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Central Greece Adds More Underwater Museums to Diving Park

Three new underwater museums in Magnesia, Central Greece, are now open to divers and aimed at attracting more visitors to the Region of Thessaly.

Kos Island Awarded ‘Bike Friendly’ Seal

The Dodecanese island of Kos has received “Bike Friendly” certification, making it one more Greek destination to integrate cycling activities into its tourism offerings.

Greece Sets Rules for Ship – Plane Wreck Diving Tourism

Authorities in Greece have approved a set of rules that will allow recreational divers to access dozens of ship and plane wreck sites across the country.

EUSAIR Approves Transnational Adriatic-Ionian Bike Path

Greece is among nine countries that will be part of a cross-European bike route running along the Adriatic and Ionian Sea under the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR).

Developing Military Tourism Next on Greece Agenda

As part of its tourist product expansion plan, Greece has announced plans to develop military and war tourism.

Greece’s Rooms to Let Eligible for Shoreline Use

An amendment to a shoreline use law now gives rooms to let the right to use beaches for the placement of umbrellas and recliners for public use.

Greece Gives Divers Access to 91 Ship and Plane Wrecks

The Greek Culture Ministry is allowing recreational divers to have access to 91 ship and plane wrecks across Greece.

Greek Hoteliers, Ministry Discuss Mountain Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry will set up a special working group to draw up a national strategy for the development of mountain tourism in Greece.

Greece Prepares Agrotourism Strategy

The Greek Tourism Ministry is drafting a new agrotourism plan aimed at channeling revenues into local communities and creating new jobs.

New Law Paves Way for Diving Tourism in Greece

A bill setting the terms for the development of special interest tourism, including diving, has been approved by Greek parliament.

New Law to Enable Diving Tourism Take-off in Greece

A new law recently tabled in Greek Parliament will simplify licensing procedures for the creation of diving and marine parks in Greece.

Greece’s Tourism Draft Bill Lifts Restrictions for Land, Shoreline Use

A draft bill laying out the provisions for the development of diving tourism has been tabled by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Attica to Focus on Spreading Tourism Across Region

Promoting lesser-known destinations in Attica topped the agenda of talks between the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) and Attica Regional Governor George Patoulis.

Draft Bill to Facilitate Greece Diving Tourism Set for Parliament

The Greek Tourism Ministry is getting ready to table a bill that will simplify procedures for the creation of diving and marine parks in Greece.

Greece’s First Diving Park in Tyros, Peloponnese Gets Green Light

The Greek environment ministry has given the go-ahead to the country’s first diving park to be created in the Kynouria Province in the eastern Peloponnese.

Hellas Cert Says Greek Tourism Law Revisions to Create Certification Problems

Hellas Cert, a Greek association of inspection bodies, is calling on the government to re-examine a law that changes the way rented rooms are certified.

Travelers from Finland to Greece Set for 11% Rise

A 20 percent rise in travelers to Greece from Finland last year is set to further increase by an additional 11 percent in 2019, according to data released by the GNTO.

Hellas Cert Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Certification Procedure in Tourism Law

The Hellenic Association of Certification Bodies - Hellas Cert is calling on the government to make revisions to a law covering thematic and special interest tourism, with regard to certification procedures.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.
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