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Minister Varoufakis Pledges Not to Raise VAT on Greek Islands This Tourism Season

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gave assurance on Thursday that there will be no increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for the Greek islands amid this year's tourism season.

Athens Rises 20 Places in World Conference and Conventions Ranking

The newly released ICCA (International Congresses and Conventions Association) rankings for city destinations show Athens rising 20 places in the world ranking from 47th to 27th globally for hosting conferences and conventions.

Delta Increases Summer Capacity From Athens, Greece

Delta Air Lines is adding five more weekly flights between Athens International Airport and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport effective June 2, 2015.

European Parliament Extends Package Travel Protection to Online Services

In an unprecedented move earlier this month, the European Parliament and Council reached a deal which when put into effect will offer the same legal protection to online buyers putting together their own package holidays as it does to those purchasing from traditional tour operators.

GNTO: Efforts Needed for Greece to Top ‘Blue Flag’ Beach List

Greece next year can top the Blue Flag quality award list if efforts are made by both local authorities and tourism professionals, according to the president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Elissavet Hatzinikolaou.

Creta Maris Marks 40 Years of Hospitality, Quality Services in True Cretan Style

Art shows, concerts, parties and traditional happenings in true Cretan style were at the centre of weeklong celebrations for Creta Maris’ 40-year anniversary.

Athens’ Industrial Gas Museum to Be Honored On ‘International Museum Day’

The International Council of Museums – Hellenic National Committee will honor the Industrial Gas Museum in Athens on the occasion of International Museum Day 2015 on May 18.

Green Groups Call on EU Citizens to Speak Up Online Against Commission’s ‘Hostile’ Nature Laws

Over 100 environmental NGOs are inviting Europeans to join online Europe-wide campaign “Alarm for Nature” against a “hostile” deregulation policy pursued by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

‘Love Your Local Market’ Initiative Goes Greek

Greece joins the international “Love Your Local Market” celebrations running on May 15-23 at the vibrant central market in Redi, under the motto: “Eat Right, Shop at the Local Market”, summoning city dwellers to return to the city’s open air markets for local fresh products.

Minoan Lines: Εκπτωση 50% σε μαθητές για τις Πανελλαδικές Εξετάσεις 2015

Οι Μινωικές Γραμμές προσφέρουν στους υποψήφιους μαθητές, στους μαθητές με ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες, που συμμετέχουν στις Πανελλήνιες Εξετάσεις, και στα μέλη των οικογενειών τους που τους συνοδεύουν, 50% έκπτωση στις μετακινήσεις τους στα εξεταστικά κέντρα της Αθήνας, με ...

ICOM: Διεθνής Ημέρα Μουσείων 2015, με ελεύθερη είσοδο, στις 18 Μαΐου – Πρόγραμμα Εκδηλώσεων

Η 18η Μαΐου είναι αφιερωμένη κάθε χρόνο σε ένα συγκεκριμένο θέμα που αφορά στα μουσεία και στην προστασία της πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς.