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Mohegan’s Casino Project in Greece to Take 3 Years After Permit Issue

The first integrated resort and casino to be constructed in Greece, at the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, is expected to take three years to complete.

Greece’s 8-month Tourism Revenue Down by €10.5bn

Greece's tourism sector saw revenue drop by 10.5 billion euros in the first eight months of the year, according to Bank of Greece data.

Greek Environment Ministry Re-examines Urban Planning Law

Urban planning and construction zone procedures for the development and design of land use in Greece are being formulated with priority given to tourist destinations.

MGE – GEK TERNA Preferred Bidder for Hellinikon Casino Project in Greece

Greece’s gaming commission named Mohegan Gaming as the preferred bidder for the development of the country’s first integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon.

Greek PM – EU Commission Chief Discuss Fair Migration Management

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on the need for joint efforts to address the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

Greece Prepares Agrotourism Strategy

The Greek Tourism Ministry is drafting a new agrotourism plan aimed at channeling revenues into local communities and creating new jobs.

Germany Returns Smuggled Ancient Greek Coins to Greece

Five ancient Greek coins that were saved last-minute from being auctioned off in Munich and Zurich, have been returned to Greece.

Greece to Ban Single-use Plastics by 2021

The Greek Environment Ministry has tabled a bill in parliament which - once passed - will ban the use of single-use plastics by July 2021.

EBRD: Slow Economic Recovery Due to Covid-19 Uncertainty

The EBRD estimates that Greece's GDP will shrink by 9.5 percent in 2020 and record a 4 percent recovery in 2021.

British Museum Still Refuses to Return Greece’s Parthenon Marbles

The British Museum is still refusing to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, claiming it has “no intention of removing controversial objects from public display”.

More Buses Soon on Athens Streets to Ease Crowding

In efforts to ease overcrowding on public transport due to Covid-19, the transport ministry said it would be releasing 100 new KTEL intercity buses into circulation in Athens, earlier than initially announced.

Enterprise Greece Teams Up with eBay

Enterprise Greece has teamed up with e-commerce company eBay for the promotion of Greek products and services to more than 182 million buyers in 190 markets worldwide.

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.

Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public

The archaeological site of Mycenae has reopened to visitors after a recent wildfire charred the surrounding area.

Greece’s Chinese Golden Visa Investors Protest

Chinese investors who purchased property in Greece under the Golden Visa scheme, are expressing their discontent with Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Greek Culture Minister Says Fire-hit Mycenae to Reopen Soon

Greece's Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the archaeological site of Mycenae, evacuated on Sunday due to a wildfire, would open soon.

Athens Hotels 7-month Occupancy Down by 49.2% Due to Covid-19

Athens hotels suffered a major blow due to Covid-19 in the first seven months of the year, marking a 49.2 percent decline in occupancy rates.

Athens Sprays Streets to Curb Coronavirus Spread

The Municipality of Athens will disinfect the city’s streets and squares in efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19 as hundreds of Athenians return from their holidays.

Turkey Threats Impacting Greek Tourism Amid Covid-19

Turkey’s threats against Greece, on top of a growing Covid-19 infection rate, is aggravating the possibility of a tourism sector recovery.

Greece Responds to Evia Flood Disaster with Nine Relief Measures

Greek authorities have announced nine relief actions for the residents of central Evia, which was recently devastated by flash floods.