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US News: Santorini Is The #1 Honeymoon Destination In The World, Crete Is 5th Best

Santorini was ranked the best honeymoon destination in the world by the editors of US News.

One Of The World’s Best Infinity Pools Is In Greece

The infinity swimming pool of the Cavo Tagoo hotel on Mykonos, Greece, is one of the eight best in the world, according to a list compiled by hotel comparison website Trivago.

Region of Attica Wins Prestigious Effie Award

The Region of Attica and McCann Athens recently won an Effie Award for the region's advertising and tourism promotion campaign at this year's Effie Awards Hellas 2014.

Athens Airport Wins 2014 Top European Efficiency Excellence Award

Athens International Airport (AIA) was recently deemed the most efficient airport in Europe in the small/medium-size airport category, according to the Global Annual Benchmarking Report of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS).

Qatar Airways Wins Three Major Accolades At Skytrax Awards 2014

The State of Qatar’s national airline, Qatar Airways, has been recognized in three of the top awards at the recent Skytrax World Airline Awards, including winning World’s Best Business Class for the second year in a row.

Wine Spectator Magazine Honors Two Restaurants In Athens, Greece

The Greek restaurants GB Roof Garden of the Hotel Grande Bretagne and the Tudor Hall of the King George hotel, both located in Athens, were recently honored through the Wine Spectator magazine’s annual Restaurant Wine List Awards program.

Nana Beach Hotel Holds Raising Of Blue Flag Ceremony At Drapanos Beach, Crete

The 2014 Blue Flag officially flies over Drapanos Beach, making it one of the 11 beaches in Hersonissos, Crete, to have earned this prestigious environmental award.

Athens Airport Nominated For World Routes Marketing Award 2014

Athens International Airport (AIA) has been nominated in this year's World Routes Marketing Awards, which are highly regarded as the most prestigious awards in the industry as they are voted for and judged by the airline network planning community.

Skytrax Awards: Cathay Pacific Named “World’s Best Airline” For Fourth Time

Cathay Pacific Airways has once again been named "World’s Best Airline" in the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. This is the fourth time Cathay Pacific has received the World’s Best Airline honor- the only airline to achieve such a feat.

Skytrax: Turkish Airlines, The Best In Europe In Last Four Years

Turkish Airlines scored a resounding success at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with air travelers voting the airline as the "Best Airline in Europe" for the fourth year in a row.

AEGEAN Named Best Regional Airline in Europe For Fourth Consecutive Year

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines was titled as the Best Regional Airline in Europe at the 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

Melia Athens Wins Tripadvisor “GreenPartner” Status

Popular online travel site Tripadvisor, has awarded the Melia Athens hotel, member of Melia Hotels International, with GreenPartner status in its "Green Leaders" program.

South African Airways Scoops Coveted Customer Satisfaction Awards

South African Airways has been named the Best Airline Africa for the twelfth consecutive year.

Novotel Athenes Officially Receives “Accessibility Pass”

Novotel Athenes has officially received the "Accessibility Pass" and is now certified to cater to guests that have hearing, visual and cognitive disabilities.

Instructions In Greek On How To Win A Tripadvisor Award

International travel website TripAdvisor recently released a video with instructions in Greek on how a tourism enterprise can win a Travellers' Choice Award or a Certificate of Excellence.

Elafonissi, Greece, Is One Of The Best Beaches In The World For 2014

One of the top 25 beaches in the world for 2014 is Elafonissi in Greece, according to users of travel website Tripadvisor.

Sofitel Athens Airport Certified As An Accessible Hotel For All

Sofitel Athens Airport recently received the "Accessibility Pass," which verifies the hotel's capability to cater for individuals with accessibility needs.

Crete’s Tourism Campaign Wins Three More Awards

Crete's successful tourism campaign "Incredible Crete: Surprisingly yours!" has won another three awards from international institutions.

Air Malta Honors Greek GSA For 2013 Sales Increase

Air Malta, the flag carrier of Malta, recently honored its general sales agent (GSA) in Greece, Discover the World, for increasing sales last year.

Tripadvisor Honors The Olive Garden Restaurant Of Titania Hotel In Athens, Greece

The Olive Garden Restaurant & Bar of the Titania Hotel has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.