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Hellenic Seaways Thessaloniki-Sporades Ferry Link Kicks Off June 1

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways announced the launch of five weekly routes connecting Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands.

Greek Bathing Water Quality Top Notch, says European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency announced that the waters at beaches across Greece meet excellent quality standards and are free from pollutants.

Airports, Ports and Logistics Top Athens Transport, Infrastructure Meet Agenda

Ways to tap into the expansion of combined transport and upgraded infrastructure were explored during the 1st conference on "Infrastructure and Transport in Greece: Prospects for Development” held in Athens.

Sea, Cruise Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Bet on Greece

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited sea and cruise tourism stakeholders to place their bets on Greece, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Minister Kountoura Announces New Legal Framework for Tourism

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura announced the creation of a new legislative framework for tourism set to be completed by autumn.

Greece’s Q1 Tourism Revenue, Arrivals Not Up to Par

Greece's Tourism receipts for the January-March period reached €513.2 million, lower than the same period in 2015, while arrivals dropped by 1.8 percent.

Alkyon Resort Hotel & Spa Lends Support to Frygani Rock Climbing

Five-star Alkyon Resort Hotel & Spa has announced its support of the new Sector Frygani, the latest addition in Peloponnese climbing options.

Tabled Bill Foresees Athens, Thessaloniki Shops Open Every Sunday

Shops in certain areas of Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus can remain open on all Sundays between May and October, according to a draft law.

Patra Tourism Picks Up Pace Boosted by Culture & Shopping Program

The seaside town of Patra is beginning to see its efforts pay off as more than 61,000 tourists have already booked their holidays there, according to the Achaia Chamber.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Greek Tourism to Reach New Heights with More German, UK Travelers

It’s going to be a “hot" summer for Greece this year, thanks to some 30 million tourists expected to hit Greek shores compared to 27.5 million last year.

‘Paris Match’ Urges Readers to Hit a Greek Beach Now

With a story titled, “The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Greece”, French weekly news and lifestyle magazine Paris Match gives Greek beaches a thumbs up.

Fosun to Tap into Chinese Travel Interest in Greece with New Vacation Deals

Fosun International is aiming to tap into the estimated 1.5 million Chinese travelers expected to visit Greece, through new vacation packages.

Greece Retail Trade Opposed to Sunday Shop Opening

Greece's major retail trade players are expressing their opposition to a recent decision by the government to keep shops open on 30 Sundays a year.

Chinese Carriers Seeking to Offer Direct Beijing-Athens Flights

Air China and China Eastern Airlines are expected to introduce direct flights to Athens, according to Piraeus Port Authority Managing Director Fu Cheng Qiu.

Tourism Minister Kountoura Tours Eastern Macedonia – Thrace Region

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently visited Alexandroupolis, the island of Thassos and Kavala, where she met with local authorities and tourism professionals.

Athens Mayor, City Groups Unite to Curb Crime

Aiming to find ways to tackle inner-city crime, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis met with community groups, academics, police authorities and experts.

Greece Aims to Attract Chinese Tourists with Easy Visas, More Flights

Greek authorities are seeking to make the visa process easier for Chinese nationals and to boost Greece-China connectivity to bring in more visitors.

German Tourist Trust Recovering After Terror Strikes, Greece Leading Choice

Greece remains steadily at the top of German travelers’ choices for vacation this summer, according to tour operators in Germany.

Three Months for Greek Tourism Businesses to Install POS Devices

Hotels, travel agencies and car hire businesses across Greece, have three months time to install POS (point-of-sale) devices enabling customers to pay by credit card or face penalties.
Posted On 20 Apr 2017