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Greek Museums, Sites Begin To Cash In On Extended Opening Hours Scheme

The Greek Government’s decision to extend the opening hours of the country’s most popular museums and archaeological sites seems to be paying off as visitor numbers and revenue from receipts showed an impressive increase in April.

No “Ski Week” Holiday For Greek Schools In 2015

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers’ proposal for the establishment of a new annual school holiday period in Greece, so families could take a vacation during the winter, will not launch in 2015 after all.

2014 Holy Spirit Monday Holiday: The Greeks Opt For Greece

With the Holy Spirit Monday approaching on 9 June, the Greeks are getting ready for a long weekend holiday getaway.

“Socrates Now” Comes To Athens, Greece – Third Year Of Performances In English

Αfter a successful tour in Australia and New Zealand, Plato's timeless classic The Apology of Socrates will come to life with "Socrates Now" this summer beneath the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, for the third year, starring Emmy Award winner Yannis Simonides.

“La Triaviata” In The Air: Aegean Airlines Celebrates 15th Birthday With Opera Performance

Those that flew on Aegean Airlines A3115 flight from Thessaloniki to Athens on 28 May were speechless when two passengers suddenly rose from their seats and performed "La Triaviata" of Verdi!

AirFastTickets Supports Greek Bone Marrow Donor Bank “Orama Elpidas”

For the next two years, the trips of the personnel of the Volunteer Bone Marrow Donor Bank "Orama Elpidas" to various cities and villages in Greece for the collection of bone marrow samples, will be covered by Greek online travel booking company AirFastTickets.

Athens Marathon Expo 2014 Announced

Greece will be promoted as a sports tourism destination through the "Athens Marathon Expo 2014 the Authentic" on 6-8 November 2014 at the TaeKwonDo Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre at Palio Faliro.

Pelion Resort In Greece Gets 2014 Excellence Award

Greece's Pelion Resort in Portaria, Pelion, has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for the second year in a row.

Cyprus Airways Appoints General Sales Agent For Greece

Cyprus’s national carrier Cyprus Airways has appointed Top Kinisis Hellas as its exclusive General Sales Agent (GSA) in Greece to market the airline's routes.

Greece’s Capsis Elite Resort Releases Facebook App For Wellness Services

The five-star Capsis Elite Resort - Out of the blue on Crete has released a new Facebook application for the resort’s specialized wellness services.

Minoan Lines Reports Turnover Increase For First Quarter Of 2014

Greek passenger ferry company Minoan Lines reported a 3.3 percent turnover increase during the three first months of 2014.

Greece: Tourism Driving Up Demand For More Hotel Investments

Greek tourism professionals recently pointed out that investments for high class hotels must be made in Greece for the country to keep pace with expected growth.

Posidonia 2014 Welcomes Shipping World To Greece

The Posidonia 2014 shipping exhibition, which will take place 2-6 June at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, is expected to be the biggest in the event’s long history, organizers said at a press conference held on 29 May.

STR Global: Athens Among Key Market Performers For April 2014

Hotels in Athens, Greece, last month reported the largest increase in occupancy on a European level, according to data released by STR Global on the European hotel industry for April 2014.

Greek Gastronomy Goes To Hong Kong

The Chef's Club of Greece will present authentic Greek cuisine and delicious dishes prepared exclusively with Greek products to residents of one of Hong Kong's most luxurious hotels.

Patmos, Greece, To Inaugurate “Paths Of Culture”

The "Paths of Culture" of Patmos Island in Greece will be inaugurated by the Elliniki Etairia – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage and the pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage Europa Nostra on 7 June 2014.

Greek Island Limnos Comes To Flisvos Marina, Athens

The Greek Island of Limnos will be "present" at Flisvos Marina in Paleo Faliro on Saturday 31 May to promote its tourism potential to Athenians and tourists.

Costa Navarino Launches New Art Exhibition For 2014

Costa Navarino in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese, Greece, has launched another dynamic concept at its contemporary art platform "Costa Navarino: Engaging Art."

Club Hotel Casino Loutraki: Επαναλειτουργία του καζίνο Λουτρακίου επιδιώκει η διοίκησή του

Η επιχείρηση προγραμματίζει να ανοίξει το καζίνο με τη βάρδια του Σαββάτου και καλεί τους εργαζόμενους αυτής της βάρδιας και εν συνεχεία όλους τους εργαζόμενους σύμφωνα με το πρόγραμμα να προσέ...

Greece To Welcome 19m International Arrivals, Tourism Body Sets New Goal For 2014

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has for the third time since December revised its 2014 arrival forecast.