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Crete Polytechnic Offers New Course in Chinese Language

The Polytechnic of Crete announced on Wednesday it is offering a course on the Chinese Language this academic year, following an agreement with the Hanban Organization of China. Hanban, also known as the Confucius Institute Headquarters, is the colloquial abbreviation...

Greece's Port of Piraeus Records Stunning 147% Increase in Profits for 2018

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) announced on Friday that the company's net profit for 2018 was 147 percent higher than what it had earned in 2017. The Authority noted in a statement that its profits before tax amounted €42.3 million...

Chinese Investors Delivering Athens Real Estate Boom

The recent real estate boom in Athens, precipitated by the thousands of Chinese citizens visiting Athens seeking out a bargain on property, was the focus of an extensive report published recently by Reuters. As reported by the wire service,...

Chinese Purchased €258 Mln of Greek Residential Real Estate in 2017

Mainland Chinese purchased at least €258 million (U.S. $300 million) of Greek residential real estate in 2017, according to a report by Juwai, a Chinese international real estate company. The company estimates that in 2018 investment could be even higher...

Athens Chinatown: Meet the Chinese Community of Greece (Full Documentary)

Although the Chinese started immigrating to Greece very late compared to other countries, today Athens is home the newest Chinatown in Europe. We visited the Chinese school, different businesses, and met with the many individuals in the Greek capital. Trying to...

Chinese and Russian Investors Top List for 'Greek Golden Visa'

Chinese investors are on top of the list of the "Greek Golden Visa" recipients as the program provides residence permits to third-country residents and their families when they invest 250,000 euros or more in real estate property in Greece. Real...

China Shows Increasing Interest in Various Greek Market Sectors

China is showing a growing intent in investing in the Greek market. Just a few weeks ago China's China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) signed an agreement with Greece's Public Power Corporation (PPC), while a few days ago 24 percent...

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Gets Symbolic Gift in China

Chinese leader Li Keqiang gave Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a bicycle as a gift on Tuesday. The present had symbolic value with Keqiang stating that bilateral relations are like a two-wheeled vehicle. "Our relations with China are like a...

Chinese Tourist Drowns Off the Coast of Navagio Beach

A 29-year-old Chinese tourist drowned at the iconic beach of Navagio Bay, Zakynthos, where the famous shipwreck is located. The tourist was on a day tour of the island with a group of friends, starting off their cruise from St....

Thessaloniki Mayor Approves Chinese School

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris decided upon the creation of a Chinese language school/institute in Macedonia. A Chinese delegation met with Boutaris to discuss ways to ensure that their children can have greater exposure to the Chinese language. Boutaris responded to...