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Greek Shipowners Union Urges Infrastructure Upgrade on Islands

The Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) called on the relevant authorities to work towards upgrading existing port infrastructure or moving ahead with related projects on the islands, during their recent visit to the Greek ports of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes,...

Young Face of the Week: George Skaramagas, Wellness & Fitness Manager of Capsis Hotels & Resorts

This week, GTP introduces George Skaramagas, the wellness and fitness manager of Capsis Hotels & Resorts.

German Tour Operators Optimistic, See Crete, Rhodes, Kos as Top Spots

German tour operators are insisting that German tourists are planning to hit Greek shores in droves despite recent media reports about dwindling tourism figures.

Ellinair Adds Greece Links, Ups Flights, Offers Competitive Fares

Greek carrier Ellinair announced its boosted summer 2015 program with new connections between Greek destinations and hubs abroad, greater flight frequency, competitive prices, and for the first time, six new domestic links.

Minister Varoufakis Pledges Not to Raise VAT on Greek Islands This Tourism Season

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gave assurance on Thursday that there will be no increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for the Greek islands amid this year's tourism season.

Creta Maris Marks 40 Years of Hospitality, Quality Services in True Cretan Style

Art shows, concerts, parties and traditional happenings in true Cretan style were at the centre of weeklong celebrations for Creta Maris’ 40-year anniversary.

Greece Slips to Third in the World on ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches List

Greece this year slipped one place to third spot on the Blue Flag quality award list after Spain and Turkey. In total, 395 beaches and 9 marinas in Greece have received the prestigious "Blue Flag" recognition.

China’s Wuhan Boosts Ties with Heraklion Port Authority

Promoting tourism, exchanging expertise in the area of container management and cruise travel topped talks on Tuesday, between representatives from the Chinese city of Wuhan and Crete’s Heraklion Port Authority.

Seven Greek Isles Among Mediterranean’s Top 10, Ios Leads the Way

The hotels on seven Greek islands are luring visitors to Greece as revealed by online booking agent Trivago UK’s annual Mediterranean Island Reputation Ranking 2015 released recently, placing the Cycladic isle of Ios on the top of the list.

Athens Hotel Rate Hikes Reflect Increasing Popularity

Athens ranks third among European destinations with the highest increase in hotel rates for May compared to the previous month, according to online booking agent trivago.gr’s Hotel Price Index .

Cheaper Fares for Ferries Sailing Greek Waters

The shipping ministry this week made readjustments to the maximum allowable pricing of ferry tickets applicable to some ferry services in Greece.

Erasmus Students Gain Valuable Insight at Athens Event

The 1st ESN Greece Training National Platform event organized recently by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) was a great success.

Greece Among Virtuoso Luxury Travelers Top 10 Choices, Ranked 5th for Boosted Bookings

Greece has been included in luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Top 10 list as one of the world’s leading destinations for summer holidays and among the 10 leading countries recording increased bookings.

Japanese Cruise Passengers Receive Warm Welcome at Heraklion, Crete

Some 1,000 passengers on the Japanese "Asuka II" cruise ship received a warm and traditional Cretan welcome upon their arrival at the Heraklion Port on Thursday.

Athenians are Invited to ‘Visit’ Crete on May Day

Athenians and visitors to the Greek capital are invited to become better acquainted with Crete and the island's products at the third “Crete: The Great Meeting” exhibition that will kick off on May 1 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF).

Crete: Agios Nikolaos Municipality Launches Tourism Logo Design Competition

The Municipality of Agios Nikolaos, Crete, is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for the design of a new logo for the destination's tourism promotion.

Crete Becomes Film Location for ‘Creta Divina’ Docudrama

Crete will once again take the international spotlight when the docudrama Creta Divina hits the screens in September, starring British actor Robert Powell, known for his role as Jesus in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1977 film Jesus of Nazareth.

SkyGreece Connects the Greek Diaspora of North America to Homeland

The Greek diaspora of New York will finally get its wish for a direct connection to Athens as SkyGreece Airlines officially announced that its first direct Athens - New York route will launch on June 19.

May 1st Holiday in Greece: Where are the Greeks Going This Year?

Greeks will mainly travel to domestic destinations for the upcoming May Day holiday, instead of visiting cities abroad, which was the trend last year, a recent survey said.

Santorini Wins 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice #4 World Island and #1 Europe Island Awards

Santorini, one of Greece's most popular destinations, has been honored this year as part of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands, ranking as the fourth on the list of top 10 islands in the world and top island in Europe for 2015.