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A floating “Green” Restaurant in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   An Olympic city with many attractions and strong commercial foundations as a port, Volos is an ideal place for the first floating eco-friendly restaurant designed and constructed in Greek shipyards.  The new, floating, “green island” will be transferred to its permanent home in the summer. It will have naturally grown lawn, photovoltaic systems to cover its energy needs, and waste will be biologically cleaned.  More importantly, the materials used in its construction, as well as any other expendable supplies used during its operation, are eco- friendly. The artificial island will welcome its visitors on board in August.  Volos: Host of 2013 Mediterranean Games ; Agrotravel.gr: Volos

Floating Museum in Greece for “The Liberty”

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Once US navy vessels, the “Liberty” ships were donated by the United States of America to the Hellenic Republic soon after WWII in compensation for Greece’s significant loss of naval forces during the war and in recognition for the country’s contribution to the cause. The “Liberties” were used as American transport vessels to carry supplies to and from Europe during the war. After the war, 100 of this type of vessels and other tankers were conceded to Greek ship owners, ushering a flourishing Greek mercantile shipping in the post-war era. The last “Liberty” is now anchored in Piraeus Port and will become a floating museum.  Google Books: “A History of Greek Owned Shipping” by Gelina Harlaftis; Secretariat General of Information: The leading role of Hellenic merchant shipping