European Maritime Day: public days in Piraeus
On 30 and 31 May 2015, the city of Piraeus will host a series of public happenings at various locations of the city, celebrating its rich maritime history and culture. Local maritime stakeholders will put their knowledge on display on the spectacular Piraeus coast.
Piraeus is the largest port in Greece with a unique history. On 30 and 31 May it will open its gates to the visitors who will have the opportunity to explore the archaeological sites and the industrial monuments of the city. Along its coasts individual outdoor and indoors events will be held: excursions by the sea, live performances, music events, marine sports, sailing open days and trips around the coast. Local restaurants will provide special menus and offer traditional seafood dishes and excellent wine.
During the 2-day event archaeological sites, museums, theatres, collections and monuments will be open to the public.
Lectures, job fairs in maritime industry, the latest in marine feature documentaries, educational events, photography exhibitions featuring sea and island treasures, will increase awareness of the importance of the sea on a local, regional and global scale.