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Greek Ports See Thousands of Travelers for Easter 2019 Holiday

The Easter 2019 exodus is underway and passenger traffic is increasing at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio.

Patmos Waterway Project Moving Forward

A time frame for the construction of a waterway hub on Patmos was discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes CEO, the island's mayor and investor Ricardo Nicolopoulos Farias.

Loutraki Conference Underlines Importance of Waterway Network for Greece

The importance of seaplanes for travel in Greece topped the agenda of the first conference on waterways held in Loutraki recently.

Hollywood Shooting Closes off Athens’ Syntagma Square

Athens’ Syntagma Square will be closed off on Sunday, 10 March for the filming needs of 'Born to be Murdered', a joint US-Italian Hollywood production.

Hellenic Seaplanes Preparing Design for Elefsina Waterway

Hellenic Seaplanes has appointed Pieris Architects to design a master plan for the creation of a waterway network in the port town of Elefsina, 20km west of Athens.

Central Macedonia Region Sets Up Film Office in Thessaloniki

The Central Macedonia Region has opened a new film office in Thessaloniki, aimed at attracting motion media production crews to shoot on location.

Athens Workshop Looks Into Cinema Tourism, Filming in Greece

More than 150 cinematography professionals recently gathered in Athens to participate in an open discussion on ways Greece can promote its locations for filming purposes.

Greece Reaches Out to Jordan Market with Tourism Workshop

Approximately 180 tourism professionals participated in over 510 B2B meetings during the 1st Greek Tourism Workshop, held in Amman, Jordan.

‘Greek Tourism Workshop’ Events in Arab, Asian Markets in 2019

Aiming to attract more high income travelers to Greece, the Greek Tourism Workshop will hold events in the Asian and Arab markets in 2019.

Lefkada, Meganissi Waterways Documentation Submitted

Waterways company Water Airports SA has submitted to the transport ministry the relevant documentation for the management of waterways on Lefkada and Meganissi.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

Greece Considered as Filming Location for UK Movie

British producer Gareth Jones was recently in Greece for a pre-filming visit to determine whether he will shoot “The Giaour” in the country.

Elefsina Examined as Metropolitan Waterway Hub

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes and the Central Port Authority of Elefsina are examining the creation of an Attica waterway network based in the port town west of Athens.

Call of Interest Next Step for Patra Waterway

The highly anticipated waterway project in the Peloponnese city of Patra is set to move into the next phase with a call for interest expected to be announced this month.

BBC Gets Green Light to Film at Sounion in Greece

Producers of BBC series “The Little Drummer Girl” have been given the green light to shoot at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.

BBC Submits New Request to Film at Sounion

The BBC has submitted a new request to film at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, following the refusal of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) last week.

Greek Archaeology Body Says ‘No’ to BBC Series Sounion Shoot

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has turned down a request by BBC to film its "The Little Drummer Girl” series at the Poseidon Temple in Sounion.

Greece Reaches Out to Film Producers with Fresh Cash Incentives

Aiming to establish Greece as a leading filming location, the digital policy ministry is allocating some 75 million euros as an incentive.

Greece’s Seaplanes Network Still in ‘Planning’ Phase

For almost a decade, an ambitious plan to connect the Greek islands through a seaplane network has failed to take off due to red tape.

US to Welcome 2nd Greek Panorama Roadshow

New York, Boston and Washington will get a taste of all things Greek during the 2nd Greek Panorama Roadshow set to take place during May 1-12.