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Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.

Chios Marina Concession Deal Signed

Marina Chios SA will for the next 40 years manage the marina on the island of Chios after the concession agreement was recently signed.

New ‘Agora Residence’ Welcomes Travelers to Chios

The newly-established Agora Residence, located on Chios in the northern Aegean, recently opened its doors to welcome its guests for the summer season.

‘Wanderlust Greece’ Creates Social Media Buzz for North Aegean Islands

The North Aegean islands of Ikaria, Lesvos, Samos, Chios and Limnos recently went viral through the new digital travel campaign of "Wanderlust Greece".

Το Σχολείο Τουρισμού OnTour επιστρέφει με νέους προορισμούς!

Το Σχολείο Τουρισμού OnTour επιστρέφει δυναμικά το 2019 με νέους προορισμούς και πρώτο σταθμό την Κεφαλλονιά στις 16-17 Μαρτίου.

Greece to Launch Tender for the Lease of Mykonos, Rhodes Marinas

Greece’s public assets fund will announce tenders for the long-term lease of marinas on Mykonos and Rhodes, which will include a series of activities and the potential for commercial use.

European Court of Auditors Looks into EU Migration Management

The European Court of Auditors plans to examine whether EU-designed asylum and return procedures in Greece and Italy are effective and swift.

Investor Scheme Announced for Management of Chios Marina

Greece’s assets fund TAIPED has awarded the 40-year concession of the Chios Marina to an investor scheme, accepting the entity’s improved 6.2-million-euro offer.

Education Tops Navigator’s Shipping Decision Makers Weekend Agenda

The exchange of know-how, experience, insight and ideas was the focus of the "2018 Navigator – The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend" held on Chios.

Navigator’s ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ Set for Action on Chios

This year’s Navigator – The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend will take place on Chios, during September 21-23, as a tribute to the north Aegean island’s shipping legacy.

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

Tourism Minister Paves Way for Development of Alimos, Chios Marinas

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is setting the tourist development of the Alimos and Chios marinas into motion after announcing the issue of the relevant presidential decrees.

Blue Star Ferries Promotes the Aegean Islands’ Gastronomy via Online Campaign

Greek ferry company Blue Star Ferries has launched an online campaign to promote the gastronomy and products of the Aegean Islands.

Turkish Travelers to North Aegean Isles on the Decline in H1 2018

The number of travelers from Turkey to the North Aegean islands dropped by 13,349 in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

Chios to Host 1st ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ in September

The island of Chios in September will host the 1st Shipping Decision Makers Weekend, which will be held on the occasion of the 18th Navigator Forum.

Greek Gov’t Eyeing PPP Deals for Development of 10 Ports

Greece aims to develop 10 ports belonging to the country’s assets fund, through public-private partnerships (PPPs), according to Secretary-General for Port Policy Christos Lambridis.

Chios Forum Explores Future of European Port Policy

European port policy was the focus of the two-day Jean Monnet symposium, which was recently held on the Aegean island of Chios.

Holy Flame to Reach 17 Greek Destinations via AEGEAN Flights

Greek carrier AEGEAN on Holy Saturday, April 7, will provide three extra aircraft to distribute the Holy Flame to 17 destinations in Greece.

INSETE: ‘OnTour’ Tourism School to Hold Educational Events in April-May

The first educational events of the “OnTour” Tourism School initiative, launched by INSETE, will kick off on Poros and Skiathos as of April.

Celestyal Focuses on Greek Market, Aims to Offer Year Round Cruises

Celestyal Cruises will focus on the Greek market in 2018 and extend the season, aiming to offer year round cruises by 2020.