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Greece’s Iconic Corinth Canal to Re-open in July

One of the country’s most-visited sites, the Corinth Canal will be re-opening in July, entering a new era with the parallel launch of a portal and e-commerce services.

Greece Moves Ahead with Infrastructure Projects Valued at €8bn

Road and railway projects valued at 8 billion euros were tendered off in Greece, in a period of three years, according to Greek Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis.

Greece Aims to Re-open Famous Corinth Canal in Summer

The Greek Development & Investments Ministry expects to see the Corinth Canal open in July after the completion of upgrade works worth 30.6 million euros.

Upgrade Works on Greece’s Patra – Pyrgos Highway Kick Off 

After a series of long delays, the 75km Patra – Pyrgos highway in Greece is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 or early 2025.

IATA, ACI Europe Call on Greece to Lift Health-related Travel Restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ACI Europe are urging Greece to take further steps and lift all health-related travel restrictions ahead of the summer season.

Works on Athens Metro Line 4 Section 1 Underway

Οne of the most important transport projects in Greece, the first section of Athens Metro Line 4, is underway aiming once completed to facilitate thousands of commuters each day.

Greece Concerned About Impact of Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Tourism

Greece is concerned on the impact the Russia-Ukraine crisis will have on tourism, considering that the industry is a major nation-wide generator of income.

Greece Prepares Competition for Biggest-ever Railway Overhaul

The Greek government is expected to soon launch Greece’s largest-ever railway overhaul budgeted at 4 billion euros.

Greece Hopes to Become Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism

Greece is aiming to become a leader in sustainable tourism development, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said at the 1st Athens ESG & Climate Crisis Summit.

Athens Limits Traffic to City Center with New Alternate Day Regulation

Starting on October 25, entrance into a defined area in the center of Athens will be allowed to certain vehicles based on an odd/even traffic regulation system.

Plaka Bridge in Greece to Receive Accolade from Europa Nostra

The restoration project of the Plaka bridge in Epirus, Greece, will receive an accolade from Europa Nostra, the pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage.

Greece to Connect Railway Network with Six Ports

The Greek government has announced plans to connect six ports with the country's railway network, as part of a major railway upgrade project.

New Stations for Athens Metro Line 3 Ready by Summer 2022

Three new stations of the Athens metro line 3 will open to commuters by the summer of 2022, according to Greek Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis.

Greek Ministry Releases Funds for Corinth Canal Repairs

The Greek Development & Investments Ministry announced that it would be releasing 9 million euros for studies and upgrade works on the Corinth Canal.

Greece Launches Updated Road Safety Action Plan

Greece has unveiled a €450m road safety plan that focuses on safer roads, responsible drivers, traffic education, and fair rules that apply to all.

Commission Approves Works on Central Greece E65 Highway 

The European Commission gave Greece the go-ahead to proceed with the construction of a road network linking Trikala town with the main Egnatia Motorway.

Attica Boosts Bus Services to Deal with Overcrowding

Greek authorities will boost frequency of bus and metro services in Attica, in efforts to address overcrowding and limit the spread of Covid once lockdown is lifted.

Greece to Carry Out €470m Road Safety Project with EIB Support

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to support half of a 470-million-euro nationwide programme to reduce the risk of traffic accidents across Greece.

More Buses Soon on Athens Streets to Ease Crowding

In efforts to ease overcrowding on public transport due to Covid-19, the transport ministry said it would be releasing 100 new KTEL intercity buses into circulation in Athens, earlier than initially announced.

Major Projects to Boost Thessaloniki’s Reputation in Southeastern Europe

Major infrastructure works are underway in Thessaloniki, which are expected to contribute to the development of the city as a trade hub and a significant tourism destination.