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Athens Ushers in the New Year with Music and More

Dozens of festive events ushering in the New Year are under way throughout Athens, on its squares and along its pedestrian walkways featuring everything from workshops and theater performances to carol singing and origami lessons.
Posted On 28 Dec 2014

Greek Tourism Boosts Economy, Receipts Rise

Arrivals to Greece rose by 21.9 percent to over 20 million in the first 10 months of 2014, boosting revenue from tourism by 10.6 percent to 13,013 million euros compared to the same period in 2013, the Bank of Greece said on Tuesday.
Posted On 23 Dec 2014

Parnassos Ski Center 17m Euro Upgrade Slides into Action

With a total investment of 17 million euros, the upgrade of one of the country’s leading ski resorts in central Greece is underway. Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni officially launched the revamped Parnassos Ski Center on Friday, with a ride on a new lift for a panoramic view...
Posted On 22 Dec 2014

HACT Aims to Push Greece to U.S., Latin American Markets

Making Greece a leading tourism destination and penetrating the U.S. and Latin American markets are among the priorities of the Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism (HACT).
Posted On 19 Dec 2014

Athens Municipality Boosts Business with ‘Vgenoume Athina’ Tuesday Discount Day

Athens restaurants, bars and cafes have joined forces to offer customers their best at lower prices as part of the Municipality of Athens’ latest “Vgenoume Athina” (Going Out in Athens) initiative launched this week.
Posted On 17 Dec 2014

Greece’s Mt. Athos Area Boasts its Beaches to Draw Scandinavian Tourists to Halkidiki

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy and in efforts to attract even more Scandinavian tourists to the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization presents “The 61 Best Beaches” as the best reason to visit the region.
Posted On 15 Dec 2014

Explorer’s Bar Athens Celebrates in Style, Set to Become Town’s Next Hotspot

NJV Athens Plaza’s Explorer’s Bar welcomed the holiday season in style with snazzy cocktails and delectable edibles to the sounds of smooth jazz and upbeat swing at its latest party launching its new brand name in the meantime.
Posted On 15 Dec 2014

Athens Welcomes Greek Tourism Expo

Some 162 exhibitors, 74 hosted buyers, 2,600 B2B meetings and 6,650 visitors “came to meet the Greeks” at this year’s 1st Greek Tourism Expo which took place at the Metropolitan Expo on 5-7 December.
Posted On 12 Dec 2014

Athens’ Grande Bretagne Hotel Welcomes the Holidays with Lights and Lace

Athens’ Grande Bretagne Hotel ushered in the holiday season with the lighting of its Christmas tree recently in its festively decorated lobby.
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

UNESCO Recognizes Chios Mastiha as Part of World Cultural Heritage

UNESCO has placed the traditional harvesting and produce of mastic known as “mastiha Chiou” on its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage, safeguarding the unique-to-Chios procedure and raising awareness of its significance.
Posted On 09 Dec 2014

Spetses’ Poseidonion Grand World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel

One of the country’s finest hotels, the 100-year-old Poseidonion Grand Hotel on the island of Spetses, has been named the “World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel” and “Europe’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel”.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

Greek Art Galleries Tour to Kick Off in Thessaloniki and Athens

A total of 38 galleries will open their doors to the works of some 300 artists on 13-14 December for this year’s “Gallery Weekend” to take place in Athens and Thessaloniki.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

Famed Chef Botrini Takes Over Kitchen at Epirus Palace in Greece

Luxury Ioannina-based hotel Epirus Palace welcomes Michelin Star-winning chef Ettore Botrini as its new consulting chef and announces the official opening of its “I Cappuccini” concept bar-restaurant, aiming to become the region’s talk of the town.
Posted On 04 Dec 2014

Ride-sharing Uber Taxi app takes off in Greece

An innovative peer-to-peer application that gives smartphone owners the chance to hire a taxi through their phones has made its way to Greece.
Posted On 03 Dec 2014

Greek Medieval Town Monemvasia Aims to Attract Tourists from S.E. Europe

Targeting the Balkan and southeast Europe markets, the municipality of Monemvasia made its presence felt at this year’s Philoxenia trade show in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.
Posted On 02 Dec 2014

Hilton Athens Hails Holiday Season in Style

The Hilton Athens announced its holiday season offerings titled “Add a Little Hilton to Your Holiday” with festive brunches, six- and eight-course gala dinners on the eve of Christmas and New Year’s, and live music and activities for kids.
Posted On 02 Dec 2014

Greece Goes Global as a MICE Destination, Attracts Spotlight at EIBTM in Barcelona

In the latest efforts to promote the strong potential of MICE tourism in Greece, the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) and the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) participated at the Greek stand at this year’s European Incentive, Business Travel &...
Posted On 28 Nov 2014

Sharing Economy Thorny Issue for Greek Tourism

In efforts to explore the sharing economy and its effects on Greek tourism as well as identify possible solutions to lost revenue resulting from illegal leasing practices, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels organized a forum on Tuesday to present a report on the phenomenon.
Posted On 26 Nov 2014

Regional Heads Go All Out to Put Pella’s Tourist Potential in the Spotlight

The Pella Regional Unit participated in this year’s 30th Philoxenia tourism sector show with events, workshops and activities aimed at the promotion the region’s tourism potential.
Posted On 26 Nov 2014

Greek, World Chefs Join Forces to Celebrate Mt. Athos Cuisine at ‘Kouzina’

Greek chef Dina Nikolaou, 18 local chefs and five European colleagues will bring their culinary skills to the table for a month of events dedicated to the products and cuisine of the Mount Athos region in northern Greece.
Posted On 25 Nov 2014