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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’s Blue Flag Success Highlights Importance of Sustainable Tourism

The Blue Flag program fosters environmental awareness and promotes Greek tourism, according to Greece's new Tourism Minister Thanasis Theocharopoulos.

Greece No. 2 on Global ‘Blue Flag’ List with 515 High Quality Beaches

Greece is once again second in the world on the Blue Flag quality award list for beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism boats.

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.

Greece to Launch Tender for the Lease of Mykonos, Rhodes Marinas

Greece’s public assets fund will announce tenders for the long-term lease of marinas on Mykonos and Rhodes, which will include a series of activities and the potential for commercial use.

Investor Scheme Announced for Management of Chios Marina

Greece’s assets fund TAIPED has awarded the 40-year concession of the Chios Marina to an investor scheme, accepting the entity’s improved 6.2-million-euro offer.

Tourism Minister Paves Way for Development of Alimos, Chios Marinas

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is setting the tourist development of the Alimos and Chios marinas into motion after announcing the issue of the relevant presidential decrees.

EBRD Signs ‘Largest Equity Investment in the Tourism Sector’

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) bought a stake in D-Marin, a company of Dogus Holding, which operates marinas in Croatia, Greece and Turkey.

Vernicos: Greece’s Marine Tourism an Asset, Needs Clear Strategy

Greece needs a strategy in order to tap into the potential of marine tourism, said Economic and Social Council of Greece President George Vernicos.

Shipping Minister: Incentives to Attract Boats to Greece

The Greek Shipping Ministry is planning to reduce rates at marinas for boats not in use, while it will look into the issue of illegal boat licenses and the implementation of environmental regulations at marinas.

Greek Marina Pros Slam Talks of New Docking Tax

Proposals of a tax applicable on mooring at private marinas in Greece has professionals up in arms, claiming an added levy will lead to financial damage.