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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...

Themistocles: The Brilliant Leader Who Led Ancient Athenians in the Battles of Salamis and Marathon

The truth is sometimes a difficult thing to be absolutely sure of when looking back on events which transpired in the glory days of ancient Greece. And this can be quite maddening to historians, who would give anything in...

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...

Designs for Reconstruction of Iconic Tower of Piraeus Released

The City of Piraeus released proposed designs on Wednesday for the reconstruction of its iconic tower building which has been left nearly tenantless and empty for almost 45 years. The building, the second tallest in the entire nation of Greece, has been...

At Least 120 Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Quarantined Ship Off Athens

Greek health authorities said on Thursday that at least 120 people, both crew members and passengers, on a on a ship docked off the port of Piraeus south of Athens are infected with the coronavirus. Two crew members of the...

At Least 20 Test Positive for Coronavirus on Ship Quarantined Off Piraeus

At least 20 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in a passenger ship anchored off Piraeus, near Athens, Health Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Two crew members, an Indonesian and a Swiss national, have already been transferred to hospitals...