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The Rio-Antirrio Bridge: an Engineering Marvel that Changed Greece

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge was opened on August 7, 2004 one week before the opening of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Within almost two decades, it changed the economic landscape in Greece. The Rio-Antirrio bridge, which connects the Peloponnese with...

Seaplane Service Set To Make Greece “The Maldives of Europe”

The launch of seaplane flight services planned for the Summer of 2021 is set to make Greece "the Maldives of Europe," said Nicolas Charalambous, CEO of seaplane operator Hellenic Seaplanes on Wednesday. Charalambous met with Deputy Minister of Transport and...

Greek Official Decries UK Decision to Add Greek Islands to Quarantine List

Harry Theoharis, the Tourism Minister of Greece, described the decision taken by the government of Great Britain to include seven of the most popular Greek islands on a new quarantine list as "very unfortunate." According to the ruling, all those...

Athens Gridlocked as Transport Workers Strike Over Pension Bill

Traffic in parts of the Greek capital came to a standstill on Tuesday as Greek transport workers joined a 24-hour public sector strike over pension reforms. Buses, trolleys, trams and metro transportation will be out of operation for the day....

Thessaloniki Among Handful of European Cities to Enforce Innovative CO2 Reduction Plan

Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki announced on Monday that it will be among at least five European cities which will participate in the EU's ''2050 Climate-friendly Mobility in Cities" project. The aim of this ambitious environmental program is to reduce the carbon...

EU Announces Funding for New Highway in Thessaly, Central Greece

The European Commission announced on Friday that it approved a 255-million-euro investment for the construction of a highway section in Thessaly, central Greece. The Cohesion Fund resources of the EU will be used to complete the link between the cities...

Athens Airport Has Ten Potential Bidders for a 30% Stake

Greece’s privatization agency announced on Tuesday that ten investment consortia have submitted expressions of interest for a 30 percent stake in Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (AIA). The nation of Greece holds a 55 percent stake in the airport. Germany-based...

Video Captures Terrifying Low Landing at Greece's Skiathos Airport

A video was recently uploaded on Youtube depicting one of the lowest possible landings to ever have taken place at the airport on Skiathos, in Greece's Sporades archipelago. Skiathos island's ''Alexandros Papadiamantis'' International Airport is well known for its proximity to...

Greek Transport Services Will Come to a Halt on Wednesday

There will be no buses, trolleys and electric trains in Athens on Wednesday, May 1 (Labor Day) due to a 24-hour strike declared by the workers’ union. However, the Athens metro and the tram will begin their daily service from...

The World's Largest Residential Yacht Spotted off Greece (video)

The largest private residential ship on the planet, christened "The World", which is home to only 165 residences, was spotted sailing off Nafplion in the Peloponnese on Thursday. The ship boasts the ultimate lifestyle which is a result of combining...