Tag: Piraeus

Hans & Gretel, a dessert parlour serving up magical treats

Hans & Gretel, a dessert parlour serving up magical treats

Once upon a time, in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Athens, Monastiraki, there is a house very different from all the others… every day it becomes a magical world full…

Cruise ship in Greece given all-clear after virus scare

Cruise ship in Greece given all-clear after virus scare

A cruise ship docked in Greece that caused a coronavirus scare, was given the all-clear by Greek authorities on Tuesday after a “false alarm”. Crew members suspected of being infected with the…

Celestyal Cruises reveals new flagship set to debut in March 2021

Celestyal Cruises reveals new flagship set to debut in March 2021

From March 2021, Celestyal Cruises plans to resume operations with its new flagship ‘Celestyal Experience’. The ship’s first sailing for 2021 will be on March 06, with the seven-night ‘Three Continents’ itinerary…

4 crew injured in ferry blast in Heraklion, one critical

4 crew injured in ferry blast in Heraklion, one critical

Authorities in Greece have reported that four crew members have been injured in an engine-room explosion on a ferry docked at Heraklion port on the island of Crete. There were no passengers…

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Cruise ships will sail again from August 1

The reopening of Greece’s cruise sector from August 1 was confirmed by Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis in a letter to the International Cruise Association (CLIA) and the three largest cruise companies that…

Greece is in the world's top 10 shipping centres 1

Greece is in the world’s top 10 shipping centres

The world’s top shipping centres for 2020 was published by Chinese state news agency – Xinhua in collaboration with the Baltic Exchange. This is the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index (ISCD)…

How Greece‘s second-tallest building will be transformed 4

How Greece‘s second-tallest building will be transformed

The Piraeus Tower will gain “life” more than 45 years after its construction. Located in the port neighbourhood of Athens, the 84 meter tall tower- Greece’s second tallest building- was built in…

Greek PM inaugurates three metro stations on Line 3 (VIDEO) 9

Greek PM inaugurates three metro stations on Line 3 (VIDEO)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis inaugurated 3 new metro stations “Agia Varvara”, “Korydallos” and “Nikaia” on Monday. Named after the Piraeus suburbs of Aghia Varvara, Korydallos and Nikea,…

Illegal mosque shut down in Piraeus 13

Illegal mosque shut down in Piraeus

Greek authorities gave a notice to close a mosque today in Piraeus that had no permit, Proto Thema reported. There had been previous complaints from locals and a follow-up by the General…

THI Australia renews grant to Emfasis Foundation

THI Australia renews grant to Emfasis Foundation

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia has renewed its support for Emfasis Foundation, to assist the homeless in Athens. The AU$35,000 grant renewal will support more than 2100 homeless and rough sleepers in…

Piraeus Port plans on track 19

Piraeus Port plans on track

Work on the further development and upgrade of the Port of Piraeus, Greece’s largest harbour, is proceeding smoothly as planned despite COVID-19, Greek Shipping and Island Policy Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis stated on Monday. “The Chinese investment in…