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First Steps Towards Kaiafa Lake Area Overhaul 

The invitation for the modernization of infrastructure at Kaiafa Lake in southwestern Greece, including the area’s thermal springs, was issued on Monday.

Kourneta Highlights Growing Role of Social Media in Greek Tourism

New technologies and social media have contributed to Greece's promotion as a year round destination, according to secretary general for tourism, Evridiki Kourneta.

EU Funds to Go Towards Upgrade of Greece’s Tourist Product

Activities relating to Greek tourism are set to tap into some 300 million euros in EU subsidies, the Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Yiorgos Tziallas recently informed.

Kountoura Scraps Obsolete Regime, Paves Way for Tourism Facility Upgrade in Greece

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has decided to do away with an outdated decree, known as PETA, in order to simplify procedures for the renovation, re-operation and upgrade of tourist accommodation facilities in rural areas.

Greece’s New Vergina Museum in Macedonia to Open in 2017

The new Museum of Vergina in Macedonia is scheduled to open its doors to the public in 2017 with “Aigai: The first city of the Macedonians, from Hercules to Alexander the Great - In Memory of Aigai" after gaining access to EU funding.

Greek Tourism Gains Thanks to Boosted EU Funds

Innovation, competitiveness and attracting more capital will be the targets of four new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) programs for the 2014-2020 period, with funds for tourism getting an additional 20-million-euro injection.

Application Procedure for NSRF Funds to Kick off Soon

The Greek government is expected to launch the first round of NSRF funding (ESPA) amounting to 150 million euros in the coming weeks, with the second phase set for May. Interested parties will have two months to prepare their applications.

Greece Best ‘User’ of NSRF Funds

Greece is among the EU countries with the highest absorption rates of National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) funds for the 2007-2013 period.

Evia’s Ports Scheduled To Be Upgraded

The 18.3-million euro upgrade projects of the port facilities of the Evia prefecture would have a very positive impact on transport, trade and tourism, the secretary general of Central Greece's prefecture, Pantelis Sklias, said recently.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Predicts Tourism Levels in 2008

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently held its final meeting for 2007 in the presence of Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and the political leadership of the Greek National Tourism Organization.