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Greece will Open Borders to Flights with Safety as Top Priority

Greece will open its borders to flights from June 15 in accordance to all public health safety measures, says Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias.

Minister Aiming for All Greek Destinations to Welcome Tourists

The Tourism Ministry is aiming for all destinations in Greece to welcome tourists once the Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted.

Thessaloniki Reopens Waterfront Area

Thessaloniki's waterfront area will reopen after remaining closed for almost a month due to measures applied to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Covid-19: Authorities Ban Access to Thessaloniki Waterfront Area

Access to Thessaloniki's waterfront has been banned, after hundreds of residents continued to defy the social distancing measures imposed due to COVID-19.

Thessaloniki: Access to Seikh Su Forest is Prohibited

The Region of Central Macedonia has banned access to Seikh Su, the hilltop forest surrounding the city of Thessaloniki, as part of its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Central Macedonia Governor Elected President of EU Committee of the Regions

Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas has been elected President of the European Committee of the Regions.

Amphipolis Tomb Works High on Culture Ministry’s Priority List

Greece is speeding up works at the Amphipolis tomb in order for the site to initially welcome specific groups of audiences by the beginning of 2022.
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor of Central Macedonia Region

Central Macedonia Region Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas introduces Central Macedonia, "the land where the legends and history, the sun and the sea and the most beautiful Mediterranean coasts, all come together".

Ministry Speeds Up Works on Greece’s Amphipolis Site

Works are moving full speed ahead so that the Amphipolis site, where the largest ancient Macedonian tomb was discovered, can open to the public.

Minister Announces Northern Greece Tourism Agenda

The tourism product of Northern Greece was on the meeting agenda of Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas.

Central Macedonia Gears Up for Bollywood Production

The region of Central Macedonia has been selected for the filming of the first Bollywood production to take place in Greece.

Halkidiki in State of Emergency After Flash Storm 

The Greek government declared a state of emergency for Halkidiki, after gale-force winds stormed through on Wednesday night, leaving at least seven people dead and dozens injured.

Greece to Hold Snap Elections After EU Vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap election following his party's defeat to the New Democracy party in the European Parliament elections.

Thessaloniki Ferry Link with Sporades, Cyclades, Crete Takes Off

Thessaloniki authorities expressed their satisfaction over Seajets' new ferry service connecting the northern city with the Sporades, the Cyclades and Crete.

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura Attends Greek Independence Day Parade in New York

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura attended the annual Greek parade in honor of the country's Independence, held recently on Fifth Ave in New York City.

Amphipolis Site Restoration Enters €1.5m EU Funding Program

Authorities have managed to secure 1.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site.

Ancient Palace of Pella to Undergo Restoration Works

The Region of Central Macedonia announced restoration works to the ancient Palace of Pella, located near the city of Pella in northern Greece.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Airport Revamp Deadlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) is voicing concerns over the need and timing of upgrade works at the city’s Macedonia Airport and of the completion dates.

Central Macedonia Named ‘European Entrepreneurial Region’

Central Macedonia was recently honored with the "European Entrepreneurial Region" title for its strategy and commitment in boosting entrepreneurship.

Culture Ministry to Re-submit Request for Amphipolis Funding

Culture ministry officials will meet next week with Central Macedonia Region and NSRF authorities to discuss funding for the Amphipolis project.
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