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Vessels from 45 Countries Cross Greece’s Corinth Canal in July

Vessels from 45 countries, including cruise ships, commercial yachts and private pleasure boats, crossed Greece’s Corinth Canal in July after it reopened to transit.

Cities on Crete Join Seaplane Network Project

A handful of cities on Crete have expressed interest in creating the necessary infrastructure to launch seaplane activities in the coming future.

Consortium Plans to Bring ‘Air Taxis’ to Greece

Orama Nexus has announced plans to develop the required infrastructure to support the introduction of eVTOL (electric vertical take-off & landing) aircraft in Greece by 2026.

Greek Island Ferry Tickets Increase Again Third Time This Year

For a third time this year, ferry tickets to the Greek islands increased by as much as 8 percent, starting July 1.

Greek Island Ferry Boat Rates Increase Again

Greek ferry operators increased fares to the Greek islands by up to 10 percent this month, citing soaring fuel costs.

Greece’s Iconic Corinth Canal to Re-open in July

One of the country’s most-visited sites, the Corinth Canal will be re-opening in July, entering a new era with the parallel launch of a portal and e-commerce services.

Athens Metro to Reach Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Attiko Metro’s expansion works include a metro stop at the popular Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which houses the Greek National Opera and a 210,000m2 park.

Ferry Boat Fares to the Greek Islands Up by 15%

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has confirmed that the cost of traveling by ferry to Greece’s islands has increased by some 15%.

High-speed Athens-Thessaloniki ETR 470 Train Makes Debut

Travelers to Thessaloniki from Athens will now be able to reach the city in under four hours on board the new high-speed ETR 470 train put into service by train operator TrainOSE.

Regional Airport Operator Fraport Greece Marks Five Years of Action

Fraport Greece, the company managing 14 Greek regional airports, recently marked a five-year milestone with its 440-million-euro investment program moving full-speed ahead for upgrade works across its network of operations.

Greece Moves Ahead with Infrastructure Projects Valued at €8bn

Road and railway projects valued at 8 billion euros were tendered off in Greece, in a period of three years, according to Greek Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis.

Greece Aims to Re-open Famous Corinth Canal in Summer

The Greek Development & Investments Ministry expects to see the Corinth Canal open in July after the completion of upgrade works worth 30.6 million euros.

Kalamata Seaplane Port Gets Green Light

Construction of a seaplane port in the town of Kalamata is set to begin after local government and relevant ministries approved licensing.

Russia War Pushes Ferry Ticket Fares to Greek Islands Higher

Greece’s ferry operators expect ticket fares to the Greek islands to increase by 10-12% due to the soaring fuel prices – a result of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Amendment Simplifies Greek Waterway Procedures

Companies seeking to launch seaplane and waterway operations in Greece may soon be able to move forward after relevant legal framework was revised.

Greek Island Tinos Gets Seaplane Port Infrastructure

The construction of seaplane infrastructure is underway on the Greek island of Tinos, according to an announcement by waterway managing company Hellenic Seaplanes.

Athens Metro Line 4 Gets €580m in Record EIB Support

The highly anticipated Line 4 of the Athens metro will move ahead thanks to 580 million euros in new financing by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Hellenic Seaplanes Aims to Launch First Flights to Tinos, Patmos, Sifnos

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes is aiming to launch its first seaplane flights from the islands of Tinos, Patmos and Sifnos.

Greece Enters Transport Deal with Russia

Greece and Russia will cooperate in the field of transport through the exchange of knowhow and actions in road, rail, air and marine transport.

Greece Prepares Competition for Biggest-ever Railway Overhaul

The Greek government is expected to soon launch Greece’s largest-ever railway overhaul budgeted at 4 billion euros.