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Tabled Bill Foresees Athens, Thessaloniki Shops Open Every Sunday

Shops in certain areas of Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus can remain open on all Sundays between May and October, according to a draft law.

Greece Marks International Museum Day with Free Admission, Events

Museums across Greece celebrate International Museum Day on May 18 with free admission and events, in efforts to raise awareness about their significance.

Kountoura: Crete Stars in Greek Tourism’s Success this Year

"It's been an impressive start for the tourism season and Crete is in the spotlight," Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while visiting the 7th Pancretan Exhibition held in Athens.

Athens’ First ‘Greek Travel Show’ Ready to Kick Off

The first 'Greek Travel Show' will open its doors to holidaymakers on May 19-21 at the Helexpo-Maroussi Exhibition Center in Athens.

Athens to Appear on ‘Landmarks Live’ TV Show in the U.S.

Travel and music show "Landmarks Live in Concert", a weekly TV series broadcast by PBS in the United States, has its sights set on Athens in Greece.
Posted On 11 May 2017

Greece Retail Trade Opposed to Sunday Shop Opening

Greece's major retail trade players are expressing their opposition to a recent decision by the government to keep shops open on 30 Sundays a year.

Kountoura, Cousteau Discuss Marine Research Projects in Greece

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau discussed on the promotion of Greece as a leading diving destination.

Kyvernitis Travel Supports ‘No Finish Line’ Charity Race

Kyvernitis Travel supported the "No Finish Line" charity race in Athens that saw the participation of amateur and professional athletes.

SWISS to Increase Flight Offer to Greece in Summer 2017

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has announced plans to increase the frequency of routes from Switzerland to Greece for summer 2017.

Foreign TV Productions Focus on Greece in May

Television crews from Russia, France and Belgium are expected to visit Greece in May to film popular and lesser known tourism destinations.

‘Aqua Vista Hotels’ Introduces its Own Art Space on Santorini

Aqua Vista Hotels has introduced its own art space - the "Aqua Gallery" - at the Art Hotel Santorini, which will feature creations of Greek artists.

The Stanley Hotel in Athens Completes Extended Renovation

The Stanley Hotel has completed an extended renovation project, which includes new features in the majority of its rooms, as well as two additional conference venues and a gym.

City of Athens, AEGEAN Focus on Supporting Tourism in Greek Capital

The City of Athens and AEGEAN have launched joint initiatives to support the Greek capital as a year round destination, as arrivals continue to rise.

HACT: Greece to See Rise in Visitors, Tourism Revenue from the U.S.

The Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism expects Greece to see a rise in visitor numbers and tourism revenue from the United States this year.

Athens Among World’s Top 50 Millennial Destinations

Athens is among the world’s top 50 cities attracting millennials and first in terms of housing, scoring highest for cities with under 1 million inhabitants.

ASTA Considers Athens to Host 2018 Destination Expo

The American Society of Travel Agents is considering Athens as the next city to host the 2018 Destination Expo, among other candidate cities such as Hanoi, Aquamba and Tel-Aviv.

Coco-mat to Open New 5-star Hotel Near Acropolis

Greece’s Coco-mat Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for the addition of a five-star, 90-room hotel to its Athens roster.

Athens to Host 1st Ministerial Conference of ‘Ancient Civilizations Forum’

Athens will host the first ministerial conference of the member states that comprise the Ancient Civilizations Forum, with the participation of foreign ministers of ten countries.

Greece Looks to Sign Tourism MoU with Kenya

Tourism officials from Greece and Kenya discussed the signing of a tourism MoU to enhance cooperation between the two countries.

Athens Pride Goes to Central Syntagma Square

The Athens Pride Festival will take place at Syntagma Square for the first time, aiming to raise awareness on issues that concern the LGBTQI community in Greece.