Tourism ministry gives go-ahead to 73-berth facility on Leros Island

Approval involving a concession agreement to build a new marina on the Dodecanese island of Leros in Greece has recently been given by the Greek tourism minister, Thanasis Theocharopoulos.

Under the concession, a 73-berth marina is proposed at Alinda Bay to accommodate both yachts and other vessels serving the leisure marine sector.

In a statement, the ministry said: “The project will give new impetus to growth and is considered to be of paramount importance to the region, professionals, and economic activity, attracting investors, while at the same time upgrading Greece’s position in the Eastern Mediterranean.”

The minister spoke of the importance of marine tourism as part of Greece’s tourism growth plans. Speaking at the recent Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019, he said: “Strengthening maritime tourism creates growth prospects with multiple benefits for the domestic economy not only through the upgrade of infrastructure and improved services but also by creating jobs.”

In another move related to the Greek marina sector, last month a 43-year concession was awarded to the Hersonissos Municipality on Crete to develop and manage a marina in Malia.