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Attica Gets Second Certified Thermal Spring

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has certified a thermal spring located in the coastal suburb of Glyfada, southern Athens.

Greece Extends Deadline for Receiving Offers for Chios Marina

Greece's privatization fund has extended the deadline for the expression of interest invitation for the marina on the island of Chios.

Halkidiki Gaining Ground in Dutch Travel Market

Halkidiki, northern Greece, is gaining ground in the Dutch travel market, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO).

Crete Region ‘Star of the Show’ at Vienna Holiday Fair

Following its participation in the Ferien-Messe Wien, Austria’s largest travel show, the Region of Crete said pre-bookings for 2018 have significantly increased.

Athens Gears Up to Become World Book Capital City 2018

From April 23 and for a year, Athens will be known as the World Book Capital 2018 and celebrate with a series of book-related events across town.

Kos Seeking Spot for Hippocrates ‘Father of Medicine’ on UNESCO List

Island officials are vying to include the “Father of Medicine” - Hippocrates of Kos - on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Santorini Cruise Ship Controls Kick Off

In efforts to decongest the world-famed caldera, Santorini's local authorities announced the launch of a new berthing management system for incoming cruise ships.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.

Greek Hoteliers Body Reiterates School Break Proposal

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a 2014 proposal that foresees a fixed vacation period in late winter for schools.

Greece Expects 30% More Dutch Tourists in 2018

Bookings from the Netherlands to Greece are expected to increase by 30 percent this year, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Forbes Places Karpathos Among Budget Travel Picks for 2018

Forbes has included the island of Karpathos in the Dodecanese among the best budget places to travel in 2018, based on the preferences of tourism experts.

Greek Casino Law Causes Commotion

Authorities on Santorini and Mykonos have expressed their opposition over revisions to a legal framework, covering the licensing procedures and operation of casino ventures.

First Steps Towards Kaiafa Lake Area Overhaul 

The invitation for the modernization of infrastructure at Kaiafa Lake in southwestern Greece, including the area’s thermal springs, was issued on Monday.

UK Survey Says Box-office Blockbusters Spur Travel Bookings

A survey carried out across the UK showed that one in five Britons went ahead and booked a vacation, days after watching a film. 

New Flights Link Thessaloniki with Destinations in Europe, Asia

New flights connecting Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport - currently run by Fraport Greece - with popular destinations in Europe and Asia are expected to launch in 2018.

Four Suitors Vying for Athens Metro Line 4 Shortlisted

Four contractors have been shortlisted to take on one of the Greek capital’s major infrastructure works, the expansion of Athens metro Line 4.

Amsterdam to Impose 30-day Limit on Airbnb-style Rentals

In efforts to rein in short-term home rentals, officials in Amsterdam said the city would be imposing a cap of 30 nights per year as of 2019.

Draft Bill Lays Out Framework for Greece Casino Operation, Taxation

A legal framework covering the licensing procedure and operation of casino ventures in Greece is up for discussion in an omnibus bill tabled in parliament.

Athens’ Academy Gardens Mall Gets Green Light

A mall budgeted at 350 million euros to be erected in the inner-city neighborhood of Akadimia Platonos, southwestern Athens, has received the go-ahead.

Friday Strike to Affect Public Transport in Athens

The Athens metro and tram will not be running on Friday, January 12, due to a 24-hour strike called by the employees’ unions.