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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 Tanker Owners Still Dominate Shipping World Despite "Catastrophic" 2020

The economic publication New Money rates Greek shipowners as still the most dominant group in the world of shipping, according to a new article, despite the widespread economic devastation wreaked by the coronavirus lockdowns this year. Despite acknowledging that shipping as...

Piraeus Bank Funds Purchase of Buses in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Piraeus Bank Group announced on Tuesday that it will fund the purchase of buses for the regions of Attica and Thessaloniki. Alongside Piraeus Leasing, the bank said it will pay for the purchase of 200 buses to be used...

Tourism Minister Decries UK Decision to Include Greek Islands on 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...

Frustration Mixed With Joy: My Traveling Experience on Greek Buses

By Andrew Tzembelicos The Greek government’s recent announcement of a cash infusion and modernization of the KTEL regional bus system should be welcomed by all riders. It was an announcement that could not have come soon enough. In the Athens area,...

Greece Extends Entry Ban on Some Non-EU Nationals, Including US, Until July 31

The ban on entry into Greece of non-EU citizens has been extended until July 31, according to a new aviation directive (NOTAM) coming from the national authorities. Following the decision of the European Union to remove Serbia and Montenegro from...

Greece Further Relaxes Covid-19 Restrictions

Greece's recent Joint Ministerial Decision will relax its previously-implemented measures regarding the curbing of the Covid-19 pandemic, including restrictions for shopping malls, restaurants and cafes. Customers are now no longer required to wear masks while shopping at a store; however,...

Athens' Three New Metro Stations to Alleviate Traffic Congestion in City

Three new metro stations opened to the public on Tuesday in the Greek capital. Named after the Piraeus suburbs of Aghia Varvara, Korydallos and Nikea, the new Line 3 metro stations will serve 60,000 people daily, a number that will...

Eight Hurt After Train Hits Terminal Wall North of Athens

At least eight passengers were slightly injured when a suburban train hit a terminal wall at Kifisia, north Athens on Tuesday. According to reports, the train entered the Kifisia station at too high a rate of speed and hit a...

TUI Announces UK Air Link to Greece

TUI, the largest travel operator in the United Kingdom, has announced the resumption of flights between three British airports and eight tourist destinations in Greece and Spain beginning on July 11. The news is understood to suggest that travel...