Port Piraeus in Athens, Greece where we left from for Holy Land Cruise.
The First lion standing at the left side of the Door land the Arsenal of Venice is ancient Greek sculpture, originally at the Piraeus in Athens, brought to Venice by Francesco Morosini, who conquered the Peloponnesus.
jewishvirtuallibrary Egyptian Jewish refugees arriving in Piraeus, Greece, on the SS Mecca (1957). During the first half of 1957, Greece was the first landing point for thousands of Jews expelled or fleeing from Egypt, who were cared for by JDC, the local Council of Jewish Communities and the Jewish Agency before immigrating to Israel. x On this day in history, November 23, 1956, the Jewish community of Egypt was declared ‘enemies of the state’ and expelled with their property confiscated