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Heraklion Chamber Taps into Culinary Heritage for Sustainable Tourism

The Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Crete, has approved funds for the region’s participation in the Regional Culinary Heritage Europe network’s MEDFEST program which taps into local culinary tradition for the creation of sustainable tourist destinations.

Tourism Partnership Launches to Promote Athens as Year-round Destination

A collaborative initiative has been launched to promote Athens as an attractive, year-round, city break tourism destination.
Posted On 15 Dec 2016

Amadeus, UNWTO and Kenya Partner to Foster Job Creation in Travel and Tourism Sectors

Amadeus, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Tourism Ministry of Kenya have signed an agreement to provide youth and women of underprivileged communities with access to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in travel and tourism.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Greek Bike Friendly Hotels Get Special Sticker, Pilot Launch at WTM London 2016

Greek hotels welcoming bicycle lovers and accommodating their needs will now receive a special sticker in efforts to attract cyclists and actively contribute to sustainable tourism.

LoveGreece.com Invites New Members to Join Network

Heading towards the last quarter of 2016, promotion initiative LoveGreece.com is inviting new members to its network.

EU Eyes Giving Free Interrail Passes to Teens Turning 18

In efforts to bring European youth closer to each other, offer them a chance to discover the continent’s diversity and instil a “sense of belonging”, the European Parliament will this week discuss plans to hand out free Interrail passes to EU residents on their 18th birthday.

Diazoma Launches Crowdfund Campaign for Restoration of Ancient Theatre of Cassope in Greece

Working to showcase ancient theatres, Diazoma has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the necessary restoration studies for the “Ancient Theatre of Cassope” in Epirus.
Posted On 03 Oct 2016

UIA Carries 487 Aided Passengers Via Humanitarian Carriage Program

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) carried 487 aided passengers - 392 children and their companions, and 95 wounded ATO soldiers - within the framework of its large-scale Humanitarian Carriage Program during the July 2015 – July 2016 period.
Posted On 11 Aug 2016

Bike Friendly Hotels the Next New Thing in Greece

Whether its needing a place to stay the night or a spot to keep your bicycle safe, the new Bike Friendly Hotels initiative rewards accommodation facilities in Greece, which not only offer hotel services tailored to cyclists’ needs but also actively contribute to sustainable tourism.
Posted On 23 Jun 2016

WWF’s New GreenSpaces App Brings Nature to your Fingertips

Discovered a great park for the kids, an open space to walk your dog or a peaceful green space to chill out? Then why not share the spot with nature lovers across Greece thanks to WWF Greece’s latest GreenSpaces application.

Santorini Sets Up Destination Management Body to Ensure Viability

Not resting on their laurels, Santorini authorities are putting their money where their mouth is and taking more actions to boost tourism to the world renowned Cycladic island with the establishment of its very own Destination Management Organization (DMO), presented last week at...

Jordan’s Queen Rania Visits Lesvos, Calls for Collective Global Response to Refugee Crisis

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos on Monday and called for a collective global response to the growing refugee crisis.
Posted On 25 Apr 2016

EU Cities Form Solidarity Network Over Migrant Issue

On the initiative of Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis, 28 EU capitals have agreed to pool their resources and form a network offering support to Greece over the refugee crisis during the 5th EU Capitals Mayors’ Meeting.
Posted On 25 Apr 2016

Queen Rania of Jordan to Visit Lesvos, Raise Plight of Refugees

Known for her humanitarian work, Queen Rania of Jordan is next on the list of international influencers visiting Greece in efforts to raise awareness about the ongoing refugee crisis in the Aegean.
Posted On 19 Apr 2016

Pope Francis Visits Lesvos, Discusses Migration Crisis with Greek PM

Pope Francis flew back to Rome on Saturday, April 16, at the end of his 6-hour visit to the Greek Island of Lesvos during which he implored Europe to treat refugees with dignity.
Posted On 16 Apr 2016

Greek Shops to Offer 20% Discount to Tourists from Four ‘Honored Countries’

Starting from 2016, certain Greek shops every year will offer a 20 percent discount to tourists from four "honored countries".
Posted On 13 Apr 2016

Nelios, atenistas Team Up to Create New Inner-city Park at Gazi

City activist group atenistas and digital tourism experts Nelios have pooled their resources to create a new park in central Athens' Gazi area as part of their ongoing efforts to improve the standard of living in the Greek capital.
Posted On 01 Apr 2016

NJV Athens Plaza Participates in Earth Hour 2016

The NJV Athens Plaza in Athens has announced that it will once again participate in Earth Hour, a global event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Posted On 18 Mar 2016

Angelina Jolie Concludes Visit to Greece, Urges Expansion of Legal Pathways for Vulnerable Refugees

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt concluded her mission to Greece on Thursday meeting volunteers, NGOs and local authorities engaged in emergency response efforts on the island of Lesvos, and speaking with refugee families.
Posted On 17 Mar 2016

Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees on Lesvos

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt travelled to the Greek island of Lesvos on Thursday morning, and visited the Moria reception center.
Posted On 17 Mar 2016