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Cruiseway Travel Offers Holiday Packages from Piraeus with Costa Cruises

Athens-based Cruiseway Travel is offering unique cruise vacation packages from the port of Piraeus to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and Italy’s western coast with Costa Cruises.

Seajets Adds High-speed ‘World Champion Jet’ to its Fleet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has added the “World Champion Jet” to its fleet, a passenger ship that has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records for its high speed.

Navigator’s ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ Set for Action on Chios

This year’s Navigator – The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend will take place on Chios, during September 21-23, as a tribute to the north Aegean island’s shipping legacy.

ANEK Lines: Piraeus-Chania Route Served by Elyros Ferry

The Elyros ferry, of Cretan passenger shipping company ANEK Lines, is now serving the Piraeus-Chania route with daily departures from both destinations.

Kountoura Discusses Tourism Promotion of Hydra with Island’s Mayor

Ways of further promoting Hydra as a destination to foreign markets were discussed between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the island’s mayor, Georgios Koukoudakis.

ANEK Lines Replaces Damaged Vessel on Piraeus-Chania Route

The itineraries of the ferry, “Eleftherios Venizelos” of ANEK Lines, will be operated by other vessels, following the amendment of the company’s routes between Piraeus and Chania.

Power Restored on Hydra after Major Blackout

Power has been restored on the island of Hydra in the Saronic Gulf, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator – DEDDHE announced on Monday.

Greece Prepares to Open Tender for Biggest Piraeus Port Project

Greece is preparing to tender off the largest project to be carried out at Piraeus port to accommodate larger cruise ships.

Minoan’s ‘Mykonos Palace’ Now Serving Chania-Piraeus

The Chania-Piraeus route, now handled by Minoan Lines’ “Mykonos Palace”, was inaugurated on Monday, during a special event at Souda Bay on Crete.

Chios to Host 1st ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ in September

The island of Chios in September will host the 1st Shipping Decision Makers Weekend, which will be held on the occasion of the 18th Navigator Forum.

Chios Forum Explores Future of European Port Policy

European port policy was the focus of the two-day Jean Monnet symposium, which was recently held on the Aegean island of Chios.

Hostelbay Launches ‘Island Pass’ for Travelers in Greece

Hostelbay, in collaboration with shipping company Hellenic Seaways, has launched the “Greek Island Pass”, aiming to provide its customers with the best island hopping experience.

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.

Greece’s Trainose Now Accepting Payments by PayPal

Aiming to facilitate travelers when purchasing tickets online, Greek railway company Trainose has entered into a collaboration with PayPal, an online payment system.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Awaits Approval

The Piraeus Port Authority is waiting for the approval of its master plan, which aims to transform Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub.

Quality Transport Infrastructure to Lure Property Investors to Athens

Enhanced transport infrastructure across Attica and in Athens is set to stimulate the interest of foreign buyers seeking to invest in property, according real estate broker Tranio.

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 Authority Working to Slash Carbon Emissions

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is taking measures to reduce its carbon footprint by effectively reducing its emissions.

Piraeus Port Authority Deputy CEO Li Jianchun Steps Down

Li Jianchun has resigned as Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) Deputy CEO and will take up another position in Cosco Shipping.

Rhodes Marathon Sold Out with Runners from 30 Countries

More than 2,700 runners from 30 countries will participate in the 5th International Rhodes Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 29.