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Greece Celebrates Epiphany With the Blessing of Waters

Greece and Hellenes around the world celebrated Epiphany on Friday, one of Christianity’s most important feasts. In the Orthodox Christian tradition, to which the Greek Orthodox Church also belongs, the feast of Epiphany is associated with the baptism of Jesus...

Greek Tankers Seized by Iran Released After Almost 6 Months

Two Greek-flagged tankers that were seized by Iran in May 2022 were released on Wednesday and are on their way to the port of Piraeus in Greece. After almost six months of negotiations between Athens and Tehran, "Prudent Warrior" and...

Themistocles: The Greek General who Saved Athens from the Persians

The life of the great Athenian general Themistocles is well known, as the low-born leader was lauded even in his time for his brilliance.

Mount Athos Relic Arrives in Athens for Public Veneration

The Holy Belt of Virgin Mary arrived from Mount Athos to the Athens port of Piraeus for public veneration on Saturday. 

Greece Opens New Metro Station Linking Piraeus Port and Athens Airport

On Monday, Greece opened three new metro stations, which include Piraeus, that will link the busy port with the Athens airport. The stations Maniatika, Piraeus, and Dimotiko Theatro on the extension of Metro Line 3 (the blue line) are expected...

Revived Cyprus-Greece Ferry Sets Record Number of Passengers

The revived Cyprus-Greece ferry, which set sail in mid-June, saw its final return voyage for this season. The ferry left Piraeus on Friday and arrived in Limassol on Saturday. After conducting a total of 22 round trips, Cyprus' Deputy Minister...

173 Passengers on the Maiden Voyage of the Cyprus to Greece Ferry

The first ferry trip between Cyprus and Greece in 21 years was hailed as “very positive” by the Cypriot deputy shipping minister Vassilis Demetriades on Monday. Motorcyclists, pensioners, nervous flyers, and students are just some of the 173 people who...

First Cyprus-Greece Ferry in 22 Years Starts Service on Sunday

The first car and passenger ferry in 22 years linking Cyprus and Greece will set out on its first voyage on Sunday departing from the port of Limassol to Piraeus. The fully renovated Daleela ferry is operated by Scandro Holding,...

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.

Climate Change Projection Shows Piraeus, Thessaloniki Under Water

Climate change models created by Climate Central, an independent organization of top scientists and journalists, show the devastation that rising sea levels could cause on coastal cities, including those in Greece, such as Piraeus and Thessaloniki. The models were created...