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Greek Court Decision Stops Parnitha Casino Move

The relocation of the Parnitha casino to the northeastern Athens suburb of Marousi has run into an obstacle after the Council of State annulled a decision that initially approved its transfer.

Greece ‘Races’ the World with Laskaratos in Le Mans, on PlayStation

The Greek National Tourism Organization will continue its collaboration with Greek race car driver Andreas Laskaratos, as part of its efforts to promote Greece abroad.

Acropolis Gets Wheelchair Lift, Now Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Visitors with mobility issues will now have access to the Acropolis monuments in Athens thanks to a new lift and specially designed paths.

Greek Hoteliers Want Tax Exemption on Uncollected Thomas Cook Payments

Greek hoteliers are requesting they be exempt from paying taxes on invoice amounts still owed by Thomas Cook, which declared bankruptcy in 2019.

Acropolis Accessibility Pathway Works Go On Despite Reactions

The Greek Culture Ministry has responded to reactions concerning the repair of special paths - with cement - that enable access to the monuments of the Acropolis in Athens.

New Tourist Guide School Opens in Rethymno, Crete

A new school for tourist guides has opened in Rethymno, Crete, as part of the Tourism Ministry’s efforts to upgrade tourism education.

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.

Time for Central Greece to Claim its Share of Tourists, Says Ministry

Aiming to promote the lesser-known destinations of Central Greece, the Tourism Ministry said it would be making financial tools available for investments in the area.

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.

Athens Grand Walk Project to Evolve as Archaeological Park

A walkway unifying Athens' main monuments and landmarks will be included in the ambitious “Grand Walk” urban project of the Municipality of Athens.

Greece’s Lavreotiki Municipality Aiming for UNESCO Status

The Lavreotiki Municipality will submitt a file to the culture ministry in order to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list for its vast history and singular geology.

Segments of Athens New City Walk Handed Over to the Public

Segments of a new pedestrian walkway and bike route in central Athens - dubbed "Grand Stroll" have been handed over to the public.

Greek Tourism Receipts Plunge After Covid-19 Lockdowns

Greek tourism receipts and incoming traffic took a hard hit in April after Covid-19 brought global travel to a standstill.

Athens City Walk Project Fine-tuned to Drivers’ Needs

Municipal authorities in Athens are looking into ways to facilitate commuting to the city center during a period of re-routing and road works to create a 6.8km city walk.

Works on Athens City Walk Project Begin with Road Closures

Priority zones for pedestrians and cyclists are set to be announced in the coming period as works for the ambitious Athens city walk project are set to begin.

Greece to Increase Cash Rebate for Producers Filming in the Country

A cash rebate for film productions made in Greece will increase from 35 to 40 percent, as part of government efforts to enhance the country's position as an attractive filming destination.

New Law Paves Way for Diving Tourism in Greece

A bill setting the terms for the development of special interest tourism, including diving, has been approved by Greek parliament.

Athens Closed Off to Cars for Three Months

A large part of Athens' center will be closed off to cars after Greek authorities decided to restrict traffic to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

New Law to Enable Diving Tourism Take-off in Greece

A new law recently tabled in Greek Parliament will simplify licensing procedures for the creation of diving and marine parks in Greece.

Coordination Actions Needed to Restart Cruise and Yachting in Greece

The suspension of all cruise activity for two months, due to Covid-19-related restrictions, is expected to lead to 78 million euros in lost revenue for Greece, says the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.