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Peloponnese Tourism Body Protests Against Wind Farm Plan on Mt Menalon

Tourism professionals in the Peloponnese are angry over a decision to create a wind farm on Mt Menalon in Arcadia.

Greece, EU Welcome US President Biden to Office

Leaders across the Greek political spectrum welcomed America’s new president, Joe Biden, hoping his administration will work to tighten diplomatic ties even further.

Greece Aiming for 150 Waterways in Five Years

Greece is moving ahead with the licensing and construction of 150 waterways, which it hopes to have up and running within the next five years.

Greece’s Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate Proposal ‘Rocks the Boat’ at EU

Greece's proposal for an EU-wide coronavirus vaccination certificate to facilitate safe travel will be raised on January 21 during an EU leaders tele-conference.

Covid-19: After Retail, Greece Aims to Allow Intra-regional Travel 

After the reopening of shops, Greek authorities are considering the resumption of intra-regional travel and F&B services.

Greek Covid-19 Support Measures Get Extension

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that the Covid-19 relief measures, which include rent exemptions and employee subsidies, will be extended.

UNWTO Applauds Greece’s Proposal for Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ proposal for an EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

Increasing Covid-19 Risk in Central Athens Concerns Experts

Greece’s Covid-19 committee is concerned about the rising coronavirus incidents, especially in the central sector of Athens.

Minister: Achieving Tourism in 2020 a ‘Feat’ for Greece

Tourism will continue to be a driver of the Greek economy by tapping into the knowhow it gathered after opening up to tourists during the pandemic, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Greece Taking Covid-19 Actions to Prevent Possible 3rd Wave

Greece is adjusting Covid-19 measures week by week depending on the epidemiological situation, in efforts to prevent a third wave of the deadly virus.

Sector Professionals Say Greek Tourism on Hold

Greek tourism professionals are expecting the season to open after May, depending on the vaccination rates for Covid-19 and the effectiveness of containment measures.

Greece Announces 7 Actions to Support Businesses, Employees

In efforts to support businesses and employees out of work due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Greek government announced new aid for January.

Covid-19: Greece to Open Nursery and Primary Schools First

Greek health experts have agreed that kindergartens and primary schools can re-open on January 11, under strict guidelines and Covid-19 measures.

Covid-19 Vaccination May Ease Restrictions on Travel, Says Greek Tourism Minister

Travel in the coming year may likely be easier for people who have chosen to be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Ready to Address Brexit Challenges

The Greek government has taken actions to cover legislative and administrative needs, and provide information to citizens and businesses, following the UK's exit from the EU as of December 31.

EY: Greece Tourism Must Adapt to ‘New Normal’ After Covid-19

Greece will need to redesign its tourism strategy in order to address the Covid-19 impact and the subsequent new trends in travel and consumer behavior, according to a study by EY.

Covid-19 Resurgence Forces Europeans to Put Travel Plans on Hold

Europeans are reluctant about traveling during the holiday period due to renewed lockdowns and increasing Covid-19 cases, a European Travel Commission study found.

Covid-19: New Round of Relief Measures for Greek Enterprises, Workers 

The Greek Finance Ministry has announced a new round of 7.5 billion euros in Covid-19 relief aid for businesses and employees for 2021. 

Investments in Iconic Projects Key to Greece’s Competitive Edge

Greece must accelerate key infrastructure upgrades and iconic projects that will bring added value to destinations so as to remain competitive, an INSETE study says.

Greece Announces Covid-19 Vaccination Procedure

Greece is getting ready for one of the largest mass immunizations as it awaits the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines, according to authorities.