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Tourism Boom Taking a Toll on Greek Destinations, Infrastructure

With the number of travelers doubling over the last five years, authorities at Greek destinations are finding it difficult to address the results of so-called “overtourism".

Greece Ranks Top Summer Destination for Polish Travelers

Greece ranks as the top summer holiday destination for Polish travelers as bookings between April 28-August 31 grew by 19 percent year on year.

Aqua Vista Hotels Welcomes ‘Aplai Dome’ in Oia to Santorini Portfolio

Global hotel management company Aqua Vista Hotels has added another high-end property, the “Aplai Dome”, to its extensive portfolio in Oia on Santorini.

British LGBT News Site Recommends the Best for a ‘Gay September in Greece’

British LGBT news site "Gay Star News" is recommending Greece as the ideal destination for gay travelers to vacation in September.

Germany’s Alltours Enters Greece with Zorbas Village Takeover

German tour operator Alltours has entered the Greek tourism market, adding the Zorbas Village resort on Crete to its hotel chain Allsun Hotels.

Divani Caravel in Athens Welcomes Guests to Refurbished ‘Divine Suites’

As part of its efforts to upgrade its services, the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens recently completed the refurbishment of its luxury “Divine Suites”.

Creta Maris’ ‘Kastri’ Certified as Sustainable Mediterranean Beach

Creta Maris' “Kastri” beach on Crete was recently certified as a sustainable Mediterranean beach by the "Costa Nostrum – Sustainable Beaches" program.

Porto Carras’ 4th Gastronomy Festival Celebrates Greek Cuisine

Greek cuisine took center stage during the 4th Greek Gastronomy Festival organized for the fourth consecutive year by the Porto Carras Grand Resort.

‘Vogue Italia’ Includes Ios Among Top Destinations

A recent feature published on Vogue Italia's website has included Ios among the four top destinations, alongside popular vacation spots in Italy and France.

Greek Properties Prime Buys for Luxury Holiday Home Buyers

Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and Rhodes are among the top choices for buyers seeking to invest in luxury holiday accommodation.
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

Passenger Traffic to Greek Isles Picks Up in June-August

Outbound passenger traffic from the port of Piraeus to the Greek islands increased in the June-August period compared to the same period in 2016.
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

Piraeus Bank Approves Sale of Avis, Budget, Payless Car Rental Franchises

Piraeus Bank has approved the sale of its subsidiary "Olympic", which is the holder of the master franchises for Greece of Avis, Budget and Payless.

Sky Express and Amadeus Enter Strategic Partnership

Sky Express is joining forces with travel technology provider Amadeus to make its content available to travel agents connected to Amadeus’ system worldwide.

Creta Maris Makes ‘Sykopitarides’, Promotes Cretan Gastronomy

The Creta Maris Beach Resort and the “We do local” initiative recently unveiled to their guests the “secrets” of a traditional Cretan recipe, the "sykοpitarides".

Greek Beer ’56 Isles’ Wins Great Taste Award

Greek Pilsner beer "56 Isles", produced by a local microbrewery on the island of Paros, is among the Great Taste winners of 2017.

US Ambassador, South Aegean Governor Discuss Investments

Ways of attracting investments were discussed between U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and South Aegean Regional Governor Giorgos Hadjimarkos.

Alonissos Highlighted as ‘Ecological Paradise’ in Italian Press

The island of Alonissos in Greece was named an "ecological paradise" in a recent feature published in Italian newspaper “Quotidiano di Sicilia”.

Shipping Minister: Duty Free Sales Can Attract Cruise Travel to Greek Isles

Offering duty free sales at popular Greek islands can serve as an incentive to boost cruise travel, said Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis.
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

Kountoura Invites U.S. Travel Agents to Athens for ASTA Destination Expo 2018

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited the members of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) to Athens for the ASTA Destination Expo 2018.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites to Close on Friday Due to Work Stoppage

Greece’s archaeological sites and most museums will close between 12 and 4 pm on Friday, September 1, due to a work stoppage called by archaeologists.