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Greece Sees Impressive Increase of Foreign Arrivals in First Quarter of 2015

The first three months of 2015 posted an impressive increase in foreign arrivals from abroad to Greece, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Wednesday.

Greek Orthodox Easter Revelry and Reverence

Tolling bells echo in the background as Greeks hustle and bustle to get everything done before Holy Friday. This is the darkest day of the year for the Orthodox faithful as they mourn Christ’s passing. No activities are allowed on this day.
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Holy Week Hours for Greek Museums, Sites Announced

The Greek Culture Ministry on Wednesday announced the opening hours of all state-run museums, archaeological sites and monuments during the Easter holiday.

AEGEAN Cancels Flights Due to French Air Traffic Controllers Strike on April 8-9

Aegean Airlines will cancel flights to and from Paris on Wednesday and Thursday (April 8-9) due to a French air traffic controllers' strike.

Greek Shipowners Call for the Creation of a National Cruise Committee

A national committee that will oversee matters of cruise travel was the focus of a recent meeting between the board of the Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) and government officials.

Over 24.2 Million Tourists Visit Greece in 2014

An increased number of international arrivals to Greece augmented tourism revenue in 2014 to 13.4 billion euros, the central bank said this week.

Ikos Oceania in Halkidiki Opens its Doors Following Full Rebrand

The Ikos Oceania in Halkidiki, Greece, officially re-opened and is the first of two new Ikos Resorts properties to open this year.

Ryanair Launches Low Cost Athens Winter 2015 Schedule

Ryanair on Wednesday launched its Athens winter 2015 schedule with five new routes from the Greek capital to Warsaw Modlin, Berlin Schönefeld, Budapest, Bratislava, and Santorini.

Larissa to Bid for 2021 European Capital of Culture Title

Larissa, the capital and biggest city of the Thessaly region in Greece, will bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Cities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina Team Up to Promote Tourism

In their efforts to boost tourism and promote their cities as prime tourist destinations, the northern Greece municipalities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina signed a memorandum of cooperation before laying out the groundwork for a common strategy during a day event held last week.

Macedonia-Thrace Region Troubled With Drop in Tourism, To Refocus Promotional Strategy

In efforts to revive dwindling tourist interest, the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace has decided to place tourism at the center of its development strategy with the aim to “rebrand” the wider location as a "tourist destination of excellence”.

Sony World Photography Awards 2015: George Papapostolou Wins Greece National Award

Greek photographer George Papapostolou was announced last month as the winner of the Greece National Award category in this year's Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, showcasing the very best in international contemporary imagery.