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Seaplane Port at Lavrio Gets Approval

Lavrio Port. Photo source: Greek Water Airports

A seaplane port southeast of Athens at Lavrio, set to handle hydroplane flights, has received the go-ahead from Greek authorities paving the way for the region of Attica to launch operations, announced Greek Water Airports this week.

According to the Greek Water Airports announcement, the decision by the Shipping Ministry, the Greek Navy and the Civil Aviation Authority paves the way for the construction of the Lavrio facility, which will be the “first in Attica” to operate hydroplane flights mainly to the Cyclades islands.

The permit allows six flights (inbound-outbound) daily per company as well as general flights, airlifts, firefighting, search & rescue, and emergency flights.

Implementation and management has been awarded to Greek Water Airports by the Lavrio Port Authority.

Photo source: Greek Water Airports

The company said the operation of seaplane flights will also contribute to the development of cruise travel allowing for shore excusions to be carried out on flights to nearby islands. The aim, the company said, is to establish Lavrio as an attractive cruise hub or port of call.

According to the announcement, Grecian Air Seaplanes will be offering sightseeing flights out of Lavrio port.

The company recently announced approval of the seaplane airports at Porto Heli and Ermioni in the Peloponnese region and in Kanistro Halkidiki, among others, and is expecting the licensing of seaplane ports on Corfu, Paxi, and Patra.

“The approval of the Lavrio seaplane port creates a flexible transportation solution that meets the need to connect Southeastern Attica with the islands and coastal areas. Seaplane operations will offer an innovative transportation option ensuring not only the movement of tourists but also of permanent residents throughout the year,” said Greek Water Airports Founder and Managing Director Anastasios Govas.

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  1. Wendy Raft Reply

    I agree Steve, only………..and only……….when we once again finally see seaplanes on Greek islands will we believe it. Too much hype over the years and no action………..ho hum

  2. Steve Mansfield Reply

    The business of operating seaplanes has been going on for over 15 years & still not actually happened – what a joke.

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