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Greece’s Asset Body Chief Says ‘Matter of Time’ Before Waterways Operate

Waterways on Corfu, Paxi and Patra are set to operate immediately, Public Assets Management Fund (TAIPED) President Stergios Pitsiorlas said this week.

Mouzenidis’ Red Square Greek Salad Breaks Guinness World Record

It was a colorful record-breaking Greek salad complete with 20 tons of fresh ingredients prepared by over 1,000 volunteers in less than two hours at Russia’s Red Square that made it into the Guinness Book of Records recently.

Mouzenidis Welcomes Relic of St Silouan the Athonite in Thessaloniki

As part of Mouzenidis Group’s efforts to strengthen ties with Russia and Belarus, the company’s president Boris Mouzenidis welcomed the relic of St Silouan the Athonite at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport last week.

Licensing Bill Thwarts Greece Waterway Network Progress

A new draft law covering license procedures, construction and operation of waterways in Greece is putting a damper on any waterway plans and projects currently underway, said leading investor Hellenic Seaplanes.

Tinos Waterway Gets Eco Thumbs Up, Works Kick Off

Tinos is the first of the Cyclades islands to get environmental approval for the construction of the first waterway there.

Skopelos, Kalamata Waterways Brewing, but Gov’t Foot-dragging

Plans for waterways on Skopelos and in Kalamata are moving forward but the pace is so slow that insiders say the alternative form of transportation will not be up and running this coming tourist season.

Mouzenidis Group Moscow Meet Brings Greece Closer to Russia

More than 700 tour operators from across Russia participated in the Mouzenidis Group’s 1st Business Forum 2016 held at the Renaissance Monarch Center in Moscow on Tuesday, which cast the spotlight on Greece and its tourism offerings this summer.

Waterways in Greece Get ‘Green’ Light, Move to Next Phase

The waterway projects at four Greek destinations have received relevant environmental licensing and can now move to the next phase of completion while the government explores ways to incorporate the projects into the country's "Fast Track" law, which accelerates the licensing...

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Red Tape Puts a Damper on Greek Waterway Network

The future of Greece’s ambitious waterway network is drowning in red tape with the government failing to grant a single license in 2015, two years after a law paving the way for strategic investments was voted.

‘Alexander the Great’ Marathon to Soar on Ellinair Wings

Travel experts Mouzenidis Group and organizers of the International “Alexander the Great” marathon have announced that they have joined forces ahead of the major Thessaloniki running event to be held on April 3rd.

Poland Gets a Taste of Greek Tourism at ‘Grecka Panorama’

Greece’s tourism offerings took central stage in Poland last week during the 1st Grecka Panorama-CYPR travel fair held at Warsaw’s Torwar Arena.

‘Panorama Greece’ Organizers Launch Info Event on Crete, More Planned

Grekland Panorama organizers are visiting the island of Crete, as their first stop in a series of destination events aiming to inform local tourism professionals about the Polish and Swedish markets, where this year’s “Panorama Greece” exhibitions will take place.

Heraklion Port Brings in the Luxury Liners, Wins Best Practices Award

The Heraklion Port Authority’s ongoing promotional campaign is bringing in the crowds as all the more cruise liners are make the Cretan city their port of call.

Ellinair Launches Direct Thessaloniki-Izmir Route

Greek carrier Ellinair announced the launch, starting September 24, of bi-weekly flights from Thessaloniki to Izmir in Turkey, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Corfu Cruise Traffic Down, Set to Gain Ground in Fall

A total of 388,129 cruise passengers visited the Ionian island of Corfu in the first eight months of the year, down by 7.6 percent against the same period last year, welcoming 256 luxury liners compared to 260 in 2014.

Berlin-based Travel Board Says German Tourists Safe in Greece

With negotiations between Greece and its creditors culminating during the peak of the summer season, German tourists are wondering if it’s safe to visit. "Definitely!" says the German Travel Association (DRV).

Culture Ministry Aims to Make Greece Appealing Filming Location

The creation of a film commission topped the agenda of Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis’ meeting with the new board of the Greek Film Council (GFC) as part of its plans to make Greece an attractive filming destination and promote Greek productions abroad.

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region Gets Thumbs Up at Romania Tourism Fair

In efforts to promote Macedonia and Thrace as well as surrounding areas as primary tour destinations, the Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace participated at this year's TTR1 Romanian Tourism Fair held in Bucharest, last week, winning in the meantime an honorary distinction for...

Cruise Passenger Traffic to Piraeus Rises in 2014

The port of Piraeus recorded a decreased number of embarkations and disembarkations of cruise ships but a one-million-plus increase in cruise passenger traffic in 2014, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) said this week, adding that it remained profitable for a fifth consecutive year.