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Athens Mayor, Europa Nostra Slam Bill Affecting Plaka, Call for Public Discussion

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and citizens’ movement Europa Nostra have joined the residents of the Plaka district, calling on the government to put a stop to amendments of an environment ministry bill that foresee change of property use.
Posted On 19 Dec 2014

Survey: Only Quarter of Britons Want UK to Keep Parthenon Marbles

Only 26 percent of Britons believe that the sculptures that once adorned the ancient Parthenon in Greece should remain in London's British Museum, according to a recent opinion poll conducted by international market UK research firm, YouGov.
Posted On 09 Dec 2014

Greece Frowns Upon British Museum’s Loan of Parthenon Marbles Sculpture to Russia

The decision of the British Museum to send a Parthenon sculpture on a loan to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary, has sparked an angry reaction in Greece.
Posted On 05 Dec 2014

Athens and Thessaloniki Become Members of “100 Resilient Cities” Network of Rockefeller Foundation

Greece's Athens and Thessaloniki were selected among 331 applicants to join 100 Resilient Cities – a network pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation and dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a...
Posted On 03 Dec 2014

Greece’s GB Roof Garden is One of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World

The GB Roof Garden restaurant of the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Greece, is included on The Daily Meal's third annual ranking of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World.
Posted On 20 Nov 2014

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.
Posted On 12 Nov 2014

Winter Season: 21% More Flights to Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) is showing signs of growth with a 21 percent rise in the number of airlines either choosing to service Athens or increase their flight frequency.
Posted On 10 Nov 2014

Athens Marathon: A Mega-Event for Tourism in the Greek Capital

This year, the “Athens Marathon. Τhe Authentic” event has attracted record-breaking numbers of participants. With participation of foreign runners up 35 percent this year, the Athens Marathon is perhaps one of the best advertisements for the Greek capital’s tourism since numbers...
Posted On 08 Nov 2014

TBEX Europe 2014: Athens Was “Tweeted” To Over 11.7 Million Twitter Users

TBEX Europe 2014 - the Travel Blog Exchange European Conference - that took place in Athens, Greece, exceeded all expectations as references to the country's capital city reached some 11.7 million twitter users.
Posted On 30 Oct 2014

TBEX Athens Opening Night Party @ Technopolis – Photo Report

The Travel Blog Exchange European Conference –TBEX Europe 2014 kicked off on Thursday evening with a wonderful opening night party sponsored by the Municipality of Athens and filled with many Greek products, a live concert, networking and a very festive atmosphere.
Posted On 24 Oct 2014

Visitors To Athens Invited To “Have Their Say” On Parthenon Marbles Dispute

Athens International Airport (AIA) will launch a new application that will give visitors of the city the chance to express their opinion, in an interactive way, on the Parthenon Marbles dispute between Greece and Britain.
Posted On 23 Oct 2014

TBEX 2014: A Golden Opportunity For Athens, Greece

"Hosting TBEX 2014 is an honor for the municipality and a golden opportunity for Athens," the city’s Mayor, Giorgos Kaminis, said on 22 October on the occasion of the TBEX Europe 2014, an event expected to boost the Greek capital’s profile as a tourism destination.
Posted On 22 Oct 2014

The Guardian Highlights The Best Of Athens, Greece, In New City Guide

"It would be criminal to come to Athens and miss the Acropolis but visitors who stick only to the city’s ancient past are missing out," The Guardian notes in its recently released online Athens city guide.
Posted On 16 Sep 2014

Aegina: Away From Athens But So Close!

Aegina, an island in the middle of the Saronic Gulf and in the vicinity of Salamina, Agistri, Poros, Methana, and, further out, Hydra and Spetses, is the second closest island to Athens.
Posted On 08 Sep 2014

Koufonissia Islands: Greek Destinations That Are An Absolute Must

The Koufonissia islands for many years enjoyed the privilege of being the quintessentially offbeat destination and an indirect statement against mainstream and more popular Cycladic neighbours.
Posted On 01 Sep 2014

Greek National Opera: “Opera alla Greca” In Athens

The Greek National Opera (GNO) will celebrate the Athenian summer with a large open-air surprise-concert on Tuesday 8 July in Athens city center.
Posted On 07 Jul 2014

Athens Among Most Popular #selfie Capitals Of The World

The capital city of Greece, Athens, is among the top 10 selfie capitals of the world, according to a list drawn up by travel site Suggestme.com.
Posted On 20 May 2014

Athens Poseidon Hotel – Early Spring Break Offer

Athens Poseidon Hotel - Early Spring Break Offer

GTP at WTM 2013 – Photo Report

Through a revamped pavilion and with more Greek exhibitors, Greece showed its best to the international travel trade sector at the 34th World Travel Market (WTM), held 4-7 November 2013 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.
Posted On 13 Nov 2013