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Tourist Arrivals from Iran to Greece Expected to Soar in 2016

The number of visitors from Iran to Greece could soar to more than 20,000 this year if visa procedures are improved, Iranian travel agents said during the second Greek Tourism Workshop that took place recently in Tehran.
Posted On 18 Feb 2016

Ellinair Adds New Destinations to Growing International Network for 2016

Greek carrier Ellinair has added additional destinations to its international network, which will substantially boost connectivity between popular Greek destinations and renowned cities abroad.
Posted On 16 Feb 2016

Thessaloniki Tourism Resilient, Aims tο Stimulate Overnighters

The northern port city of Thessaloniki has proven to be resilient despite the ongoing political turmoil in Greece, with incoming tourism holding ground, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association said recently.
Posted On 12 Feb 2016

Greek Gov’t to Cut Some ‘Remote’ Island Air Routes

The government is considering to abolish some state-subsidized airline routes to remote Greek islands, Infrastructure and Transports Minister Christos Spirtzis said this week.
Posted On 11 Feb 2016

Waterways in Greece Get ‘Green’ Light, Move to Next Phase

The waterway projects at four Greek destinations have received relevant environmental licensing and can now move to the next phase of completion while the government explores ways to incorporate the projects into the country's "Fast Track" law, which accelerates the licensing...
Posted On 11 Feb 2016

Halkidiki Goes 5-star as 25 New Hotels Pop Up Since 2000

The popular Halkidiki peninsula in Northern Greece has grown into a hot luxury destination with more than 25 new hotel units constructed in the last 15 years, according to a study released by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).
Posted On 09 Feb 2016

TV Spot Released for 3rd Nafplio Marathon

The historic town of Nafplio, in the Peloponnese, will welcome runners and athletes, professionals and amateurs, on March 6 for the 3rd Nafplio Marathon.
Posted On 08 Feb 2016

North Aegean Islands Shine at Turkey’s EMITT 2016

Taking under consideration that tourism can bridge Greece and Turkey in the context of development, the North Aegean Region showcased 10 inhabited Greek islands to Turkish professionals and visitors at this year's East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT in Istanbul.
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

Santorini Mayor Discusses Airport Revamp with New Manager

Senior executives of the Fraport AG-Slentel consortium, which will take over the management of 14 Greek regional airports, recently briefed the Mayor of Thira, Anastasios – Nikolaos Zorzos, on their plans for Santorini Airport.
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

EMITT 2016: Thessaloniki Hoteliers Show Best to Turkish Travel Agents

Aiming to attract more Turkish tourists to Thessaloniki this year, the northern city's hotel association examined ways to expand partnerships with travel agencies in Turkey during this year's East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran January 28-31 in...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016

Mt Athos Area Promo Plan Takes Center Stage at Turkey’s EMITT

The Halkidiki region, its tourism offerings and options were presented during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT held in Istanbul, Turkey, last week.
Posted On 01 Feb 2016

EMITT 2016: Lesvos Petrified Forest Introduced to Turkish Travel Agents

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos and other unique natural monuments of the North Aegean islands were introduced to a group of Turkish travel agents from Izmir during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT in Istanbul.
Posted On 29 Jan 2016

Travel Massive: Hello Johannesburg, Meet Thessaloniki

In efforts to get the word across continents and connect travel insiders through free events around the world, Travel Massive Thessaloniki joined forces with its chapter in Johannesburg for the second event held in the northern port city last week aiming to promote it and region...

Lufthansa Appoints Konstantinos Tzevelekos as New GM for Greece & Cyprus

Konstantinos Tzevelekos has been appointed by the Lufthansa Group as its General Manager in Greece & Cyprus, effective as of January 29.
Posted On 26 Jan 2016

Greece’s Halkidiki Lures Investments for Tourism Projects

The region of Halkidiki in northern Greece, has attracted more than 300 million euros in investments in tourism in the last three years, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) said this week.
Posted On 21 Jan 2016

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Zoom in on Austrian Tourists

Introducing novel tourism products that will suit the tastes of Austrian travelers is the Thessaloniki Hotels Association’s (THA) latest project following the insight gained during the Ferien Μesse International Tourism Fair held in Vienna last week.
Posted On 20 Jan 2016

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

Hellenic Seaplanes expects to operate its first hydroplane waterways in Greece as of this summer.
Posted On 11 Jan 2016

Thessaloniki Dance Festival 2016 to Hold Six Competitions in Two Days

Dance seminars, exciting parties and six competitions will be featured at the "TDF - Thessaloniki Dance Festival", the largest festival of competitive dancing in Greece, to be held for the second consecutive year in Thessaloniki on April 9-10, 2016.
Posted On 04 Jan 2016

‘Alexander the Great’ Marathon to Soar on Ellinair Wings

Travel experts Mouzenidis Group and organizers of the International “Alexander the Great” marathon have announced that they have joined forces ahead of the major Thessaloniki running event to be held on April 3rd.
Posted On 23 Dec 2015

Hellenic Seaways Expresses Interest to Connect Greek Islands, Thessaloniki to Izmir

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways recently expressed its interest to operate new routes from Izmir to the Greek islands and Thessaloniki.
Posted On 14 Dec 2015