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Greek PM Promises ‘Growth for All’, Announces Tax Cuts

Measures for tax cuts in Greece were announced by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the inauguration ceremony of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).

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.
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Greek Minister Confirms Six Skyscrapers to Go Up at Hellinikon

Greek Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis has confirmed that six skyscrapers will be erected in Hellinikon on the Athenian Riviera.

Hellinikon Park, Casino Get Greek Gov’t Clearance

Greek authorities have cleared the next two projects of the multi-billion-euro Hellinikon venture, giving the green light for the construction of a resort casino and a park area on the premises.

Hard Rock Reveals Details on Proposed Resort, Casino Project in Hellinikon

Hard Rock International will invest over 1 billion euros in Athens' former Hellinikon airport site, if it wins Greece's tender for an integrated resort and casino license.

New Decision Puts Greece’s Hellinikon Venture Back on Track

The highly anticipated Hellinikon project in Greece, expected to take the Athenian Riviera to the next level, has received a new approval of the work plan by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

‘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.

Greek Shipping Ministry Priorities Announced

Shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea are the top priorities of the Greek Shipping Ministry, according to Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Chios Marina Concession Deal Signed

Marina Chios SA will for the next 40 years manage the marina on the island of Chios after the concession agreement was recently signed.

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.

Zakynthos Among Thomas Cook’s Top 5 Busiest Destinations for Summer 2019

The Greek island of Zakynthos stands among Thomas Cook's top five busiest destinations for summer 2019, according to the company.

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.

Zeus International Awarded Kaningos 21 Hotel Lease for 30 Years

Greek hotel management and consulting group Zeus International has been awarded the 30-year lease of the former Kaningos 21 hotel in central Athens.

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.