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Two New Metro Stations To Open Next Month, More To Follow

The two new metro stations of Peristeri and Anthoupoli on the western extension of line 2 (red line) in Athens will open and begin serving passengers in early April, it was recently announced.
Posted On 04 Mar 2013

Minister Discusses Open Tourism Issues

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni requested cooperation at all levels with all tourism professionals, yesterday, 4 October, while attending a board meeting of the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET).
Posted On 05 Oct 2012

GEPOET Discusses Tourism Issues With Transport Minister

A bill that will regulate the legal details in regards to the pending liberalization of land passenger transport will be tabled in parliament in April 2013 by the Transport Ministry, the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) said. By 2015 the market...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Airport To Connect With Piraeus Port Via Metro

The contract for the 7.6 kilometer extension of Metro line 3 on the Haidari-Piraeus section that will include six brand new stations was signed last month, according to Attiko Metro S.A.
Posted On 01 Apr 2012

Tour Buses Seek E.U. Help On KTEL Bus Monopoly

Greek tour bus owners recently filed a complaint to the European Commission against the monopoly of the KTEL intercity buses and accused the ministries of transport and tourism for overprotecting the KTEL bus profession.
Posted On 01 Mar 2012

Tour Bus Profession Opens, KTEL Bus Profession Stays Closed

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos sparked an angry reaction from tourism professionals recently when he signed a ministerial decision in November, which liberalized the tour bus profession so licenses would be easier obtained while the profession of KTEL intercity...
Posted On 01 Jan 2012

Greek Taxi Strikes Continue In September

After a suspension of mobilizations in August, Greek taxi owners and drivers resumed protest action in September in response to the government’s proposed law to liberalize the taxi sector and lift all restrictions on the number of licenses issued.
Posted On 11 Oct 2011

TRAINOSE Offers Cheaper Fares, Upgrades Services

Greek train operator TRAINOSE, a subsidiary of Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), dropped its ticket price last month for the Athens-Thessaloniki route and announced a series of new services to be established in the coming months.
Posted On 01 Sep 2011

Tour Bus Profession Set To Open

The provision of the draft law that regulates the liberalization of the tour bus profession so licenses could be easier obtained was voted in Parliament in early August. To the disappointment of tourism professionals, the opening of the profession was “one-sided” since transfer...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011

Greek Cabbies Suspend Strikes, Bookings Canceled

Some 20 percent of bookings to Greece were canceled for the mid August-October period during the three-week strike of Greek taxi owners and drivers, press reports said last month. Tourism professionals stressed the taxi strike cost Greek tourism 250,000-300,000 bookings and...
Posted On 01 Sep 2011

Taxi Driver Protest Disrupts Travel In Greece

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month appealed to Greek taxi drivers to not hit tourism during their mobilizations, as “such protests do not help the country and do not help tourism.”
Posted On 01 Aug 2011

Web-Ticket Service Launched For Train Passengers

As of last month a whole new chapter opened for Greek railway as passengers are now able to book their tickets directly online. The CEO of Greek railways operating unit Trainose, Athanasios Ziliaskopoulos, announced the news last month at an event in Thessaloniki.

International Drivers License Exemption Sought

A constant problem of car rental companies is the inability to rent cars to non-European Union citizens who do not have an internatio­nal drivers license, the Greek Car Rental Companies Association said recently in an announcement.

Proposal For Bus And Coach Passenger Rights Tabled

A proposal that involves passenger rights for bus and coach transport was adopted at the European Union Council of Transport Ministers held in December in Brussels. The proposal aims to strengthen the rights of bus and coach passengers that travel on international and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2010

Athens’ Taxi Cabs Disappoint Travelers: Poll

Athens taxis were voted the filthiest in the world, according to a survey conducted by hotels.com website.
Posted On 01 Sep 2009

New Public Transit 3-Day Tourist Ticket

The Athens Urban Transport organization, OASA, last month announced the new "tourist ticket" that offers unlimited travel on all means of public transport to serve the needs of those visiting Athens for a few days.
Posted On 01 Aug 2009

Rent-a-cars Want to Go Green

The Greek Car Rental Companies Association recently suggested the creation of a 'green fleet' of rental cars to circulate in Greece so as to combat air pollution released from aged automobiles.

Limo Services for Taxis Not Rent-a-car Offices

Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis recently expressed his intention to give taxi owners the opportunity to provide limo services, all of which caused a major uproar within the Greek Car Rental Companies Association.

London-Paris in Record Time

The virgin voyage of the Eurostar train along the new and improved High Speed 1 railroad set a new record for train journeys as the journey London to Paris was completed in two hours and three minutes.
Posted On 01 Oct 2007

Suburban Railway Launch in Northern Greece

The Thessaloniki Proastiako railway is now officially open to transport passengers from Thessaloniki to Litochoro. With Desiro Electric trains and a speed of up to 160 kilometers an hour, the new 98-kilometer rail line completes the route in 55 minutes.
Posted On 01 Oct 2007