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Greek Accommodation Businesses Report Strong Q1 Turnover – Rhodes Sees Highest Rise  

The upcoming opening of the summer tourism season has driven demand for accommodation services in Greece during the first quarter of the year, according to ELSTAT data.

Greece Takes First Step to Create Museum of Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus

The Piraeus Port Authority has handed over a 1934 silo to the Greek Culture Ministry so that it may be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities.

Tourism, F&B Sectors Creating Jobs in Greece

Greece’s resilient tourism sector is supporting job creation with the balance of employment in April marking a 20-year record, according to the Greek labor ministry’s Ergani employment system.

Report: More Buyers Interested in Athenian Riviera Properties

The Greek property market is gradually recovering with prime real estate along the up-and-coming Athenian Riviera in high demand, says a report released by Engel & Völkers Greece.

Commission Sets Growth for Greece at 3.5%

Greece’s real GDP will grow by 3.5% in 2022 and remain high at 3.1% in 2023, driven by a full tourism comeback, the European Commission said in its Spring Economic Forecast.

Greece Examines Reducing VAT on F&B, Tourism, Transport Services

The Greek government is considering extending to the end of the year a reduced VAT scheme that currently applies to tourism, transport and F&B services.

PM Mitsotakis Pledges Development Master Plan for Mountain Towns in Greece

A specially appointed working group will soon formulate a master plan for the development of municipalities located in the mountainous regions of Greece.

Greece Gets Tough on Tax Evasion in Tourism

Special tax units will be conducting on-the-spot inspections at tourist enterprises in Greece, primarily at popular destinations, in efforts to crack down on tax evasion.

Greece’s Tourism Sector Marks Better-than-expected Recovery in 2021

The Greek tourism industry achieved the best-case scenario in terms of performance in 2021 with international arrivals recouping 47% and travel receipts 59% of 2019 levels.

BoG: Global Challenges Ahead for Greek Economy Despite Tourism Dynamic

Despite the anticipated strong performance of tourism in Greece this year, the negative impact of inflation is expected to drag down private spending, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greece Repays IMF Bailout Loans, May Exit EU ‘Enhanced Surveillance’ in August

Greece completed the early repayment of bailout loans to the IMF two years ahead of schedule and could transit out of EU “enhanced surveillance” this summer.

Upgrade Works on Greece’s Patra – Pyrgos Highway Kick Off 

After a series of long delays, the 75km Patra – Pyrgos highway in Greece is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 or early 2025.

Greece Ready to Assess €8bn in Foreign Direct Investments

Eight billion euros in foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Greece are under assessment as part of the government’s drive to attract strategic investments.

High Court Decision Stops Key Investments at Piraeus Port

Greece’s highest court has temporarily halted important investments at the country’s largest port in Piraeus.

Greece Sees Robust Arrival Numbers in First Months of 2022

International arrivals to Greece increased sharply in the first two months of 2022, recording a 261.6% rise over 2021 to 2.6 million passengers.

Small Enterprises in Athens’ Historic Center to Get Support

The Municipality of Athens will support 111 small businesses operating in the city’s historic center with 2.3 million euros in funds.

Works on Athens Metro Line 4 Section 1 Underway

Οne of the most important transport projects in Greece, the first section of Athens Metro Line 4, is underway aiming once completed to facilitate thousands of commuters each day.

Acropolis Restoration Projects to See Funds from ‘Greece 2.0’ Recovery Plan

Restoration projects to the Acropolis in Athens will be carried out over a period of four years with funds from the “Greece 2.0” recovery plan.

Greece Sees Impressive Rise in Foreign Direct Investments in 2021

Greece is gaining ground as an attractive investor destination recording a 74.3% increase in foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2021.

Mykonos Hotel Turnover Takes the Lead in 2021

Hospitality service providers in Greece saw turnover rise by 118.3% in 2021 over a year earlier with the popular island of Mykonos leading the way.