Hellenic Navy Opens Ships to Public from Wednesday-Sunday to Celebrate ‘Oxi’ Day


War ships of the Hellenic Navy will be open to the public for the national holiday that marks the anniversary of Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas’ rejection of Italy’s mandate to enter Greece on October 28, 1940. For this reason, there will be ships open to the public at the ports of Piraeus, Thessaloniki and Chalkida from Wednesday through to Sunday, October 30.

At Piraeus, the frigate Psara, rocket launcher Blessas and submarine Pontos will be at the Port of Piraeus giving the public a rare opportunity to go inside. The public will be able to visit on October 28 (3 p.m.-7 p.m.), October 29 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and October 30 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

The carriers Rodos and Lesbos will be at the port of Thessaloniki on Wednesday, October 26 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Thursday, October 27 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.). Also in Thessaloniki, the rocket launcher, Krystallidis, will be open to the public on Thursday (4 p.m.-7 p.m.).

The Krystallidis will also head to Chalkida on Wednesday, October 26 (10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.).