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Greek Cruise Ship Owners Pave Way for Port Upgrades

Greece’s Association of Cruise Ship Owners met with island mayors, port and local authorities to discuss ways of improving the accommodation of cruise ships.

Shipping Bodies Say Greek Island Ports Need Immediate Upgrades

Prompted by the recent Samothrace port issue, shipping professionals and marine tourism bodies are calling for the immediate upgrade of 92 ports across Greece.

Greek Ports Expecting Over 5 Million Cruise Passengers this Summer

Greek ports are expected to welcome more than 5 million cruise passengers this summer, with the ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Corfu leading the activity.
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: Theodore Kontes, President EEKFN

EEKFN President Theodore Kontes shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

CLIA: Greece 3rd Most Popular Cruise Destination in Europe

Greece is the third most popular cruise destination in Europe with 4.09 million passenger visits in 2017, according to a report released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Santorini Cruise Ship Controls Kick Off

In efforts to decongest the world-famed caldera, Santorini's local authorities announced the launch of a new berthing management system for incoming cruise ships.

Key Tourism Figures 2017: Theodore Kontes, President Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members

Nevertheless, Greece will remain at the top of the cruise interest list due to its history and culture, its impressive coasts and beaches, its excellent services, its hospitality and gastronomy.

Cruise Shipowners Table Urgent Issues Ahead of Next Tourism Season

Greek cruise body EEKFN is looking to include new destinations on itineraries and for Greek-owned cruise ships to return to the national register.

Greece Looks to Boost Cruise Tourism

The government aims for the development of home porting in Greece, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis told sector professionals recently.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Theodore Kontes, President Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members

Worldwide guests show a great interest in the East Mediterranean — which includes destination Greece — as it is renowned for its important history and different cultures.

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

Port Strikes Cause Trouble for Greek Cruise Tourism

The port of Piraeus on Saturday welcomed some 10,000 cruise passengers as dock workers continued an extended strike for the third week.

Greek Cruise Sector Calls For Support Measures

The Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) is calling for measures that will support cruise tourism, including the creation of a National Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs.

Greek Shipowners Union Urges Infrastructure Upgrade on Islands

The Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) called on the relevant authorities to work towards upgrading existing port infrastructure or moving ahead with related projects on the islands, during their recent visit to the Greek ports of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes,...