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Int’l Driving Permit a Must for Vehicle Rental in Greece

Non-EU travelers will be required to hold an International Driving Permit together with a valid national driver's license if they wish to rent vehicles in Greece.

Athens Metro: 24-hour Strike on Monday, May 14

Lines 2 and 3 of the Athens metro will not operate on Monday, May 14, due to a 24-hour strike announced by metro workers.

Bus Line X80 Links Acropolis, Athens Center with Piraeus Port

Bus line X80, which connects the center of Athens with Piraeus Port, has been relaunched to facilitate Greek passengers and tourists during their travels.

Transport Disruption in Greece on May 1 Due to Walkouts, Strikes

Transportation in Athens will be disrupted on Tuesday, May 1, as public transport employees will participate in strike mobilizations and work stoppages.

EU Set to Suggest Mandatory Fingerprinting on All IDs

In efforts to tackle terrorism, the European Commission plans to table a proposal that all EU identification cards include fingerprinting.

Transport Minister: Athens-Thessaloniki Railway Project Moving Ahead

Works on the railway aiming to reduce travel time from Athens to Thessaloniki down to three hours are proceeding, according to Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

EU Court Deals Ride-sharing Firm Uber Another Blow

The EU’s top court has ruled that France can press criminal charges against Uber's local managers for running an illegal taxi service.

Uber to Suspend ‘uberX’ Service in Athens

Uber has announced that it will suspend its "uberX" service in Athens, Greece, due to the passing of a new law that effects ridesharing services.

Easter 2018 Holiday Travel in Greece Begins

The Easter 2018 exodus is currently underway and increased passenger traffic is expected at Greek main ports and on highways in the country.

Avis Greece Acquisition Process Completed

Avis Budget Group, a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, has completed the acquisition of Olympic Commercial & Tourist Enterprises, which trades as Avis Greece, from Piraeus Bank.

PwC: Greece’s Incomplete Infrastructure Works Worth €18.7bn

The backlog of infrastructure projects in Greece has grown to 18.7 billion euros, according to a study released by PwC Greece.

Greek Railways Announce Monday-Tuesday Strike Action

InterCity trains, suburban railway (proastiakos) routes to and from Athens International Airport, and bus services will not be operating at certain times on March 5-6 due to strike action.

New KTEL Bus Depot Planned for Eleonas in Athens

Greek transportation authorities are looking into ways to move ahead with the construction of an intercity bus (KTEL) depot at the Eleonas neighborhood in Athens.

Athens Bus Services to be Disrupted on Tuesday

The Athens bus workers’ union has announced a six-hour work stoppage for Tuesday, February 20.

Trainose Announces Extra Rail Services to Patra for Carnival

Rail operator Trainose has added extra night routes to Patra during February 17-18 to meet high-demand for the main carnival weekend.

INSETE: Greece Air Arrivals Up in December 2017

International arrivals at Greece’s main airports grew in December 2017 by 5.3 percent and 8.6 percent since the beginning of the year, according to INSETE.

Athens Airport – Piraeus Port Train Line to Launch in February

Getting from Athens International Airport to Piraeus Port will as of February take approximately one hour thanks to the launch of a new train line.

Limotours Hellas Receives ‘Signum Virtutis’ Seal of Excellence

Limotours Hellas SA was recently honored for its chauffeur services with the Signum Virtutis seal of excellence at the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards.

Athens Public Transport to Offer Wi-Fi Access to Commuters

Buses, tram and trolley cars will soon be able to provide free Wi-Fi access to commuters, the Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) announced this week.

Transport in Greece to be Affected by Walkouts on December 14

Public transport in Athens will be disrupted on Thursday, December 14, as Greece’s main private and public sector umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY, have announced a strike.