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Eurail Adds Greek Islands Ferry Pass to New Offerings

Ferry passes covering trips to 52 Greek islands have been added this year to Eurail's array of travel options as part of its makeover.

Expensive Tickets, Delays, Accessibility Top Greek Train Complaints

Overpriced tickets, delays and inefficient accessibility are the top complaints by commuters using Greek trains, according to a study by Greece’s Railways Regulatory Authority (RAS).

EU Passengers Getting Compensation, but ‘Still Need to Fight for It’

EU legislation safeguarding passenger rights is considered a success, but securing compensation remains a struggle, according to the Association of Passenger Rights Advocates (APRA).

Greek Airport Passenger Fee Set to Rise After Works Completed

Fraport, the managing company of 14 regional airports in Greece, announced plans to increase a fee for all departing passengers as of April 1.

‘Fame Exclusive Transfers’ Offers its Services to Scorpions

Greece-based Fame Exclusive Transfers offered its luxury transportation services to rock band Scorpions during their recent live concert in Athens.

IATA’s 1st Global Airport & Passenger Meet to Explore Flying Experience

Improving the overall flying experience on the ground and in the air will be the focus of the 1st Global Airport and Passenger Symposium (GAPS), which will take place in October, in Athens.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

Petition Launched to Reinstate Ferry Link Between Greece and Cyprus

An online campaign calling for the reinstatement of a ferry service connecting Piraeus in Greece with Limassol in Cyprus, has thus far gathered over 11,400 signatures.

Minoan’s ‘Mykonos Palace’ Now Serving Chania-Piraeus

The Chania-Piraeus route, now handled by Minoan Lines’ “Mykonos Palace”, was inaugurated on Monday, during a special event at Souda Bay on Crete.

Elefsina Examined as Metropolitan Waterway Hub

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes and the Central Port Authority of Elefsina are examining the creation of an Attica waterway network based in the port town west of Athens.

TUI Group Taking Active Steps Towards Sustainable Travel

With over 20 million “greener and fairer” holidays delivered over the last three years, TUI Group is setting ambitious goals for the future.

EgyptAir to Launch Flights from Athens to Hong Kong, Shanghai via Cairo

As part of its strategy to boost its presence in Greece, EgyptAir is set to launch two new flights from Athens to China via Cairo.

Europe’s Travel Organizations Call for Improved Coach Tourism Safety Rules

European tour operators, travel agents and road transport officials are calling for improvements to coach services safety regulations.

EU ELEMED Project: Greece to Offer Shoreside Electrical Power to Seacraft

Shoreside power units will be installed at two ports in Greece, at Kyllini and Piraeus, as part of the EU’s ambitious ELEMED project.

Monarch Stops Trading, Cancels Flights

The UK’s fifth largest carrier Monarch has ceased trading and cancelled all its flights affecting thousands of customers.

Greece’s Aegean Among 2015’s Fastest Growing Airlines

Greek carrier Aegean is ranked ninth among the world’s 20 fastest growing airlines in 2015, according to weekly e-journal anna.aero (Airline Network News and Analysis).