Resilience Funds Drive Tourism Projects in Greece
“Greece 2.0”, the country’s national recovery and resilience (RRF) plan, will be funding five major hotel investments budgeted at 106 million euros out of a total of 41 projects, Deputy Finance Minister Theodore Skylakakis recently announced.
Four more tourism-related projects valued at 586 million euros are also on the list. Skylakakis presented the approved investments in parliament this week.
These include the 42-million-euro renovation of the 5-star, 275-room Village Resort & Waterpark in Heraklion, Crete. The project will be allocated 15 million euros in RRF funds.
Next on the list is a 5-star, 261-room hotel on Kos valued at 40 million euros to receive 15 million euros in support; a 5-star, 97-room facility at Apokoronas (Crete) budgeted at 14.4 million euros and securing 7.2 million euros in funding; and the extension and upgrade of the Patmos Aktis valued at 8 million euros and receiving 3.2 million euros in support.
Lastly, a tourism project on Serifos, budgeted at 1.1 million euros, will receive 50 percent of the total investment cost from the Greece 2.0 plan.
Other projects securing support include two investments by AVIS and one by Autohellas Hertz for the upgrade of their fleet to electric and plug-in vehicles as well as an Attica Group project for the digitalization of its coastal shipping systems and services.