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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 –...

Greece Aims to Attract More Chinese Tourists

Greece has a key focus on attracting more Chinese visitors and the government has already started making the necessary contacts to attract more investment from the country and explore cooperation on a cultural level.

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.

Piraeus Cultural Coast One Step Closer to Completion

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) announced on Monday the final results of the open architectural competition it launched on March 27, 2014 for its Cultural Coast project.

Port City Piraeus in Greece Embarks on New Tourism Campaign

The Municipality of Piraeus has embarked on a new tourism campaign to position the city as a destination for Greeks and foreign tourists.

Integrated Strategy Key to Sustainable Growth of Greece’s Maritime Sector, says SETE

The need to draw up and implement an innovative strategy for the sustainable development of Greece’s maritime sector was the focus of the ESPON conference held this month in Piraeus.

Greece-Based Marine Tours Aims For The Stars

What started out in 1980 as a small travel service provider for shipping companies based in the port of Piraeus has grown into a fully-fledged travel organization that topped the Greek market in 2013 with an annual turnover of over 210 million euros.

Capital + Vision 2014 Meet Sees Piraeus As World Shipping Hub

The establishment of Greece as an international shipping hub was one of the main highlights of this year’s Capital + Vision 2014 conference held recently in Athens.

Hellenic Seaways To Operate Northern Aegean Route

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways will operate between Piraeus and Kavala and serve the islands of Chios, Mytilini and Limnos via the "Nissos Mykonos" vessel as of Friday 26 September.

August Exodus From Athens Kicks Into High Gear

As the Greek public holiday of 15 August is near, more and more Athenians are leaving the city and heading to the islands. August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.

Piraeus Port Welcomes The Luxurious Regal Princess Cruise Ship

On Monday 23 June, the port of Piraeus welcomed the Regal Princess, one of the largest cruise ships in the world.

Greece Remains Third Most Popular Cruise Destination In Europe

Greece has maintained its ranking as the third most popular destination in Europe, with 4.6 million passenger visits in 2013, according to figures released on 16 June by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe.

Minoan Lines Reports Turnover Increase For First Quarter Of 2014

Greek passenger ferry company Minoan Lines reported a 3.3 percent turnover increase during the three first months of 2014.

New Bus Line To Connect Piraeus Port With Acropolis & Syntagma

Visitors to Athens arriving by cruise ship will soon be able to access the city center in just 60 minutes from Piraeus Port and see popular sites such as the Acropolis.

Disney Magic Cruise Ship To Pass Through Greece This Summer

Mickey Mouse and friends, along with some 3,500 passengers of the Disney Magic cruise ship, are expected to stop and visit the Greek mainland and islands this summer.

Crete: Heraklion Port Receives The Queen Elizabeth

A group of professionals from Crete were recently given the grand tour of the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship that recently docked in the port of Heraklion.
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New Metro Stations Open 26 July In Athens

Four new metro stations on Vouliagmenis Avenue -Ilioupoli, Alimos, Argyroupoli and Elliniko- on the southern extension of line two (red line) will open and begin serving passengers as of Friday 26 July, it was recently announced.
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Faliro May Be Attica’s Central Seaplane Base

The area of the Peace and Friendship Stadium (known as SEF) may become Greece’s main waterway for connections to various destinations in the country, according to a recent announcement by Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes. SEF is located in the Faliro area of Piraeus.