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Strong Earthquake Hits Athens

Athens was hit by an earthquake measuring 5.2 magnitude on Friday afternoon, according to the Institute of Geodynamics of the Athens National Observatory.

Greek Airports Welcome 25.5m Travelers in H1 2019

Greek airports handled 25.5 million passengers in the first half of 2019, up by 5.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Hellinikon and Skyscrapers Get Green Light

Greece’s highest court has approved a presidential decree covering the terms of the Hellinikon master plan, including the construction of six skyscrapers along the Athenian Riviera.

Parnitha Casino Relocation to Enter Next Phase in Fall

The terms for the relocation of the Parnitha Casino to Marousi - scheduled for completion by 2021 - will go up for public consultation in the coming fall.

Greece Calls Off ID Card Competition, Relaunches Citizen Card Tender

Greece’s citizen protection ministry has called off tender for the issue of new IDs, saying it will relaunch a competition for securer cards.

Marketing Greece Launches New #ShareYourGreece Campaign

Marketing Greece has launched a new campaign, inviting travelers to share their impression of Greece and some of their best travel experiences through social media.

‘Democracy and Spirituality Weekend’ at Costa Navarino by the New York Times

Prominent personalities, key opinion leaders and influencers from all over the world will gather at Costa Navarino in Messinia, in October for the “Democracy & Spirituality Weekend”.

GB Roof Garden, Tudor Hall Restaurants Win ‘Best Award of Excellence’ for 2019

The GB Roof Garden and Tudor Hall restaurants in Athens, have been honored with the 2019 Best Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator magazine.

New ‘Agora Residence’ Welcomes Travelers to Chios

The newly-established Agora Residence, located on Chios in the northern Aegean, recently opened its doors to welcome its guests for the summer season.

MSc in Sustainable Tourism: Application Deadline Extended to July 26

The application deadline for the MSc in sustainable tourism, launched by the Harokopio and Aegean universities and Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, has been extended to July 26.

Πλησιάζει το ετήσιο ραντεβού με το Andros Trail Race

Πλησιάζει ο συναρπαστικός αγώνας ορεινού τρεξίματος των Κυκλάδων, το Andros Trail Race, που φέτος θα διεξαχθεί το Σαββατοκύριακο 28-29 Σεπτεμβρίου.

Theoharis: Shielding Greek Tourism Key for Future

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis called for a strategic plan which will lay the foundations so that Greek tourism can enter a new era.
Athens, Greece. Photo Source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas
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Lower H1 Occupancy Rates Concern Athens Hoteliers

Occupancy levels at hotels in Athens recorded a 3.8 percent decline, while revenue per room decreased by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2019.

Ministry Takes Action to Promote Halkidiki Tourism to Foreign Markets

The Tourism Ministry has announced measures aimed at promoting Halkidiki’s tourism offerings to its target markets.
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Konstantinos Loulis Appointed New Tourism Secretary General

Greek entrepreneur Konstantinos Loulis has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Tourism Ministry.

Ursula von der Leyen Voted First Female European Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen steps in on November 1, as the new European Commission president and the first woman to take on the five-year position.

Radisson Blu Park Hotel Appoints Nikolaos Nikolaidis as its General Manager

The Radisson Blu Park Hotel, located in the center of Athens, has appointed Nikolaos Nikolaidis as its general manager.

Louis Hotels’ ‘The Royal Apollonia’ Honored for its Hospitality Services

The Royal Apollonia hotel, a member of Louis Hotels located in Limassol, has received three honors by TUI Nordic for the prime hospitality services it offers to its guests.

Στρατηγική συνεργασία EBRD και ΣΕΤΕ

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Τράπεζα Ανασυγκρότησης και Ανάπτυξης (EBRD) ενώνει τις δυνάμεις της με τον ΣΕΤΕ στο πλαίσιο του Πιλοτικού Προγράμματος Διαχείρισης Προορισμών.

Greece Sees Q1 2019 Travel Receipts Rise by 34.8%

Greece travel receipts for the January-March 2019 period increased by 34.8 percent to 747 million euros, according to the Bank of Greece.