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Environmental Protection, Sustainability Top ICOMIA Athens Agenda

Greece's marina infrastructure and environmental protection policies topped the agenda of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018 held in Athens.

Less Red Tape to Propel Greek Sea Tourism, Says Kountoura

Enacting laws which will facilitate licensing procedures and cut red tape will allow for the development of marina infrastructure in Greece, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Shipping Minister Talks Investment at ICOMIA Marinas Conference

Ways to attract investments in marina infrastructure were discussed during the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Athens.

Athens ICOMIA World Marinas Conference to Focus on Growth

The viability of Europe’s marina industry will be the focus of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference to be held in Athens during October 25-27.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Collects Five Hospitality Distinctions

The Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki was honored at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2017, for its golf course, congress facilities, casinos, marina and coastal area.
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Greece Aims To Attract Upscale Tourists

Greece will try to attract an upmarket tourist clientele by boosting new investments, upgrading offered services and developing new and attractive tourism products, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni told the Mediterranean Luxury Travel Summit in Athens on 7 October.
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Greek Parliament Passes New Tourism Bill

The Greek Parliament passed a new tourism bill on 31 July in an effort to simplify procedures to support tourism entrepreneurship, restructure the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and reduce administrative burdens to facilitate investment.

Professional Yacht Sector Watches Bookings Sink

The professional yacht sector is experiencing perhaps its worst year as bookings for professional yachts with crew have dropped more than 80 percent this year compared to 2009, Antonis Steliatos, president of the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association, said.

Greek Blue Flag Beaches Announced

Greece this year was awarded blue flags for 425 beaches and eight marinas, according to a recent announcement by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Last year 430 Greek beaches were awarded blue flags.

Ports And Marina Exhibition In View Of 2004

The International Exhibition "Ports 2001" for the construction, development and management of ports in view of 2004 took place on September 27-28, 2001 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.

Some Greek Beaches Lose Prized Blue Flag Designation

After summer inspections of a good portion of the 351 Greek beach properties awarded the prestigious 2001 Blue Flag designation, 23 beaches were stripped of their award. The inspectors came from the head organization, the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe, and the...

Greek Marinas Go Private

Three of the Greek capital’s most popular marinas are about to go private.  Last month, just two days after it handed over the operation and upgrading of five state-owned beaches in the Attica basin to the private sector, Hellenic Tourism Properties (ETA), announced plans...

Blue Flag Program Gets Private Sponsor

Two major developments this year places Greece's Blue Flag program on a much higher level than ever before.

Greece Again Earns 327 “European Blue Flag” Awards

Greece proves once again that its beaches and bathing waters are among the best in Europe. Like last year, the country was awarded 327 “European Blue Flags” for its clean, environmentally rich beaches from the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe.