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‘National Geographic’ Casts Spotlight on Greek Culinary Offerings

Greek food, the Mediterranean Diet and eating traditions are taking center stage in a series of National Geographic food tour/travel features, bringing Greece into the international spotlight as a prime culinary tourism destination.
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

Norway, Finland Warm Up to Greek Tourism Potential

Greece travelled to Norway and Finland this week with an active presence in the Reiselivsmessen Oslo Travel Exhibition and the Matka Expo, currently running in Helsinki.
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

Leading Ukrainian Tour Operator that Works with Greek Market Goes Bust

News Travel, a major tour operator in Ukraine working with the Greek market, has suspended operations.
Posted On 20 Jan 2015

Crete and its Music: ‘A Family Affair’

The music and mountains of Crete take the spotlight in the latest film by Greek director Angeliki Aristomenopoulou, featuring the portrait of the legendary Xylouris family and their sacred bonds with the musical tradition of their homeland, released in Greece earlier this month.
Posted On 19 Jan 2015

Volunteers Wanted to Help with Hersonissos Tourism Program

The Municipality of Hersonissos in Crete is looking for volunteers interested in assisting with the development of its tourism promotion program for 2015.
Posted On 13 Jan 2015

Greek Airports Among Europe’s Top Performers in November

Greece’s airports were among Europe’s best performers in November 2014, according to a traffic report released by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.
Posted On 12 Jan 2015

US Company Pleasant Holidays Adds Greece to its Package Deals

One of the largest American travel companies, Pleasant Holidays, has added Greece to its roster of destinations, as well as two Windstar Cruises from Athens to Istanbul.
Posted On 12 Jan 2015

Byzantine Museum Launches Free Guided Tours for Exhibition Dedicated to El Greco

The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens has announced a series of free guided tours for the exhibition "Domemicos Theotokopoulos before El Greco", which was inaugurated last month.
Posted On 09 Jan 2015

Greece Tops World Media Travel Lists, Tourism Insiders Fear Snap Polls Will Lead to Bad Press

Whether it’s in The Independent, CNN or the Huffington Post, Greece has yet again made it into top choice lists as one of the world’s best destinations to visit in 2015, but tourism industry insiders are now expressing fears that snap elections on January 25 will have an massive...
Posted On 05 Jan 2015

Snap Elections in Greece Put Crucial Projects on Backburner, Impact Tourism

Greeks are set to vote on January 25 after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed for the third time to convince lawmakers to support his nominee, Stavros Dimas, for president.
Posted On 30 Dec 2014

Six Senses Spa to Open on Mykonos in 2015

Six Senses, a leader in luxury hospitality that currently operates nine resorts and 27 award-winning spas in 18 countries around the world, recently announced that it will premiere a new spa in Greece.
Posted On 23 Dec 2014

Corfu to Host First Waterway in Greece

Greece's first waterway will be constructed at the port of the Ionian island of Corfu, according to a decision signed on Saturday by Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis and Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michalis Papadopoulos.
Posted On 22 Dec 2014

Vienna Gets a Taste of Crete, Greece

Christmas and New Year’s customs and traditions were at the center of an event dedicated to the island of Crete, in Vienna last week.
Posted On 15 Dec 2014

Greece’s Action Plan for Tourism Bearing Fruit

The utilization of NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) funds in order to boost entrepreneurship, create the framework for new investments and modernize the tourism product is a top priority, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Greek Hotels Chamber Eyes Chinese Tourism Market with the Help of Baidu

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) announced its plans to tap into the Chinese market on Wednesday using China’s leading search engine as its primary tool.
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Hellenic Seaways Named ‘Passenger Line of the Year’ at Lloyd ‘s List Awards

Hellenic Seaways was honored with the "Passenger Line of the Year" title at the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2014 held in Athens.
Posted On 08 Dec 2014

Greece Included in Top 10 Best Family-friendly Beach Hotels in the World

The St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas on Crete in Greece has been included in the top 10 best family-friendly beach hotels in the world, according to a list compiled by The Telegraph.
Posted On 08 Dec 2014

Starwood Shows “Destination Greece” in New Promotional Video

Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently released a new video that introduces Athens, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Peloponnese to members of the SPG loyalty program.
Posted On 04 Dec 2014

Blue Palace in Greece Shines in US Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2014

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, in Elounda, Crete, was has ranked third in the top 10 European Resorts of US Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2014, for the third consecutive year.
Posted On 28 Nov 2014

New Crete Tourist Campaign Launched

Under the motto "Crete - The Island Inside You", the Region of Crete in collaboration with advertising agency McCann Athens and production company Indigoview recently launched the island’s latest tourist campaign.
Posted On 25 Nov 2014