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Contactless ticket machines installed at Acropolis and other major sites

Six contactless automated ticket vending machines have been installed at the main entrances of the Athens Acropolis, Ancient Olympia and Epidaurus archaeological sites, as well as the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, Visa announced on Thursday. The new service, the announcement said, is expected to significantly facilitate access and improve the …

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British artists will not need a Schengen visa to enter Greece

British artists will not need a Schengen work visa to enter Greece, if they come to the country for an event or performance  a circular by the Foreign Ministry in Athens has regulated. This initiative is part of  the deepening of bilateral relations in the post-Brexit era, the Ministry said …

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Greece and Australia work out visa exchange program for 500 students

Australia and Greece have finalized a Work and Holiday Visa agreement making it easier for students to stay and study in each other’s country for a year, available for those in the 18-to-30-year old age bracket. The agreement was being worked on for nearly five years and was ratified by …

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EU to impose Visa to US travelers as of 2021: What you need to know

US citizens can now travel to Europe for up to 90 days without a visa. But as of 2021 American travelers will need a new type of visa valid for 3 years — a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS — to visit the European Schengen Area. To …

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Visa-free for Britons to enter Greece, in case of No-Deal Brexit

Greece is looking for options to allow British tourists and expats to continue visit and stay in the country visa-free even if there is Brexit without deal. The Greek government aims to allow Britons to enter the country without visa after the UK exits the European Union. “A no-deal Brexit …

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Three Russian wrestlers denied entry visas to Greece for European Sambo Championship 2018

Three Russian wrestlers were denied visas to enter Greece for taking part in the 2018 European Sambo Championship this week, Alexander Konakov, the head coach of the Russian national sambo team, told TASS on Wednesday. The International Sambo Federation will launch its own probe into the incident, the organization’s president …

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Visa Program for Turkish tourists to Greek islands to run in 2018


A visa facilitation program that allows Turkish travelers and citizens of third countries to visit select Greek islands of the Eastern Aegean has been extended by one year. EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos on Wednesday informed the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the European …

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Attention investors, Greece is calling: 5-year residence permit for real estate worth at least €250K

Greece repeats its formal invitation to investors granting residence permits for five years. Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis proudly announced the real estate incentives on private Mega TV on Tuesday morning. “[non-European] citizens who buy a real estate worth at least 250,000 euro will be granted a visa and residence permit for 5 years.” …

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New Investment Bill submitted to Greek Parliament

Greek deputy Development Minister submitted the new investment draft bill to the Parliament, aiming to attract foreign capital and create jobs in Greece and thus in fast track procedures. The mammoth bill  will speed up the issuing of permits for strategic investments, provide some tax exemptions and tax incentives. However …

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