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Greek Tourism Ministry Approves Leros Marina

The Greek Tourism Ministry has approved a concession agreement for the construction of a marina on the Dodecanese island of Leros.

Flexibility and Upgrades Key to Fortifying Greece’s Cruise Travel Industry

Tapping into innovation is key to establishing Greece as a top cruise destination, according to Tourism Minister Thanasis Theocharopoulos.

Posidonia 2019 Forum to Cast Spotlight on Greek Cruise Comeback

Greece’s sea tourism, with particular focus on its cruise travel sector, will come into the spotlight at the 2019 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum during May 28-29 in Athens.

World Experts to Discuss Greece’s Cruise Comeback at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

Greece's cruise comeback will be discussed by some of the industry's leading companies and experts at this year’s Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019: Renewed Optimism for East Med Cruising

Τhe 2019 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, to be held May 28-29 in Athens, will focus on the industry's renewed optimism for cruising in the East Med.

Greek Boats Used in ‘High Sea’ Navigation VAT Exempt

Recreational boat owners in Greece operating in “high seas” will be exempt from VAT, according to amendments made to a ministerial decision.

Environmental Protection, Sustainability Top ICOMIA Athens Agenda

Greece's marina infrastructure and environmental protection policies topped the agenda of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018 held in Athens.

Less Red Tape to Propel Greek Sea Tourism, Says Kountoura

Enacting laws which will facilitate licensing procedures and cut red tape will allow for the development of marina infrastructure in Greece, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Shipping Minister Talks Investment at ICOMIA Marinas Conference

Ways to attract investments in marina infrastructure were discussed during the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Athens.

Greek Yachting Tourism Bodies Urge PM to Annul New Taxation Regulation

Greece’s yachting tourism professionals are calling for the annulment of a decision that does away with tax-deductibles concerning recreational watercraft. 

Greek Recreational Craft Laws to Take Effect End of January

Laws regulating recreational craft, boats and watercraft are set to take effect at the end of January, the Greek shipping ministry announced.

New Levy to Burden Watercraft Owners Docking in Greece

A levy to be imposed on all types of sea craft, the so-called recreational and day boat tax or TEPAI, will further burden marine tourism, sector professionals say.

Greek Marinas Association Prepares Action Plan

Aiming to tap into new markets, the Greek Marinas Association is preparing a two-year action plan to promote sailing tourism and marina industry activities.

Privatization of Greek Marinas on Government’s Agenda

The Greek government will support the growth of sea tourism in Greece through a series of measures that include the privatization of marinas.

Sea, Cruise Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Bet on Greece

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited sea and cruise tourism stakeholders to place their bets on Greece, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Sea Tourism, Cruise Travel Come into Focus at 4th Posidonia Athens Forum

"Reinventing Cruising in the East Mediterranean" is the theme of this year's Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to be held May 23-24 in Athens.

Proposed Levy Raises Greek Shipping, Tourism Industry Concerns

The shipping and tourism industries are concerned over a proposed charge for recreational vessels as discussed in a draft bill tabled in parliament.

Greek Taxes Force Yacht Owners To Sail Away

The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) has reported a number of departures of foreign-owned yachts due to the new charges imposed since the start of the year on recreational vessels.
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Greek Marinas Association Announces New Board Of Directors

The Greek Marinas Association recently elected a new Board of Directors for a 2-year mandate.