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Seajets Supports European Rally Champions Chris Ingram and Alexey Lukyanuk

Greek ferry operator Seajets supported drivers who climbed to the first and second place in the final ratings of this year's European Rally Championship (ERC).

Fast Ferries Welcomes New High-speed Passenger Ship to Fleet

Greek ferry operator Fast Ferries has added the “Thunder”, a new high-speed passenger ship to its fleet, which now includes four vessels.

Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number Ahead of Fire Season

Greece’s Civil Protection body has launched the 24-hour single European emergency 112 number set to warn of potential dangers, including wildfires.

Greek Civil Protection: Be Ahead of the Fire – Alert, Prevent, Act

As the weather gets hotter and the winds stronger, Greece's civil protection authorities are urging residents and travelers to take preventative measures, be alert and ready to act in order to avoid fires.

Spatial Plan for Fire-ravaged Mati and Rafina Gets Green Light

A new spatial plan that includes defining segments of the fire-ravaged areas of Mati and Rafina, on the eastern coast of Attica, has been approved by the Greek Environment Ministry.

Ministry Pre-approves Spatial Plan for Fire-damaged Areas in Rafina, Nea Makri

The Greek Εnvironment Μinistry has temporarily given the green light for a spatial plan to be implemented in the fire-stricken areas of Rafina and Nea Makri.

Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries to Operate Rafina-Cyclades Islands Route

Golden Star Ferries and Fast Ferries announced that their Golden Express high-speed ferry will be connecting the port of Rafina with the Cyclades Islands for summer 2019.

Tinos Challenge – Register for 2018 Edition Until November 22

Online registration is still open for the 3rd Tinos Challenge running event that will take place during December 1-2 on Tinos.

Seajets Applauds 2018 European Rally Champion Alexey Lukyanuk

Russian rally driver Alexey Lukyanuk won the European Rally Championship (ERC) 2018 with Greek ferry operator Seajets on his side as Grand Sponsor.

EU Moves Ahead with Unified Firefighting, Natural Disaster Mechanism 

The European Commission is planning to set up its own resource base in order to address forest fires, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Greek Environmental Groups Call for Immediate Fire Prevention Measures

Environmental groups in Greece are calling on officials to bring those responsible for the “deadliest fires in Greek history” to justice.

Opinion – Fear-mongering: Against Travelers’ Best Interests

Opinion: To capitalize on a nation’s or destination’s tragedy to create false perceptions, serve dubious interests or perpetuate prejudice, is unethical. Fear-mongering is never in the best interests of the traveler.

Astypalea’s Kallichoron Hotel to Donate to Wildfire Victims of Attica

The Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on Astypalea has announced its support to the victims of the wildfires in Attica through its Room2Give CSR program.

What to Do in Case of Fire

As fires across Greece and other European countries continue, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection is providing residents and travelers with advice.

Seajets to Support Attica Fire Victims with Funds

Ferry operator Seajets has decided to offer a portion of each "Tera Jet" fare to the victims of the recent fire along the Northeastern coast of Attica in Greece.

EU Aid Boosts Firefighting Efforts in Greece

In view of the severity of the forest fires in Greece, the European Commission pledged through its Civil Protection Mechanism to extend aid to the country.

Airbnb Response Tool Offers Free Housing to Greek Fire Victims

Airbnb is making housing available to displaced individuals from this week’s wildfires in Greece, as well as to relief workers via its Open Homes project.

Greece Wildfires Leave Dozens Dead and Missing

Wildfires ravaged the Northeastern Attica coastline in Greece on Monday, July 23, leaving over 70 people dead, hundreds injured and dozens missing.

Golden Star Ferries to Operate Cyclades Ferry Routes

Golden Star Ferries will soon begin servicing the Cyclades islands from Piraeus after getting the approval of the Coastal Transportation Council (SAS).

Golden Star Ferries Connects Rafina to Syros Seven Days a Week

Golden Star Ferries has amended the itineraries of the Superferry II and now sails to the Cycladic island of Syros on a daily basis.
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