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5th Greek Maritime Golf Event at Costa Navarino Deemed a Success

The 5th Greek Maritime Golf Event held at Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese, was deemed a success, presenting two golf games and many events for the global shipping industry.

Foreign Journalists Get a Taste of Attica’s Maritime Tourism Offerings

Journalists from Russia, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and Serbia, were recently in Athens and learned more about Attica’s maritime tourism offerings.

Greek Traditional Boat Show Labeled A Success

Events such as the recently held Greek traditional boat show lay the groundwork for the establishment of an important cultural event that will showcase the tradition of the Greek islands, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

EU: Coastal, Maritime Tourism Can Contribute To Growth And Creation Of Jobs

The European Union (EU) aims to enhance coastal and maritime tourism in Europe, acknowledging the potential for growth and the generation of new job opportunities in the sector.

Athens To Host High-Level Conference On Coastal And Maritime Tourism

On the occasion of the Greek Presidency of the EU Council, the European Commission, the Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization will organize a High Level Conference on Coastal and Maritime Tourism, as well an an Informal Ministerial Meeting in Athens.

Commission Presents New European Strategy To Promote Coastal And Maritime Tourism

The European Commission recently presented a new strategy to support coastal and maritime tourism in Europe. The strategy will be discussed at a conference organized with the Greek Presidency on 10 March in Athens.

Greece May Reduce VAT On Ferry Tickets

The value-added tax (VAT) charged on Greek passenger ferry tickets may be reduced soon, according to an announcement made by Merchant Marine Minister Militadis Varvitsiotis.

Greek Taxes Force Yacht Owners To Sail Away

The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) has reported a number of departures of foreign-owned yachts due to the new charges imposed since the start of the year on recreational vessels.

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.

Marine Tourism Benefits Analyzed

“Greek legislation and bureaucracy kill the cruise market and maritime tourism,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, Yiorgos Gratsos, said at a press conference last month, held prior to the 1st Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

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...