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Tourism Minister Meets Athens Mayor

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos met Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis recently to discuss joint action and cooperation between the tourism development ministry and the City of Athens. Mr. Kaklamanis asserted, "Municipal administration considers the city's economic...
Posted On 01 Jun 2008

Nicosia’s Ledra Street Reopened

Greek and Turkish Cypriots recently reopened Ledra Street, a major crossing in the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia. Local officials declared Ledra Street, which stood as a symbol to the island's partition, open. It was then closed again for a couple of hours by the Greek...
Posted On 01 May 2008

Athens and Sofia Sign Protocol

Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis and Mayor of Sofia Boyko Borisov signed a protocol of peace and cooperation between the two cities. The protocol specifies an exchange of information on public sector management between Greece's capital and the capital of Bulgaria, that is,...
Posted On 01 May 2008

Corfu Takes Action for Promotion in Japan

A recent independent survey conducted in Japan showed Corfu as the second most popular destination for Japanese tourists in 2007 amongst UNESCO world heritage site destinations. Japanese tourists are renowned for picking destinations from UNESCO's list of world heritage sites, of...
Posted On 01 May 2008

Athens to Host 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens officially announced it would host the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games planned for June 25th to July 4th. Present at the event held at Athens Concert Hall were President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias, members of the Greek parliament, 38 ambassadors...
Posted On 01 Apr 2008

Memorandum of Cooperation for Ancient Olympia Signed

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently signed a memorandum of cooperation with Mayor of Ancient Olympia Giorgos Aidonis and National Metsovian Polytechnic University Rector Konstantinos Moutzouris to launch a pan-Hellenic student competition for the design of a...
Posted On 01 Apr 2008

Thessaloniki Takes Part in “Open Museum” Program

Mayor of Thessaloniki Vassilios Papageorgopoulos recently announced the municipality of Thessaloniki would take part in the European Union "Open Air Museum" project. The project is part of the Interreg IIIB Medocc program and is 80 percent funded by the European Union and 20...
Posted On 01 Mar 2008

U.A.E. Decision to Establish Embassy in Athens

The government of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) officially announced its decision to establish a United Arab Emirates embassy in Athens. To date the U.A.E embassy had its headquarters in Rome.
Posted On 01 Mar 2008

Thessaloniki Sees Increase in Conference Tourism

Thessaloniki Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) recently revealed statistics that show Thessaloniki saw a 25 percent increase in conferences compared with 2006. In 2007 TCVB recorded 224 conferences, compared with 179 in 2006, 131 conferences in 2005 and 115 in 2004.
Posted On 01 Mar 2008

Hearts in Athens Public Art Event Launched

More than 60 hearts sponsored by the business community and painted or sculptured by established or upcoming artists and eminent local personalities have been strategically displayed in specific locations around the city of Athens and will remain there until the 19th of March. ...
Posted On 01 Mar 2008