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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.

Ai Stratis Earthquake-hit Village to be Restored

A village on the North Aegean island of Agios Efstratios is set to be restored 50 years after a fatal earthquake struck, destroying more than 2,000 buildings.

North Aegean Region Gets Ready for… Lights, Camera, Action

North Aegean governor Christiana Kalogirou signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Hellenic Film Office to promote the region as a prime filming location.

UK Survey Says Box-office Blockbusters Spur Travel Bookings

A survey carried out across the UK showed that one in five Britons went ahead and booked a vacation, days after watching a film. 

Greek Gov’t Setting the Scene for Foreign Film Productions

The Greek government, through its relevant ministries, is paving the way for a framework that will offer foreign film producers incentives to shoot in Greece.

Greece Top Choice for Polish Travelers Backed by 30 New Flights

Thirty new direct flights to Greek destinations are boosting the Poles’ interest in Greece which now holds 31 percent of the market share.

Petrichor Capital to Back Hellenic Seaplanes Waterways Project

Hellenic Seaplanes has secured 250 million euros in financial backing from Petrichor Capital Partners to develop a waterway network in Greece.

Greek Beaches to Offer Accessibility via Ramps by 2018

Beaches across Greece will be fitted with boardwalks and sea ramps by next summer, according to the Greek Social Policy Bureau.

Corfu Welcomes First Seaplane Test Run

A 10-seater Quest Kodiak seaplane landed on Corfu recently during a series of test runs ahead of the highly-anticipated official opening of the island’s waterway.

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.

Manhattan Gets Taste of Greece at 1st Greek Panorama Expo

Hundreds of visitors and over 380 B2B meetings marked the success of the 1st Greek Panorama held at New York's Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

Mouzenidis’ Carrier Ellinair Brings Relics of St Helen & True Cross to Greece

The relics of Saint Helen and part of the True Cross she was said to have found in the Holy Land, arrived in Athens from Venice on an Ellinair flight.

Patra Waterway Gets Go-ahead, Seeking Operator

The waterway in Patra is now the third to receive approval, paving the way for the launch of an invitation of interest in order to find the contractor who will take over its operation.

Diaspora Lends Support to 1st Greek Panorama NY Event

Associations and bodies of the Greek diaspora in New York are lending their full support to the 1st Greek Panorama set for May 11-13 in Manhattan.

New York Ready to Welcome 1st Greek Panorama Event

All things Greek are set to take center stage in New York's Grand Central Station during the 1st Greek Panorama to be held on May 11-13.

Still No Progress in Greek Waterway Saga

If a sufficient number of waterways is not licensed for this summer season then "hydroplanes will never make it to Greece", according to Hellenic Seaplanes.

New Tourism Expo Puts the Mediterranean in the Spotlight

Tourism and travel will be on show at the new Mediterranean Panorama to take place at Stockholm's Stockholmsmässan exhibition center on March 17-19.

Greece Shines at 2nd Grecka Panorama Poland

Greek sunshine spread across Poland last week during the 2nd Grecka Panorama which attracted more than 7,000 visitors and over 600 B2B meetings between Greek producers and Polish buyers.

‘Greek Panorama’ to Take Manhattan

All things Greek will take center stage during the 1st Greek Panorama - focusing on tourism, culture and gastronomy - to be held in Grand Central Terminal Station’s Vanderbilt Hall in Manhattan on May 12-13, 2017.