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“Days of the Sea 2021” to Celebrate Piraeus Culture and History

ATHENS — The working replica of 'Olympias', the Athenian trireme of the 5th century BC, will be part of the highlights of this year's "Days of the Sea 2021" from May 28 to June 6, showcasing the port city's culture, sports and history.

A makeshift open theater at Ormos Afroditis will screen Greek films on June 4, 5 and 6, while children's activities offered will include sailing and boy/girl scouting, among other activities. Painting and sculpture will also be exhibited, while archaeological tours will be provided as well, besides numerous other events including concerts and light shows.

Alexandras Square will host a flower show and the area before the Maritime Museum will be devoted to teaching young children to ride bicycles.

Kanari Square will offer recycling information through interactive initiatives, and volunteers will help clean up the shore and sea of Votsalakia, Freatida and Mikrolimano.

Blue Entrepreneurship in Europe, the final phase of the blueAct program, will be hosted during the Days of the Sea, and include the attendance of winners of entrepreneur contests from Europe's seven city ports.

After the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, Mayor Yiannis Moralis said, "Piraeus is celebrating, and we shall all be there to have fun and honor the history, culture and beautiful sites of our city, forever focused on the sea."

Although events are free, reservations should be made ahead of time to avoid crowding, as basic pandemic restrictions are still in place. Details of the events can be found in Greek at the following site, https://www.imeresthalassas.gr/.

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