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Greek Opposition Leader Demands Minister’s Resignation over Oil Spill

Leader of New Democracy (ND) Kyriakos Mitsotakis has asked Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis to resign, due to the delays and oversights in the government’s response to the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf. Speaking at an emergency session of the Environment...

Greek Scientists Warn: Saronic Gulf Pollution will Remain in Food Chain for Years

The oil spill that polluted the coastal front of Athens will remain in the food chain for years, scientists warn. The removal of the oil stains from the water does not mean that the Saronic Gulf area will put an...

Greek Authorities to Replace Tanker Pumping Oil from Sunken Ship that Pollutes Saronic Gulf

Greece's Ministry of Shipping is to replace the tanker being used to pump oil from the sunken ship that is polluting the coastline because its Certificate of Seaworthiness is about to expire. On Tuesday, Shipping Deputy Minister Nektarios Santorinios said...

Environmental Tragedy South of Athens Captured in a Reuters Snap

This photo by Reuters’ Giorgos Moutafis, demonstrates the environmental disaster at the coast of southern Athens after the sinking of a small tanker in the Saronic Gulf on September 10. The oil that leaked from the tanker can be seen...

Αt Least 800 Tons of Heavy Fuel Oil Pumped so Far

Αt least 800 tons of heavy fuel oil have been pumped so far following the sinking of the tanker "Agia Zoni II" last Sunday in the Saronic Gulf, south of the island of Atalanti. Six fuel cleaning ships and 6...

Dying a Black Death in the Saronic Gulf: Distressing Images of Animals Glued to Oil

Environmental groups are battling against time to save as many animals as they can in the Saronic Gulf, after the oil spillage caused by the sinking of a tanker last Sunday. Unfortunately for many birds, fish and turtles, it is...

The Trireme 'Olympias' to Sail Once Again in July & September, Hellenic Navy Announces

The trireme "Olympias" - a full-scale working reconstruction of an ancient Athenian battleship - will sail the waters of the Saronic Gulf once again this July and September, rowed by crews of ordinary citizens aged between 15 and 75...

Swimming the Saronic Gulf for a Good Purpose

A swimmer will swim the Saronic Gulf from May 31 until June 5, covering a distance of 80 kilometers, from Piraeus until Poros, with in-between stops on every island in the Argo-Saronic Gulf. The swimming challenge is an initiative by...

Greek Island Ranked 3rd Best Car-Free City in the World

Business Insider wondered how the world would look without cars, traffic lights and lanes painted on the road. After Paris successfully enforced its first ever car-free day on September 27th, the website made a list of 7 cities in countries around...

2015 Aegina Fistiki Festival Kicks Off September 24th

The 7th annual Aegina Pistachio Festival, the greatest event in the Saronic Gulf will take place from September 24 to 27. Pistachio, the island’s most well-known product will be a major focus, while the festival will also highlight the island’s...