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SEGAS Increases Entry Places for 42 km Athens Marathon to 18,500

Registration for the 2017 "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" opens on Monday, April 10, the Hellenic Athletics Federation - SEGAS has announced.

Antetokounmpo Bros Shoot Hoops in Heraklion

The Antetokounmpo brothers got the Cretan town of Heraklion on their toes shooting hoops last weekend when the two ultra athletes - Giannis and Thanasis - participated in a sports event organized by the Region of Crete and the Heraklion municipality.
Posted On 26 Apr 2016

Costa Navarino, Athens Airport, Benaki Show Casts Spotlight on 1st Modern Olympics

Commemorating 120 years since the first Modern Olympic Games, the Benaki Museum, the luxury Costa Navarino resort and Athens International Airport have teamed up to present the "Olympic Games 1896: The Historic Photos of Albert Mayer” photo exhibition.
Posted On 18 Apr 2016

Archaeological Site of Olympia

Olympia, the sanctuary of Zeus and birthplace of the Olympic Games, lies in a verdant valley of the western Peloponnese at the confluence of the rivers Alpheios and Kladeos. A landscape of great natural beauty, the whole valley was in ancient times thickly wooded and full of wild...
Posted On 09 May 2014
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Costa Navarino To Welcome Olympic Champion Nikos Kaklamanakis

Olympic gold medalist and sailing champion Nikos Kaklamanakis will visit Costa Navarino on Wednesday, 26 June, as part of a tour in Messinia to promote “lifelong fair play.”
Posted On 20 Jun 2013
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Hilton Athens Celebrates 50 Years In The Greek Capital

In April 1963, exactly 50 years ago, a landmark hotel opened its doors in Athens marking a new era of prosperity and development for the Greek tourism. “I agree with those who believe that the Hilton hotel in Athens is the most beautiful Hilton hotel in the world,” said the...
Posted On 20 Apr 2013

Stolen Antiquities from Olympia Recovered

The artefacts that had been stolen last year from the Olympia Museum of Ancient Olympic Games were recovered on November 24. The valuable antiquities are now safely kept in the Ancient Olympic Games Museum of Olympia and will be put back on display next week, along with the...

Olympic Air Flies Athletes To 2012 London Olympic Games

The Greek Olympic team and the Olympic Air crew in front of the Airbus A320 right before takeoff to the 2012 London Olympic Games. Olympic Air, official sponsor of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, carried the athletes to London on 23 July and 13 August.
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

Greece Opens Its “House” To The World In London 2012

Greece’s tourism potential, culture, history, political and economic developments and sports will be promoted this month at the “House of Hellenes” that will operate during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Posted On 27 Jul 2012

Attica Hotel Revenue Down in Jan-Sep 2009

Hotels in Attica saw their average hotel occupancy rates drop by 13.62 percent, 9.26 percent and 9.25 percent in five-, four- and three-star hotels respectively during the first nine months of 2009, according to recently announced figures of the monthly study of GBR Consulting.

Στους προγόνους μας πήρε 10 χρόνια για να κατασκευάσουν τον Παρθενώνα, σε μας χρειάστηκαν 33 χρόνια για να στεγάσουμε τα μάρμαρά του…

Το Σάββατο 20 Ιουνίου 2009, 33 χρόνια μετά τον πρώτο διαγωνισμό για την ανάθεση του έργου, το νέο Μουσείο της Ακρόπολης, το πολιτιστικό όραμα αρκετών Ελλήνων αλλά και ξένων που εμπράκτως έχουν αγωνιστεί για το όραμα αυτό, άνοιξε τις πύ...

Athens Goes International With New Ad Campaign

The tourism ministry recently announced the launch of an extensive advertising campaign for the promotion of Athens set for May and June that includes a series of actions and events to take place in the U.S. and Europe.

ABTA Says Greece Not Only “Sea and Sun”

Tour operators have improved holiday offers to Greece and promote a wide variety of packages such as adventure travel, spa, island tours, city breaks and wedding packages to show that there is much more to Greece than just beaches, according to this year's "2009 Travel Trends...

Greek Hospitality Market Analyzed

Greece cannot compete on a price basis with new destinations under its current hospitality cost structure but the country has the necessary element to reinvent itself, reshape its product, and market itself efficiently in order to maintain the positive publicity and the momentum...

City of Athens Officially Takes On the ICG’s in 2009

The 43rd International Children's Games in 2009 has been officially taken on by the City of Athens as an agreement was signed recently between the Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis and the president of the International Children's Games (ICG) Committee, Torsten Rasch.

Positive Tourism Trend to Athens Continues

A recent study shows that tourists to Greece's capital spend more money, visit more sites and keep hotels more profitable, and it appears that the trend will continue.

Athens Tourism Before and After the Games

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company, in the context of the creation of a ‘tourism observatory’ for the City of Athens, conducted a study entitled ‘Registered Athens Tourism Study—from pre-Olympic to the post-Olympic period: The influence of the Olympic Games and...

Athens Hotels After the 2004 Olympics

A report was recently released in regards to the effects the Athens 2004 Olympic Games had on the hotels of the Greek capital.

Beijing & Athens Form Bond

A Memorandum of Brotherhood was signed recently in Beijing between Beijing Capital International Airport, which is preparing to host the 2008 Olympic Games, and Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, which four years ago had the the honor to welcome and bid...

Sports Tourism On the Table

The postgraduate program in business management of the Athens University of Economics and Business recently held the first Panhellenic Conference and International Symposium on Sports Tourism.