connect with us
A Service by: GREEK TRAVEL PAGES
 

Corfu Welcomes First Seaplane Test Run

A 10-seater Quest Kodiak seaplane landed on Corfu recently during a series of test runs ahead of the highly-anticipated official opening of the island’s waterway.

Skyros Port Fund Raises Questions Over Waterway Delays

The Skyros Port Fund is calling on the government to assign the long-delayed waterway projects to the shipping, tourism and transport ministries.

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.
Posted On 26 Jul 2017

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.

Still No Progress in Greek Waterway Saga

If a sufficient number of waterways is not licensed for this summer season then "hydroplanes will never make it to Greece", according to Hellenic Seaplanes.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

New Shipping Minister Vows to Get Greek Waterways Out of the Rut

Newly appointed Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis has set speeding up the licensing procedures for Greece’s pending waterway network as a leading priority upon taking office earlier this month.

Full-Speed Ahead for Corfu, Paxi Waterways

The waterways on the islands of Corfu and neighboring Paxi are moving full speed ahead after receiving approval for all contract procedures, regional authorities said this week.

Greece’s Asset Body Chief Says ‘Matter of Time’ Before Waterways Operate

Waterways on Corfu, Paxi and Patra are set to operate immediately, Public Assets Management Fund (TAIPED) President Stergios Pitsiorlas said this week.

Tinos Waterway Gets Eco Thumbs Up, Works Kick Off

Tinos is the first of the Cyclades islands to get environmental approval for the construction of the first waterway there.
Posted On 02 Jun 2016

Skopelos, Kalamata Waterways Brewing, but Gov’t Foot-dragging

Plans for waterways on Skopelos and in Kalamata are moving forward but the pace is so slow that insiders say the alternative form of transportation will not be up and running this coming tourist season.
Posted On 30 Mar 2016

Waterways in Greece Get ‘Green’ Light, Move to Next Phase

The waterway projects at four Greek destinations have received relevant environmental licensing and can now move to the next phase of completion while the government explores ways to incorporate the projects into the country's "Fast Track" law, which accelerates the licensing...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.
Posted On 18 Jan 2016

Red Tape Puts a Damper on Greek Waterway Network

The future of Greece’s ambitious waterway network is drowning in red tape with the government failing to grant a single license in 2015, two years after a law paving the way for strategic investments was voted.
Posted On 14 Jan 2016

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

Hellenic Seaplanes expects to operate its first hydroplane waterways in Greece as of this summer.
Posted On 11 Jan 2016

Thessaloniki Sets Sights on Becoming Waterway Hub

The northern port city of Thessaloniki aims to boost its connection with the rest of mainland Greece and the islands by offering seaplane services next summer after submitting its application to the transport ministry this week for the creation of a metropolitan waterway.

Patmos Port Authority Says ‘No’ to Hydroplanes

The Patmos Port Authority is blocking the creation of a hydroplane waterway on the island, which was currently in the last stage of the licensing procedure and expected to start operations in the summer of 2016.
Posted On 16 Nov 2015

Skyros Moves Closer to Getting a Waterway for Seaplane Flights

A ministerial decision concerning the environmental requirements for the construction and operation of the first waterway in the Aegean, at Linaria Port on the island of Skyros, has been signed.
Posted On 24 Jun 2015

No Seaplane Flights in Greece This Summer

Seaplanes will not operate in Greece this year as the country lacks a waterways network, the president of Hellenic Seaplanes Nikolas Charalambous announced during a recent meeting in Athens with Alternate Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Communications Christos Spirtzis.
Posted On 18 May 2015

Greece Assets Agency Eyes Agios Kosmas as Waterway Hub

The country’s privatization fund, known as TAIPED (Hellenic Republic Asset and Development Fund), is examining the creation of a metropolitan waterway at Agios Kosmas, southern Attica, in efforts to boost tourism to the Greek capital, Attica’s coasts and island seaside towns.
Posted On 24 Apr 2015

Hellenic Seaplanes Includes Greek Islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses in Waterway Network

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes has expanded its waterway network to include the ports of North Aegean islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses.
Posted On 16 Apr 2015
12