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New Development Model for 10 Greek Ports

Greece's government will be implementing a new model for the development of 10 state-owned ports, according to the Greek Shipping Minister.

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

Lefkada, Meganissi Waterways Documentation Submitted

Waterways company Water Airports SA has submitted to the transport ministry the relevant documentation for the management of waterways on Lefkada and Meganissi.

Greek Assets Fund Seeking Ways to Put 10 Ports to Good Use

Ten state-owned regional ports across Greece will soon be open to concessionaires wishing to tap into their potential.

Greece Celebrates European Music Day with Numerous Events in 50 cities

Greece is celebrating the 18th European Music Day with a variety of cultural events, due to take place during June 21-25 in 50 cities.

Minoan Lines Amends May 16-17 Itineraries Due to 48-hour Strike

Minoan Lines' itineraries on the domestic and Adriatic lines will be amended on May 16 and 17, due to a strike by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association.

“Run Greece 2015” to Dash to Six Greek Towns, Dates Announced

Following two successful events, "Run Greece" is inviting residents and visitors of six towns in Greece to take part this year in a major celebration of sports and culture that will last all the way until October.

Grimaldi Group Further Strengthens Italy-Greece Connections

Naples-based Grimaldi Group will boost its Italy-Greece service by resuming the connection between Ravenna, Igoumenitsa and Patras, with extension to Trieste.

Minoan Lines Reports Turnover Increase For First Quarter Of 2014

Greek passenger ferry company Minoan Lines reported a 3.3 percent turnover increase during the three first months of 2014.

Grimaldi Launches New Maritime Service Between Italy and Greece

As of 19 December 2013 the new maritime service of Grimaldi Group will be launched between the ports of Ravenna, Igoumenitsa and Patras.
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Region of Western Greece Will Hold Tourism Forum

The Region of Western Greece will hold a forum today, Monday, 8 April, at the Porto Rio Hotel in Patras, the Peloponnese, to inform on its latest actions for the tourism sector.

HATTA Board of Directors

Within the framework of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies’ (HATTA) annual general assembly, the association announced its new Board of Directors.

New Gateway to Greece

Transport and Communications Minister Costis Hatzidakis recently announced a joint ministerial decree in which Araxos National Airport (45 km west of Patras) becomes an official air gateway to Greece.

Measures for Development of Patras Port

The Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy recently held discussions in Patras on the development plan of the city's port.

New Tourism Development Minister in Office

The September election result brought New Democracy to power for a second term running, and was followed by changes in the structure of ministries as well as the allocation of new ministers in several positions.

Hydroplanes Over the Aegean

The vision of traveling by hydroplane has again become a reality as Airsea Lines recently begun its routes to nine Cycladic islands daily from the port of Lavrio. In its first phase, the hydro-port of Lavrio services passengers to and from Kalymnos with daily flights and as peak...

Athens Wins Bid to Host City Break 2007

Athens will host next year's City Break exhibition, and European Cities Tourism's (ECT) annual conference, which is also the sponsor of the exhibition.

Blue Star Ferries Reports Solid Growth

Blue Star Ferries last month reported after tax profits of 17.5 million euros for 2005, an increase of 66.4% from the 10.5 million euro profit reported in 2004. Total revenues increased despite a 25.5% decrease in the number of sailings.

Patras as Europe’s Cultural Capital Plans 152 Events

Six different thematic units, 152 events totaling 17.5 million euros, three international conferences and one large pan-European meeting of amateur and young artists will make up the program of events for Patras 2006: European Capital of Culture.

Last Year’s Arrivals Up 16% Against 2004

Although unable to produce accurate data, last month the country's tourism development minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, estimated that tourist arrivals last year rose by 16 percent against 2004.
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