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Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 16 Jan 2015

Ministry Invites Greek Cities to Vie for 2021 European Cultural Capital

The Greek culture ministry announced on Wednesday, the launch of website ecoc2021.culture.gr, inviting Greek cities interested in becoming Europe’s Cultural Capital in 2021 to submit applications.
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

CNN Tips Tourists to Travel to Greece in the Winter

CNN Travel suggests putting the summery Greece of sea and sun behind and experience Greece in the winter through its December selection of six spectacular getaways.
Posted On 31 Dec 2014

Domotel Group to Manage Arachova’s Anemolia Resort

Domotel Luxury Boutique and Lifestyle Hotels group takes on the management of the Anemolia Resort & Conference in the popular town of Arachova, central Greece, as of January 1.
Posted On 31 Dec 2014

Region of Central Macedonia Reveals Plans for a 12-month Tourism Season

Extending the season to 12 months with alternative forms of tourism is the main priority of the Region of Central Macedonia’s strategy for next year.
Posted On 24 Dec 2014

New Travel Package to Add Culture to Conference Tourism in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki's Olympic Museum and Mediterranean Palace Hotel have embarked on an initiative that aims to simultaneously boost the conference and cultural side of the Greek northern city to a global audience.
Posted On 17 Dec 2014

‘Thessaloniki. A Big Heart!’ – New Tourism Campaign Showcases Northern Greek City

"Thessaloniki. A Big Heart!" is the new slogan of the northern Greek city to promote tourism throughout the country and abroad.
Posted On 10 Dec 2014

Ministry Invites Greek Cities to Apply for European Cultural Capital

The culture ministry has called on Greek cities interested in becoming Europe’s Cultural Capital for 2021 to submit applications.
Posted On 10 Dec 2014

Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Connection on the Agenda

Connecting Thessaloniki to Smyrna via regular ferry routes may take off in the coming months, Turkish authorities told a Greek delegation on the sidelines of the international Travel Turkey Izmir fair held in Smyrna (Izmir).
Posted On 09 Dec 2014

Greece’s Culture and History to Receive Extra Promotion

Greece's rich culture and history will receive extra worldwide promotion through a new collaboration between the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.
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

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

Qatar Airways Introduces Middle Eastern Hospitality to Thessaloniki, Greece

Qatar Airways gave Thessaloniki, Greece, a taste of Middle Eastern hospitality and five-star services at this year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, organized by TIF-Helexpo in November. The airline participated in the Greek expo for the second consecutive year.
Posted On 02 Dec 2014

Ukraine International Airlines Announces 2015 Service To Thessaloniki, Greece

Ukraine International Airlines will launch direct flights between Boryspil International Airport and Thessaloniki International Airport in Greece during summer 2015.
Posted On 01 Dec 2014

Transavia.com Opens Sales from Thessaloniki to Paris

Transavia.com will offer three flights per week (every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) between Thessaloniki and Paris.
Posted On 28 Nov 2014

Educational Tourism a Priority for Central Macedonia Region, Greece

The Region of Central Macedonia invited tour operators, journalists and educators from Italy’s Lombardy region to join them “In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great” during a recent presentation in Milan of the region as a leading all-year-round destination ideal for educational...
Posted On 28 Nov 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

Balkans, Turkey and Mid East Markets Key to Making Thessaloniki Top Tourist Choice

Targeting markets in the Balkans, Middle East and Turkey and attracting international hotel brands will help place the northern port city of Thessaloniki among the top tourist destinations, tourism consultants HVS said in a recent report.
Posted On 27 Nov 2014

Greece-based Mouzenidis Group to Expand Network, Lease New Planes

The Mouzenidis Group has announced plans to expand operations of its fledgling carrier Ellinair with the extension of its network and the lease of two new planes to better service the increasing number of tourists expected to visit Greece in the coming summer season.
Posted On 19 Nov 2014