The Benaki Toy Museum, housed in a fairy-tale edifice at Palaio Faliro on Athens's southern coast, is poised to open its doors to the public for the first time Sunday.
It is the latest addition to the Benaki group of museums and is based on a vast collection of vintage toys donated by Maria Argyriadi.
A man sits in the sun at Freattyda beach on Thursday, close to Piraeus port, as Deputy Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios and Piraeus Mayor Yiannis Moralis inspect the wider area after it was cleaned up by a private company and made available to the public.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Shipping Ministry said that the marine pollution caused by an oil spill from a tanker that sank off the coast of Salamina last month has been largely contained.
According to the statement, issued after a session of the coordinating committee appointed to oversee the cleanup, there is no more "surface pollution" in the area of Salamina.
A photo uploaded by Max Gyselinck on his Facebook page, has revealed the extent of the environmental disaster in the Saronic Gulf and the Athens Riviera from last week’s oil spill in the port of island of Salamina when a tanker called Agia Zoni 2 sunk. The photo was shot in the sea of Paleo Faliro on September 20 during cleaning operations by the Marine Ministry.
Tugs tow the 107-year-old battleship Georgios Averof to Trocadero marina in Palaio Faliro in southern Athens, Wednesday. The 10,000-ton former Hellenic Navy flagship returned to its berth, where it serves as a floating museum, after months of privately funded maintenance and conservation work at the Skaramangas shipyard.
The HS Olympias is an astonishing reconstruction of a trireme, an ancient type of galley commonly used by the maritime civilisations of the Mediterranean.
This reconstructed trireme, built in 1987 by a shipbuilder in Piraeus, is one of a kind. It is a commissioned ship in the Hellenic Navy of Greece, the only commissioned vessel of its kind in the world.
These is probably no other Navy ship that has been a part of the her country’s history for almost half a century, being present in the majority of the legendary 20th century naval battles the nation she served fought. The legendary Hellenic Navy armored cruiser “George Averof” has that privilege and the place in history she has earned.