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Storm EVA hits Piraeus and the Cyclades islands (videos, picts)

Streets in the port of Piraeus turned into rivers and a garbage bin took a lonesome ride between cars and their motorists struck in the waters, as storm EVA reached Attica on Sunday. The storm affected mainly the south suburbs and meteorologists had warned of flooding phenomena. It needed just …

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Ferries, ships docked due to seamen’s strike, Oct 25

Ships at the port of Piraeus will remain docked on Tuesday, 25. October 2022, after five seamen’s unions declared a 24-hour strike. The unions demand a withdrawal of the revised Private Naval Code Law, and a renewal and implementation of collective labor agreements with wage increases. If you plan to …

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Three new metro stations in Piraeus to be inaugurated Oct 10

Three new metro stations in Piraeus will be inaugurated on October 10. The new metro stations will link the port of Piraues with the Athens International Airport. The new metro stations called “Maniatika”, “Piraeus” and “Dimotiko Theatro” are expected to increase the total passenger traffic on the metro network to …

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Faliron Necropolis findings exhibited at Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

“Faliron: Between Two Worlds”, an exhibition showcases some of the most important findings from the salvage excavation the Faliron Necropolis, in the Delta of Faliron Bay, south of Athens, was inaugurated at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus the weekend. The salvage excavation on the site where the Stavros Niarchos Foundation …

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Three new metro stations in Piraeus ready by end of September

Construction of three new metro stations in Piraeus will be completed by the end of September, it was reported on Saturday. These are the ‘Maniatika’, ‘Piraeus’ and ‘Municipal Theatre’ stations, which are expected to increase the total passenger traffic on the metro network to 132,000 citizens daily. The total duration …

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12 Attica beaches unsuitable for swimming, says Greek Health Ministry

According to the Greek Health Ministry, there are 12 beaches in Athens, Piraeus and Attica unsuitable for swimming and where bathing is prohibited. The Health Ministry published on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the areas of Attica where bathing in the sea is not allowed According to the relevant decision, this …

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Operation of Tram to/from Piraeus starts on Dec 15

The commercial operation of the extension of the Tram to Piraeus starts on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, the managing company STASY announced on Tuesday. The line initially includes the operation of 11 new stops: Karaiskaki Stadium, Asia Minor, Lambraki, Evangelistria, Deligianni Square, City Hall, Agia Triada, Ippodameia Square, 34th Co. …

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Man attacks woman with corrosive liquid outside Piraeus hospital

Police on Monday arrested a 58-year-old man after he attacked a woman with a corrosive liquid. The incident took place outside the Nikaia General Hospital, near Piraeus, shortly after 10 a.m. The man sprayed a so-far unknown substance on the 64-year-old woman after an argument they had in front of …

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First cruise ship after country reopens to tourism arrives at Piraeus

The first cruise ship to visit Greece after the reopening of the country to tourism, Mein Schiff 5, arrived at the port of Piraeus on Tuesday, carrying nearly 1,000 passengers. The Piraeus Port Authority has provided three halls in the cruise ship terminal for use by the health authorities, as …

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Power restored after fire in PPC station causes extensive blackout in Greece

A fire at a high-voltage power station in western Attica late on Sunday night caused an extensive blackout in several regions of south mainland and Peloponnese, including Greek capital Athens. Nobody was injured or harmed from the blaze. The fire broke out at 11 p.m. n the High Voltage Center …

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Greek authorities seize 35 kg cocaine loaded on ship from Ecuador

Thirty packages of cocaine, weighing a total of 35 kilos, were found in a container in the port of Piraeus by the Drug Prosecution Sub-Directorate of the Attica Security Directorate. The container was declared as “food items.” After evaluating information, the Hellenic Police found the packages of cocaine hidden in …

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Captain of Portuguese container ship captain detained over Kallisto accident

The public prosecutor in Piraeus has asked for the arrest of the captain of container ship “Maersk Launceston” over charges that he caused a maritime accident through negligence and violated international rules on avoiding collision. The container ship crashed into the stern of Greek Navy minesweeper Kallisto on Tuesday morning …

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Portuguese container ship rams minesweeper of Greek Navy, two injured

Two sailors were injured when a container ship rammed a minesweeper of the Greek Navy outside the port of Piraeus in the Saronic Gulf on Tuesday morning. Minesweeper KALLISTO was heavily damaged in the stern and took in water, crew members fell into the sea and suffered minor injuries. The …

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Repeated Covid-19 tests on crew of Mein Schiff 6 turned negative

Repeated rapid Covid-19 tests on crew members of cruise ship “Mein Schiff 6” on Tuesday morning were all negative , Greek media reported. The National Public Health Organization (EODY) carried out the tests after the cruise liner arrived at the port on Piraeus at 5 o’ clock in the morning. …

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