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Greek Assets Fund Seeking Ways to Put 10 Ports to Good Use

Ten state-owned regional ports across Greece will soon be open to concessionaires wishing to tap into their potential.

SeaJets Amends Ferry Itineraries After Vessel Hits Pier at Sifnos Port

The itineraries of Greek ferry company SeaJets have been amended until Friday, September 6, after its “SeaJet 2” vessel hit the pier at Sifnos port.

Greek Ports Busy as August Exodus from Athens Kicks Off

Increased passenger traffic is expected at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion as August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.

Greek Seamen Suspend Planned Strike at Rafina Port

Greece’s ferry services from the port of Rafina will be conducted normally between August 1 and 3, as Greek Seamen decided to suspend their strike action.

No Sail for Rafina Ferries Due to Greek Seamen’s Strike 

Greece's Sailor Association (PENEN) announced on Tuesday a series of 24-hour “warning" strikes which will keep ferries docked at the port of Rafina. 

Seajets Celebrates 15 Years, Offers Discounts on Ferry Tickets

Seajets is celebrating 15 years of presence in the field of coastal shipping and is offering discounts on tickets for travel on the highspeed Tera Jet vessel.

Additional Flights, Bus and Train Routes for Greek Easter Exodus

Additional flights, bus and train routes in Greece have been announced to facilitate Easter holidaymakers.

Greece: Ferry Travel Disruption Due to Bad Weather

Due to bad weather in Greece, a ban has been imposed on ferry departures from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio to the islands.

Passenger Traffic at Greek Ports Drops 12.38%

The Greek coastal shipping sector saw over 250,000 less passengers travelling through the country’s ports in July and the first 15 days of August compared to the same period in 2014.

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.
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Summer Passenger Traffic At Greek Ports Slightly Reduced This Year

Passenger traffic during July and August at the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio dropped slightly compared to last year, while the port of Rafina reported an increase, according to figures provided by the Greek Coast Guard that run up until 26 August.
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Nude Beaches In Greece: Where To Bare It All

Greece, along with France and Croatia, is becoming one of the most popular destinations for nudists from around the world as the country has plenty of beaches where the sun can be enjoyed in the buff while also hotels exclusively open to naturists are on the rise.

Summer Passenger Traffic Produces Slight Increase

Passenger traffic during July and August at the three major ports of Athens (Piraeus, Lavrion and Rafina) did not reach desired expectations despite tempting ticket discounts made by shipping companies to attract passengers, the Greek press said recently.

Fewer Ferry Routes and Higher Fares Affect Tourism

Fare increases in conjunction with route cuts had a negative impact on traffic to the Aegean and Ionian islands.

Piraeus Traffic in June

Despite the fare increase, passenger traffic from Piraeus port showed an increase in June against the same month last year.

Ferry Ticket Prices Liberalized

Legislation to liberalize ferry ticket prices for third class fares and vehicles was signed by the Ministry of Merchant Marine, and includes ferries departing from the ports of Pireaus, Rafina, Lavrio, Kimi, to and from Elefsina, and from Patra to Kerkyra.

Some Ferry Prices Freed and Government Incentives for New Ships

Government last month said it would provide ferry operators with incentives to renew their aging fleets, and that it would liberalize ticket prices for ships sailing out of the Port of Piraeus, all in an effort to improve the country's ferry services.

Piraeus And Thessaloniki Get Lion’s Share Of Port Infrastructure Funds

Greece's major seaports are scheduled to undergo a series of large construction projects designed to upgrade their infrastructure and increase their cargo handling capacity.

Twelve Superfast Ferry Launched

Superfast XII slid gracefully down the slipway of the yard into the waters of the Baltic Sea last month. Attica Enterprises, the holding company for Superfast Ferries, said its newest super-fast vessel is due for delivery from the Flender Werft shipyards in Lubeck, Germany, in...

Minoan To Place Seven New Vessels In Greek Waters

In less than two years, Crete-based Minoan Lines plans to accept delivery of at least seven new fast-ferry vessels. A number of these vessels are slated for routes to European ports, while others will replace older vessels on basic Greek routes.