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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.

Atlantica Hotels: Rhodes to Get Three New Upscale Resorts and Tourist Village

Τhree new upscale holiday resorts and a tourist village will be created on the southern part of Afandou on Rhodes, according to Atlantica Hotels & Resorts.

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.

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.

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.

Xenia Hotel on Chios Put Up for Auction

The bidding process for a concession for the historic Xenia hotel on the Greek island of Chios has been launched via an e-auction.

TUI-Atlantica Joint Venture Opens New High-end Resort on Kos

Kos has welcomed the opening of the TUI SENSIMAR Atlantica Belvedere Resort & Spa by joint venture partners, travel giant TUI Group and hotel group Atlantica

Interview – David Child: ‘Thomas Cook Continues to Focus on Greece By All Means’

Thomas Cook's David Child gives us the latest on the company's plans to expand its own-brand hotel portfolio in Greece.

Framework to Regulate Greece’s Spa Tourism in the Pipeline

Greek Tourism Minister Thanasis Theocharopoulos will table an updated legal framework to regulate the development of spa tourism in Greece.

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.

Deloitte Says Technology to Transform Property Market Practices

Evolving technology, faster processing, wider data collection and new business models are set to stimulate the property market, according to Deloitte.

Greek Tourism Boosting Property Market Growth, Says BoG

A friendlier investment environment supported by fast-track procedures and increasing tourism are set to revive Greece’s real estate market.

TUI Expands Hotel Business with Three Hotels on Kos

As part of its expansion strategy to strengthen its high-margin hotel segment, TUI Group moves into Greece with the acquisition of three hotels on Kos.

Report: Greece’s Construction Industry Set to Grow by 2022

Greece's construction sector is expected to recover over the 2018-2022 period, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.7 percent from -2.4 percent in 2013-2017.

Greek PM: Crete’s North Road Axis ‘Vital for Island’s Development’

The completion of Crete's north road axis is vital for the island’s further development, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greece Seeks to Upgrade Coastal Shipping Fleet with Greener Technologies

Greece's government is exploring ways to replace the country’s coastal shipping fleet with hybrid, LNG and electric alternatives, through public-private partnerships.