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‘Ithaca Odyssey’ to Move Ahead as Fast Track Tourism Venture

The Greek government is looking to speed up the procedures for the “Ithaca Odyssey”, a 650-million-euro tourism investment on the island of Ithaki.

Greek Gov’t Speeds Up Approval of Tourism Investment Projects

The Greek Development Ministry is speeding up procedures for a number of delayed infrastructure projects including Hellinikon, Kassiopi, and Afantou.

Greece in Talks with Investors for Hellinikon Casino Tender

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) and Hard Rock International are said to have expressed interest for a license to operate a casino on the Hellinikon premises in Greece.

Hellinikon and Skyscrapers Get Green Light

Greece’s highest court has approved a presidential decree covering the terms of the Hellinikon master plan, including the construction of six skyscrapers along the Athenian Riviera.

Hellinikon Mega Project Incoming Gov’t Priority

The long delayed "Hellinikon" project for the development of Athens' former airport into a multipurpose hub, has moved to the top of the new Greek government’s agenda.

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.

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.

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.

Messolongi Marina Project One Step Closer to Completion

A marina project in the Greek town of Messolonghi, is moving ahead, after revisions made to the spatial planning and environmental terms.

More Suburban Railway Stops Added to Peloponnese Line

Suburban railway services to the coastal town of Aigio in the Peloponnese, are set to start in August, and be extended to Loutraki.

Greek Modern Monuments Council Approves 3 Hotels for Piraeus Port

Greece’s Central Council for Modern Monuments has given the green light to Piraeus Port's managers to convert the “Pagoda” building into a 5-star hotel.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Runs into More Obstacles

A 600-million-euro investment for the expansion of Piraeus Port is up in the air after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council.

Master Plan for Thessaloniki Expo Center Makeover on the Table

The creation of a metropolitan park is among the proposals tabled as part of a master plan for the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center's revamp.

Bidding for Greece’s Hellinikon Casino Opens

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has announced a tender for a casino license slated to run at Hellinikon, an €8 billion project to develop Athens’ former airport complex into a multi-purpose hub.

Athens-Thessaloniki Rail Line Opens for Travel

Greek railways operator Ergose has announced that the Athens-Thessaloniki rail line is now open and will be fully operational by the end of the month, following the completion of the Lianokladi-Domokos segment near Lamia.

Ergose: Lianokladi-Domokos Rail Line to Open by End of February

The Lianokladi-Domokos rail line near Lamia in Central Greece, will be fully operational by February, according to Greek railways operator Ergose.

Ionian Island Council Ups Funding for Waterway Projects

The Ionian Island Regional Council will increase the budget for waterway projects on the islands of Lefkada, Meganissi, Kefalonia and Ithaki.

Revision to Greek Casino Law Paves Way for Hellinikon Project, Minister Says

An amendment to a law on the licensing terms for casino operations in Greece is expected to set the Hellinikon development project into action.

Ongoing Casino Negotiations Impeding Hellinikon Project Works

The Hellinikon project has been deferred to the end of 2019, due to negotiations for the establishment of a casino on the premise.

Subway Works to Upgrade Athens’ Sepolia Neighborhood

The construction of an underground four-lane railway in Sepolia is expected to improve the standard of living in the northern Athens neighborhood.