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Greece Ponders Allowing Privately-run Waterways at Resorts, Marinas

The Greek government is considering allowing private entities to set up waterways at destinations with resorts, marinas and boat shelters.

New Framework for Waterways in Greece Coming Soon

The Greek government is planning a new framework for the operation of waterways that will lead to the development of a seaplane network in Greece.

Stalled Seaplane Network Tops Greek Gov’t Agenda

A stalled network of seaplanes that would facilitate travel and transportation between the Greek islands is a top priority for the government.

Patmos Waterway Project Moving Forward

A time frame for the construction of a waterway hub on Patmos was discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes CEO, the island's mayor and investor Ricardo Nicolopoulos Farias.

Loutraki Conference Underlines Importance of Waterway Network for Greece

The importance of seaplanes for travel in Greece topped the agenda of the first conference on waterways held in Loutraki recently.

Hellenic Seaplanes Preparing Design for Elefsina Waterway

Hellenic Seaplanes has appointed Pieris Architects to design a master plan for the creation of a waterway network in the port town of Elefsina, 20km west of Athens.

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.

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.

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.

Call of Interest Next Step for Patra Waterway

The highly anticipated waterway project in the Peloponnese city of Patra is set to move into the next phase with a call for interest expected to be announced this month.

Greece’s Seaplanes Network Still in ‘Planning’ Phase

For almost a decade, an ambitious plan to connect the Greek islands through a seaplane network has failed to take off due to red tape.

Petrichor Capital to Back Hellenic Seaplanes Waterways Project

Hellenic Seaplanes has secured 250 million euros in financial backing from Petrichor Capital Partners to develop a waterway network in Greece.

Corfu Welcomes First Seaplane Test Run

A 10-seater Quest Kodiak seaplane landed on Corfu recently during a series of test runs ahead of the highly-anticipated official opening of the island’s waterway.

Skyros Port Fund Raises Questions Over Waterway Delays

The Skyros Port Fund is calling on the government to assign the long-delayed waterway projects to the shipping, tourism and transport ministries.

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.

Patra Waterway Gets Go-ahead, Seeking Operator

The waterway in Patra is now the third to receive approval, paving the way for the launch of an invitation of interest in order to find the contractor who will take over its operation.

Still No Progress in Greek Waterway Saga

If a sufficient number of waterways is not licensed for this summer season then "hydroplanes will never make it to Greece", according to Hellenic Seaplanes.

Full-Speed Ahead for Corfu, Paxi Waterways

The waterways on the islands of Corfu and neighboring Paxi are moving full speed ahead after receiving approval for all contract procedures, regional authorities said this week.

Greece’s Asset Body Chief Says ‘Matter of Time’ Before Waterways Operate

Waterways on Corfu, Paxi and Patra are set to operate immediately, Public Assets Management Fund (TAIPED) President Stergios Pitsiorlas said this week.

Licensing Bill Thwarts Greece Waterway Network Progress

A new draft law covering license procedures, construction and operation of waterways in Greece is putting a damper on any waterway plans and projects currently underway, said leading investor Hellenic Seaplanes.