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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

No Ferries in Greece on May 16-17 Due to Strike

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories on May 16-17.

Santorini System to Regulate Cruise Ship Arrivals

The launch of a cruise berthing management system that will regulate incoming traffic to Santorini has been announced by the Municipal Port Fund of Thira.

Special Event Marks Majestic Princess’ First Voyage Out of Piraeus

Piraeus is among 22 ports to be visited by the Majestic Princess on her 49-day "Silk Road Sea Route” from Rome to Shanghai.