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Rave Reviews Give Creta Maris a TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence

After recently being named a winner in the TripAdvisor 2015 Travelers' Choice awards, Crete’s luxury Creta Maris Beach Resort, located in Hersonissos, has been honored with the travel site's 2015 Certificate of Excellence award.

Vote for Greece in Europa Nostra’s Public Choice Award 2015!

Greece has three entries in the Europa Nostra Public Choice vote! The winner of the Public Choice Award will be announced at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, a high-profile event, at Oslo City Hall on June 11.

Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa Receives ‘Certificate of Excellence’ From TripAdvisor

The five-star Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa located at Kastro, Kylini, recently received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year.

AEGEAN’s ‘Miles+Bonus’ Loyalty Program Wins in 2015 Freddie Awards

The "Miles+Bonus" frequent flyer program of Aegean Airlines was named “Up And Coming Program of the Year” for the region of Europe and Africa at the 2015 Freddie Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for loyalty programs in the travel industry, held recently in Atlanta,...

South African Airways Still a ‘Cool’ and Relevant Brand

South African Airways (SAA) has again been given the green light by the youth of the country, by being voted the "coolest" domestic airline, at an annual reward ceremony where the hippest and happening brands are announced.

GNTO: Efforts Needed for Greece to Top ‘Blue Flag’ Beach List

Greece next year can top the Blue Flag quality award list if efforts are made by both local authorities and tourism professionals, according to the president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Elissavet Hatzinikolaou.

Greece Slips to Third in the World on ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches List

Greece this year slipped one place to third spot on the Blue Flag quality award list after Spain and Turkey. In total, 395 beaches and 9 marinas in Greece have received the prestigious "Blue Flag" recognition.

Etihad Airways Wins Three Coveted World Travel Awards Including Middle East’s Leading Airline

For the ninth consecutive year, Etihad Airways has been named The Middle East’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Middle East.

Greek Hotel GM Wins Coveted EHMA Award for First Time

Panos Almyrantis is the first Greek hotel manager to be honored with the European Hotel Manager of the Year Award given at the general meeting of the European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA).

King George Hotel Receives Two Accolades at 2015 Golden Chef’s Hat Awards in Athens

The Tudor Hall Restaurant of the King George hotel received two important gastronomic awards at the 2015 Golden Chef’s Hat Awards ceremony held recently in Athens.

Elia Beach, Mykonos, Among Top ‘Gay Beaches’ in the World

Elia Beach, located on Greece's gay-friendly island of Mykonos, is included among the eight most stunning "gay beaches" in the world, according to Destsetters, a Greek company that focuses on niche travel markets.

Santorini Wins 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice #4 World Island and #1 Europe Island Awards

Santorini, one of Greece's most popular destinations, has been honored this year as part of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands, ranking as the fourth on the list of top 10 islands in the world and top island in Europe for 2015.

Athens Airport Wins at Routes Europe 2015 Marketing Awards

Athens International Airport (AIA) ranked top at this year’s Routes Marketing Awards that took place on April 14 at the historic Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Greece Wins Triple for Cultural Heritage at 2015 EU/Europa Nostra Awards

Greece is one of the 28 award winners of the 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.

Sony World Photography Awards 2015: George Papapostolou Wins Greece National Award

Greek photographer George Papapostolou was announced last month as the winner of the Greece National Award category in this year's Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, showcasing the very best in international contemporary imagery.

HATTA Honors Leading Figures of Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored leading figures of Greek tourism during its annual general assembly held last week in Athens.

Thessaloniki is 2nd Most Popular Destination in Europe to Reach By Train

Thessaloniki came in second place among some of Europe’s most-loved cities that were competing for the "InterRail Destination of the Year Award 2015".

Creta Maris Receives TripAdvisor 2015 Award, Completes Major Renovation Phase

The Creta Maris Beach Resort in Hersonissos, Crete, announced its selection as one of the top ranked hotels in Greece by TripAdvisor in the 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards.

Heraklion Port Authority Receives Tez Worldberry Award

Crete's Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia.

TripAdvisor: Athens Among Top 25 World’s Best Destinations

Athens is among the top 25 Travelers' Choice Destinations announced this week by travel site TripAdvisor.