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Greece’s Higher Court Approves Building Terms for Acropolis Area

Greece’s highest court has approved a set of special terms and building restrictions to apply around the Acropolis area in Athens and its neighborhoods.

Greece Getting Closer to Operational Seaplane Network 

Greece is hoping to see a fleet of seaplanes take off this year if all licensing procedures proceed as scheduled.

DiaNEOsis Looks to Develop Alternative Tourism in Natura 2000 Areas

Research institute diaNEOsis has teamed up with the Ministries of Tourism and Environment to promote alternative tourism in areas of the Natura 2000 network in Greece.

Environmental Groups Slam Greek Coastal Development Bill

Environmental groups in Greece have slammed a draft law on coastal development prepared by the Greek Finance Ministry, claiming it will cause irreversible damage to Greece’s fragile ecosystem and in the long term damage its tourism sector.
According to the tourism minister, a major investment is in the works on the island of Kea. (Photo credit: GNTO, USA).
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Upcoming New Tourism Zoning Plan To Secure Investments

Major tourism investments and an extended tourism season are expected to result from the new Special Zoning Plan for Tourism, the basic points of which were presented today, 13 December, to the Greek media by Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Alternate Minister of...

New Zoning Plan To Open Tourism Investment Projects

The new special zoning plan for tourism that will promote tourism development alongside environmental protection in Greece, is expected to be ready by the end of the year, Greek press reports said recently.

Former Hotel In City Center To Become Student Dorm

The former La Mirage hotel that overlooks Omonia Square is to be converted into a student hall of residence, according to a recently announced joint initiative by the Environment Ministry, the City of Athens and the Hellenic Air Force pension fund that owns the premises.

New Possibilities for Greece’s Ecotourism Sector

A step taken last month by the Greek government opens new possibilities for the country's Ecotourism sector. Ecotourism, a sub-category of sustainable tourism, is considered the fastest growing market in the tourism industry, according to the World Tourism Organization, with an...

Cavo Tagoo Picks Up Yet Another Award

The first-class Cavo Tagoo hotel on the popular summer holiday island of Mykonos recently picked up yet another award for excellence. The most recent award came from the Greek tourism industry in general. It voted Cavo Tagoo as being the top first-class resort hotel in Greece.