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Lipsi Sanctuary to Offer Rescued Dolphins a Safe Home

The Dodecanese island of Lipsi will soon be home to dozens of dolphins rescued from captivity on the initiative of the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation (AIMC).

WWF – Greek Hotels Join Forces in Fight Against Food Waste

Three Greek hotels are participating in the “Hotel Kitchen: Food has Value” initiative by WWF Greece that aims to limit food waste.

UNWTO Announces Global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

The 1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition, designed to identify projects and innovations that can transform the sports tourism sector in the near future, has launched.

Rhodes and Santorini Get EU-funded Destination Management Program

A pilot destination management planning initiative has rolled out on the popular Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini, the EBRD announced.

Serifos Smoke-free Beach Makes Summer Debut

On occasion of World No Tobacco Day observed on May 31, the island of Serifos has announced the launch of Greece’s first smoke-free beach.

Greek Island Paros Steps Up Plastic-free Efforts

Paros has joined a number of other Greek islands in implementing measures to do away with plastic trash in tune with EU targets.

Athens Moves Ahead with €15m Digital City Makeover by 2020

The Athens Digital Council, responsible for implementing projects in the Greek capital, announced a 15-million-euro digital makeover of Athens.

Greece Declares May 11 National Day for Prevention of Sea Accidents and Drownings

The Greek shipping and island policy ministry has declared May 11, as the National Day for the Prevention of Sea Accidents and Drownings.

Cultural Heritage Towards Urban Regeneration Tops ROCK’s Athens Meet

Experts from the EU’s ROCK program were in Athens, last month to discuss ways of re-inventing historic city centers through culture and cultural heritage.

Marketing Greece Presents 2019 Destination Marketing Plan for Tourism

Marketing Greece has announced its strategic plan for 2019, which aims to further upgrade and promote Greece's tourism products and experiences.

Peloponnese Tourism Professionals Working to Create the Arcadia Riviera

Actions are underway to put dozens of Kynouria's small mountain and coastal villages on the tourism map, while creating experiences that will bring tourists back to Arcadia.

Greece-based Sports Tourism Body for Peace Gains International Attention

The Greece-based International Sports and Tourism Organization for Peace & Prosperity has already attracted the interest of bodies from around the world.

Kavala and Thasos Come Together for Tourism

Marketing Greece has launched the new “Tourism Partnership for Kavala-Thasos” in efforts to further develop and promote the tourism offerings of both destinations.

Greece’s Tourism Startup Accelerator ‘CapsuleT’ Goes Live

Aiming to accelerate the launch of tourism startups, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has introduced "CapsuleT", Greece's first Travel – Hospitality Accelerator.

Greece Sets Up Tourism Body for Peace and Prosperity through Sport

Greece will be the home of a newly set-up goodwill organization aiming to promote peace and understanding through the values of sport and hospitality.

Athens Holds 1st Meeting with its ‘Partners’

With the common goal to establish Athens into a top tourism destination, the city's mayor opened the 1st executive council of 'This is Athens & Partners'.

Greek Ventures Among Europe’s Top 10 Most Innovative in 2014 – 2016

Greece has moved up three ranks claiming ninth spot among the top 10 EU countries with the most innovative business ventures over 2014-2016.

EU’s ‘EDEN’ Ranks Patra 2nd for Social Media Outreach

Patra in Western Greece has been ranked second for the efficiency and success of its online communication strategy, according to an EDEN report.

Alonissos Sets Example with Marine Economy Best Practices

The Greek island of Alonissos contributed to a workshop on how to develop marine tourism that will benefit the local and national economy without causing damage.

Attica Region Considers Megara as Filming Base

Attica Region is examining the possibility of setting up a filming base in Megara, some 40km east of the Greek capital city of Athens.