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Greece Expects €4bn of EU Recovery Aid by August

Greece expects by the end of the month to have access to approximately 4 billion euros in support from the European Union’s Recovery Fund.

Greece Launches 140 Cultural Events Outdoors at Sites Countrywide

A total of 140 concerts, art shows, theater and dance performances are scheduled to take place across Greece in the next two months, the culture ministry announced.

Bloomberg: Greece in Top 20 Best Places to Be During Covid-19

Greece is making reopening progress moving up in Bloomberg's June resilience ranking and entering the Top 20 best places to be in during Covid-19.

Parliament Approves Permanent VAT Reduction for 5 Greek Islands

Greek parliament has approved a permanent reduction by 30 percent in VAT applicable to five Eastern Aegean islands.

Mainland Greece Hoteliers Want Additional Aid Due to Covid-19

Hoteliers in mainland Greece and primarily in the north are calling on the government to provide additional support to ensure the operation of hotels impacted by Covid-19.

Difficult Year Ahead for Greek Tourism, Says Minister

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis says 2021 will be a “difficult” year for tourism as very much depends on how other countries address the pandemic.

Experts Fear Travel May Bring New Covid-19 Variants to Greece

Greek health experts are expressing concern that the Covid-19 pandemic may enter a fourth wave due to new variants entering the country through travel.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.

Greece to Direct EU Resilience Funds into Special Forms of Tourism

Greek special forms of tourism - linked to agriculture and marine activities - will benefit from EU relief funds after the European Commission approved Greece’s resilience plan.

EU Approves Greek Recovery Plan, Paves Way for Funding

The European Commission has approved Greece’s resilience plan, paving the way for the release of 30.5 billion euros for the country to emerge stronger after Covid-19.

Greece Taps into Cruise Tourism with Upgraded Port Infrastructure 

Greece is planning to improve its port infrastructure in order to meet the increasing demand of cruise ship arrivals.

Covid-19 Costs Greek Ferry Operators €200m in Losses

Greek ferry operators are calling for immediate compensation to cover 200 million euros in losses suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21.

Commission Chief to Visit Greece as Part of NextGenerationEU Tour

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be visiting Athens on Thursday as part of her NextGenerationEU tour.

Study: European CFOs See Post-Covid Recovery Ahead

Senior financial executives from across Europe, including Greece, are expressing increasing optimism that the Covid-19 pandemic is on its way out, a Deloitte survey reveals.

Study Examines How Greeks Feel About Covid-19 Vaccination

The vast majority of Greeks believe that vaccination against Covid-19 saves lives, saying they feel more secure after, a diaNEOsis study found.

Applications Open June 16 for Greek Tourism Enterprises Subsidy

Starting June 16, Greek tourism enterprises impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for a working capital subsidy to help them restart operations.

Sweden Signals Interest for Tourism to Greece

The Swedes are keen on visiting Greece this summer and additional actions are being taken to facilitate travel between the two countries, according to Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

EU Tourism Industry Wants Consistent Travel Rules Fast

Travel and tourism professionals in the EU are calling for the immediate implementation of harmonized regulations in order to facilitate movement and restart economies.

Covid-19: Greek Minister Says Perks for the Vaccinated in the Pipeline 

Individuals who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will soon have certain advantages, according to Greek Development & Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Historic Aegli Hotel in Volos Opens for Summer 2021

The historic Aegli Hotel in the heart of port town Volos in central Greece has reopened its doors and is welcoming visitors.