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Athens’ Psyrri Quarter Evolving into Airbnb Neighborhood

The once buzzing Athens neighborhood of Psyrri is coming back to life as more and more buyers invest in short-term rentals, boutique hotels and accommodation facilities.

Western Crete Study Sees Rise in Traveler Satisfaction, Numbers

Travelers to Western Crete appear to be satisfied with restaurant services, accommodation, local hospitality and transport, according to a recent study.

Peloponnese Tourism Professionals Working to Create the Arcadia Riviera

Actions are underway to put dozens of Kynouria's small mountain and coastal villages on the tourism map, while creating experiences that will bring tourists back to Arcadia.

Home Sharing Breathes Life into Underdeveloped Athens Neighborhoods

The growing Airbnb phenomenon in Greece is now penetrating underdeveloped neighborhoods in Athens, breathing life and creating new conditions of safety and business activity.

Athens Among World’s Top 15 Maritime Capitals

Athens is among the leading 15 maritime capitals and in the top two shipping centers of the world, according to the "Leading Maritime Capitals of the World" report for 2019.

Action Plan to Transform Arcadia into the ‘Tuscany of Greece’

The Arcadia Chamber has plans to turn the area into the “Tuscany of Greece” and Tripoli into a citybreak destination that will serve as a base for the entire region.

Obama Says ‘Concrete Demands’ Necessary for Gov’ts to Take Tourism Seriously

“Concrete and specific” demands from stakeholders can take tourism to the next level," said former US president Barack Obama during the WTTC 2019 Global Summit in Seville, Spain.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Runs into More Obstacles

A 600-million-euro investment for the expansion of Piraeus Port is up in the air after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council.

Greek Wonder Navagio Beach Re-opens to Visitors  

Greece’s Navagio beach, located on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, will re-open for the summer season after authorities and experts identified safe zones.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

Outdated Acropolis Building Law Spurs More Reactions by Residents

Athens residents have appealed to the Council of State, claiming that zoning laws allowing permits for constructions in the immediate area of the Acropolis, are unconstitutional.

From ITB to #FoodExpo2019 Greek Breakfast Expands Outward

After winning over the crowds at ITB Berlin earlier this month, the ever-growing Greek Breakfast project made its debut at the Greece Food Expo 2019 in Athens.

Greek Gov’t Plans to Extend Remote Island Discounts to Air Transport

Air travel will be included in Greece's transport equivalent program, which offers special discounts for the transportation of goods and people to/from 49 remote Greek islands.

Greek Archaeological Council Revokes Decision for Building in the Acropolis Area

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council revoked a 2018 decision to allow the erection of a nine-storey building at the foot of the Acropolis after fierce reactions.

Greek Golden Visa Scheme to Offer New Investment Options

Aiming to bring in much-needed revenue, the Greek government is examining ways to expand the current golden visa scheme to include investments in shares and bonds.

Antigon Urban Chic Hotel Experience Winning Awards and Traveler Hearts

In under six months of operation, the Antigon Urban Chic Hotel in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, has managed to win over crowds and awards.

SETE Chief Says Short-term Rental Boom Needs ‘Same Rules for All’

Rules must apply to all equally, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos referring to actions announced by three home-sharing associations in Greece.

Hollywood Shooting Closes off Athens’ Syntagma Square

Athens’ Syntagma Square will be closed off on Sunday, 10 March for the filming needs of 'Born to be Murdered', a joint US-Italian Hollywood production.

Greek Ventures Among Europe’s Top 10 Most Innovative in 2014 – 2016

Greece has moved up three ranks claiming ninth spot among the top 10 EU countries with the most innovative business ventures over 2014-2016.

EU’s ‘EDEN’ Ranks Patra 2nd for Social Media Outreach

Patra in Western Greece has been ranked second for the efficiency and success of its online communication strategy, according to an EDEN report.