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Tender to Launch for Piraeus-Kythira-Crete Ferry Route

The Greek Shipping Ministry will launch a tender to find a ferry operator to run the Piraeus - Kythira - Antikythira - Kastelli connection.
Posted On 17 Jul 2017

Celestyal, Thomson Cruises Extend Thomson Spirit Charter for 2018

Celestyal Cruises is continuing its partnership with Thomson Cruises of TUI Travel plc, by extending the charter of “Thomson Spirit” for the 2018 season.

Greece is Making Progress in Cruise Tourism, Kountoura Says

Cruise tourism is a government agenda priority, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while addressing a parliamentary plenary session.

Greek Marinas Association Prepares Action Plan

Aiming to tap into new markets, the Greek Marinas Association is preparing a two-year action plan to promote sailing tourism and marina industry activities.

‘Vitsentzos Kornaros’ Ferry Serving Kythira Out of Order

The "Vitsentzos Kornaros" ship serving the Piraeus-Kythira, Antikythira and Kissamos route will remain in port until June 30 due to mechanical failure.
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Shipping Ministry Launches Public Consultation to Improve Greek Ports

The Shipping Ministry, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry, has launched a public debate to establish new growth dynamics in Greek ports.
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Greece, Egypt Join Forces to Boost Tourism Via Cruise Travel

Greece and Egypt have agreed to boost tourism in both countries through the launch of cruise itineraries, the Egypt Independent reports.

Sailing & Yachting: The Best Way to Experience Greece

With hundreds of islands, cosmopolitan or off the beaten path, Greece is the ideal destination to indulge in sailing, yachting and other marine activities.

Tourism, Shipping Ministers Lay Out Cruise Sector Plans

International cruise groups are actively demonstrating their trust in Greece, including Greek destinations on their itineraries despite the ongoing political instability in the region.

Privatization of Greek Marinas on Government’s Agenda

The Greek government will support the growth of sea tourism in Greece through a series of measures that include the privatization of marinas.
Posted On 24 May 2017

Sea, Cruise Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Bet on Greece

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited sea and cruise tourism stakeholders to place their bets on Greece, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Piraeus Includes Hotels, Shopping Malls in €294m Expansion Plans

The Piraeus Port Authority is investing 294 million euros over a five-year period to upgrade its existing infrastructure and boost its competitiveness in the lucrative East Med cruise sector
Posted On 24 May 2017

Greece is Open for Cruise Industry Business, Minister says

Greece is prepared to launch a concessions campaign in order to encourage international cruise liners operating in the country to invest in relevant infrastructure projects.
Posted On 23 May 2017

Celestyal’s New Website Invites Passengers to ‘Recharge, Renew, Relax’

Celestyal Cruises launched its new website, offering visitors a faster, simpler booking process and a comprehensive introduction to the company’s cruises.

Greek Seamen’s Ferry Strike will Not Escalate

The Greek seamen’s union has announced that it will not continue their industrial action once its four-day strike ends at 24:00 on Friday May 19.
Posted On 19 May 2017

Minoan Lines: Cancellations, Amendments Due to New 48-hour Strike

Minoan Lines' itineraries on the Adriatic line will be amended on May 18-19, due to a second 48-hour strike called by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association.

PNO Announces New Strike, No Ferries in Greece on May 18-19

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced that it will hold a second 48-hour nationwide strike on Thursday, May 18 and Friday May 19.
Posted On 16 May 2017

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Shipping is Greek Government’s Top Priority

The Greek government's economic policy council has decided to set up an inter-ministerial working group, with the aim to strengthen shipping and support maritime education.

Patra Waterway Gets Go-ahead, Seeking Operator

The waterway in Patra is now the third to receive approval, paving the way for the launch of an invitation of interest in order to find the contractor who will take over its operation.