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OECD Forecasts Post-Covid Slowdown of the Greek Economy

The Greek economy is expected to suffer a blow once the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, due to its heavy reliance on tourism, according to the OECD.

Athens’ Stanley Hotel Sets Example, Steps in as Shelter Under Greek Covid-19 Plan

The Stanley Hotel Athens will temporarily be converted into a quarantine center for incoming travelers to Greece, as part of precautionary measures under a national Covid-19 scheme.

AmCham Study Reveals Covid-19 Impact on Greek Businesses

Travel disruptions, insecurity and the inability to make business decisions, are the main problems Greek businesses are facing due to Covid-19, the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) says.

Greece: Third Round of Aid to Boost Coronavirus-hit Economy

Greece has announced a new round of support measures focusing on employees and businesses, laid-off staff, the Easter bonus, loan payments, and budgetary planning.

Greece Launches Financial Support Plan for All Covid-hit Businesses

A package of relief measures for all coronavirus-hit businesses in Greece - that includes the suspension of tax contribution payments - has been announced by the government.

Coronavirus: Trump Cuts Off Travel from Europe Apart from UK

Citing coronavirus fears, US President Donald Trump announced that travel from Europe is off limits for 30 days with the exception of the UK.

Greece’s Boat Owners Raise Red Flag Over New Law

Greek owners of recreational sea craft are calling on the government to postpone a VAT increase, claiming it will have a detrimental effect on marine tourism.

South Kynouria Growing into Top Special Interest Tourist Destination

Tourism Professionals of Kynouria in the Peloponnese are promoting the destination's special interest tourism offerings that include trekking, gastronomy festivals and fishing.

Greece’s Tourism Draft Bill Lifts Restrictions for Land, Shoreline Use

A draft bill laying out the provisions for the development of diving tourism has been tabled by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greece Controls Borders in Efforts to Delay Coronavirus Spread into EU

Greece has managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 to seven confirmed cases, after a series of emergency measures that included restricting the country’s border with neighboring Turkey.

City of Athens Joins Call for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is backing a city council decision to send a letter to the British government calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Smaller Greek Airports Next in Line for Modernization

The Greek government is set to launch a new round of airport privatizations, concerning 23 smaller regional airports in Greece.

New Regions Join Greek Gastronomy Clusters

Ten Greek regions are currently part of the “Gastronomic Community”, a culinary initiative aiming to designate regions in Greece based on their food and wine products.

Crete to Get New Airport: Works at Kastelli Begin

Kastelli Airport in Heraklion, Crete, is expected to become Greece’s second biggest, handling more than eight million passengers per year.

Santorini to Launch Plastic-free Campaign

The Greek island of Santorini is making an effort to do away with plastic and implement eco-friendly practices, aiming to safeguard the natural environment.

Elassona Mayor Outlines Tourism Strategy

Elassona Mayor Nikos Gatsas is determined to raise awareness about the region and create a fully-fledged tourism product that will attract visitors and generate income for the area.

Greece to Put Parthenon Marbles Issue Back on the Table After Brexit

With Britain’s departure from the EU, Greece will intensify its efforts to bring back the Parthenon Marbles to their original home.

Pending Waterway Bill Tabled in Greek Parliament

A draft law foreseeing the establishment of waterways in Greece has been tabled in parliament, awaiting ratification.

Deloitte Study Highlights Greek Shipping Sector’s Impact

The importance of the Greek shipping fleet in terms of contribution to the Greek economy was the focus of a Deloitte study presented in Athens.

Greek Authorities at a Loss Over Refugee Crisis

Municipal authorities on the Aegean islands impacted by the increasing influx of refugees are calling on the government to take immediate action.