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Greece Opens to Travelers with Tests and Caution

Greek authorities may boost Covid-19 testing after thousands of tourists entered the country starting last Wednesday, when Greece re-opened its borders.

Works at Hellinikon Kick Off as ‘Symbol of Growth & New Jobs’

Works on one of the largest projects in Greece, the Hellinikon mega complex, kicked off on Friday after years of delays.

Greek Tourism Adjusting as Travel Resumes

The Greek tourism industry is adjusting after Covid-19 and will require fine-tuning in the coming months, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Greece Tourism Season Debuts with Over 230 Flights

More than 230 flights were scheduled to land in Greece on Wednesday, as the country reopens to tourism four months after Covid-19 lockdowns.

Greek Hoteliers Call for Liquidity Measures to ‘Survive’ Season

Greek hoteliers are calling for liquidity measures so that they can continue running their businesses despite the sharp decline in arrivals due to Covid-19.

Theoharis: Greece Investing Now in the Future of Tourism

Greece is at the top of travelers’ wish lists thanks to its successful management of the Covid-19 crisis and the country’s reputation as a safe destination, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Study Shows Europeans Wary of US, Want EU to Unite

The majority of Europeans feel “alone and vulnerable” and do not consider the US an ally in their fight against Covid-19, according to a recent study.

Greek Regional Airports Ready to Go as Tourist Season Kicks Off

Greece’s regional airports are ready to handle the first incoming flights on July 1, after months of inactivity due to Covid-19.

Greece Reacts After Turkey Calls for Change of Hagia Sofia Status

Greece has sent a letter to UNESCO representatives, informing over Turkish government plans to reconvert Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Minister: Hellinikon Casino, Hotels, Skyscrapers Ready for Construction

The first phase of the Hellinikon project in Greece, which will see the construction of a casino, two hotels and skyscrapers, is expected to begin in July.

Greece Links Islands with 24hr Health Units as it Opens to Tourists

Greece has announced a carefully interconnected network of emergency health care and medical services linking the Greek islands with the mainland.

Greek Authorities Working on Health Protocols for Airbnbs

Greek authorities are drawing up health protocols to be applied by short-term rental operators in Greece, according to Airbnb's Giacomo Trovato.

Greece Raises Social Tourism Subsidy to Boost Domestic Travel

In an attempt to boost domestic travel, Greece is increasing the social tourism subsidy this year, covering for the first time ferry fares for eligible recipients.

Greece Considers ‘Local Lockdowns’ after Covid-19 Violations

Following Covid-19 violations and a rise in cases, Greek authorities said that there is a plan for "local lockdowns" in the event of increased coronavirus incidents.

Greece Prepares for Wildfire Season with More Staff, Equipment

Greek civil protection authorities are gearing up with more staff, new planes and improved infrastructure to address the potential outbreak of wildfires.

Athens to Become Friendlier to Bikes with Two New Routes

Athens is opening up to cyclists with two new bike routes, according to plans of the Greek Environment Ministry.

Greece to Cover Cost of Coronavirus-infected Tourists

Greece will cover the cost of treatment for any tourists who test positive for Covid-19 during their visit to the country.

Greece Lays Out Plan to Make Best Use of EU Emergency Funding

The Greek government is looking to put 22.5 billion euros in EU subsidies, aimed at addressing the impact of Covid-19, to immediate use.

Greece Announces Covid-19 Air Transport Aid Package

Greece’s air transport sector will receive 115 million euros in funding to help it recover losses incurred by the Covid-19 crisis.

Greece Working to Ensure All Travelers Feel Welcome and Safe

Greece is working intensively to ensure that all travelers are welcome when the country reopens in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.