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EC Slaps Google with €2.42bn Fine for Breaching EU Antitrust Rules

Internet search engine Google has been slapped with a record 2.42 billion euro fine by EU antitrust regulators for abusing its market dominance.

Garbage Strike is Defaming Greece, Tourism Minister Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has called for the garbage strike in Greece to end as it is "hurting tourism and defaming the country".
Posted On 27 Jun 2017

“Boutique Hotel” Certification Now Available in Greece

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has launched a new platform certifying which accommodations in Greece are "Boutique Hotels".
Posted On 27 Jun 2017

AEGEAN Partners with Giannis Antetokounmpo in ‘Greece by Greeks’ Campaign

AEGEAN and NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo are revealing Greece’s travel "secrets" to the world through the "Greece by Greeks" campaign.

Trump Travel Ban Set to Take Effect

The US Supreme Court has lifted a block on an executive order banning nationals from six Muslim countries from entering the US for a 90-day period over the summer.

North Aegean Nature Projects to Get €1.5m Cash Injection

North Aegean Region Governor Christiana Kalogirou has allotted 1.5 million euros for projects, which will highlight the unique ecosystems of the islands.

Hilton Athens Invites All to its Own ‘Galaxy’

The Galaxy Bar & Restaurant of Hilton Athens is inviting Athenians and visitors to indulge into a unique culinary experience this summer.

‘Itanos Gaia’ Luxury Project on Crete Gets Green Light

The "Itanos Gaia" project, a luxury resort to be created on Crete, has received the green light from the Greek Supreme Court.
Posted On 26 Jun 2017

Economy Minister: Greece to See Signs of Growth, More Investments in 2017

The Greek economy will mark the first signs of growth this year and see an increase in investments, according to Economy and Development Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou.

Greece’s Trade, Tourism Bodies Call for Solution to Garbage Strike

A garbage strike in Greece is coinciding with an expected heat wave as well as with the beginning of the country's tourism season.
Posted On 26 Jun 2017

TUI Group Backs ABTA’s ‘Stop Sickness Scams’ Campaign

TUI is supporting ABTA’s “Stop Sickness Scams” campaign which is calling on the government to crack down on fake holiday sickness claims.

Meteora’s Mushroom Museum Honored by TripAdvisor

The Mushroom Museum of Meteora in central Greece, was honored with the 2017 Certificate of Excellence by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.

Commission Proposes €61m Funding for Transport Projects in Greece

A number of transport projects in Greece have been recommended to receive €61 million in funding under an EU financial mechanism.
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Acropolis Monuments Enter New Phase of Restoration

Monuments at the Acropolis in Athens will undergo a new series of restoration works, funded by the NSRF’s "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020” program.
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Greek Foreign Ministry Condemns Hagia Sophia Muslim Prayer Incident 

Greece is up in arms over a Muslim service attended by government officials at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and broadcast on Turkish TV recently.
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

‘Mamma Mia!’ Croatia Choice Spurs Greek Tourism Ministry Reaction

Greece's tourism ministry says it has no say in foreign film production decisions with regard to “Mamma Mia, Here we Go Again”. 
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

‘Vitsentzos Kornaros’ Ferry Serving Kythira Out of Order

The "Vitsentzos Kornaros" ship serving the Piraeus-Kythira, Antikythira and Kissamos route will remain in port until June 30 due to mechanical failure.
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Ryanair Connects Athens to 17 Destinations via Milan and Rome

Ryanair is launching a new air service from Athens to Bergamo Airport, Milan, offering its passengers an expanded route choice to Italy and Spain.

IOBE: Thessaloniki Port Privatization to Bring in €1.6bn in Next Decade

The privatization of the Thessaloniki Port Authority is expected to contribute to GDP growth in Greece by up to 1.6 billion euros by 2026, IOBE think-tank says.
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Shipping Ministry Launches Public Consultation to Improve Greek Ports

The Shipping Ministry, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry, has launched a public debate to establish new growth dynamics in Greek ports.
Posted On 22 Jun 2017