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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,...

Thessaloniki Metro Cannot Be Ready By 2020, Construction Group Warns

Ellaktor, the company which is responsible for the construction of the new underground railway (metro) system of the city of Thessaloniki warned recently that the scheduled start of the metro's operation in 2020 might not happen. In a letter sent...

Greek Government Announces Measures to Improve Samothrace Transport

The Greek government announced five measures on Monday afternoon which it hopes will address the problem of transportation between the island of Samothrace and the port of Alexandroupolis on the Greek mainland. The government announced steps to deal with the issue following...

Government Meeting on Monday to Solve Samothrace Transportation Breakdown

Greece's State Minister George Gerapetritis will chair a meeting of ministers in Athens at Maximos Mansion on Monday to try to resolve the issue of transportation on the island of Samothrace, that left hundreds of tourists unable to reach...

Greek Government to Introduce Tax Incentives for Buying Helmets

The Greek government will introduce tax incentives to encourage motorcycle drivers to buy and use helmets, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated on Thursday, during his visit to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. When speaking to reporters at the Ministry,...

Iconic Greek Rail Route Resumes Service Following April's Landslide

The operation of the "Odontotos", the iconic Greek cog railway, resumed for the first time on Thursday following a landslide which took place in April. Due to adverse weather conditions and heavy rain, the landslide blocked the railway line which connects...

New Sub-Four-Hour Athens-Thessaloniki Train Service to Begin May 20

Thanos Vourdas, the general secretary of Greece's infrastructure and transport ministry, announced on Monday that the first express electric train service which will take passengers from Athens to Thessaloniki in under four hours will be launched next Monday, May...

Greek Airports See Nine Percent Rise in Passenger Traffic in First Quarter of 2019

Greek airports recorded a total of nine percent more passenger traffic during the first three months of this year so far, compared to the same period in 2018. This impressive statistic was revealed in a report released by the country’s...

Search Operation Underway as Passenger Falls From Ferry in Aegean

An extensive search and rescue operation was launched on Wednesday morning in the Aegean Sea. The operation involves a Greek Navy helicopter and private fishing boats in an attempt to locate a man who fell from a ferry boat in...

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...