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Three Greek Ports Join MedCruise Board of Directors

Greece will be represented on the new Board of Directors of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, by the ports of Piraeus, Volos and Corfu.

Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

Boat Ban to Top Turkish Transport Minister’s Agenda in Athens

Turkey’s Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan will arrive in Athens to discuss the decision to ban all Turkish-flagged yachts from travelling to Greece.

Turkey Hopes Transport Minister’s Athens Visit to Resolve Boat Ban Issue

Turkey expressed its wish to lift a ban on Greece-bound yachts and ferries when the country’s transport minister, Ahmet Arslan, visits Greece this month.

Syros Mayor Calls for More Ferry Connections

Aiming to make Syros more accessible, the island's mayor George Maragos recently met with professionals in order to explore ways of increasing ferry services.

DiaNEOsis Study: More Home Ports Key to Stronger Cruise Tourism to Greece

Making Greece a home port for luxury liners and securing strategic investments are crucial to a robust cruise travel sector, according to diaNEOsis.

North Aegean Governor Urges Resolution of Turkish Sailing Restriction

North Aegean Governor Christiana Kalogirou is calling for immediate action in order for Turkey's ban on Greece-bound yachts, sailboats and ferries to be lifted.

Turkey Bans Greece-bound Sailing

Turkey’s transport ministry said it was banning travel to Greece on yachts, sailboats and ferries after Greek authorities seized 11 vessels for violating maritime regulation.

South Aegean Region Laying Out Plans for Rhodes Cruise Tourism

The South Aegean Region and Rhodes authorities are seeking ways to boost cruise tourism to the island under the EU’s SIROCCO research program.

Cruise Travel to Greece Set for Better Days in 2018

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to pick up pace in 2018 following a slow year in 2017, according to pre-booking data presented at Seatrade Europe.

SeaJets Amends Ferry Itineraries After Vessel Hits Pier at Sifnos Port

The itineraries of Greek ferry company SeaJets have been amended until Friday, September 6, after its “SeaJet 2” vessel hit the pier at Sifnos port.

Projects Announced for Modernization of Patra Port

Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumplis has approved two projects aimed to modernize the Port of Patra in the northern Peloponnese.
Posted On 05 Sep 2017

Grimaldi to Appeal to EU Competition Authority Over Hellenic Seaways Deal

Grimaldi Group plans to file a complaint to the EC's DG for Competition over the deal between Attica Group and Hellenic Seaways.
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

Shipping Minister: Duty Free Sales Can Attract Cruise Travel to Greek Isles

Offering duty free sales at popular Greek islands can serve as an incentive to boost cruise travel, said Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis.
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

Cruise Shipowners Table Urgent Issues Ahead of Next Tourism Season

Greek cruise body EEKFN is looking to include new destinations on itineraries and for Greek-owned cruise ships to return to the national register.

Cruise Ships Sailing Away from Greek Destinations

True to shipping industry insider predictions, cruise travel to Greece, dropped in the Jan.-July period and is expected to remain below par in 2018. 
Posted On 14 Aug 2017

New Tender Launched for Kythira Ferry Connection

The Greek Shipping Ministry has launched a tender for routes connecting Kythira and Antikythira with Piraeus, Crete, Gythio and Kalamata.
Posted On 08 Aug 2017

Amended Bill Sees Stronger Greek Ferry Passenger Rights

Reinforcing passenger rights, changes to the scheduling of hydrofoils and high-speed sea craft are among the amendments of a ministry bill tabled in parliament.

One-euro Levy for Every Cruise Traveler to Santorini 

Passengers visiting Santorini on a cruise ship will have to pay as of March 2018 a one-euro levy, according to the Port Authority plans.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Greek Ports Busy as August Exodus from Athens Kicks Off

Increased passenger traffic is expected at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion as August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.
Posted On 02 Aug 2017