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Ferries from Greek islands in North Aegean to Turkish ports to be relaunched

Ferries connecting Greek islands in the north Aegean Sea with Turkish ports will be relaunched in March, it was reported on Thursday. The first such route from the island of Chios to Cesme will begin on March 23 The first route from Mytilini, Lesvos, to Ayvalık is set for April …

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Coronavirus Tests ordered at ports of Piraeus and Rafina on Aug 16

The Regional Government in Attica has ordered random COVID-19 tests to passengers arriving from the islands at the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. The tests will be conducted on Sunday, August 16, 2020, when thousands of Greek holidaymakers will end their summer vacations. Governor of Attica, Giorgos Patoulis, former president …

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Greece opens again six ports for cruises on August 1

Greece will open again six ports for cruises on Saturday, August 1, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said on Tuesday morning. Cruise ships will be allowed to dock at the ports of Piraeus, Rhodos, Iraklio, Volos, Corfu and Katakolo. After their first docking, the ships will subsequently be able to visit …

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Greece opens all border-crossings and its ports to ships from abroad July 1

Greece is opening all its border-crossings to all its neighboring countries in the North, including to Turkey in the North-East and its ports to ships from abroad on July 1, 2020. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Monday, that the entrance gates at Evzoni, Kakavia, Krystallopigi, Promachonas, Nymfaia, Kastania and …

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Greece tightens lockdown checks, suspends inter-island travel with few exceptions

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Wednesday a series of stringent controls at the main exits of Athens and other cities and suspended inter-island travel with a few exceptions. In an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, authorities will intensify lockdown checks at highways and toll stations, ports and airports, …

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Greek parliament approves bill facilitating privatization of 10 regional ports

A bill allowing private investors concession contracts at 10 Greek ports was submitted by the Greek Shipping Ministry and approved by the Parliament on Thursday. The bill concerns the ports of Alexandroupolis, Volos, Rafina, Igoumenitsa, Patra, Heraklion, Elefsina, Lavrio, Corfu and Kavala and establishes a new model for exploiting their …

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UPD Ferries remain docked at Piraeus, Rafina & Lavrio due to gale-force winds

Gale-force winds have ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Refina and Lavrios for a second consecutive day. Winds are blowing in the Greek seas with intensity of up to 8 Beuafort and locally up to 9. Ferries scheduled to sail to the island of Crete late on …

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Ferry breaks away from mooring in Piraeus as gale winds rage across Greece (video)

Passenger ferry Panagia Agiasou broke away from the mooring at the port of Piraeus due to the gale-strong winds blowing all through the night.  The ferry is sailing adrift in the area, an operation is underway to tow it to safety. No passenger or crew are on board. The incident …

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UPD Greek Coast Guard lifts ban on departure of ferries and ships due to stormy winds 9B

The Greek Coast Guard has banned departure of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions in the Aegean Sea with north winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort locally. UPDATE   6 p.m. GR time, Sept 29/2017 The GCG lifted the ban as the …

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Greek-Bulgarian agreement connects Danube River with the Aegean Sea

Greece and Bulgaria signed a memorandum of cooperation to build rail connections between ports in Bulgaria and northern Greece. The agreement refers to the interconnection of the Greek ports of Alexandroupolis, KAvala and Thessaloniki with the Bulgarian ports of Varna and Burgas at the Black Sea as wells as with …

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