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New Finds Come to the Fore at Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary in Evia, Greece

This year’s excavation activities around the Temple of Artemis Amarysia at Amarynthos on the island of Evia in Greece, have revealed new finds.

Greek Tourism Drives Down May 2018 Jobless Rate

Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased by 20 percent in May 2018 for the first time in seven years driven in large part by the tourism sector.

Greece’s Tourism Body SETE Calls for Solution to Sept. 3 Ferry Strike

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called for the Shipping Minister to intervene and prevent a 24-hour ferry strike announced by the country's seamen for September 3.

More Greeks Traveling in Summer 2018

Greeks appear to be traveling more in the three months of summer 2018, marking a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to data by Greek travel agents.

New Ministry Seal to Certify Greek Enotourism Enterprises

Wineries open for visitation across Greece will be awarded a special seal indicating that they abide by the standards for the operation of wine tourism enterprises.

Greece Expects Over 2.8 Million Tourists from TUI in 2018

The Greek Tourism Ministry's strategic cooperation with travel giant TUI is expected to result to over 2.8 million tourists visiting Greece in 2018.

Greek Revenue Body Launches ‘Apodixi Please’ Campaign to Nab Tax Evaders

The "Apodixi Please' campaign is urging tourists in Greece to ask for a receipt with their transactions.

Chinese Drive H1 Tax Free Transactions in Greece 

Tax Free transactions in Greece are increasing as a result of strong tourism flows to the country, with the Chinese leading the way, according to Planet consultants.

Greece Assessing Evia Wildfire Damage

More than 186 firefighters with 62 firefighting vehicles, air craft and helicopters were stationed on the island of Evia to bring under control two wildfires that broke out on Sunday, August 12.

‘Japan Week’ Festival Coming to Athens in 2019

Athens will host the Japan Week festival in November 2019, giving residents and visitors the chance to learn about the tradition and culture of Japan.

COSPAR 2022: Athens to Host 44th ‘Space Olympics’

The city of Athens, Greece, in 2022 will host the 44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, a major international conference on space research.

Emirates: Special Fares for Greek Travelers

Emirates has announced special deals in Economy, Business and First class to popular destinations for Greek travelers to getaway this autumn.

Royal Caribbean Introduces AI-equipped Photo Tool ‘SoundSeeker’

Royal Caribbean International has developed "SoundSeeker", an AI-powered tool that turns memorable photos into one-of-a-kind musical tracks based on their content.

Greek Tourism Figures Soar to New Heights, Exceed Forecasts

Greece is aiming for a record tourism year with data revealing that an additional three million travelers went through the country’s airports in the first seven months of 2018.

Greek Gaming Commission Invites Proposals for Casino Tender Teaser

The Hellenic Gaming Commission is welcoming proposals on a teaser for the international tender for the license to operate a casino at Hellinikon.

Ionian Islands Expect Over 2.9 Million Tourist Arrivals by End of Season

The Region of Ionian Islands expects air arrivals to Kefalonia, Corfu, Zakynthos and Aktion to exceed 2.9 million by the end of the 2018 tourism season.

Greek Seamen: 24-hour Strike on September 3, No Ferries

Greece’s ferry service is expected to be disrupted on Monday, September 3, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

Thessaloniki 2018 Fair Figures Rising as Countdown Begins

Preparations are getting underway for the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) to run in the Greek northern port city during September 8-16.

Nautical Channel to Broadcast Best of Ios Island in Greece

The beaches, marine activities, local delicacies and history of the Greek island of Ios will be shown to the world on a documentary of the Nautical Channel.