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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

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.

Licensing Bill Thwarts Greece Waterway Network Progress

A new draft law covering license procedures, construction and operation of waterways in Greece is putting a damper on any waterway plans and projects currently underway, said leading investor Hellenic Seaplanes.
Posted On 08 Aug 2016

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

Waterway Network in the Ionian Expected Soon

Greece's first waterway network is expected to operate in the Ionian this year as licenses are expected to be granted soon for waterways at the destinations of Paxi, Patra, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Lefkada.
Posted On 25 Jan 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 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

Construction of Corfu Waterway Gets Green Light

Environment minister Ioannis Maniatis recently approved the terms that will pave the way for the construction of the first waterway in Greece on the Ionian island of Corfu.
Posted On 01 Dec 2014
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K2 Smart Jets, Water Airports Seal Deal To launch Seaplane Services In Greece

Two Greek companies recently joined forces in a bid to develop waterways across Greece and offer passenger transport via seaplanes.
Posted On 22 Jul 2013