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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...

Athens to Reintroduce Ferry Connection Between Greece and Cyprus

The Greek authorities have recently given the green light for the reintroduction of a ferry connection between mainland Greece and Cyprus, a line that has stopped operating since 2000. The decision to speed up all necessary measures was taken following...

China’s COSCO Plans to Make Piraeus the Largest Port in Europe

China's Cosco Group shipping giant plans to invest around $1 billion in Greece’s Port of Piraeus to help turn the ancient harbor into a main entry point for Chinese exports to Europe. The new investment comes on the heels of...

Greek Police Bust Group Smuggling Migrants Through Europe

Greek police busted a major group that was illegally smuggling migrants to other EU member states, by offering them fake travel documents. More specifically, the Security Office of the Central Port Authority of Piraeus along with a Greek Police's special...

Iconic ''Ghost Tower'' of Piraeus Finds New Owner

The Consortium of Cante Holdings Ltd. was approved on Monday as the provisional winner in the bidding for ownership of the Piraeus Tower building. The economic commission of the municipality of Piraeus enabled the empty Commerce and Shipping Centre of Piraeus...

The Ghost Tower of Piraeus Ready to Come Back to Life

A multi-million-euro plan which aims to revive the Tower of Piraeus, the tallest building in Greece's greatest port city of Piraeus, was revealed recently. The history of this iconic building goes hand in hand with the political history of Greece...