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Spending the ‘Dekapentavgoustos’ (August 15) Holiday in Attica – Events

On the occasion of the August 15 national holiday and full moon, the Region of Attica has listed many destinations for all to discover and experience unique events.

WWF Urges Sustainable Practices for a Mediterranean Sea of the Future

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging officials to focus on six strategic priorities in order to achieve a sustainable economic model in the Mediterranean.

Greek Tourism Professionals Urge Fewer Words, More Action Over Oil Spill

Tourism professionals are calling for the quickest possible cleanup of the Saronic Gulf area, which was recently polluted with tons of fuel oil.

Piraeus Mayor to File Lawsuit Over Oil Spill Damage

Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis said the municipality will take legal action against all parties responsible for the oil spill off the coast of Salamina.

Rotterdam Officials Assess Oil Spill Damage on Saronic Gulf

A team of city officials and experts from Rotterdam recently arrived in Athens to assess the damage caused by the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Experts Warn Against Swimming, Fishing Along Athens Riviera Due to Oil Spill

The beaches of Salamina, Faliro, Alimos, Hellenikon and Glyfada are off limits due to the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Salamina Oil Spill Drifting Along Coast Amid Accusations

A massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina from a sunken tanker has expanded along the Saronic Gulf to Piraeus drifting as far as Glyfada.

European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Poros: One Destination, Many Options!

At about one hour away from the port of Piraeus and equally accessible by land, Poros, part of the Saronic Gulf islands along with Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra and Spetses, is an idyllic weekend destination for Greeks and visitors alike.

Actions for Perama Ferry

Mayor of Perama Yiannis Glykas announced a new round of actions to begin in September that will indefinitely exclude access to the Perama ferry and city streets, unless economic demands are met.

Salamina Vies for Position as Strong Tourism Destination

The nearby island of Salamina is out to pick up a reputation as a tourism destination. Its mayor, Vangelis Agapiou, says a major campaign is now underway to entice visitors to the island. "Although I don't expect to see many visitors from abroad, I do expect to see a substantial...