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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.

Apostolos Ventouris

Today, the main issue that concerns islanders, travelers, tourists, those who live off tourism, professions related to shipping and especially our industry is whether passenger shipping will see the end of entrepreneurship and therefore the end of the country’s sea transport by...

Government Called To Care About Shipping

“Our coastal transport is shipping but also tourism and the tourism development of our country is based on the tourism development of the islands, which demands good ferry services,” Mihalis Sakellis, the CEO of Blue Star Ferries, said while speaking at the “Shipping Today and...

Superfast XII to Set Sail to Heraklio

Attica group recently applied to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy in order for the Superfast XII to serve the Piraeus-Heraklio route. Minoan Lines and ANEK currently operate the Piraeus-Heraklio route and serve some 1.4 million passengers (2007),...

Extra Routes to the Cyclades Denied

The council of shipping transport recently rejected the proposal of Hellenic Seaways to launch extra routes during the summer months.

Fewer Ferry Routes and Higher Fares Affect Tourism

Fare increases in conjunction with route cuts had a negative impact on traffic to the Aegean and Ionian islands.

Marine Ministry Opens Diving to Tourism Sector

After decades of indecision, Greece's Ministry of Mercantile Marine last month forwarded a bill that not only allows recreational diving but also promotes it. "The new diving bill could position Greece prominently into the world's scuba diving industry and boost the country's...

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.