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Olympic Yacht Show 2022 to Open in Lavrio on October 7

The Olympic Yacht Show is returning to Lavrio in October for its second edition, which is expected to be bigger and more diverse.

Seajets Links Thessaloniki with Limnos and Lesvos

Seajets, on July 12 will start its itineraries from the port of Thessaloniki to the islands of Limnos and Lesvos in the Aegean sea.

No Ferries Departing from Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio Due to Bad Weather

The Greek authorities on Tuesday issued a ban on sailing from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio due to strong north winds reaching between 8 to 9 on the Beaufort scale.

Greece’s Lavreotiki Geopark Aiming to Join UNESCO Global Network

The Municipality of Lavreotiki has initiated a nomination process for the inscription of its geopark on UNESCO’s Global Geoparks Network list.

Lavrio’s Iconic ‘French Iron Quay’ to Be Restored

Greece's culture ministry has approved the restoration of Lavrio's major industrial heritage monument, an old iron quay used by the French Mining Company in the late 1880s.

Greece Taps into Cruise Tourism with Upgraded Port Infrastructure 

Greece is planning to improve its port infrastructure in order to meet the increasing demand of cruise ship arrivals.

Greek Coast Guard Steps Up Checks on Ferries and Travelers

The Hellenic Coast Guard is stepping up checks on ferries and passengers to ensure that safety protocols against Covid-19 are being followed.

Olympic Yacht Show 2020 Postponed Due to Covid-19

The Olympic Yacht Show 2020, which was to take place in Lavrio, Attica, in October, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Seajets Launches Two New Routes to Serve More Destinations

Seajets has launched two new routes from the ports of Lavrio and Piraeus that serve a total of seven Greek destinations.

Greece to Launch Tenders for 10 Ports in 2020

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said the government would be launching tenders for the development of 10 state-owned ports within the year.

Greek Gov’t Moves Ahead with Regional Port Privatization Plans

The Greek government said that it would be taking measures so that the procedures for the privatization of 10 state-owned regional ports would begin in 2020.

New Development Model for 10 Greek Ports

Greece's government will be implementing a new model for the development of 10 state-owned ports, according to the Greek Shipping Minister.

Makronissos Island Now Archaeological Site

Greece’s Central Archaeological Committee (KAS) has designated the entire island of Makronissos as an archaeological site.

Greek Coast Guard Lifts Ban on Sea Travel, Strong Winds Slow Down

The Greek Coast Guard has lifted a ban on the travel of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions.

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.

Easter 2018 Holiday Travel in Greece Begins

The Easter 2018 exodus is currently underway and increased passenger traffic is expected at Greek main ports and on highways in the country.

Ministry Sees Tourism Potential for Eastern Attica Destinations

The conversion of areas in Eastern Attica from stopovers to established destinations, which offer experiences 365 days a year, is among the Greek Tourism Ministry's priorities.

Greek Assets Fund Seeking Ways to Put 10 Ports to Good Use

Ten state-owned regional ports across Greece will soon be open to concessionaires wishing to tap into their potential.

Passenger Traffic to Greek Isles Picks Up in June-August

Outbound passenger traffic from the port of Piraeus to the Greek islands increased in the June-August period compared to the same period in 2016.

Additional Flights, Bus and Train Routes for Greek Easter Exodus

Additional flights, bus and train routes in Greece have been announced to facilitate Easter holidaymakers.
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