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Themistocles: The Brilliant Military Leader of the Battles of Salamis and Marathon

The life of the great Athenian general Themistocles is fairly well known, as the low-born leader was lauded even in his time for his brilliance in the battles against the Persians at Salamis and Marathon.

Dead Whale Washes up on Piraeus Beach

In what may be the first such incident of its kind ever in Piraeus, a dead whale washed up on Wednesday at the port of Athens on the Aegean Sea. Amazing images of the enormous mammal emerged as people were...

Greek Navy Vessel Rammed by Container Ship at Piraeus

A Hellenic Navy minesweeping vessel was badly damaged on Tuesday in the port of Piraeus after it was rammed by a huge container ship. All 27 crew members of the 57-meter minesweeper "Kallisto"were safely evacuated. At least two were being...

Ancient Aqueduct, Thousands of Hellenistic Artifacts Uncovered in Piraeus

Greek archaeologists unearthed an ancient aqueduct and thousands of objects and artifacts dating from Hellenistic and Roman times during the excavations for the expansion of the Athens metro line to Pireaus. Some of the artifacts will frame the permanent exhibition...

Piraeus Becomes Top Container Port in Entire Mediterranean

Greece's port of Piraeus has now become the Mediterranean’s top container-handling port, it was reported on May 19. The port, located just outside Athens, handled the equivalent of 5.65 million 20-foot long containers in 2019, rising to become the top...