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Greece’s Iconic Corinth Canal to Re-open in July

One of the country’s most-visited sites, the Corinth Canal will be re-opening in July, entering a new era with the parallel launch of a portal and e-commerce services.

Athens Metro to Reach Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Attiko Metro’s expansion works include a metro stop at the popular Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which houses the Greek National Opera and a 210,000m2 park.

Greece Aims to Re-open Famous Corinth Canal in Summer

The Greek Development & Investments Ministry expects to see the Corinth Canal open in July after the completion of upgrade works worth 30.6 million euros.

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.

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.

Athens Metro Line 4 Gets €580m in Record EIB Support

The highly anticipated Line 4 of the Athens metro will move ahead thanks to 580 million euros in new financing by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Athens Municipality Joins Next Phase for City’s Metro Line 4

Athens Metro Line 4 entered a new phase after the Municipality of Athens said it would proceed with landscaping works after the project’s completion.

EU Approves Construction of Olympia Odos Patra-Pyrgos Roadway in Greece

The European Commission has approved Greece’s plans to grant public funds to Olympia Odos SA for the construction of the 74.5km Patra - Pyrgos section of the Olympia Odos Motorway.

Greece Inks Deal for Metro Line 4 to Cover Athens’ Commuting Needs

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has finalized an agreement for the construction of Athens’ Metro Line 4 with Alstom SA, paving the way for works to begin soon.

Greek Ministry Releases Funds for Corinth Canal Repairs

The Greek Development & Investments Ministry announced that it would be releasing 9 million euros for studies and upgrade works on the Corinth Canal.

Two New Cars Added to Athens’ Public Tram Network

Athens’ tram service will be enhanced with the addition of 25 new urban tram cars by 2021, two of which were recently delivered to the company’s Hellinikon depot.

Thessaloniki’s Pier VI Extension Project Attracts Seven Suitors

A project for the extension of Thessaloniki’s sixth pier has attracted the interest of seven companies/consortia from Greece and other European countries.

Thessaloniki Port’s Pier VI Extension Project Approved

The Thessaloniki Port Authority has entered into a deal with Hill International for the project management of the port’s Pier VI extension.

Attica, Central Macedonia and Western Greece in the Lead with Infrastructure Works

The regions of Attica, Central Macedonia and Western Greece are recording the highest infrastructure activity in Greece.

Cruise Heads, Santorini Officials Agree to Launch Works on Athinios Port

Santorini authorities have agreed to proceed with urgent repair works on the Athinios Port, which receives thousands of cruise travelers every year.

Report: Thessaloniki Port Could Boost Balkan Activity

Thessaloniki Port, the second largest container port in Greece, can boost activity in the Balkan region and Southeastern Europe, once upgrade works are completed.

Study Reveals how Greece can Attract Foreign Direct Investment

Greece can achieve growth by tapping into the manufacture of aircraft and ships - areas that attract foreign direct investment, according to a study carried out by IHS Markit.

Kountoura Highlights Investment Opportunities in Greece at 3rd EU-Arab Summit

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura highlighted Greece's investment opportunities in tourism, during the 3rd EU-Arab World Summit in Athens.

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.

Syros Port Set for Upgrade, Concession Deal Signed

The facilities and services of the port of Syros in the Cyclades is set to get a much-needed upgrade in view of the island’s increasing needs.