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Shipping Minister: Corfu-Othoni Islands Ferry Link Set for 2019

Greek Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis announced that a ferry route linking the Ionian island of Corfu with the Othoni islands would launch at the start of 2019.

Investors Eyeing Greece for Resort & Hotel Real Estate, Says Survey

Greece, Spain and Italy have been ranked at the top as being the most attractive countries in the Mediterranean for investors.

Greece Still Lagging Behind in Implementation of Open Data Program

Despite launching its Diavgeia open data program in 2010, Greece is still lagging behind in readiness, implementation and impact of open data practices.

Greek Small Hospitality Business Owners Call on PM to Ensure Fair Play

Greek small hospitality business owners are calling on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take action that guarantees fair play as the home-sharing sector grows.

Works Underway to Get Skorpios Islet VIP Project Ready

Overhaul works on the islet of Skorpios, located off the Ionian island of Lefkada, have begun and include the establishment of a 160-million-euro exclusive luxury unit.

Education Tops Navigator’s Shipping Decision Makers Weekend Agenda

The exchange of know-how, experience, insight and ideas was the focus of the "2018 Navigator – The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend" held on Chios.

Athens, Piraeus to Welcome 25 New Trams

Twenty-five new tram cars are expected to operate in Athens and Piraeus in two years time with plans to extend the network even further, according to Attiko Metro SA.

PayPal: Travel Products Top Sales Item of Greek E-shops

Travel services are the top selling products of Greek e-shops, according to the PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research Report 2018 carried out by Ipsos.

Greece Lifts Cash Withdrawal Restrictions

Bank account holders in Greece are now free to withdraw any amount of cash from ATM machines and banks, following a Finance Ministry announcement.

Seven-month Tourism Receipts Going Strong for Greece

Greek tourism receipts increased in the first seven months of 2018 to 8.23 ​​billion euros, posting a double-digit rise in July compared to the same month last year.

Navigator’s ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ Set for Action on Chios

This year’s Navigator – The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend will take place on Chios, during September 21-23, as a tribute to the north Aegean island’s shipping legacy.

Greek Economy Ministry Triples Funding for SMEs in Tourism

Greek small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active in tourism will be able to tap into additional subsidies after the economy ministry announced that it was increasing funding.

Russian Tycoon Ready to Put Private Isle Skorpios to ‘Good Use’

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev is ready to set a 185-billion-euro VIP tourism project into motion on the Greek islet of Skorpios.

Greek Property Market on Slow but Steady Upward Path

Greece’s housing market is gradually improving, holding the 48th spot among 57 global markets on residential and commercial property consultancy Knight Frank’s Global House Price rankings.

New Athens-Thessaloniki Super Train Hits the Tracks

Train operator Trainose recently presented its new high-speed passenger train that is planned to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

Athens Airport Growing Bigger, New Works in Progress

Construction works to expand the main terminal of Athens International Airport (AIA) in view of ever growing numbers of travelers are currently under way.

Investors Eye Five-star Hotels as Greek Hospitality Market Changes

All the more investors are setting their sights on Greece, as tourism flows increase and businesses with non-performing loans need a way out.

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

Greek Banks Charge Foreign Card Users Extra Fee at ATMs

Greeks and foreigners using credit or debit cards issued abroad to withdraw cash from most Greek bank ATM machines, will be charged an extra 2-3 euros.

Greek Ministry Looking to Double Tourism Venture Funding

The economy ministry is set to announce the allocation of 120 million euros for the funding of tourism ventures and plans to double subsidies.