About Pireas Weather Station

The station is powered by a Davis Wireless Vantage Pro2 Plus with 24-hour fan-aspirated radiation shield. The data is collected every minute and the site is updated roughly every 10 seconds. This site and its data is collected using Weather Link software and data logger. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge, thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

Temperature and humidity sensors are enclosed in a solar-powered, 24-hour fan-aspirated radiation shield. Shield combines fan aspiration and passive shielding to minimize the effects of solar radiation. The Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus went into service on April 12th 2002.

About Pireas City

Piraeus in Greek: Πειραιάς Pireás Πειραιεύς, is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece. Piraeus is located within the Athens urban area,12 kilometers (7 miles) southwest from its city center (municipality of Athens), and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.

Piraeus has a long recorded history, dating to ancient Greece. The city was largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens and was transformed into a prototype harbor, concentrating all the import and transit trade of Athens. During the Golden Age of Athens the Long Walls were constructed to connect Athens with Piraeus. Consequently, it became the chief harbor of ancient Greece, but declined gradually after the 4th century AD, growing once more in the 19th century, especially after Athens' declaration as the capital of Greece. In the modern era, Piraeus is a large city, bustling with activity and an integral part of Athens, acting as home to the country's biggest harbor and bearing all the characteristics of a huge marine and commercial-industrial centre.

The port of Piraeus is the chief port in Greece, the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world, servicing about 20 million passengers annually. Piraeus is placed among the top ten ports in container traffic in Europe and the top container port in the Eastern Mediterranean The city hosted events in both the 1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens. The University of Piraeus is one of the largest universities in Greece.