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Parnitha Casino Relocation to Enter Next Phase in Fall

The terms for the relocation of the Parnitha Casino to Marousi - scheduled for completion by 2021 - will go up for public consultation in the coming fall.

Experiences Net: New Company Taps into Greece’s Niche Tourism Products

Athens-based “Experiences Net” recently launched operations, aiming to tap into the vast potential of the Tours & Experiences market in Greece.

Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel to Host Wedding Expo

The Sofitel Athens Airport hotel, near the Greek capital's airport, on June 19 will host a wedding exhibition under the title “Magnifique Weddings”.

Greece’s Privatization Agency Pushes Forth Two Rhodes Tourism Projects

Greece’s privatization agency has paved the way for the completion of a property sale on Rhodes for the creation of a tourism project that will include a golf course.

Xanthi Ready to Host Conference on Alternative Tourism and Sustainability

The Greek city of Xanthi will host the American Farm School's 1st International Business Conference focused on the interconnection of alternative tourism and sustainability.

Greece’s First Diving Park in Tyros, Peloponnese Gets Green Light

The Greek environment ministry has given the go-ahead to the country’s first diving park to be created in the Kynouria Province in the eastern Peloponnese.

Framework to Regulate Greece’s Spa Tourism in the Pipeline

Greek Tourism Minister Thanasis Theocharopoulos will table an updated legal framework to regulate the development of spa tourism in Greece.

Kavala’s ‘Elefthere Resort Project’ to Focus on Spa & Wellness Tourism Year Round

The Elefthere Seaside Luxury Thermal Spa Resort, a new innovative tourism project set to combine spa and wellness with hospitality, is currently under development in the thermal town of Eleftheres, near Kavala in northern Greece.

‘Luxury Yacht Parties’ Presents Revamped Vessel at East Med 2019 Show

Luxury Yacht Parties, a Greek yachting company specializing in social and private events at sea, recently presented its revamped vessel at the 18th East Med Yacht Show 2019 in Athens.

‘Welcome Pickups’ and Ferryhopper Team Up to Offer Seamless Travel Experience

"Welcome Pickups" has entered into a partnership with Ferryhopper, a Greek travel platform that offers connections to over 160 Greek islands and major ports.

New App to Offer Israelis Visiting Greece Insight into Jewish Past

Israelis visiting Greece will be able to learn about the history of Greek Jewish communities through a new app being developed by the Bar-Ilan University.

Peloponnese Paves Way for Alternative Tourism with 1st ALTE Show

The 1st ALTE Peloponnese Tourism Exhibition is a fact aiming to serve as a reference point for alternative tourism offerings in the Peloponnese region.

Peristera Shipwreck off Alonissos to Become Underwater Museum

Authorities on the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos have announced plans to create an underwater museum around the 5th century shipwreck of Peristera.

Car Rental in the EU More Transparent after Consumer Body Action

Six leading car rental services providers have moved ahead with changes to their pricing presentation for consumers to know what they are paying for.

Airbnb Gains Popularity Among the ‘Over 60s’ Age Group

All the more senior citizens are looking into the vast potential of home-sharing platforms, currently renting their homes via Airbnb or booking as guests.

Maroulis Travel Receives ISO 9001 Certification by TÜV Hellas

Maroulis Travel has been certified by inspection body TÜV Hellas for the high-quality transportation services it offers to students and tourists.

Vigla Hotel Promotes Amorgos as Hiking Destination at French Expo

The Vigla Hotel on Amorgos recently promoted the island as an ideal hiking destination at “Le Salon du Randonneur”, Europe’s leading exhibition on hiking activities.

Sports Events Key for Tourism Growth in the Peloponnese

Sports tourism can be a significant driver of tourism growth for the Peloponnese, as it is currently the fastest growing segment of thematic tourism, according to TEMES CEO Stefanos Theodoridis.

Corfu Welcomes Costa Cruises’ Newest Ship ‘Costa Venezia’

The Greek island of Corfu was the first port of call for Costa Cruises’ newest ship, Costa Venezia, which recently departed on its maiden voyage from Italy.

Central Macedonia Bike Paths ‘on Show’ in Holland

Central Macedonia authorities presented the region’s cycling and mountain biking trails to the Dutch market during the "Fiets en Wandelbeurs" travel fair.