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Huge amount of “Jihadists’ drugs” seized after ship docks at Piraeus port

In a joint operation, Greek and Turkish authorities stroke a blow to a cargo of more than 5 million Captagon pills, the so-called “Jihadists’ drugs” after a vessel docked at the port of Piraeus. Greek custom authorities discovered and seized the illegal cargo following a tip off by Turkish authorities. …

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Ferry evacuated from firefighters and crew due to sharp leaning

Small fires are burning inside garage of ferry Eleftherios Venizelos of ANEK shipping company still on Friday morning. An order to temporary evacuate the ferry from firefighters and crew was given around 11:15 a.m. as the vessel suddenly leaned to the right by 7 degrees. According to information of Athens …

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Efforts to extinguish the fire continue, as ferry leans to one side

Efforts to extinguish the fire in the passenger ferry Eleftherios Venizelos are in full power at the port of Piraeus still at 3 o’ clock Wednesday afternoon. With water and foam firefighters try to get the fire under control. However, conditions are difficult due as the garage in fully loaded …

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Fire on Crete ferry with 1015 on board enforces emergency evacuation (videos)

Dramatic hours for 875 passengers and 140 crew members of passenger ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” when a fire broke out in a car parking compartment while the vessel was sailing in the open sea. Nobody was injured and the ferry returned to Piraeus when passengers could be evacuated in safety in …

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Bomb explodes outside building with law firms in downtown Piraeus

A bomb exploded outside a building in Piraeus in the early morning hours of Wednesday causing serious material damage. According to media reports, one perpetrator arrived on foot to the building and left a carton box outside. He left the area on a car with allegedly at least one accomplice. …

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Streets turn into rivers as rainstorm hits Athens and Piraeus (videos)

Streets were turned into rivers and motorists were trapped in their vehicles when a strong summer rainstorm hit Athens and Piraeus on Sunday afternoon. Within minutes, the usual ‘suspects’ some main roads like Pireos Aevenue were flooded and closed to traffic. Most problems were recorded in Menidi and Keratsini in …

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Mystery of woman found swimming 5nm off Piraeus solved

The mystery of the woman found to be swimming fully clothed 5 nautical miles of the port of Piraeus has been solved. The 69-year-old woman was rescued by ferry boat Agios Nektarios that was sailing form the port of Piraeus to the island of Aegina on Wednesday afternoon. The woman …

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Dramatic rescue of woman swimming 5 nautical miles south of Piraeus (pictures)

A woman was spotted swimming in the middle of ‘nowhere’, in the Saronic Gulf, 5 nautical miles south of the port of Piraeus on Wednesday afternoon. She was fully dressed. She was rescued by the crew of ferry boat Agios Nektarios that was sailing  from Piraeus to the island of …

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Bus Express X80 connecting Piraeus, Acropolis, Syntagma resumes operation

The Bus Express route X80 connecting the port of Piraeus with the Acropolis and Syntagma Square is resuming operation as of Thursday, May 10th 2018. The express line connects the cruise ships terminal at the port of Piraeus (Akti Xavierou and Akti Miaouli), to the Acropolis and Syntagma Square in …

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Athens Airport to get a direct rail link to port of Piraeus as of 1. February

The port of Piraeus is finally getting a direct rail link to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, starting next month. According to daily Kathimerini, starting on February 1, Piraeus will become a terminus for the Proastiakos suburban railway, connecting the port to the airport at Spata, northeast of the capital. …

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Racist attacks against migrants from Pakistan surge after Christmas (video)

Racist attacks targeting homes of migrant laborers have surged in neighborhoods of Piraeus over the Christmas days, Greek anti-racism activist group KEERFA has said. More than 30 homes where mostly migrants from Pakistan have been living became the target of racist attacks since the Christmas day, December 25th 2017. Video …

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Short and powerful rainstorm floods Keratsini suburb of Pireaus (picts, videos)

One more area was flooded on Friday morning when a short but powerful rain-and thunderstorm stroke the West Attica. This time the bad weather front stroke Keratsini suburb of Piraeus in West Attica. Ten kilometers way from downtown Athens, the capital of a European country in the 21st century. Torrential …

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UPD Health Ministry bans Swimming in along beaches of Athens Riviera due to Oil Spill

With decision of minister Andreas Xanthos, Greece’s Health Ministry forbids swimming in the following beaches in Piraeus, Athens Riviera and Salamina due to the pollution caused by the oil spill. Piraeus from the beach near the Naval Academy (Themistokleous 334) and the beach of Freatida. Beach “Votsalakia” Athens Riviera all …

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Oil Spill: To Swim or Not To Swim? Stand of Athens Riviera beaches

Shipping minister Panagiotis Kouloumblis stunned and confused residents of Athens, Piraeus and Salamina when he stated Thursday evening on Skai TV that “people can go swimming” there was no problem in Salamina. Indeed. Friday morning, some brave ones wore their bathing suits, packed their things and went for their daily …

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