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Greece Simplifies Rules to Tap into Port and Marina Potential

Greece is simplifying a legal framework covering the operation of ports and marinas allowing important investments to take off, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Olympia Anastasopoulou.

Greece to See More Cruise Ship Arrivals at Ports this Year, Says ELIME

More cruise ship arrivals to Greek ports this year are expected compared to 2019, according to the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

Greece Sea Tourism, Hotels Top Priorities for Ministry’s New Secretary General

Hotel issues, marine tourism and cruise travel topped the agenda of meetings between newly-appointed Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Olympia Anastasopoulou and stakeholders.

Cruise Activity to Greece Snaps Back in 2021

Cruise activity picked up last year with 1,957 cruise ships bringing 1.32 million passengers to Greece, according to data by the Hellenic Ports Association.

Greek Ports See 95% Drop in Cruise Passenger Arrivals in 2020

Cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits to Greek ports dropped 95% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cruise Ship and Passenger Arrivals to Greece Rise in 2019

Cruise passenger traffic to Greece improved in 2019 against 2018, increasing by 15.64%, according to data by the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

ELIME: Cruise Ship Arrivals to Greece Drop in 2017

Cruise ship arrivals to Greek ports recorded a 20.5 percent drop in 2017, compared to the year before, according to the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

Kountoura Presents Greek Cruise Potential at Seatrade Meet in US

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura focused on the growth potential of cruise tourism to Greece at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Florida.

Greek Ports Body Says 2016 Good Year for Cruise Travel

Cruise passengers to Greece recorded a 5 percent increase in 2016, making it a ''good year'' for the industry compared to 2015, according to the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

Greece Shows Cruise Credentials at Global Expo

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is attending the Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global exhibition of cruise tourism in the world, to promote Greece as a key maritime destination.

Greek Islands Seek to Gain from Santorini’s Cap on Cruise Traffic

Smaller and less popular Greek islands are looking to tap into cruise traffic turned away from Santorini, following a decision by the island’s authorities last week to implement a system controlling the number of visiting cruise passengers.

Santorini to Limit Cruise Traffic, Visitor Numbers

The picturesque island of Santorini will as of 2017 implement a system controlling the number of visiting cruise passengers, with a set limit at 8,000 a day in efforts to ensure the best quality services, safeguard the environment and spread out the number of cruise ship calls...

Cruise Ships Still Visiting Greece Despite Refugee Crisis

Greece is growing into one of the most popular cruise travel destinations in the Mediterranean with the results for 2015 remaining steady and the outlook for 2016 appearing positive despite the refugee crisis, the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) said recently.

Hellenic Ports Association Announces New Chairman

The Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) on Monday announced a new Board of Directors during its annual general meeting at the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP).
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Greek Cruise Shows Positive Results In 2012

Last year was a positive year for Greek cruise and growth is expected to continue in 2013, according to data released recently by the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) on cruise passenger traffic in Greece’s most important ports.