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Greek Authorities at a Loss Over Refugee Crisis

Municipal authorities on the Aegean islands impacted by the increasing influx of refugees are calling on the government to take immediate action.

Larissa: A Central Greece City Break Destination in the Making

Larissa stakeholders in tourism and trade are now joining forces to attract tourism to the region with a focus on culture.

Greek Decision to Remove Thessaloniki Metro Station Finds Triggers Uproar

The decision to transfer a section of an ancient Roman road discovered during excavation works for Thessaloniki's metro, has triggered the angered reaction of archaeologists.

Kalamata Pays Tribute to Olive Oil with Music, Nutrition, Know-how

The potential of extra virgin olive oil, Greece’s most prized product and export, was featured during a tribute event held recently in Kalamata, marking World Olive Oil Day.

EU Court Rules Against French Hoteliers’ Airbnb Claim

The EU’s highest court has rejected a French hotels association suit against Airbnb, ruling that the home-sharing platform is not required to hold a real estate agent's licence in order to operate in France.

Greek Investments Minister Says Works on Hellinikon to Start ‘As Planned’ in 2020

The Hellinikon project will move ahead as planned despite the recent delays, according to Greek Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

Fishing Tourism in Greece: An Untapped Resource

Despite having a legal framework in place since 2015, Greece still hasn’t tapped into the vast potential of sustainable fishing tourism.

AirBaltic Brings Magnetic Latvia Closer to Greece

If the cards are played right, Latvia is bound to become a go-to destination in the coming years with airBaltic paving the way.

Singapore Airlines Launches New A350 Out of Istanbul Airport

Singapore Airlines aims to offer less jet lag and more fuel efficiency with its Airbus A350-900LR which was recently launched out of Turkey.

‘Uncooperative’ Short-term Rental Platforms May Face Stiff Fines in Greece

Home sharing platforms operating in Greece, which fail to provide information requested by the country’s tax authority, may soon be faced with hefty fines.

The New ‘Editor Athens Hotel’ Aims to Offer Hip Hospitality

The four-star Editor Hotel Athens has opened its doors near the city's landmark sites to offer visitors an urban getaway in the heart of the bustling Greek capital.

Greece Mulls New Measures to Clamp Down on Illegal Home Sharing

Aiming to address tax evasion, Greece is preparing to introduce stringent measures for undeclared home sharing activity.

Peloponnese Chambers Join Forces to Promote Tourism, Agrifood

Tourism and the primary sector with emphasis on agrifood were at the center of this year’s Peloponnisos Expo held in the city of Tripoli.

Greece – China Cement Ties with 16 Strategic Deals

Greece and China paved the way for strong partnerships in dozens of areas during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Athens.

Greece Re-examines Golden Visa Scheme to Boost Investments

Greece is moving ahead with changes in its investor visa scheme that may include a fluctuating minimum investment requirement.

New Working Group to Examine Acropolis Area Building Limits

A new working group has been set up and tasked with re-examining building terms and limits applicable to the Acropolis area in Athens.

Thomas Cook: Greece Aims to Cover Lost Ground via Tourism Promo Drive

A new tourism campaign to launch in Greece in January, is one of many emergency measures taken in the aftermath of Thomas Cook’s collapse.

Foreign Ministry Event Presents Greece’s No-deal Brexit Plans

Greece recently presented its post-Brexit measures for trade, business, tourism and agriculture at a Foreign Ministry event in Athens.

Greek Hotels Chief: Biggest Challenge 2020 Gap After Thomas Cook’s Demise

Greek hospitality stakeholders must work together to address the consequences Thomas Cook’s collapse will have on tourism next year, says HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.