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Cruise Operators, Passengers Rate Greek Ports

The ports of Chios, Lesvos, Mykonos, Piraeus and Santorini are among the Greek ports leaving behind not so favorable impressions, according to a report.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

ORC European Championship 2016: Porto Carras Hosts Sailing Games, Promotes Marine Tourism

Top sailing games will take place once again at the Porto Carras Grand Resort in the Sithonia peninsula, Halkidiki.

George Vernicos Re-elected to Shipping Chamber Board

George Vernicos has been re-elected to the board of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) overseeing yacht and marine tourism.

Duo Exhibition Boat & Fishing Show-Sea & Tourism Expo to Kick Off in March 2016

Greece's marine tourism sector will be in the spotlight of this year's duo exhibition Boat & Fishing Show-Sea & Tourism Expo to take place in Athens in March 2016.

Alt. Tourism Minister Kountoura Inaugurates New Cruise Pier at Corfu Port

Underscoring the importance of the cruise business in Greece, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Saturday inaugurated Corfu's new pier at a ceremony held by the island's port authority.

New Marina on Rhodes Starts Trial Operation

A new marina on the Greek island of Rhodes has started trial operation, poised to accommodate the high level demands of mega yacht owners.

Alternate Minister Kountoura Underlines Importance of Maritime Tourism for Greece

Maritime tourism is a major issue in Greece and is high on the agenda of the Greek Tourism Ministry, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said over the weekend at a cruise forum that took place in the regional unit of Ilia.

Poros Yacht Show Attracts Professionals of Global Yachting Sector – Photo Report

Yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators from around the world had the chance to admire a collection of Greek luxury crewed yachts for charter and engage in trade agreements with their owners at the recent East Med Yacht Show-Poros 2015.

Athens to Host China-Greece Tourism Cooperation Seminar

A seminar that is expected to deepen the cooperation between Greece and China in the field of marine tourism, will take place at the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum this month.

Full-speed Ahead for East Med Yacht Show 2015 on Poros, Greece

The harbor of Poros in Greece is getting ready to welcome international charter professionals, private yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators to give a broad display of up to 70 Greek luxury crewed yachts for charter.

Competitiveness, Fair Fiscal Policy Key to Boosting Shipping Sector, Attracting Foreign Investment to Greece

Competitiveness, fair fiscal policy and attracting foreign investment were the key points Shipping and Maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis made during the opening of the recent 14th "Navigator 2014 - The Shipping Decision Makers Forum".

Patmos Τo Get Ferry Connection To Samos, Kos And Kalymnos In 2015

A ferry route that will connect Patmos to the islands of Samos (Pythagoras), Kos and Kalymnos will be available as of next year, Greek Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis informed the local authorities of Patmos during a recent meeting.

Poseidonion Grand Hotel Promotes Spetses, Greece, As Yachting Destination

The Poseidonion Grand Hotel, a landmark on the Spetses skyline, has plans to attract mega yachts to moor in the island's waters and launch cruises to nearby destinations.

Yacht Show On Poros, Greece, Attracts Brokers From All Over The World

For the 13th consecutive year, during 2-7 May, the harbor of Poros welcomed international charter professionals, private yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators and offered a broad display of 55 Greek-flagged luxury crewed yachts for charter.

New Bill For Marine Tourism Tabled In Greek Parliament

A new bill for marine tourism was recently tabled in Greek Parliament by the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine. The new bill aims to attract more recreational ships, under Greek and foreign flag, in the Greek seas.

Kefalogianni Briefs Foreign Press On Tourism Priorities Under Greece’s Presidency

"Greece is a perfectly safe country for all visitors," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni told foreign journalists covering EU affairs, during a press conference at the Zappeion Megaron in Athens.

Tourism Ministry Presents 2012-2013 Strategy

“Our goal is to maximize tourism income and showcase Greece as a global strong tourism force,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during her first official press conference to the media, yesterday, 19 October.

Marine Tourism Professionals Invited To Exchange Ideas With Greek Government

All parties associated with marine tourism have been invited to submit proposals and suggestions to the ministries of tourism and shipping for preparation of a draft law to be tabled in Parliament, the Tourism Ministry said yesterday, 2 October.

Ministry Launches Tender For Mytilini Port

The General Secretariat of Tourism recently launched a tender to select an operator for the port in Mytilini who would be granted the use, utilization, management, administration and operation of the port for a period of 40 years.