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Chania Calls for Tourist Police on Bicycles

The tourism sector of the Chania prefecture recently requested additional policing, advanced services of tourist police and the set up of new police stations in tourist areas.

Argostoli to Receive Makeover

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced the immediate transformation of the Xenia hotel in Argostoli (Kefallonia) into a boutique hotel and a modern conference center, which will run all-year round.

Greece Through Posters

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently launched the exhibition “Trek to the Greek Light and Color Through Posters of the GNTO” on Crete.

Education Institutions Join Forces for Tourism

Trinity-International School of Tourism Management and Stockton College of New Jersey in the United States recently signed a student exchange agreement.

Tourism Minister Meets With Conference Organizers

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently met with representatives of the Association of Greek Exhibition and Conference Organizers (AGECO).

Galaxy Hotel Fully Refurbished

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio on Crete, a member of the Oikonomou group of companies, recently opened its doors after a full refurbishment and upgrade to a five-star category that, according to the group, "aims to meet the needs of any visitor to the city for either business or pleasure."

Greek Tour Guides Learn Russian

The tourism development ministry recently undertook an educational initiative with the establishment of Russian language courses for tour guides at the University of Rodos.

13th Touristiko Panorama Shows Greek Travel Trends

Kapa Research revealed significant Greek travel trends for the occasion of the 13th Touristiko Panorama travel exhibition held in Athens on 17-20 April, organized by the Kalofolias Group-Express Newspaper.

Greek Airports Receive Aesthetic Improvements

The Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Communications (YME) and the Tourism Development Ministry held a joint press conference recently to reveal the process to aesthetically improve peripheral airports in Greece following a memorandum sent to YME by the Association of Tourist...

Atlantica Hotels & Natalie Tours Invest in Greece

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts—50 percent of which belong to TUI Travel PLC—and Natalie Tours, a leading Russian tour operator, have agreed to jointly build some 20 four-and five-star hotels in Greece in the next five to seven years. Both sides met during the Russian-Greek...

Chania Adds Western Crete Travel Agents Association

Crete welcomed a new addition to the tourism sector with the induction of the Association of West Crete Travel Agencies (ATAWC) in the official registry of associations with the number 20/27.06.07.

Chinese Magazine Honors Greek Olive Oil

Chinese magazine "You Are What You Eat" recently published a six-page article on Greek food and beverages, with emphasis on Greek olive oil, in its September issue. The article followed a road trip of the magazine's journalist around Greece where he visited Athens, Peloponissos...

Greece Number One Destination for Cypriot Tourists

Greece, and particularly the Greek islands, appears to be the number one choice of vacation for Greek Cypriots.

Grecotel Chain Boasts New Six-star Resort

Amirandes is the new six-star luxurious hotel resort of the Grecotel group that recently opened its gates in eastern Crete. The resort is characterized by its unique Minoan identity and covers an area of one hundred acres along the coast.

Museums and Archeological Sights See Increased Traffic

According to statistics gathered by the National Statistics Service of Greece there has been an increase in visitors to museums and archeological sites throughout Greece in 2007 compared with figures for 2006.

Agritourism Festivities on Greek Islands

Chios island has established its agritourism festivities as an annual institution. The agritourism festival that took place last month in the municipal gardens, under the auspices of the municipality of Chios and the tourism sector of southeast Chios, aimed for the promotion of...

AirSea Lines Suspends Flights to Aegean

AirSea Lines officially suspended its programmed flights from Lavrio seadrome to islands in the Aegean but it said it would continue flights as planned for the Ionian islands and Brindisi, Italy, from Patra.

Capsis Resort Crete Earns VIP Status

Closed for reconstruction since October 2006, Capsis resort hotel complex in Crete has recently opened the gates to its latest creation, the new and unique all-suite hotel in the existing hotel complex. After demolishing almost three quarters of what was previously a convention...

Trinity Signs Agreement for Ongoing Commitment

Trinity International School of Tourism Management in Crete and the International School of Tourism in Tbilisi State University of Georgia have signed an agreement of cooperation.

Tourism Development Minister Shuts Down Hotels

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently shut down 41 small and medium-sized hotels for failure to obtain fire safety certificates. Ms. Petralia, who has continuously expressed her desire to "protect the reputation of Greek tourism" took this decision and...