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ABTA: Brits Plan to Stop by Greece in Next 12 Months

British travelers have a soft spot for Greece with 13 percent planning to visit in the next 12 months, a study by ABTA reveals.

Greece – US Explore Issues of Cultural Exchange

Taking action for the return of items illegally removed from Greece was highlighted during the second round of Greece - US strategic talks in Athens.

Hellinikon Casino Tender Closes, Announcement in Two Months

The winner of a tender for an integrated casino resort at Hellinikon in Athens is expected to be announced in two months.

Three Greek Airports Listed Among Europe’s Top 10 for Tardiness

Three airports in Greece - Mykonos, Santorini and Athens - have been listed by AirHelp among Europe’s top 50 in terms of flight delays.

Study Reveals Athens 2019 Hotel Occupancy Rates Dropping

A recent boom in accommodation options in Athens appears to be impacting the hotel market, a study released by GBR Consulting reveals.

Greek Gov’t Pondering Passport Option for Investors

The Greek government is considering granting full citizen rights to investors bringing more than 2 million euros into the country.

PM Promises to Get Thessaloniki Expo Center Revamp off the Ground

The makeover of Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center is high on the Greek government's agenda.

MGE Confirms Interest in 30-year Hellinikon Casino Tender

US-based Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has confirmed its interest in a tender for a casino resort to open at Hellinikon in Athens.

EU Hotels May Soon Be Rated Under Unified Star System

Aiming to ensure transparency, security and fair play, the Hotelstars Union (HSU) is preparing a unified star rating system that will apply to all hotels in the EU.
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Greek PM Lays Out Plans for Thessaloniki’s New Era

Improving Thessaloniki's infrastructure and standard of living are among the key priorities of the Greek government, according to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Mitsotakis Sets Foundations for Greece’s ‘Regeneration’

The Greek government is setting the foundations of the country’s regeneration, according to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Three Key Culture Projects in Greece Taking Steps to Completion

Three major cultural projects are scheduled to move into implementation phase in the upcoming period, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

High-end ‘Elounda Hills’ Investment Enters Next Phase

The high-end resort Elounda Hills is one step closer to implementation after the Agios Nikolaos Municipality approved the construction of a marina on the premises.

AirHelp: Greece Flight Delays, Cancellations Up by 7%

Three in 10 flights departing from Greece, were either delayed or cancelled in the first seven months of the year, an AirHelp report reveals.

South Aegean Region Waterway Network Closer to Implementation

The South Aegean Region is moving ahead with the implementation of a waterway network with the launch of procedures for 20 waterways on 19 islands.

Greek Ministry Decides Hotels with Ports to Pay Rent

Hotels which operate tourist ports or marinas on their premises will be required to pay an annual rent, according to a decision by Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis
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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.

Thessaloniki Int’l Fair to Focus on Energy, Tech, Healthcare with US Support

The US is actively supporting Greece's growth prospect with renewed participation at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair.

Greek PM: ‘Timing Excellent’ for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose a cultural exchange deal to the UK as a first step towards the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.