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Crete Covid-19 Cases Soar, New Lockdown-style Measures Ordered

Greek authorities have ordered strict Covid-19 measures for Rethymno, Crete, and extended measures in Chania and Heraklion until August 25, after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Athens View Balcon: A Delicious Break at Elia Ermou Hotel

The Elia Ermou Athens and its in-house restaurant, the Athens View Balcon, are a welcome addition to the Greek capital’s hotel scene.

Greece Slams British Museum for Lack of Care, Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Greece says British Museum is not caring for the Parthenon Marbles and calls for their return to their homeland.

Rising Covid-19 Cases in Greece Not Tourism-related

The rise in Covid-19 cases in Greece over the past few weeks cannot be attributed to inbound travelers, says infectious disease expert Charalambos Gogos.

Northern Evia Professionals Launch Tourism Campaign After Fires

Tourism professionals on the Greek island of Evia, which saw thousands of hectares of woodland ravaged by fires, have launched an online campaign to raise awareness and garner support to rebuild their future.

Greek PM Says Saving Lives a Priority in Natural Disasters

Protecting all forms of life in natural disasters is a key priority, said Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday in the aftermath of the country’s worst fires in decades.

Challenges and Chances Ahead for Greece’s Coastal Shipping

Greece’s coastal shipping sector suffered a blow in the last year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with the renewal of its fleet being an urgent priority.

Minister Presents Actions to Restore Athens’ Fire-hit Tatoi Estate

The Greek Culture Ministry has presented restoration actions that are planned to address the damage caused by recent forest fires to the 4,000-hectare royal estate at Tatoi.

Greece in State of Emergency as Fires Rage On

Greece declared a state of emergency on Thursday until August 9 as dozens of fires continued to burn in the wider Athens area, on Evia island, in Central and Northern Greece and in the Peloponnese.

Greece Struggles to Save Olympics Birthplace as More Fires Break Out

As temperatures continue to soar in Greece, firefighters are battling forest fires in various parts of the country, including near Ancient Olympia and its temples.

Greece Forest Fires Rage on Flared by Heatwave

Dozens of forests fires have broken out across Greece in conditions of extreme heat with the largest at the northwest Athens suburb of Varibobi and Evia island.

Greece Pushes for Covid-19 Vaccination with New Incentives and Laws

Greek authorities are introducing a new round of Covid-19 incentives and measures including mandatory vaccination for certain groups.

Covid-19: Greece to Increase Quarantine Hotels, Ship Isolation Cabins

Greek authorities have decided to increase the number of Covid-19 quarantine hotels and ship isolation cabins to address the rise of cases in Greece.

Greek Experts Warn of More Mykonos-style Measures for Other Islands

Greek health experts are warning that Covid-19 measures like those imposed on Mykonos over the weekend may be ordered for other Greek islands.

EY: More Foreign Investors Betting on Greece

Greece is winning over more foreign investors climbing to 23rd spot in 2020 in Europe from 29th in 2019, according to the latest Ernst & Young (EY) report.

Infrastructure, Connectivity Key to Keeping Cruise Companies in Greece

Greece is taking steps to accelerate port infrastructure upgrades and ensure stronger air connectivity in order to handle more cruise ships and passengers in the future, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Thessaloniki’s ONOMA Hotel: Smart, Sexy and Fun

Cool, flexible, pioneering and wallet-friendly luxury in short best describes the ONOMA Hotel, the newest member of Anatolia Hospitality in Thessaloniki.

Greece’s Indoor Restaurants, Venues Only for the Vaccinated 

Starting July 16, indoor venues such as restaurants, bars, and theaters will only be accepting vaccinated and seated-only customers.

Delta Variant Forces Greece to Re-examine Curfews, Lockdowns and Vaccination

Greece will re-examine curfews, local lockdowns, mandatory vaccinations and mask wearing as Covid-19 cases soar.

Plans for Greece’s First ‘Green’ Skyscraper Presented

Plans for Greece’s first ‘green’ skyscraper, to go up along the Athenian Riviera as part of The Ellinikon project, were recently presented by Lamda Development.