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Tinos Waterway Gets Eco Thumbs Up, Works Kick Off

Tinos is the first of the Cyclades islands to get environmental approval for the construction of the first waterway there.

Skopelos, Kalamata Waterways Brewing, but Gov’t Foot-dragging

Plans for waterways on Skopelos and in Kalamata are moving forward but the pace is so slow that insiders say the alternative form of transportation will not be up and running this coming tourist season.

Waterways in Greece Get ‘Green’ Light, Move to Next Phase

The waterway projects at four Greek destinations have received relevant environmental licensing and can now move to the next phase of completion while the government explores ways to incorporate the projects into the country's "Fast Track" law, which accelerates the licensing...

Ioannis Bras Steps In as Head of S. Aegean Waterways Network

Ioannis Bras has been appointed project manager for the South Aegean Region waterway network as part of the regional authority’s strategic plan to expand the islands’ tourism potential.

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Red Tape Puts a Damper on Greek Waterway Network

The future of Greece’s ambitious waterway network is drowning in red tape with the government failing to grant a single license in 2015, two years after a law paving the way for strategic investments was voted.

Patmos Port Authority Says ‘No’ to Hydroplanes

The Patmos Port Authority is blocking the creation of a hydroplane waterway on the island, which was currently in the last stage of the licensing procedure and expected to start operations in the summer of 2016.

Greece Assets Agency Eyes Agios Kosmas as Waterway Hub

The country’s privatization fund, known as TAIPED (Hellenic Republic Asset and Development Fund), is examining the creation of a metropolitan waterway at Agios Kosmas, southern Attica, in efforts to boost tourism to the Greek capital, Attica’s coasts and island seaside towns.

Prime Minister Underlines Importance of Greek Tourism

Tourism and uncertainty do not go together, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday from Rhodes in the context of New Democracy's pre-election campaign just two weeks until elections.

Construction of Corfu Waterway Gets Green Light

Environment minister Ioannis Maniatis recently approved the terms that will pave the way for the construction of the first waterway in Greece on the Ionian island of Corfu.

Hellenic Seaplanes, University of Piraeus Join Forces

A strategic alliance was concluded between the University of Piraeus and Hellenic Seaplanes last week, with the aim of providing the knowhow to the future executives of the waterway sector.

Hellenic Seaplanes Extends Waterway Network to Sitia, Crete

Hellenic Seaplanes has expanded its waterway network to include the port of Sitia, eastern Crete, the company said in a statement.

Hellenic Seaplanes National Champion At European Business Awards

Hellenic Seaplanes will represent Greece in this year’s European Business Awards (EBA) as one of the country’s leading companies.

Hellenic Seaplanes Named National Champion In The European Business Awards 2014/15

Hellenic Seaplanes has been selected as a National Champion representing Greece in the 2014/15 European Business Awards (EBA), a prestigious and independent awards competition, sponsored by RSM International.

Seaplane Flights In Greece Expected To Launch In May 2015

Hellenic Seaplanes will launch their first seaplane flights in Greece as of May 2015, the Greek company's vice president and general manager, Mihalis Asariotis, recently revealed.

Heraklion, Crete, To Host Conference On Seaplanes In September 2014

Canadian specialists in the seaplane market will share their know-how with Greek professionals at a conference scheduled to be held in Heraklion, Crete, in September 2014.

Yacht Show On Poros, Greece, Attracts Brokers From All Over The World

For the 13th consecutive year, during 2-7 May, the harbor of Poros welcomed international charter professionals, private yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators and offered a broad display of 55 Greek-flagged luxury crewed yachts for charter.

Licenses For Waterways In Greece Expected To Be Issued Soon

Licenses for the creation of the first group of waterways in Greece are expected to be issued soon, according to the Greek Transport Ministry.

Slow-Moving Licensing Process May Stall Construction Of Waterways In Greece This Year

Although Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes is ready to begin constructing waterways in ports in Greece, the slow-moving process to obtain a license for their construction may put plans on hold for the 2014 tourism season.
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Seaplanes Included On Greek Merchant Marine Minister’s Agenda

Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said the Greek Government would offer its full support to the bill that simplifies the licensing and operation of waterways in Greek waters.