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CNN Travel Reveals the ‘Sacred’ Beauties of Patmos

The pilgrimage sites and tranquil beaches of the island of Patmos, in the Dodecanese, are featured in an extensive article of CNN Travel.

Wanderlust Greece Explores Crete – Video

Wanderlust Greece, the digital travel campaign of Marketing Greece, reveals all the reasons why travelers should add Crete to their vacation bucket list.

Q&A on Short-term Leasing in Greece

Questions and Answers (Q&A) for property owners interested in leasing their homes for short-term accommodation purposes via online sharing platforms, such as Airbnb.

Athens Democracy Award Goes to Mozambique’s Joaquim Chissano

Joaquim Chissano, Mozambique’s second president, was bestowed with the 3rd City of Athens Democracy Award by Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis.

Turkey’s High Court Rejects Plea to Turn Hagia Sophia into Mosque

Turkey’s High Court has ruled that the former Greek Orthodox church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul cannot be used as a mosque and will remain a museum.

Zakynthos: Access to Navagio Beach Banned Until Further Notice After Rockfall

Following a rockfall, access to the world famous Navagio Beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos has been prohibited until further notice.

Greece Wins ‘Star Family Holidays Destination’ Title by Travel Bulletin

Greece has been announced as the “Star Family Holidays Destination” at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards 2018 held recently in London.

OSE Presents ‘New Era’ for Greek Railways

The Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) recently announced a number of improvements and new planned services at railway stops in Greece.

Acropolis Museum in TripAdvisor’s Worldwide Top 10

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, is among the top in the world, ranking sixth on the Top 10 list of TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Museums.

Larissa, Kythera Museums Awarded for Best Short Videos

The Diachronic Museum of Larissa and the Archaeological Museum of Kythera have been honored for their short videos at the Museums in Short 2018 Awards.

Greece Wins at CNT’s 21st Annual Readers’ Travel Awards 2018

Greece shined at the Readers' Travel Awards 2018 that were recently presented in London by renowned UK magazine Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

The Guardian Explores Athens

Athens’ sites of interest, hotels, bars and restaurants are featured in an extensive article, recently published in the online edition of The Guardian.

The New York Times Spent 36 Hours in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s Unesco-listed sites, as well as the Greek city's popular restaurants and shops, are highlighted in an extensive feature of The New York Times.

IATA Expects Significant Growth in Aviation Jobs

Job opportunities in the aviation industry are expected to significantly increase in the next years, according to a survey released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Travelport Joins Eurail and National Geographic to Attract Chinese Tourists to Europe

A consortium including Eurail Group, National Geographic and Travelport has been selected by the European Travel Commission (ETC) to attract tourists from China to Europe in 2018 and 2019.

Paggaio Declared European City of Sport 2019

The municipality of Paggaio, near Kavala in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, has been announced as the European City of Sport for 2019 by ACES Europe.

Study Aims to Pin Down Exact Date of Santorini Volcano Eruption Using Trees

A new study, measuring the radiocarbon stored in tree rings, aims to offer fresh insight into the exact date of the Santorini volcano eruption.

15th UNWTO Awards to Recognize Sustainability in Tourism – Applications Open

The United Nations World Tourism Organization is inviting submissions for its 15th UNWTO Awards, which will recognize innovation, job creation and sustainability in tourism.

Greek Revenue Body Launches ‘Apodixi Please’ Campaign to Nab Tax Evaders

The "Apodixi Please' campaign is urging tourists in Greece to ask for a receipt with their transactions.

Greek Seamen: 24-hour Strike on September 3, No Ferries

Greece’s ferry service is expected to be disrupted on Monday, September 3, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike.