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Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.
Posted On 24 Mar 2015

GNTO Awards Pile Up

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) added a third award to its roster of credits for its dedication and innovative work towards the promotion of Greece as a primary tourist destination worldwide.
Posted On 24 Mar 2015

Greece to Form National Strategic Plan for Tourism

The Greek Government will form a National Strategic Plan for Tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura informed the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
Posted On 23 Mar 2015

Athens at Your Fingertips in China’s Top Online Search Engine

Chinese holidaymakers have the chance to learn more about Athens through a 50-page online guide on the country’s top tourism search engine: qunar.com.
Posted On 23 Mar 2015

Thessaly Region Aims to Set Up Tourism Promotion Body

The Region of Thessaly, central Greece, announced plans for the creation of a promotion body which will primarily focus on attracting tourism to the region through the Nea Anchialos Airport.
Posted On 23 Mar 2015

“Run Greece 2015” to Dash to Six Greek Towns, Dates Announced

Following two successful events, "Run Greece" is inviting residents and visitors of six towns in Greece to take part this year in a major celebration of sports and culture that will last all the way until October.
Posted On 23 Mar 2015

Athens International Airport Collects ‘Airport of the Year’ Award

Athens International Airport (AIA) was named "Airport of the Year" in the 10-30 million passengers category at the Air Transport News (ATN) 2015 awards ceremony that took place in Geneva on Saturday.
Posted On 23 Mar 2015

Young Face of the Week: Panagiotis Nikiforou – Owner, Scala Vinoteca Restaurant, Athens

This week, GTP introduces Panagiotis Nikiforou, the owner and operation manager of the Scala Vinoteca, a fine dining wine restaurant located in central Athens.
Posted On 23 Mar 2015

MITT 2015: Russian Travellers are Loyal to Greece, No Visa Problem from Greek Side

Although fewer tourists from Russia are expected to travel this year due to the slight economic downturn in the country, Greece will aim to claim the largest possible share of the Russian tourism market.
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Limnos Authorities to Seek Legal Action Over Lacking Ferry Service

Limnos authorities said on Wednesday, they would be seeking legal action concerning the problem of lacking ferry services to island.
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Greeks Pick Rome, Corfu For Easter Fun

Rome and Corfu top Greek travellers’ choices for the upcoming Easter holidays, according to trivago.gr, with London, Istanbul and Paris in their first five picks.
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Crete Honored in Russia as ‘Best Regional Presence’ at MITT 2015

The Region of Crete saw a double win at this year's Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) which is running in Russia.
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Region Gets Thumbs Up at Romania Tourism Fair

In efforts to promote Macedonia and Thrace as well as surrounding areas as primary tour destinations, the Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace participated at this year's TTR1 Romanian Tourism Fair held in Bucharest, last week, winning in the meantime an honorary distinction for...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Major Tourism Investment on Crete Gets Green Light

The Greek Council of State, the highest court in Greece, has approved the draft presidential decree which refers to the development plan and strategic environmental impact study of a major tourism project on Crete.
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Lufthansa Group Announces More Flights to Greece this Summer

The airlines of Lufthansa Group this summer will increase their frequencies to and from Greece and include new popular destinations to their flight schedules.
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Historic Boat Service to Sail Thessaloniki Waters Again

The historic Thessaloniki ferries will once again be sailing the Thermaic Gulf, south of the port city, as part of a pilot program aimed at improving transportation services.
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

‘Europe in Dialogue With Antiquity’ at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) welcomes the “Europe in Dialogue With Antiquity” exhibit, running through to March 29, and part of the Karlsruhe Museum’s Eurolog project.
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Sani Gourmet’s ‘The Silk Road’ Taste Tour to Kick Off in May

Foodies and wine connoisseurs will have the chance to indulge in exotic tastes during Sani Gourmet’s “The Silk Road - Part 2” culinary experience to run on May 8-17 at the Sani Resort in the Halkidiki peninsula, northern Greece.
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Greece’s New State Assets Body to Fund Social Security, Not Debt

Greece’s privatization fund, known as TAIPED (Hellenic Republic Asset and Development Fund), will be replaced by the Public Wealth Fund following a decision on Tuesday, by Deputy Finance Minister Nadia Valavani.
Posted On 18 Mar 2015

CNBC Says Greece is the Word This Summer

Despite ongoing media reports focusing on Greece’s tightrope-styled political undertakings, American TV news channel CNBC focused instead last week on Greece as an ideal holiday destination in great part due to the friendlier exchange rate.
Posted On 18 Mar 2015