The Greek capital will be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with more than 240 events to get the holiday pulse racing in its parks, on its squares and along its pedestrian walkways, the mayor of Athens said on Monday.
It looks like people will "fly" home for Christmas this year as European airlines are predicted to fly more than one million passengers per day to domestic, intra-European or intercontinental destinations, according to the Association of European Airlines (AEA).
Local food producers from the Cyclades island group gave Athenians and visitors to the Greek capital a sample of their products at the recent food festival "Greece, Celebration – Tastes – Christmas 2013."
Grecotel Hotels and Resorts is offering festive and affordable suggestions for a traditional Christmas and New Year’s holiday in some of the most favorite cities in Greece: Athens, Alexandroupolis, Thessaloniki and Larissa.
Royal Olympia Cruises, Greece's only international player in the sector, has been forced by creditors to auction off its two star vessels, Olympia Voyager (launched June, 2000) and Olympia Explorer (launched April, 2002).
Just three days before Christmas, Minoan Lines placed its newest high-speed vessel, Olympia Palace, on the Patras-Ancona route. The Olympia Palace is the fifth new vessel the Crete-based ferry line launched during 2001.