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Environmental Protection of Mediterranean Sea Vital for Tourism

The European Commission proposed a long-term environmental strategy for cleaning up and protecting the Mediterranean Sea. This unique ecosystem, it said, is deteriorating as environmental pressures such as pollution and construction increase.

Patras Vies for Race Track Approval

Last month, Greek President of the Republic Carlos Papoulias signed a presidential decree that stipulates the technical specifications required to create and operate a professional race track in Greece.

Crete’s Major Tourism Project Gets Green Light

The ministry of environment approved the environmental study for a major tourism development project in Lassithi, Crete. The developer, London-based Minoan Group, formerly Loyalward Ltd. had initially signed a contract with the Ecclesiastical Foundation of Panagia Akrotiriani...

International Tourism Exhibit To Be Held in Athens

The first International Tourism Salon (ITS) - Athens 2006 will be held November 30 through December 3 at the Piraeus Port Authority Center (OLP).

Athens Wins Bid to Host City Break 2007

Athens will host next year's City Break exhibition, and European Cities Tourism's (ECT) annual conference, which is also the sponsor of the exhibition.

Sustainable Tourism Forum To Be Held on Rodos

Next month, the second international tourism forum will take place on Rodos. This year's theme is Competitiveness Through Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges for Mediterranean Destinations."

Greek Tourism Threatened by Oil Spill

International specialists last month met in Piraeus to unveil a plan to limit the damage from a devastating oil spill caused after Israeli raids on a Lebanon power plant. The specialists warned that some of the 15,000 to 30,000 tons of escaped fuel oil could affect the shores of...

Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon

The Arab-Hellenic Chamber in cooperation with the Messinia Chamber organized a humanitarian aid effort to ease some of the suffering in war-torn Lebanon.

Golfing Development Planned in Volos

A 100-million euro investment in a resort complex with golf courses is a step closer to being realized following the signing of a preliminary agreement between the Golfing Developments company and the Orthodox Church in Volos, which owns a part of the property planned for the...

Pedestrian Bridge Improves Access to Piraeus Harbor

Last month the new pedestrian bridge in Piraeus was inaugurated. The new bridge spans the busy road and connects passengers emerging from the train station in Piraeus with the ferry boats in the harbor.