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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.

“Greek Tourism Week” At Shanghai Expo

“We aim to increase the number of Chinese visitors to Greece in the coming years and for this purpose actions have already been made to simplify the process for Chinese citizens to obtain a visa to travel to Greece,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said while...

Private Yachts To Be Taxed

Professional yachts will be exempt from the extraordinary tax and annual special tax on yachts, inflicted by the previous government, by April 2010, according to Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Louka Katseli.

Ios: More Than A Party Scene

At a recent presentation of Ios, Mayor Yiorgos Poussaios underlined that the island obtains the requirements and comparative advantages to attract tourists of all ages and demands.

SETE Sees a Gloomy Tourism Season

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises painted a black picture at a press conference last month and called on to the government for additional measures to support the tourism industry.

EPEST Requests Support For Marine Tourism

The president of the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (EPEST), Antonis Stelliatos, recently said marine tourism would suffer a 50 percent or more drop this year.