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Greece’s Menalon Trail Set to Grow and Include People with Disability

Greece’s Menalon Trail, was re-certified earlier this month, with plans underway for the first trail for people with disability.

Commission: Open Call for Funds to Support SMEs for Sustainable Tourism

The European Commission is looking for transnational consortia to provide direct support to SMEs to develop and implement sustainable tourism services and operations.

Crete’s Hersonissos Innovates with ‘Local Passport’ for Repeat Visitors

The Northern Crete municipality of Hersonissos has taken a bold step introducing the “Local Passport” granted to repeat visitors or to those wishing to get married there.

Ten Cities Competing for ‘2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism’ Title

Ten European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, an initiative that aims to promote smart tourism in the EU.

Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number Ahead of Fire Season

Greece’s Civil Protection body has launched the 24-hour single European emergency 112 number set to warn of potential dangers, including wildfires.

‘Thessbrunch’ Launches New #koulouriofthemonth Photo Contest

"Thessbrunch", the culinary initiative of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, has launched a new photo contest with the hashtag #koulouriofthemonth.

EIB: €500m Backing for Businesses in Greece that Support Women, Youth Employment

The EIB will provide loans for companies in Greece that support youth employment and the empowerment of women in the workplace.

Thomas Cook Launches #noplaceforplastic Campaign from Rhodes

Thomas Cook has launched an environmental project tagged #noplaceforplastic at its Sunwing Kalithea hotel on the island of Rhodes.

Greece’s Lipsi Island to Ban Single-use Plastic Cups and Straws

The Municipality of Lipsi in Greece has announced plans to do away with single-use plastic water cups and straws and replace them with eco-friendly alternatives.

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.