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Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum

A 1934 silo on the port of Piraeus is set to be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities, following the scheme's approval by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Lamda: Hellinikon Project Up in the Air

Lamda Development is claiming that the Greek government is creating “insurmountable obstacles” to its Hellinikon mega investment, putting the whole project at risk.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Provisionally Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee provisionally approved the master plan for the upgrade of the port of Piraeus, which includes the creation of four hotels.

SEV: Production, Employment Hinge on Moderate Taxation

High taxation on households and businesses cannot drive growth and is putting a brake on Greece’s prospects, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Lamda Blames Greek Government for Hellinikon Project Delays

Lamda Development, the consortium to take on the urban development of Athens’ former airport in Hellinikon, claims that delays on the project were strictly a result of government stalling.

Greek Island Holiday Home Market on the Upswing

Prices for holiday homes on the Greek islands are picking up with Mykonos, Santorini, Aegina, Tinos, Skopelos, Ithaki and Kythnos as top choices. 

Hellinikon Casino Licensing Bid Again Delayed to July 31

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has approved the extension of the international tender for a casino license at Hellinikon to July 31.

Greek Political Parties Express Views on Yachting Tourism

Prior to the upcoming national elections in Greece, three parties - Syriza, New Democracy and KINAL - presented their policies for marine tourism at an event held by professional yacht owners.

Alimos Marina: Privatization or Professional Yachting Hub

Greek professional yacht owners are claiming that the privatization of the Alimos marina will lead to the decline of the sector, which boosts state coffers by 100 million euros annually.

London & Regional Properties Acquire Athens’ Titania Hotel

The sale of the Titania Hotel in central Athens, has been completed, passing into the hands of UK-based London & Regional Properties.

Greek Property Market on Road to Recovery

Greece’s property market is showing signs of recovery with prices rising by 4 percent in the first three months of 2019, according to the Bank of Greece.

National Bank of Greece – EIB Invest in Green and Urban Infrastructure

The National Bank of Greece and the EIB have launched a new green and urban infrastructure investment scheme in Greece.

Strong Greek Presence at 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Greek companies active in biotechnology, manufacturing, agri-food and digital technology, participated in the SelectUSA Investment Summit held in Washington.

Greece Growth Still Laggard Among EU Members, Says Eurostat

Annual GDP growth in Greece slowed down in Q1 2019 compared to the previous three quarters, according to figures released by Eurostat.

CEOs Confident Greece Will Evolve into Attractive Investor Option

Greek CEOs are optimistic that Greece will evolve into an attractive investor choice, according to data presented at the InvestGr Forum.

SETE: Fine-tuning Tax Policy Key to Stronger Tourism in Greece

Implementing a friendlier-to-investments taxation policy in Greece is key to ensuring the tourism sector’s dynamic future, according to SETE.

Greek Accommodation Services Turnover Lagging in Q1, ELSTAT Says

Greece’s accommodation services sector recorded a 37 percent decrease in its turnover index in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period last year.

Greece’s Privatization Agency Pushes Forth Two Rhodes Tourism Projects

Greece’s privatization agency has paved the way for the completion of a property sale on Rhodes for the creation of a tourism project that will include a golf course.

Greek CEOs See Stronger Economy Ahead but Still Cautious

Greek CEOs are optimistic about the country’s economy, which they believe will show signs of recovery in the next three years, according to KPMG.

Local Banks Extend ATM Surcharge to Greek Non-customer Card Users

Greek debit card users will - as of July 20 - be charged an extra fee for the use of ATM machines at banks in which they do not have an account.