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Greek Hotels are Facing Three Challenges

The Thomas Cook collapse, the migrant crisis and the lack of infrastructure, are the three challenges Greek hotels are up against, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

Halkidiki in State of Emergency After Flash Storm 

The Greek government declared a state of emergency for Halkidiki, after gale-force winds stormed through on Wednesday night, leaving at least seven people dead and dozens injured.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Wins Majority Vote in Greece Snap Polls

Greece's center-right New Democracy (ND) party received a majority 39.8 percent of the public vote in Sunday’s national elections.

Faliro Delta Revamp Project Awaits Decision

The infrastructure ministry is expected to decide on the future of planned projects along the Faliro coast, which include the completion of the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, in the coming days.

Panepistimiou Ave, Faliro Coast Projects Shelved, Despite Minister’s Assurances

Plans to revamp central Panepistimiou Avenue as well as the property along the Faliro coast have been shelved despite Infrastructure Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis’ assurances in November that the projects were going ahead as scheduled.

Tourist Coaches Want to Operate Intercity Routes

The Greek Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) has expressed its satisfaction with the Τourism Μinistry’s recent decision to stop an amendment to draft legislation which would in effect exclude privately-run tourist coaches and buses from the future liberalization of the...

Athens Projects Moving Ahead as Planned, Minister Says

Plans to revamp Panepistimiou Ave as well as the property along the Faliro coast will continue as scheduled, Infrastructure minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said recently.

Athens Metro: Planned Line 4 To Extend From Evangelismos Station To Goudi District

The first phase of the construction of the fourth metro line in Athens, Greece, will involve 14 stations instead of nine as originally planned. Metro stations for the new Line 4 will be created in the city districts of Pagrati, Kessariani, Ano Ilisia and Zografou.

Tripoli Military Airfield To Operate As Civil Airport In 2015

As of next year the Civil Aviation Authority will have partial use of the military airfield in Tripoli (Peloponnese), Greece, to service passenger traffic, according to a joint ministerial decision signed by the ministers of Defense, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and Infrastructure,...

SETE Releases “Must Do” List For Tourism-Related Ministers

President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, appeared quite outspoken last month and received a round of applause from the audience on the first day of HAPCO's 7th Pan-Hellenic Conference, held at Aegli Zappeion in Athens on 8 December 2011.