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Kalamata Seaplane Port Gets Green Light

Construction of a seaplane port in the town of Kalamata is set to begin after local government and relevant ministries approved licensing.

Amendment Simplifies Greek Waterway Procedures

Companies seeking to launch seaplane and waterway operations in Greece may soon be able to move forward after relevant legal framework was revised.

Greek Island Tinos Gets Seaplane Port Infrastructure

The construction of seaplane infrastructure is underway on the Greek island of Tinos, according to an announcement by waterway managing company Hellenic Seaplanes.

Hellenic Seaplanes Aims to Launch First Flights to Tinos, Patmos, Sifnos

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes is aiming to launch its first seaplane flights from the islands of Tinos, Patmos and Sifnos.

Greek Gov’t Paves Way for Seaplane Operations with Amendment

The Greek government is paving the way for fast-track procedures to simplify licensing for the creation of a waterway network in Greece.

Greece Seaplane Operations Set Sights on 2022

Hellenic Seaplanes, a key investor in the development of Greece’s first waterway network, expects the first seaplane flights to take off in 2022.

Waterways for Five Evia Ports in the Pipeline

Waterway licensing procedures for the ports of Halkida, Edipso, Kymi, Karystos and Aliveri on the island of Evia are underway, according to Hellenic Seaplanes

Ios Island Waterway Permit for Seaplane Flights a Done Deal

The Greek island of Ios is moving ahead with the creation of its own waterway after the finalization of the licensing process by the Transport Ministry.

Greek Port Town Volos Gets Waterway License

The port authority of Volos in Central Greece was granted a license for the construction of a waterway for seaplane flights.

Minister Expects Seaplane Services to be a Game-changer for Greek Tourism

Seaplane services in Greece, once launched, are expected to create new tourism products and employment opportunities on the Greek islands and in remote regions.

Greece Aiming for 150 Waterways in Five Years

Greece is moving ahead with the licensing and construction of 150 waterways, which it hopes to have up and running within the next five years.

Patra Waterway Concession Deal Finalized

Patra is one step closer to getting its own waterway after the finalization of a 12-year concession deal between the city’s port authority and Patra Port Waterway.

Ionian Island Waterway Network Operation Deferred to 2021

The operation of the first waterway network in Greece, set to link the Ionian islands, has been deferred to 2021 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Seaplane Network Law Gets Greek Parliament Approval

Greek lawmakers have approved a draft proposal covering the establishment, operation and management of waterway projects in Greece.

Pending Waterway Bill Tabled in Greek Parliament

A draft law foreseeing the establishment of waterways in Greece has been tabled in parliament, awaiting ratification.

Greece Ponders Allowing Privately-run Waterways at Resorts, Marinas

The Greek government is considering allowing private entities to set up waterways at destinations with resorts, marinas and boat shelters.

Stalled Seaplane Network Tops Greek Gov’t Agenda

A stalled network of seaplanes that would facilitate travel and transportation between the Greek islands is a top priority for the government.

Ministry Looking to Overcome Barriers to Create Waterways Network in Greece

The Development Ministry is looking to overcome the bureaucratic obstacles that are standing in the way of the creation of a waterways network in Greece.

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.

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.