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Santorini Island is still home to the old Greek ways

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

The Greek island of Santorini is deluged with tourists in summer, pouring off cruise ships, ferries and yachts.

They roam the port town’s narrow streets, a happy T-shirted army babbling in Italian, English, German, Swedish, Japanese. Their voices echo off the glistening whitewashed houses that cling to the steep slopes of this volcanic island.

Yet away from the tourist-thronged town, old ways endure. Farmers still thresh their fava beans by hand, using a wooden sieve and the island’s ever-present wind to sort the beans, smaller and sweeter than traditional fava beans.

Fava is an age-old staple for the island’s 7,000 residents, cooked into a purée with capers, smoked pork and other flavorings.

Find a table in a taverna and feast on what the islanders grow — sweet little tomatoes, succulent eggplant and fava. They’re the tastes of Santorini.

Santorini Airport

Piraeus Port Authority

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Piraeus Port Authority: Announcement

P.P.A. S.A. Board of Directors, following the proposal of the BoD President and Managing Director Mr George Anomeritis, unanimously decided the establishment of a Subsidiary Societe Anonyme, under the title “Intermodal Transport and Logistics Company S.A.” (LOGISTICS P.P.A.SA)
The project, having the approval of the Government, gives new development opportunities to PPA, who thus enters in new services provision fields that are fully consistent with its statutory and business objectives.

The creation of the Logistics Center at the Thriasio Pedion that will concentrate the vast cargo volumes of the Attica region and the operation of the new rail connection the following year (March 2011), connecting the Commercial port at Ikonion with the Logistics Center are the two new facts that led to the establishment of the above subsidiary Company. P.P.A. SA, that dominates cargo handling for over 80 years enters new business areas, such as intermodal transportation, cargo forwarding and the relevant supplementary activities of the cargo it handles.

It is the first strategic expansion move of PPA SA in the field of cargo transportation, that, combined with its development plan of €1 billion that was recently approved from the Inter-ministerial Committee, creates new opportunities and advantages.