest

The port of Piraeus is now on track to become one of the leading maritime hubs in the world, the head of the Hellenic Chinese Chamber (HCC) said following the award of a 67 percent stake in the listed entity last week to Chinese shipping giant Cosco.

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.

BlueGrowth II Rewards Innovation, Startups for Positive Change

Inspiration and innovation were the focus of the 2nd Blue Growth startup competition held at the Piraeus Marine Club on Tuesday, bringing to the fore young entrepreneurs and their concepts and business models which aim to have a positive impact on the country’s marine and...

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.

Crystal Cruises Opts for Greece over Turkey Due to Safety Concerns

LA-based Crystal Cruises said last week that it would be making stops in Greece instead of neighboring Turkey due to security concerns following a bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists on January 12.

Greece’s ‘East Med Yacht Show’ Changes Location, Goes to Piraeus

After being held for many years in the docks of Poros Island, in 2016 the East Med Yacht Show will be held in the Zea Marina in Piraeus.

Greece Still not Home Porting, Losing Revenue, Jobs

Greece may be 3rd in Europe with regard to the number of cruise passengers it receives with a 14.1 percent market share, but it lags behind in the total revenues it collects, ranking 8th, according to a report released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines: Seajets Acropolis Rally Ready for Action

Race car lovers take your seats as some of the world’s best drivers participate in the annual Seajets 2015 Acropolis Rally, to kick off on Saturday, October 10, in front of the “Dionysos" restaurant, at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens.

Syros Gears Up for 1st City Trail Race

Syros is gearing up for the first edition of its city trail running race, an important athletic event for the Greek island for professional and amateur runners.

Piraeus Power Port: Among World’s Best

The Port of Piraeus is among the world’s 40 leading container ports, according to Lloyds List annual report released on Monday.

New Marina on Rhodes Starts Trial Operation

A new marina on the Greek island of Rhodes has started trial operation, poised to accommodate the high level demands of mega yacht owners.