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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.

Crowdfunding for ‘Athena’ Model Contest on Agistri Kicks Off

Putting euro and political woes aside, the tiny Greek Saronic isle of Agistri is ready to make up for lost time and money by hosting the ‘Athena’ Model Contest and doing business in digital cash.

Kea Island Fest a Feast of Cycladic Cuisine & More

The Cycladic island of Tzia (aka Kea) treats its guests to the finest of its products this weekend, during the Feast of Agricultural Products to run on August 21-23 at the Korissia primary school.

Tinos: The Island of Miracles

The only shipload of people that is different, is the one rolling into Tinos’ harbour early in the morning of August 15. This is no ordinary day and these are not your usual tourists.

August 15 Holiday: Tips on What to do in Athens While Greece Celebrates

Mid-August is a great time for residents and visitors to be in Athens city center as it is less crowded, there are no traffic jams and it is more quiet than usual. This may just be the best time to go out and really explore Athens center and Attica!

GNTO Campaign ‘Welcomes All to Greece’

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is extending a warm welcome to incoming travelers with its latest campaign running at airports and ports across the country: 'Welcome to Greece'

Piraeus Port Cruise Facilities to be Completed by Year-end

Following a series of delays, a new construction which will facilitate the docking of cruise ships at the Port of Piraeus is set to be completed by the end of the year, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) announced last week.

Greek Ferry Ticket Prices Rise 10% for Passengers Due to VAT Hike

Ferry tickets in Greece are now 10 percent more expensive for passengers, following the rise in the value added tax (VAT) rate from 13 percent to 23 percent on many basic goods and services in the country.

The Athenian Riviera: Where Luxury is the Only Way

In the second part of the GTP’s luxury series, we explore the coastline hotels of the Athenian Riviera, which were the first to raise the standard of accommodation in Greece in the early ’60s.

Piraeus Port Authority Contracts ICTS Hellas for Cruise Lines Security Services

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) has appointed ICTS Hellas for the provision of security services at the port of Piraeus for the safety of cruise passengers and international ferry lines.

Hellenic Seaways Has Sights Set on Own Terminal at Piraeus Port

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways expressed its interest in operating out of its own terminal at the Port of Piraeus once its privatization is completed.

Video: First Modern Olympic Games Honored at Commemorative Swim Event in Piraeus

119 years after the first modern Olympic Games, a commemorative open water swim revived in Pasalimani during the recent Maritime Days event in Piraeus.

OLP Head Resigns at Odds Over Majority Stake Sale of Piraeus Port

Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) Chairman and Chief Executive Yiorgos Anomeritis resigned from his post on Wednesday, citing among other things his disagreement over the privatization of the port.