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Ithaki Faces Isolation, No Direct Ferry Service, Lacking Health Infrastructure

The lack of a direct ferry route to Ithaki was discussed between the Ionian island’s mayor Dionysis Stanitsas and KEDE president George Patoulis.

Minoan Lines: Cancellations, Amendments Due to New 48-hour Strike

Minoan Lines' itineraries on the Adriatic line will be amended on May 18-19, due to a second 48-hour strike called by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association.

Patra Tourism Picks Up Pace Boosted by Culture & Shopping Program

The seaside town of Patra is beginning to see its efforts pay off as more than 61,000 tourists have already booked their holidays there, according to the Achaia Chamber.

Run Greece Patra 2016

Following three successful years, Run Greece begins again its journey around the Greece. On October 9, the city of Patra will be the last stop of Run Greece’s series of events for 2016.

Greeks Pick Thessaloniki for March 25 Long Weekend Getaway

Greek Independence Day, the national holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, is on Friday, giving all of us an automatic long weekend! According to a recent survey, Thessaloniki is the top choice of Greek travellers.
Posted On 23 Mar 2016

Waterway Network in the Ionian Expected Soon

Greece's first waterway network is expected to operate in the Ionian this year as licenses are expected to be granted soon for waterways at the destinations of Paxi, Patra, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Lefkada.
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.
Posted On 18 Jan 2016

Kavala Basketball Team Hits the Courts Wearing Airotel’s Logo

The logo of hotel chain Airotel Group of Companies will adorn the jerseys of the Kavala basketball team for the 2015-2016 season.
Posted On 03 Dec 2015

Tourist Guide For The Disabled

The National Confederation of Disabled People has released a guide for recreational activities in Greece that addresses accessibility and infrastructure for disabled citizens and visitors of Greek cities and prefectures (hotels, museums, restaurants, cafes and other services).

New Travel Agency Association Forms Board of Directors

The newly established Association of Tourism Agencies of Western Greece in Patra recently formed its board of directors.

Superfast Ferries FAM Trip for Port Agents

Superfast Ferries recently invited several port agents on a three-day familiarization trip to Italy. The group, made up of company executives from several departments and Adriatic coast port agents from Patra, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Bari and Ancona, boarded Superfast V for Bari.
Posted On 01 Jul 2008

HATTA Elects A New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently held its annual general assembly and voted for its new board of directors. The general assembly was attended by a plethora of members from the travel sector, tourism industry dignitaries, travel...
Posted On 01 May 2008

First Activetrip Exhibition in Patra a Great Success

The first ACTIVETRIP exhibition on new and special forms of tourism was held successfully in Patras from 29 February to 2 March. Some 1,200 visitors, 50 exhibitors and a plethora of regional and tourism representatives from all over Greece took part in the exhibition. The general...
Posted On 01 Apr 2008

AirSea Lines Suspends Flights to Aegean

AirSea Lines officially suspended its programmed flights from Lavrio seadrome to islands in the Aegean but it said it would continue flights as planned for the Ionian islands and Brindisi, Italy, from Patra.
Posted On 01 Sep 2007

AirSea Lines Doesn’t Just Imagine The Possibilities

Some eighty representatives of the local tourism and travel industry attended the recent seminar organized by AirSea Lines under the auspice of the Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel Agencies. During this event they were informed of the developments, services and network...
Posted On 01 Aug 2007

Panorama Welcomed Consumers

Although this year's Panorama welcomed a barrage of new visitors, the number of tourism professionals to the fair appeared minimal when compared with past years. Most said the venue, Expo Athens, Anthoussa, was too far away for them.
Posted On 01 Jun 2006

Ferry Ticket Prices Liberalized

Legislation to liberalize ferry ticket prices for third class fares and vehicles was signed by the Ministry of Merchant Marine, and includes ferries departing from the ports of Pireaus, Rafina, Lavrio, Kimi, to and from Elefsina, and from Patra to Kerkyra.
Posted On 01 Jun 2006

Opening the Door to High-Priced Tourism Investments

The Hellenic Investment Center succeeded in freeing nine investment proposals, valued at 872.5 million euros, from bureaucratic deadlock. Four of these investment project proposals are for tourism enterprises.
Posted On 01 Apr 2006