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The New Hot Spot For Art In Athens Is — Piraeus (?!)

Yes, the Greek capital’s grotty old seaport, which has been busy, industrial and unpleasant for 2,500 years, is seeing serious art galleries, and the high-end restaurants that service gallery patrons, bustin’ out all over. – T — The New York Times Style Magazine
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15 of the best hotels on the Greek island of Santorini for dramatic views, private pools, and iconic architecture

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor Greece is open to US travelers and so are some of its best hotels. The Greek Islands are among the most beautiful places to visit in Greece, especially Santorini. The best hotels in Santorini boast dramatic views, private pools, beaches, and suites for families. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Greece is open to travelers with proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test, making now the i...
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Norwegian Cruise Line has finally restarted sailing after a 500-day suspension. All passengers on the 7-day Greek Isles cruise must be vaccinated and wear masks.

The Norwegian Jade set sail from Greece on Sunday Norwegian Cruise Line The Norwegian Jade set sail from Athens, Greece, on Sunday for a seven-day Greek islands tour. It was the first of Norwegian's 17-ship fleet to restart sailing following a 500-day suspension. All passengers and crew have to be vaccinated and wear masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Norwegian Cruise Line has restarted sailing after a 500-day suspension during the pandemic.The ship, the Norwegian ...
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Pre-season preparations of Arsenal & Leicester interrupted amid training ground Covid outbreaks

Outbreaks of the Covid-19 virus have interrupted the respective pre-season preparations of a pair of Premier League clubs, according to reports. Concern in North London The first has come at Arsenal.As revealed by the Daily Mail, the Gunners’ London Colney training ground has been hit by a Covid outbreak, with officials hard at work in their efforts to stem any further spread.Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad are currently in Scotland as part of a pre-season training camp, which was kicked off in ...
Tags: London, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Arsenal, Brendan Rodgers, Leicester, Leicester City, Mikel Arteta, Arsenal Fc, north London, Hibernian, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Piraeus

Arsenal confirm double departure, but Willian’s MLS switch has collapsed

A trio of updates surrounding ongoings on the personnel front at Premier League giants Arsenal have come to the fore on Thursday. Youngsters depart The first centres on a pair of departures from the club’s youth setup.A number of gifted young talents to have made their way through the ranks on the red half of North London have of course gone on to play prominent roles in Mikel Arteta’s senior Gunners setup over the last couple of seasons.The most high-profile of these come in the forms of Emile ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, David Beckham, Arsenal, Emirates, Mls, Brentford, Coventry, Mikel Arteta, Arsenal Fc, Coventry City, north London, Willian

Archaeology, architecture, and “Romanizing” Athens

The question of whether Athens was a Greek or Roman city seems straightforward, but among scholars there is some debate. While initially, and still geographically, a Greek city, the influence of the Roman Empire on Athens’ architecture, beginning in the first century BC with Pompey the Great, has led some scholars to classify it, architecturally, as a Roman provincial city. Pompey’s donation of fifty talents in 62BC was said to have financed a “bazaar” to display goods in the Piraeus (the harbor...
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The best hotels in Santorini to book now that Greece is open to US travelers

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Greece is reopening to US travelers and expects a big return in tourists this summer. The Greek Islands are among the most beautiful places to visit in Greece, especially Santorini. The best hotels in Santorini boast dramatic views, private pools, beaches, and suites for families. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With the recent announcement that Greece will open to travelers this summer ...
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David Cronenberg Returns to Directing With ‘Crimes of the Future,’ Set to Film This Summer

Seven years after his last feature film, Maps to the Stars, David Cronenberg is finally ready to get behind the camera again. A new report reveals the Canadian filmmaker and body horror expert is headed to Greece this summer to film Crimes of the Future. That title will be familiar to Cronenberg fans – the director made a film by that same name in 1970. According to Screen Daily, David Cronenberg is headed to Greece in August to start shooting Crimes of the Future, his first feature film sin...
Tags: Movies, Greece, Horror, David-Cronenberg, Athens, Viggo Mortensen, Piraeus, Mortensen, Anatolia, Cronenberg, Robert Lantos, Eastern Promises, Athens Hydra, Crimes of the Future, Argonauts Productions, Mitilini

Arsenal, Man Utd, Rangers into Europa League last 16 as Leicester exit

Paris (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice including a late winner as Arsenal qualified for the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday with a 3-2 victory over Benfica in Greece, while Manchester United and Rangers cruised through to the next round. The Gabon striker put Arsenal ahead at the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus in their home leg of a tie relocated due to Covid-19 travel restrictions between Portugal and the United Kingdom. Diogo Goncalves levelled the contest with a magnif...
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Down but never out

The Athenians were in a panic in 490 (all dates BC). A Persian army had landed at Marathon, on the coastline east of Athens, intent on capturing the city and even conquering all Greece. The Athenians sent for help to other Greek cities, but only Plataea (in Boeotia) responded. Thus, a predominantly Athenian army faced the enemy—and won. The famous battle of Marathon was Athens’ coming of age as a military power; a decade later its navy helped to block another Persian invasion (led by Xerxes), a ...
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Two hurt as Greek warship collides with freighter

Two crew members of a Greek minesweeper were slightly hurt Tuesday after it collided with a Portuguese container ship off Piraeus, the port next to Athens, the navy said.
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Natalie Bakopoulos's Playlist for Her Novel "Scorpionfish"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. Natalie Bakopoulos's novel Scorpionfish is a brilliantly written exploration of identity. Bookpage wrote pf the book: "Richly told. . . . A remarkable recognition of how language can work, how gri...
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California tops 10,000 COVID deaths, 3rd highest

SACRAMENTO — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New York has the highest number of deaths at more than 32,000, followed by New Jersey with nearly 16,000. California is the nation’s most populous state with 40 million people. The first known COVID-related de...
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'We want to stay': refugees struggle to integrate in Greece after camp life

Asylum seekers discharged from island holding centres are given little support to find accommodation and work It never occurred to Sarah Husseini that one day she might think of Moria camp with something approaching affection. The 22-year-old Afghan spent two years in the infamous holding facility on Lesbos and, throughout, her young daughters were “sick, sick, sick”.But then she, her husband Ali and their two toddlers were instructed to board a ferry to Piraeus and their world changed. “The UN ...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Greece, Society, World news, Homelessness, Refugees, Athens, Global development, Un, Ali, Piraeus, Moria, Sarah Husseini

Mikel Arteta Praises Improved Mindset At Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal players to enjoy the art of defending as the Gunners kept their third-consecutive clean sheet in a narrow Europa League victory at Olympiacos. Alexandre Lacazette’s goal nine minutes from time was enough to ensure a 1-0 victory in Piraeus with Arsenal now in pole position to qualify from this round-of-32 clash. While the France striker wasted a couple of other decent chances to really wrap up the tie, Arteta will again be impressed with the defensive work of hi...
Tags: England, France, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Arsenal, Newcastle, Athens, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, Alexandre Lacazette, Piraeus, Lacazette, Arteta, Unai Emery, Bukayo Saka

Arsenal eclipse Olympiacos thanks to late Lacazette goal

Mikel Arteta saw his Arsenal side keep another clean sheet as they secured Europa League victory at Olympiacos before revealing he has told his players to embrace the art of defending. Alexandre Lacazette's goal nine minutes from time was enough to ensure a 1-0 victory in Piraeus with Arsenal now in pole position to qualify from this round of 32 clash. While the France striker wasted a couple of other decent chances to really wrap up the tie, Arteta will again be impressed with the defensiv...
Tags: News, France, Arsenal, Europa League, Mikel Arteta, Alexandre Lacazette, Piraeus, Arteta, Olympiacos

Europe needs China’s billions. But does it know the price? | Juliet Ferguson

From steel to railways, Beijing is spending billions in EU countries. But are there strings attached?The Yiwu-to-London train pulls into the DB Eurohub terminus in Barking, east London, 18 days after leaving the Chinese city, a trading centre south of Shanghai. Over the course of its 7,500-mile (12,000km) journey to Europe, the train has wound its way through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France, following part of the old east-west Silk Road. This freight-rail link is...
Tags: Silk Road, Europe, London, France, China, Eu, European Union, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Shanghai, Yiwu, Emmanuel Macron, Kirkenes, Piraeus, Juliet Ferguson

With eye on Syria, Greece expands refugee transfers

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are expanding a program to transfer migrants and refugees from overcrowded camps on the islands to the mainland amid concern that the number of arrivals from nearby Turkey could continue to rise. More than 500 asylum-seekers arrived early Monday on ferries from the islands at the port of Piraeus, […]
Tags: News, Turkey, World, Nation, Piraeus, PIRAEUS Greece, Syria Greece

Blatt leaves Olympiakos 2 months after MS announcement

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has left his post as coach of Greek club Olympiakos two months after announcing he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In a statement on the club website, Blatt says “after a long and respectful discussion between the owners and myself, our two parties have […]
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Spurs keeper Lloris leaves Brighton game with serious injury

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10 must-see Mediterranean cruise ports

A Mediterranean cruise is the Whitman’s Sampler of journeys. A taste of Santorini here, a nibble of Naples there, a morsel of Mykonos this day and a bite of Barcelona that day. And like with a box of chocolates, first-timers never know what they’re gonna get. That is, unless they do their research or take the advice of those both experienced and honest. Queue the discerning sea-legged travel writer with a list of his top 10 Mediterranean ports: Built nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman Colosse...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Italy, Athens, Peta, Florence, Gaudi, Mediterranean, Naples

Reasons to visit Piraeus, Greece

On your visit to Greece, there’s a good chance you’ll pass through Piraeus. There’s an equally good chance you won’t slow down to check out this port city, using it instead as a throughway between Athens and the Greek Islands as do millions of tourists each year. But Piraeus has more to offer than its busy boat docks and traffic jams. It has picturesque neighborhoods, hilltop restaurants with amazing views, and some of the most incredible seafood the country has to offer. Here’s why Piraeus s...
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UCLA ‘needs to inject some life’ into men’s basketball program with coaching search

The optics were just all off. UCLA in Pauley Pavilion, getting trampled by Liberty, the crowd showering the Bruins with boos. Don MacLean, UCLA’s all-time leading scorer who was on assignment calling the game for Pac-12 Networks, knew. Things couldn’t go on like this. “I think that was the final nail in the coffin,” MacLean said. About 30 hours after UCLA’s 15-point loss to Liberty, news broke of Steve Alford’s dismissal. UCLA announced the coaching change the following morning. The Bruins are j...
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Changes to Eurail in 2019

Long before WOW and Norwegian Air had $99 airfares luring young people across the pond, there was Eurail, the post-World-War-II, trans-European train network that offered dirt cheap, all-you-can-ride passes for intrepid Americans looking to explore a region just recovering from the most destructive war in history. What resulted was the first iteration of the Euro-trip, a rite-of-passage trip for young adults in the summers between college spent riding the rails in a place that, at the time, c...
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Macquarie nearing sale of Poland’s Gdansk port terminal to SWF-led group, say sources: Reuters

A consortium of investors including the Poland’s sovereign wealth fund PFR is close to buying the country’s DCT Gdansk port terminal, owned by the infrastructure fund of Australia’s Macquarie, three sources familiar with the matter said. Macquarie launched the sale of the Polish port terminal, which the sources said could be valued at around 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion), over the summer with the help of Goldman Sachs (GS.N). The sale would mean a state entity will hold a stake in the strateg...
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Greece: 400 asylum-seekers moved out of crowded island camp

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — About 400 asylum-seekers who had been held in the severely overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have arrived in Greece’s main port of Piraeus to be transferred to other camps and residences on the mainland. The asylum-seekers, mainly families from Syria, Afghanistan and African countries, arrived Tuesday […]
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Yaya Toure rejoins Olympiakos after rejecting Europe, Asia, U.S. offers

Yaya Toure reveals his best memories from his time at Manchester City and has a surprise guest at his farewell ceremony. Yaya Toure claims he rejected offers from other clubs in Europe, Asia and the United States to return to Greek Super League side Olympiakos. The former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure made his name at the Piraeus club in the 2005-2006 season before embarking on his glittering career in Spain and England. The 35-year-old said in a post on his official websi...
Tags: England, Football, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Story, United States, Manchester City, Transfers, Yaya Toure, Olympiakos, Greek Super League, Piraeus, Europe Asia

Fire on Greek island ferry extinguished after 3 days

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say a fire on a ferry connecting the mainland to the island of Crete has been put out after raging for three days. The fire on the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry started early Wednesday 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the port of Piraeus, its destination. Despite heavy smoke, the […]
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Best day trips from Athens

A trip to Greece seems incomplete without a visit to one of Greece’s famed islands. But without a lot of time, getting to isles like Mykonos or Santorini is a challenge. Plus, summer ferry tickets sell out fast and accommodations on those fancy islands can be pricey if you can even snag a room. Skip the hassle and do like the locals. Get yourself to one of the many beautiful islands that you can reach from the port of Athens in 40 minutes to two hours. Ride a rented bike to beautiful beach c...
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