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US Calls on Cyprus to Halt Visits of Russian Navy Vessels

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer called earlier in the week on Cyprus to halt regular navy port calls by Russia. Palmer was responding to a letter by the president of the...

Greece to Begin Procedures to Privatize Ten Regional Ports

The Greek government has launched the necessary legal procedures for the further commercial development of ten large regional ports in the country, according to an announcement issued on Friday. Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Shipping and Island Policy Minister Giannis...

How to Boost Greek Tourism by Improving Ferry Travel and Ports

By Andrew Tzembelicos With recent news that the Greek government has committed to six new, broad tourism-related objectives, we see that there are some enhancements which could readily be implemented in this most vital  sector for Greece. One area where some...

Greece Declared The World's Best Cruise Destination for 2019

Another major distinction for the Greek tourism industry came recently from London, where the country won a ''Wave Award'' for being the world's best cruise destination for 2019 in a ceremony last week. The Wave Awards are considered ''the Oscars of Cruising''...

Tourism Sees Record Year As Over 30 Million Visit Greece in 2018

The number of people who traveled to Greece in 2018 totaled 30.12 million, the Bank of Greece announced on Thursday. This staggering number reflects an increase of 10.8 percent compared to 2017, when 27.19 million people visited the country. The revenues...

Gale-Force Winds Curtail Greek Ferry Services

Passenger ferries remained docked in ports around Greece on Thursday, cutting off connections between the islands and the mainland. As a new cold front swept across the country, bringing rain, snow and gale-force winds, ferry services from the main ports...

Port of Piraeus Signs Agreement With Italian Ports

The Greek port of Piraeus signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy's port authorities from the cities of Venice and Chioggia on Monday. The agreement seeks to develop port services and promote increased trade between Europe, the Mediterranean and the...

Moored Ships, Closed Schools as 'Xenophon' Storm Hits Parts of Greece

The Hellenic Coastguard announced today that every scheduled morning route from the ports of Piraeus, Lavrio and Rafina to the Aegean islands is canceled due to strong winds of up to 10 Beaufort. Authorities call on passengers to contact port officials...

Ships Remain Docked Due to Extreme Weather

According to meteorologists, the extreme weather phenomena that started yesterday will continue for a couple more days. The strong winds have caused many problems throughout Greece, like fallen trees and branches that were blocking the roads and causing traffic...