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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.

Thessaloniki Metro Set for 2023 Opening

Thessaloniki’s highly anticipated metro is set to begin routes in 2023, the northern port city’s mayor, Konstantinos Zervos, has announced.

Ionian Island Waterway Network Operation Deferred to 2021

The operation of the first waterway network in Greece, set to link the Ionian islands, has been deferred to 2021 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Crete to Get New Airport: Works at Kastelli Begin

Kastelli Airport in Heraklion, Crete, is expected to become Greece’s second biggest, handling more than eight million passengers per year.

Seaplane Network Law Gets Greek Parliament Approval

Greek lawmakers have approved a draft proposal covering the establishment, operation and management of waterway projects in Greece.

Greece Intercity Buses to Get E-ticketing System

The Greek Federation of Urban Transport will move ahead with the installation of an integrated e-ticketing system at 32 regional intercity (KTEL) stations.

Greek Transport Ministry to Subsidize 12 Remote Island Air Routes to 2024

In efforts to secure year-round transport to Greece’s remote islands, the Transport Ministry has invited airlines to enter a competition for subsidies to the tune of €24.6 million.

Pending Waterway Bill Tabled in Greek Parliament

A draft law foreseeing the establishment of waterways in Greece has been tabled in parliament, awaiting ratification.

Greece Receives €180m Loan for Kastelli Airport Project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a 180-million-euro loan to Greece for the construction of the Kastelli airport on Crete.

Five ‘Silver Arrow’ Trains to Hit the Rails in Greece Next Year

Trainose's five “Silver Arrow” trains, as of next year will be offering passengers high-speed transport services from Athens to Thessaloniki.

IATA Grounds Greece’s Astra Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended Greece’s Astra Airlines, which is reportedly seeking a new partner to inject much needed funds.

Cancelled Flights Get Astra Airlines Under Greek Aviation Authority Supervision

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority is assessing whether Astra Airlines will be able to continue operations after the carrier recently cancelled a number of flights.

Greece Sets Remote Island Tourism Growth Priorities

Remote Greek island ferry links and modernizing ports to cater to cruise ships, were on the agenda of an interministerial working meeting this week.

Greece Ponders Allowing Privately-run Waterways at Resorts, Marinas

The Greek government is considering allowing private entities to set up waterways at destinations with resorts, marinas and boat shelters.