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Greece Aims to Stand Out as Yachting and Marine Tourism Destination

Highlighting the importance of yachting and marine tourism for Greece was the focus of the 17th East Med Yacht Show, which was recently held in Piraeus.

Crete’s Spinalonga Site Secures EU Funding for Restoration Works

The Region of Crete has managed to secure EU funds for the third phase of works on the archaeological site of the small island of Spinalonga.

Kountoura: More Targeted Actions to Boost Tourism in North Aegean

The government is supporting North Aegean islanders towards securing a better future, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Western Crete Travel Agents Table Plans for Chania Airport Upgrade

Western Crete travel operators are calling on Fraport Greece to take measures in order to make the Chania Airport competitive by adopting a flexible pricing policy.

Greek Culture Ministry to Move Ahead with Operational Reforms

The Greek Culture Ministry is set to undergo reforms and changes to its operations, aiming to invest in a future of accessible culture for all.

Greek Hotel Chamber Backs HOTREC’s Call for Slashed VAT Rates

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels welcomed proposals for the reduction of VAT rates for hotels in Europe, during the recent general assembly of HOTREC in Austria.

City Offers Subsidies for Athens Neighborhood Upgrade Projects

In efforts to improve the overall standard of living in the urban center, the Athens Municipality is subsidizing neighborhood upgrade and renovation projects.

Juncker Calls on Greeks to Persist for a Better Future

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during his visit to Athens expressed his support for Greece and optimism that better days are ahead.

Crete Region, SETE Team Up to Boost Greek Tourism Presence in Brussels

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is collaborating with the Region of Crete and will be holding its promotional and networking activities at the Region's office in Brussels.

SEV Urges Greek Gov’t to Become More ‘Investor-friendly’

SEV President Theodoros Fessas is calling on the Greek government to become more investor-friendly and offer a range of services that will attract investments.

ELITOUR, Kountoura Meet to Set Out Medical Tourism Plan

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Greek Medical Tourism Council head George Patoulis discussed on ways to promote Greece as a health destination.

Greek Hoteliers Chief Urges Vigilance for Stronger Results

The new labor agreement, the country’s rental policy and taxation topped the agenda of talks during the annual general assembly of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX).

Tools for New Era of Accommodation Introduced to Athens-Attica Hotel Owners

Innovation and energy-saving policies were the focus of the “Hotel Services and Strategic Partners” conference held by the Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

SEV: Greece Can Double Investments by 2025

Greece can more than double productive investment and create some 200,000 new jobs by 2025, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Athens Mayor Joins Forces with Cluster to Bring Health Tourism to Greek Capital

The Athens municipality has joined forces with the Athena Health Tourism cluster to develop the Greek capital into a major health tourism destination.

Macedonia-Thrace Hotel Managers Association Announces New Board of Directors

Nikolaos Mantamopoulos was elected as the president of the Macedonia-Thrace Hotel Managers Association for a three-year mandate.

Shipping Minister: Lavrio Can Grow into Yachting, Cruise, Trade Hub

Lavrio can evolve into a yachting and cruise hub once the suburban railway links the port with the Athens Airport, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis said.

Eurocert to Certify ‘Greek Breakfast Basket’ Initiative

Ηotels and accommodation facilities participating in the Greek Breakfast Basket initiative will receive a special label certifying the quality of offered goods.

BBC Submits New Request to Film at Sounion

The BBC has submitted a new request to film at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, following the refusal of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) last week.

Ministry Sees Tourism Potential for Eastern Attica Destinations

The conversion of areas in Eastern Attica from stopovers to established destinations, which offer experiences 365 days a year, is among the Greek Tourism Ministry's priorities.