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Greece Issues License for First Skyscraper

The Greek government issued a license for the construction of Greece’s first skyscraper at The Ellinikon paving the way for the billion-euro project to move ahead.

Greece Accepting Applications for Tourism Investments

The Greek Development & Investments Ministry will open the application process for a new round of tourism investment support on September 5.

Greece Ready to Welcome 1 Million Tourists a Week

Greece is set to welcome 1 million travelers a week, up from 900,000 per week in July, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Vessels from 45 Countries Cross Greece’s Corinth Canal in July

Vessels from 45 countries, including cruise ships, commercial yachts and private pleasure boats, crossed Greece’s Corinth Canal in July after it reopened to transit.

Popular Paliokastritsa on Corfu Gets New Marina

A new 103-berth marina was recently inaugurated at Alypa in Paliokastritsa on the Greek island of Corfu.

Hotel Stays More Affordable in Athens Than in Other European Cities

A study found hotel stays in Athens more affordable compared to most other European destinations with average room rates much lower than those offered in rival cities.

Ancient Olympia: Ministry Aims to Build Stronger Link Between Culture and Tourism

Strengthening the link between culture and tourism will bring added value to local communities and in turn boost the national economy, says Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Athens Hotels Still Struggling to Boost Occupancy Levels

Hotels in the Greek capital are still struggling to increase occupancy levels, which suffered a blow after the onset of Covid-19, according to the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

‘Transport 2021-27’ to Fund Connectivity Projects on Greek Islands

The Greek government will allocate a new round of EU funds known as “ESPA” to remote islands for the construction or modernization of key infrastructure.

Properties on Mykonos, Paros, Santorini in High Demand by Foreigners

Mykonos, Paros and Santorini have the highest property rates in proportion to demand as the local real estate market continues its upward trend.

Greece Wants US Seasonal Flights to Run Until End of Year

As part of efforts to extend Greece’s tourism season beyond the traditional summer months, the Tourism Ministry is hoping to keep inbound flights from the US coming until the end of the year.

Greek Tourism Ministry to Utilize RRF Funds to Fullest

Greece is aiming to utilize to the fullest a total of 320 million euros in recovery funding for tourism to upgrade infrastructure and meet the demands of investments.

Greece’s Yachting Body Seeks Promotion and Permanent Marina

Greece’s professional yacht owners briefed the Tourism Ministry on key priorities for the promotion and further development of the sector.

Tourism Minister Invites German Pensioners to Holiday in Greece Off Season​

All the more Germans are hoping this year to visit Greece, which is both a favorite holiday spot and a popular vacation home investment destination.

Israeli Investor Takes Over Iconic Kythnos Xenia Tourism Venture

The iconic Xenia Hotel and two thermal springs on the Greek island of Kythnos has been awarded to Israeli entrepreneur Avraham Ravid for a period of 99 years.

Real Estate: Why Now is the Right Time to Buy and Renovate Your Home in Greece

Fouskas Construction, a company with 20 years of experience in renovating homes in Greece, analyzes why now is the best time to invest in real estate in the country.

New Funding Program for Agritourism Projects in Greece

The Greek Rural Development Ministry will be allocating funds to “green” tourism projects linking agriculture with manufacture. Interested parties can apply starting July 19.

Greece’s Attractiveness as an Investment Destination Remains Strong, Says EY

Greece’s attractiveness as an investment destination remains resilient despite challenges that are increasing uncertainty in Europe, according to a recent survey by Ernst & Young (EY).

US Tourists to Greece Up by 50% in June

Arrivals to Greece from the US, increased by 50 percent in June compared to record year 2019, reflecting a positive upward trend.

Minister: Tourism Driving Greece Growth Beyond Eurozone Average

Tourism is Greece’s “strong card”, set to generate revenues in 2022 that will boost the economy despite the challenges, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.