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Acropolis of Athens

For over two millennia, ascending the Acropolis hill has been a must-do for visitors to Athens; it could not be otherwise for the Acropolis monuments, the universal and timeless symbols of the classical spirit bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.
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Ancient Agora of Athens

The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. The site was occupied without interruption in all periods of the city's history. It was used as a...
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Temple of Olympian Zeus

The devotional character of the site goes back to prehistoric times, while the establishment of the sanctuary of Zeus is attested in the early historic era. In ca. 515 BC the tyrant of Athens Peisistratos initiated the construction of a monumental temple that was left unfinished...
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Greek Hoteliers Set Bar High For 2014 Tourism Revenue

Hoteliers in Greece are setting the bar high for tourism revenue this year, according to statements made by the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris.

Infobank Hellastat: Greece To Welcome Over 18.5 Million Tourists In 2014

Greece is expected to welcome over 18.5 million foreign tourists this year with an estimated revenue of 13 billion euros, according to a study of Infobank Hellastat.

Odeon of Herod Atticus

The striking Odeum of Herod Atticus (also in Greek Herodeion) was the last public edifice of the antiquity to be added in the Acropolis area. It was erected by Herod Atticus in memory of his wife Regilla who died in AD 160.
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Greece: German Visitor Numbers Up But Spending Is Down

German arrivals to Greece were up by 7.5 percent in 2013 compared to the year before, according to data presented at a tourism event in Athens on 9 May.

Archaeological Site of Olympia

Olympia, the sanctuary of Zeus and birthplace of the Olympic Games, lies in a verdant valley of the western Peloponnese at the confluence of the rivers Alpheios and Kladeos. A landscape of great natural beauty, the whole valley was in ancient times thickly wooded and full of wild...
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The Theater of Epidaurus

The theatre of Epidaurus represents the finest and best-preserved example of a classical Greek theatre. Even by today's standards, this monument stands out as a unique artistic achievement through its admirable integration into the landscape and above all the perfection of its...
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Archaeological Site of Mycenae

Mycenae, the legendary kingdom of the Atreides, is situated upon a small hill-top on the road leading from the Argolic Gulf to the north (Corinth, Athens, etc.). The site was inhabited since the Neolithic times (about 4000 BC) but reached its peak during the Late Bronze Age...
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Archaeological Site of Delos

Delos was one the most important Panhellenic sanctuaries, and, according to mythology, the birth-place of Apollo and Artemis. The first evidence of habitation on the island dates from the 3rd millenium BC, and important remains of the Mycenaean period have been uncovered in the...
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Archaeological Site of Knossos

Knossos is the heart of the Minoan civilization, according to tradition the seat of the legendary king Minos and the birthplace of thrilling stories, such as the myths of the Labyrinth with its Minotaur and of Daidalos and Icaros. The site was inhabited continuously from the...
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Arrivals At Athens Airport Soar In April 2014

Athens International Airport (AIA) saw the number of tourist arrivals soar by 28 percent last month, compared with the same month of 2013. Foreign tourist arrivals for destination Athens alone were up by 44 percent.

Archaeological Site of Delphi

Cradle of one of the most important sanctuaries of the Greek antiquity and its most famous oracle was the land of Phocis and specifically the green valley of the river Pleistos. To the north, the valley is surrounded by the Mount Parnassus, while on the south it opens to the sea...
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Vouliagmeni Beach Opens For Summer 2014

The sandy and popular organized beach in Vouliagmeni, just off Poseidonos Avenue and located some 20 kilometers southeastern to the center of Athens, has opened for the summer.

Yacht Show On Poros, Greece, Attracts Brokers From All Over The World

For the 13th consecutive year, during 2-7 May, the harbor of Poros welcomed international charter professionals, private yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators and offered a broad display of 55 Greek-flagged luxury crewed yachts for charter.

Greek Travel Company “Mideast” Receives Double Nomination At World Travel Awards

Mideast has been nominated for "Greece’s Leading Destination Management Company 2014" and "Europe’s Leading Destination Management Company 2014" in this year's World Travel Awards, also known as the "Oscars of the travel industry."

Novotel Athenes Obtains ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification

Novotel Athenes, a member of the Accor group, recently obtained the ISO 14001 certification, an international reference in environmental management.

Aegean Airlines Announces Names Of Students To Benefit From Support Program

Aegean Airlines has announced the names of 250 Greek university students that will each receive eight free airline tickets per year for their entire four- or five-year course of study.

Qatar Airways Begins Cyprus Route With Four Weekly Flights

Qatar Airways recently launched its inaugural flight at Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus, marking the five-star airline’s 138th destination from Doha.