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Mykonos Airport Gives a Sneak Peek of €25m Upgrade

The airport of Mykonos in 2021 will boast a series of significant upgrades including a new arrivals area, more gates and a new automated luggage handling system.

Airbnb Trend in Greece May Be Slowing Down

The Airbnb phenomenon which took Greece and particularly Athens by storm in the last few years appears to have tapered off, according to recently released data.

EY: Greeks Continue to Face Tax Challenges in 2019

Uncertainty in the global tax environment set to continue into the year is expected to perpetuate tax challenges in Greece, according to London-based services firm Ernst & Young (EY).

Athens Mayor Expresses Faith in EU-wide City Cooperation

Athens Mayor Giorgos Broulias joined other European city mayors during a summit in London and discussed the potential of an EU-wide cooperation.

IATA: Three Proposals to Unlock Potential of Greece’s Aviation Market

Greece is emerging in Europe’s aviation market and if it plays its cards right, can ensure robust performance in the immediate future, says IATA.

Greek Tourism Sector Creates 105,284 New Jobs in May

Stronger than ever, Greece’s tourism sector is again stimulating employment by creating 105,284 new jobs in May, according to labor ministry data.

Greek Ministry Secures EU Funding for Renovation of Cultural Monuments

A number of restoration and renovation projects at cultural sites across Greece have secured EU funding, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Kalamata Stakeholders Create Greece’s First Gastronomy Cluster

A total of 25 Kalamata professionals representing a range of business interests- including vinegar and wine makers, chefs, restauranteurs and hoteliers - have created Greece's first gastronomy cluster.

Greek Island Holiday Home Market on the Upswing

Prices for holiday homes on the Greek islands are picking up with Mykonos, Santorini, Aegina, Tinos, Skopelos, Ithaki and Kythnos as top choices. 

Hellinikon Casino Licensing Bid Again Delayed to July 31

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has approved the extension of the international tender for a casino license at Hellinikon to July 31.

WWF: Majority of Greeks Calling for Climate Measures Now

One in two Greek citizens believe global warming and the climate crisis must be addressed immediately and are calling for urgent measures, according to a survey by WWF Greece. 

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.

Stronger Spending Drives Up January-April Travel Receipts for Greece 

The balance of travel services for the January-April period showed a surplus of 412 million euros, driven by a 22.8 percent rise in travel receipts.

Greek Political Parties Express Views on Yachting Tourism

Prior to the upcoming national elections in Greece, three parties - Syriza, New Democracy and KINAL - presented their policies for marine tourism at an event held by professional yacht owners.

ECFR: Coalitions Needed to Address Climate Change, Security and Migration

Coalitions among EU lawmakers will be required to address urgent issues such as climate change and migration, a new ECFR report reveals.

Spatial Plan for Fire-ravaged Mati and Rafina Gets Green Light

A new spatial plan that includes defining segments of the fire-ravaged areas of Mati and Rafina, on the eastern coast of Attica, has been approved by the Greek Environment Ministry.

WWF – Greek Hotels Join Forces in Fight Against Food Waste

Three Greek hotels are participating in the “Hotel Kitchen: Food has Value” initiative by WWF Greece that aims to limit food waste.

Alimos Marina: Privatization or Professional Yachting Hub

Greek professional yacht owners are claiming that the privatization of the Alimos marina will lead to the decline of the sector, which boosts state coffers by 100 million euros annually.

London & Regional Properties Acquire Athens’ Titania Hotel

The sale of the Titania Hotel in central Athens, has been completed, passing into the hands of UK-based London & Regional Properties.

Greek Property Market on Road to Recovery

Greece’s property market is showing signs of recovery with prices rising by 4 percent in the first three months of 2019, according to the Bank of Greece.