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Greek Police to Patrol Tourist Attractions and Metro in Athens

Greek police officers will patrol Athens' tourist attractions and metro stations, to increase the feelings of safety of the city's residents and tourists.

Road Arrivals Account for 29% of All Travel to Greece in 2018

Road arrivals accounted for 29 percent of all travel traffic to Greece in 2018, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation's intelligence unit INSETE.

Piraeus-bound Metro Line Held Up by Red Tape

The first three stations on a metro line connecting Athens with the port of Piraeus have been put back due to red tape with openings now planned for 2020.

Pelion’s Legendary ‘Moutzouris’ Train Hits the Tracks… Again

One of Pelion’s leading tourism attractions, the legendary “Moutzouris” steam-powered train will be up and running this weekend after routes were cancelled in the previous month.

Popular ‘Odontotos’ Train Rides Up and Running

Railway company OSE lifted a ban on train services along the popular “odontotos” rack railway, a major tourist attraction in the northern Peloponnese.

Aegean Taxi Launches New App, Invests in Fleet and Adds Services

Aegean Taxi, a Greek technology company that markets a taxi app for the Greek islands, recently presented its new in-house developed app.

Greek Car Rental Firms Call on Ministers to Revoke Minimum Rates Decision

Greece’s car rental companies association STEEA is up in arms over a recent government decision to define a minimum rate for car rental with driver.

High-speed Train Ready to Run Athens-Thessaloniki Route Under 4 Hours

Trainose's new high-speed passenger train will soon run the Athens - Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

Attica, Central Macedonia and Western Greece in the Lead with Infrastructure Works

The regions of Attica, Central Macedonia and Western Greece are recording the highest infrastructure activity in Greece.

Revised Law Changes Card Payments for Greece Taxi Services

Greece’s taxi drivers federation has announced that payment by credit card through ride-sharing apps such as Beat and Uber are no longer allowed.

Greek PM: Crete’s North Road Axis ‘Vital for Island’s Development’

The completion of Crete's north road axis is vital for the island’s further development, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

May 1 Strike to Disrupt Transport in Greece

Transportation in Greece will be disrupted on Wednesday, May 1, due to strike mobilizations to mark May Day.

Greek Railway Operator Aims to Reinstate Obsolete Tracks and Trains for Tourism

TrainOSE has announced plans to create new tourist-interest routes by reinstating old train lines through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

More Suburban Railway Stops Added to Peloponnese Line

Suburban railway services to the coastal town of Aigio in the Peloponnese, are set to start in August, and be extended to Loutraki.

Car Rental in the EU More Transparent after Consumer Body Action

Six leading car rental services providers have moved ahead with changes to their pricing presentation for consumers to know what they are paying for.

Maroulis Travel Receives ISO 9001 Certification by TÜV Hellas

Maroulis Travel has been certified by inspection body TÜV Hellas for the high-quality transportation services it offers to students and tourists.

Three New Athens Metro Stations Up and Running in June 

Three new Athens metro stations - at Agia Varvara, Nikaia and Korydallos -  along the Airport-Agia Marina blue line are set to open this summer.

Full Speed Ahead in 2018 for Avis Hellas with Record Sales

Car rental company Avis Hellas broke all records in 2018, announcing 180 million euros in sales and 82.05 million euros in EBITDA profits.

Athens-Thessaloniki Rail Line Opens for Travel

Greek railways operator Ergose has announced that the Athens-Thessaloniki rail line is now open and will be fully operational by the end of the month, following the completion of the Lianokladi-Domokos segment near Lamia.

DiscoverEU: More than 14,500 Young People to Explore Europe

More than 14,500 young people have been selected from almost 80,000 applications to receive a DiscoverEU pass and travel around Europe.