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Greek Gaming Commission Invites Proposals for Casino Tender Teaser

The Hellenic Gaming Commission is welcoming proposals on a teaser for the international tender for the license to operate a casino at Hellinikon.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

Greek Holiday Home Market Making Comeback

The Greek market for holiday homes is picking up pace with going prices for properties on main island destinations increasing in the first half of 2018.

Investment Activity in Greek Hotel Sector Going Strong

Greece is evolving into one of the most popular global destinations, with investment activity in its hospitality sector picking up pace, according to a GBR Consulting report.

EU Calls on Members to Limit Investor Visa Schemes

Citing security risks, the European Commission is urging member states to restrict issuing investor visas to non-nationals, with plans to publish new regulations in September.

Greece Prepares to Open Tender for Biggest Piraeus Port Project

Greece is preparing to tender off the largest project to be carried out at Piraeus port to accommodate larger cruise ships.

Greece’s Next 5-star ‘Wyndham Grand’ Hotel Slated for Crete

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is set to open its second "Wyndham Grand" hotel in Greece on the island of Crete, in the summer of 2019.

Grivalia Hospitality Acquires Amanzoe Resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese

Grivalia Hospitality has moved ahead with the acquisition of the Amanzoe luxury resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece.

EU Provides €200 Million to Support SMEs in Greece

The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed two financing agreements worth 700 million euros aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Spain and Greece

Grecotel Completes 42-million-euro Investment Plan

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts has completed a 42-million-euro investment plan, which included the total makeover of five luxury hotels in four destinations in Greece.

ΕΥ: Greece FDI Projects Up in 2017, Create 1,194 New Jobs

Foreign Direct Investment projects in Greece, in 2017 increased to 24 from 13, creating 1,194 new jobs, according to the EY European Attractiveness survey.

Thessaloniki Fair a Golden Opportunity for Post-bailout Greece

“Greece’s return to growth inherently creates opportunities," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt at a press event on the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair.

Greek Ministry Bets on Sports Tourism for Exposure

Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas underlined the significance of sporting events for local communities and the economy during a conference recently held in Patra.

Greek Gov’t Eyeing PPP Deals for Development of 10 Ports

Greece aims to develop 10 ports belonging to the country’s assets fund, through public-private partnerships (PPPs), according to Secretary-General for Port Policy Christos Lambridis.

Chios Forum Explores Future of European Port Policy

European port policy was the focus of the two-day Jean Monnet symposium, which was recently held on the Aegean island of Chios.

Greece-based CEOs: Tourism, Food Services to Top Investor Interest

Tourism and F&B services are the key areas of interest for investors seeking to place their money in Greece, according to market experts and company CEOs.

Greece Top Choice for Luxury Holiday Home Rental in the Med

Interest for high-end properties on the Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros is peaking this summer, according to an annual report released by Algean Property.

Multi-billion-euro Hellinikon Deal Hinging on Casino License

The Greek government must announce a casino license tender by August 31, in order to conclude the privatization of Hellinikon by the end of the year.

Minister Invites Private Investment in Greek Tourism Sector

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently invited the private sector to take advantage of the new investment opportunities in Greek tourism.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Awaits Approval

The Piraeus Port Authority is waiting for the approval of its master plan, which aims to transform Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub.