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Lavrio – Cesme Ferry Link a ‘Step to Friendship’ for Greece and Turkey

The Greek port of Lavrio and the Turkish town of Cesme now have their own ferry service that runs three times a week by Turkey-based shipping company Aegean Seaways.

Legendary Epirus Bridge Set to be Restored

The Greek Infrastructure Ministry has named a contractor for the restoration of the historic arch bridge of Plaka in the Zagori region, which collapsed in 2015.

Greek Taxi Drivers React Again Over Liberalization Law

Greek taxi drivers are reacting to a Transport Ministry decision to amend an omnibus bill that paves the way for the further liberalization of the profession.

Heraklion Airport Gets New Look with €13 Million Revamp by Hellenic Duty Free Shops

Heraklion Airport has inaugurated its new Duty Free shopping area, following a 13 million euro investment made by Hellenic Duty Free Shops.

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.

Greek Bill Lays Out Harsher Rules for Taxi Services Providers

A draft bill regulating taxi services providers such as Uber and Beat was tabled in parliament last week laying out a stricter framework of operations.

Greek Taxi Drivers Up in Arms Over Uber

Greek taxi drivers took to the streets this week demonstrating against Uber cab service, which they claim is depriving them of their living.

Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport Main Runway Opens

The main runway at Thessaloniki's Makedonia Airport is in operation handling all flights, following the completion of planned maintenance works there.

Draft Bill Prompts Greece Taxi Service to Launch Online Petition

The founder of "Beat" has launched an online campaign to stop the government from drafting a bill that would force taxi e-platforms and apps to operate as transport companies.

Greek Transport Ministry Bill to Restrict Taxi Apps, E-platforms

E-platforms and apps offering taxi services in Greece may be forced to shut down if the transport ministry drafts a law, which foresees that “intermediaries” operate as transport companies.

Fraport: Airport Upgrade Projects in Greece Proceeding as Scheduled

Transport company Fraport has informed that infrastructure upgrades at the 14 Greek airports it manages will begin this autumn.

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.

Earthquake Hits Kos in Greece, Island’s Port Closed

The Greek island of Kos in the Dodecanese was hit by an earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude in the early hours of Friday, July 21.

GEK Terna, India’s GMR Clinch Kastelli Airport Project Contract

GEK Terna and India's GMR Airports Limited have tentatively been named contractors for the construction and operation of the Kastelli airport on Crete.

Athens’ 11th Aviation Conference to Focus on Medical Health Certificates, Drones

The 11th "Aviation - Present and Future" Conference in Athens will focus on Medical Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones).

Committee for Coordination of Air and Sea Transport in Greece Announced

A committee for the coordination of air and sea transport in Greece will be set up to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Remote Greek Islands, Students May Get Free Internet Access

The Greek government is considering plans to offer remote island communities, students and people with special needs free or subsidized Internet access.

Greek Air Traffic Controllers Suspend 4-day Strike

Greek air traffic controllers have suspended strike action, planned to begin on Sunday, after meeting with Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

Greek Tourism Sector Urges Air Traffic Controllers to Suspend 4-day Strike

Key figures of the Greek tourism sector on Saturday called for the country's air traffic controllers to suspend announced strike action.
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