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Russian Athletics Federation Eyes Greece as Sports Tourism Destination

Aiming to promote Greece as a sports and training destination, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with representatives of the Russian Athletics Federation.

Greek ‘Breakfast Basket’ to Debut at SETKE Congress

The Greek "Breakfast Basket" initiative will officially premiere during the 2nd Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) congress in November.

Three Greek Ports Join MedCruise Board of Directors

Greece will be represented on the new Board of Directors of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, by the ports of Piraeus, Volos and Corfu.

Defence, Energy, Trade Top Trump-Tsipras Talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump discussed cooperation in the areas of defence, energy and trade during a meeting in Washington.

Tourism Body SETE Calls for Investment-friendly Environment in Greece

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos has called for a stable and friendlier investment environment in Greece.
Posted On 17 Oct 2017

Kountoura Highlights Greece’s Tourism Strategy, Announces New Actions

The Tourism Ministry is aiming for Greece to be established as a leading destination that offers authentic tourism experiences 365 days a year.
Posted On 17 Oct 2017

Athens Airport Management Plans to Invest €400m in Upgrades

Athens International Airport's operator has announced plans to put 400 million euros into the upgrade of the airport, over the next five years.

Greek Airports Record Surge in Nine-Month Passenger Traffic

An additional 4.1 million passengers have gone through Greece’s airports so far this year compared to the first nine months of 2016, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Administration (HCAA) said.

Investment Key to Recovery, Greek PM in US to Stimulate Interest

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is currently on an official visit to the US, where he is making efforts to stimulate investor interest.

Xenia Hotel in Nafpaktos to Become Cultural, Conference Center

The Municipality of Nafpaktos has announced plans to transform the historic Xenia hotel into a cultural and conference center.
Posted On 16 Oct 2017

Milos Mayor Aims to Bring Venus de Milo Back to Greece by 2020

The mayor of Milos, Gerasimos Damoulakis, has launched a campaign aiming for the Venus de Milo statue to be returned to the Greek island by 2020.
Posted On 16 Oct 2017

GRA Study: Airline Consolidation Limits Competition, Consumer Choice

Airline consolidation decreases consumer choice and negatively affects competition in the industry, according to a report released by aviation economists GRA.

Nostos 2017: Nafpaktos Puts Focus on Alternative Tourism to Extend Season

The Municipality of Nafpaktos in Western Greece is going forward with a plan focused on alternative forms of tourism to extend its season.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

InSETE: Greek Spatial Planning Strategies for Tourism Lagging

Spatial planning and regulatory strategies risk being ineffective, inexecutable or obsolete due to constant delays in the approval process, InSETE reveals.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

Lufthansa – Air Berlin Deal Raises Concerns

Lufthansa was to officially confirm that it had inked a deal for parts of Air Berlin, raising in the meantime concerns by the International Airlines Group.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

Greek Archaeological Council Gives Asteras Vouliagmeni Clearance

Greece's archaeological council has approved environmental impact studies submitted for the development of the Asteras peninsula in Vouliagmeni.
Posted On 12 Oct 2017

Controversial ‘Stayover Tax’ Expected to Impact Greek Hotel Sector, Economy

Greece's economy and hotel sector are expected to see losses when the so-called "stayover tax" comes into effect in 2018, says a Grant Thornton study.
Posted On 11 Oct 2017

China, Russia, Turkey Investors Top Golden Visa Greece List

The largest number of buyers seeking to invest in Greece, through the "golden visa" program, are from China, Russia and Turkey.

Greek Thematic Tourism Projects to Get ‘Interreg’ Funding

Greek thematic tourism projects are to receive funding through the EU’s Interreg V (Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020) program.