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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.

New Thessaloniki – Izmir Ferry Connection to Include Stopover at Lesvos

A new ferry service connecting Thessaloniki in Greece and the Turkish town of Izmir with a stopover at Lesvos is scheduled to begin services in July.

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.

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.

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.

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 Pushes Ahead with Transport Infrastructure Overhaul

Greece is moving swiftly ahead with an overhaul of its transport infrastructure aiming to meet the demands of the post-Covid-19 era.

New Tram Service Ready to Start in Piraeus

A new tram service in Greece, set to initially connect the port of Piraeus with Neo Faliro, is scheduled to take off next month.

Greece Seaplane Operations Set Sights on 2022

Hellenic Seaplanes, a key investor in the development of Greece’s first waterway network, expects the first seaplane flights to take off in 2022.

Waterways for Five Evia Ports in the Pipeline

Waterway licensing procedures for the ports of Halkida, Edipso, Kymi, Karystos and Aliveri on the island of Evia are underway, according to Hellenic Seaplanes

Ios Island Waterway Permit for Seaplane Flights a Done Deal

The Greek island of Ios is moving ahead with the creation of its own waterway after the finalization of the licensing process by the Transport Ministry.

Greek Port Town Volos Gets Waterway License

The port authority of Volos in Central Greece was granted a license for the construction of a waterway for seaplane flights.

Halkidiki’s Miraggio Greece’s First Resort With its Own Waterway

The 5-star Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort in Halkidiki is Greece’s first resort to get authority approval of a waterway investment.

Greek Authorities Approve Halkidiki Waterway 

Greek authorities have approved the creation of a waterway in Halkidiki, northern Greece, that will cater to seaplane transport.

Greece to Release Extra Covid-19 Aid for Coastal Shipping

Greece’s passenger shipping sector is set to receive 12 million euros to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Aiming for 150 Waterways in Five Years

Greece is moving ahead with the licensing and construction of 150 waterways, which it hopes to have up and running within the next five years.

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.

First-time Run for Thessaloniki Metro, Inspection of New Buses

Thessaloniki welcomed a metro test run and 18 new buses this week aimed at upgrading urban transport in Greece’s second largest city.

Greece’s KTEL Intercity Bus Services to Get Digital Upgrade

The information and ticketing services of Greece’s intercity bus units – known as KTEL - are on their way to get a digital upgrade.