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What’s Next for Greek Tourism – Minister

Allowing direct flights from Sweden as of July 22 and resuming cruise travel in August are among the next steps of Greek tourism's restart.

Greece Allows Cruise Ship Short-term Berthing at Ports

The Greek government has agreed to allow cruise ships to carry out short-term berthing at ports in Greece under strict safety rules.

Cruise Ships Restricted in Greece Until April 15

All cruise ships from any origin are restricted from entering Greek ports and disembarking passengers until April 15.

Vernicos Yachts Marks 45 Years with Call for Marine Tourism Development

Vernicos Yachts recently celebrated 45 years of activity with the company's president, George Vernicos, calling for actions that must be taken for Greece to maintain its leading role in marine tourism.

Piraeus to Play Major Role for MSC Cruises in 2021

The Greek port of Piraeus is expected to play a major role in MSC Cruises' Eastern Mediterranean cruise programme in 2021, with guests embarking there for the first time.

Sustainable Santorini Cruise Tourism Tops Minister – CLIA Europe Talks

Ways to facilitate cruise tourism to Santorini were discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and CLIA Europe's Maria Deligianni.

Greece’s Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs Sets Agenda

Greece's coordination committee for cruise affairs has resumed responsibilities, with its agenda focusing on the sector's challenges and growth prospects.

Greek Ports Welcome More Cruise Ships in Jan-June 2019

Cruise travel to Greek destinations picked up pace in the first six months of the year driving a 10.1 percent increase in total receipts, according to the Bank of Greece.

Bill Approval Paves Way for Greek Port Sub-concession Deals

Α bill paving the way for public-private partnerships and sub-concessions for the commercial exploitation of 10 Greek ports has been approved by the Greek parliament.

Port Sub-concessions, Waterways on Greek Shipping Ministry Priority List

The establishment of waterways and the sub-concession of port activities are top priorities for the National Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs.

Shipping Minister: Lavrio Can Grow into Yachting, Cruise, Trade Hub

Lavrio can evolve into a yachting and cruise hub once the suburban railway links the port with the Athens Airport, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis said.

Vernicos: Greece’s Marine Tourism an Asset, Needs Clear Strategy

Greece needs a strategy in order to tap into the potential of marine tourism, said Economic and Social Council of Greece President George Vernicos.

Piraeus Port ‘Pagoda’ Landmark to Become 5-Star Hotel

The landmark "Pagoda" building at the port of Piraeus is set to become a five-star hotel, according to Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) plans currently up for discussion.

Inbound Visitors to Greece Rise 8% in Jan-Sep 2017

Greece saw an eight percent increase in the number of non-resident inbound visitors during the first nine months of 2017, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Cruise Travel to Greece Recovering Slowly Amid Challenges

Cruise travel to Greece is picking up pace albeit slowly after a major drop last year due to the geopolitical situation in Turkey, Egypt and Israel.

Investments, Greek Port Upgrades a Must for Cruise Travel Growth

Extending the tourism season, improving the tourist experience, boosting private investments and port upgrades are basic for the development of cruise travel.

Heraklio Port Welcomes New Cruise Ship Terminal

Secretary General for Ports, Port Policy and Maritime Investment Christos Lambridis recently visited Heraklio on Crete, to inaugurate the port’s new cruise terminal.

Greek Shipping Ministry Focuses on Berth Allocation Systems for Cruise Liners

The need to update the General Port Regulation and improve the mooring of cruise ships at Greek ports was the focus of a Shipping Ministry workshop.

Greek Shipping Ministry Open to Port Use Proposals

Companies interested in making use of Greek ports will be able to do so through a system of sub-contracting, according to shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroublis.

Cruise Travel to Greece Set for Better Days in 2018

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to pick up pace in 2018 following a slow year in 2017, according to pre-booking data presented at Seatrade Europe.