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InvestEU Takes Off in Greece, Provides Funding for Key Projects

The newly launched InvestEU program, a new EU budgetary instrument, will support key investments in Greece.

Nisyros, Lesvos Thermal Springs on Greece’s Natural Resource List  

Thermal springs on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Nisyros have been recognized as natural resources by a joint ministerial decision.

Autumn Tourism to Greece on Upward Trend, Says Minister

The Greek Tourism Ministry’s priority to extend the season is paying off with fall arrivals to Greece remaining strong, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greek Property Bodies, Airbnb-style Rentals Hosts React to STR Bill

Greek property owners and hosts are calling on the government to re-examine proposed legislation covering Airbnb-style rentals in Greece.  

Eurostat: Greek Passenger Ports in EU’s Top 5 in 2021

Three Greek ports are in the EU’s Top 5 passenger ports for 2021, according to the statistical office of the European Union, Eurostat.

Greece’s Regional Airports Hit Record in October Passenger Traffic

Fourteen Greek regional airports, handled by Fraport Greece, continue to see crowds and once again set a new record for passengers in a single month.

Greece’s Golden Visas Going to China, Turkey and Russia Investors

Investors from China, Turkey and Russia have benefitted most from Greece’s golden visa program, according to data from the Greek government.

Resilience Funds Drive Tourism Projects in Greece

“Greece 2.0”, the country’s national recovery and resilience (RRF) plan, will be funding major hotel investments budgeted at 106 million euros out of a total of 41 projects.

ForwardKeys: Greece Among Top 20 Best Performing Destinations for 2022

Greece is ranked 8th in the world as best performing destination for 2022, according to ForwardKeys data presented at WTM London.

Peloponnese: Kalamata to Get Port for Seaplanes

Kalamata in the Peloponnese is preparing to welcome seaplane port infrastructure and to become an innovative destination in Greece, says the city’s mayor, Thanasis Vassilopoulos.

Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’ Attracting More Visitors

Greece’s “success story” in tourism this year has placed the country among the world’s most popular destinations, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Hits €12.7bn in Tourism Revenues in Jan-August

Greece is fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 tourism revenue with 12.7 billion euros recorded in the first eight months of the year.

World Airlines Boosting Connections with Greece

Strong traveler demand for Greece is prompting more global airlines to add Greek destinations to their programs or increase the frequency of existing connections.

Piraeus Port Authority Makes Cruise Tourism a Top Priority

The Piraeus Port Authority is moving ahead with actions to establish Greece’s largest port into a major homeport in the Mediterranean.

These are the Top 3 Destinations in Greece for Holiday Home Seekers

Athens, the Cyclades and Halkidiki are the Top 3 destinations in Greece where international buyers are looking for holiday homes.

ETC: Appetite for European Travel Still Strong Despite Rising Prices

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, Europeans are still planning to travel with Greece being among the Top 5 most sought-after destinations.

Study: Airbnb Listings in Athens at 12,000

There are a total of 12,000 Airbnb listings in Athens with 31% of owners getting super positive reviews, found a study released by analytics firm Tourix.

Greece Offers Funding Tools to Boost Tourism Growth

Investors active in Greek tourism can benefit from millions of euros in funding tools announced by the Greek government to help growth, says Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Strong Tourist Flows Creating Need in Greece for More Investments

Greece’s strong tourism flows are creating the need for more investments in infrastructure, according to property and market experts speaking at the 23rd Prodexpo conference.

Tourism Boosts Demand for Property in Greece

Greece’s strong tourism performance is stimulating demand for properties in the country and shooting prices up, creating at the same time new market needs, say real estate experts.