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Greece Domestic Air Travel: Only Essential Trips Allowed Until February 1

The Greek aviation directive that allows only essential domestic travel between all airports in the country has been extended until February 1.

Greece Extends Ban on Non-essential Domestic Air Travel

Greece has extended its temporary ban on non-essential domestic air travel until January 25.

Hellinikon Metropolitan Park Gets Green Light

Greece’s Central Council of Architecture has approved a landscaping study for the creation of a Metropolitan Park in the area of Hellinikon on the Athenian Riviera.

Hellinikon MoU Secures Greek Antiquities, Moves Project Forward

The Greek Culture Ministry and Lamda Development agreed to protect all antiquities at Hellinikon while ensuring works proceed according to schedule.

Zakynthos Shipwreck, Greek Thermal Springs Focus of New Tourism Bill

The Greek Tourism Ministry has presented a bill aimed at streamlining actions for the promotion of attractions, including the Shipwreck Beach on Zakynthos.

Greek Growth Strategy: Proactive Actions Needed to Bolster Tourism Sector

A number of proactive actions to support Greek tourism are included in a roadmap for Greece's recovery, proposed by a committee chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Christopher Pissarides.

Pissarides Recovery Plan for Greece Proposes Uniform Taxation

A single taxation policy for all incomes is at the center of a plan for Greece's economic recovery, proposed by a committee headed by Nobel Prize-winning economist Christopher Pissarides.

Covid-19 Puts a Brake on Greece’s Golden Visa Scheme

Greece’s golden visa program has seen an impact due to the Covid-19 pandemic with the number of visas and residence permits having dropped significantly since the start of 2020.

Greek Regions Preparing 2021 Tourism Promotional Campaigns

The tourism campaigns of the Greek regions for the 2021 season will be largely based on online promotions through social media.

Covid-19 Sends Greek Hotel Revenue Tumbling, Says GBR Report

Hotels in Greece saw revenues nosedive through the end of September 2020 as a result of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Greece Pushes Forward with Port Upgrades

Greece is accelerating procedures in order to move ahead with infrastructure upgrades at ports across the country, according to Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

GNTO Examines Opening Greek Tourism Bureau in Melbourne

In an attempt to reach out to the Australian market, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is examining the creation of bureau in Melbourne.

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.

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.

Survey: Global Shoppers Show ‘Appetite’ for Travel

Over half of the world’s shoppers are keen on returning to travel overseas despite Covid-19, says a survey by tax free shopping provider Global Blue.

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”.

Hybrid Events Gaining Ground, Vital for Greek Tourism Recovery

Hybrid events combining live participation and a virtual component are gaining ground and set to become the next big thing in MICE events.

Covid-19: Greek Shipping Minister Says Safety at Sea Effective

Safety at sea has been effective thanks to the implementation of Covid-19 health protocols, according to Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

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.

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.