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Piraeus Museum of Underwater Antiquities Unveiled

In efforts to transform the Port of Piraeus into a cultural hub, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) presented aboard the floating museum “Hellas Liberty” last week the new Museum of Underwater Antiquities to be hosted in the port’s old silo.

Signature Travel Holds First-ever Greek Salsa Dance Cruise

Latin dance lovers with a soft spot for travel will get a chance to cruise the Aegean in the first-ever dancing cruise aboard the Olympia departing from Piraeus port on July 31 with stops and lots of partying at Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Patmos and Kusantasi (Turkey).

Revamped Athens Ledra Set for Summer with Open Pool and More

The luxury Athens Ledra Hotel has renovated its Panorama Restaurant & Pool Bar and is ready to usher in the summer season with the finest menu and drinks during moments of relaxation while offering breathtaking views to the Acropolis, the Sarοnic Gulf and Piraeus.

Aktina Travel Backs Sea Tourism, Calls for Actions not Words at Posidonia Forum 2015

Stressing the need to tap into the potential of sea tourism and find ways to improve standards and services and within its ongoing strategy to support such efforts, Greek travel experts Αktina Travel Group sponsored this year’s 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum held in Athens this...

Lacking Port Infrastructure Hampers Greece’s Cruise Tourism Potential

Greece has failed to benefit from the exponential growth of Europe's cruise market as investment in port infrastructure required to cater to cruise liners has declined by a whopping 80 percent over the course of the last 10 years.

Blue Star Ferries: Έκτακτες προσεγγίσεις στη Λήμνο και την Ανάφη

Η Blue Star Ferries ανακοινώνει ότι θα πραγματοποιήσει έκτακτες δρομολογιακές προσεγγίσεις στη Λήμνο και την Ανάφη.

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Super Smartship Hits Greek Shores

Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas, Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the US Ambassador to Greece David Pearce were at the port of Piraeus on Monday morning to welcome the Quantum of the Seas, one of the largest cruisers to dock at the Greek port.

MSC ‘Musica’: When Luxury Sails Greek Waters

Luxury liner MSC Musica has set sail for Greek waters with Piraeus as its first port of call on May 7.

Poseidon Hotel Opens Doors to Summer Culinary and Cocktail Experiences in Athens

The Poseidon Hotel, located on the coastal line of Athens in Paleo Faliro, this month opened the doors of its seasonal food and beverage departments and is welcoming local and international guests that want to add an additional experience to their stay in the Greek capital.

Cheaper Fares for Ferries Sailing Greek Waters

The shipping ministry this week made readjustments to the maximum allowable pricing of ferry tickets applicable to some ferry services in Greece.

New Bus Line Links Piraeus with Athens City Center

The cruise terminal in Piraeus is now only a 30-minute bus ride away from the center of Athens thanks to the new X80 bus line “Piraeus-Acropolis-Syntagma Express” that launched on Thursday, April 30.

Greece Destinations Making International Good News Again

Whether its Ikaria and its super diet that keeps islanders alive and well way into their hundreds, the island of Kefalonia as the setting for Louis de Bernieres' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin or New York-based Greek chef and restauranteur Maria Loi revealing secrets of the...

Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.

Minoan Lines Announces Itinerary Cancellations Due to Severe Weather Conditions

Greek passenger ferry company Minoan Lines informed on Thursday that sailing has been prohibited by the port authorities of Piraeus and Heraklion respectively, due to adverse weather and sea conditions in the Aegean Sea. Thus, the scheduled itineraries on the route Heraklion –...

Piraeus Announced as Homeport for Carnival Vista in 2016

Piraeus will be the homeport for Carnival Cruise Lines' largest ship to date, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, when it launches its Mediterranean cruises in Spring 2016.

Greek Ports Join Forces to Coordinate Cruise Policies

The heads of the Greek ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Mykonos have agreed to work together and coordinate their cruise policies for 2016.

Cruise Passenger Traffic to Piraeus Rises in 2014

The port of Piraeus recorded a decreased number of embarkations and disembarkations of cruise ships but a one-million-plus increase in cruise passenger traffic in 2014, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) said this week, adding that it remained profitable for a fifth consecutive year.

WWF Greece Goes Underground, Takes the Bus

Twenty-five participants will have the chance to explore Athens public transport on Thursday, as part of WWF Greece latest awareness raising campaign to improve the everyday standard of living of Athens residents.

Hopping the Greek Isles with Eurail’s Attica Pass

The Greek isles have been included in Eurail’s new pass, giving young travelers the chance to visit Greece’s islands by ferry.

Greece, Kenya Boost Bilateral Ties to Cooperate on Tourism, Agriculture, Education

Boosting bilateral relations between Greece and Kenya through cooperation in tourism, rural development and education were at the center of discussions last week between Kenya’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Karanja Kibicho and his Greek counterpart Dimitris Kourkoulas.