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WWF Calls for Action to Safeguard the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea still needs protection, says WWF, calling on leaders and policymakers to take action and set achievable goals.

Greece Voted on UNESCO Committee for Protection of Cultural Property

Greece has been elected as a member of UNESCO’s Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, for the 2020-2023 period.

Fishing Tourism in Greece: An Untapped Resource

Despite having a legal framework in place since 2015, Greece still hasn’t tapped into the vast potential of sustainable fishing tourism.

Greek-born Drummer Tommy Lee Urges Greece to Stop Cruelty to Santorini Donkeys

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is calling on the Greek government to immediately stop using donkeys as "animal taxis” on Santorini.

Athens Gains Ground, Moves Up to 43rd Spot on Euromonitor Cities Report

Athens, Greece, ranks 43rd among the top 100 most visited city destinations, according to Euromonitor.

Greek Hotels Open their Doors to Accessible Tourism

Greek hoteliers will show extra attention to the rights of tourists with special needs, in order for them to have an unforgettable stay in Greece.

AirBaltic Brings Magnetic Latvia Closer to Greece

If the cards are played right, Latvia is bound to become a go-to destination in the coming years with airBaltic paving the way.

Athens Invites All to ‘Feel the Magic’ this Christmas

Athens is ready to welcome the holiday season on Tuesday, 10 December, with the lightning of the Christmas tree at central Syntagma square.

US Ambassador Pyatt: Greece is a Safe Destination

"Greece is a safe destination," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, following a US embassy travel warning concerning the Christmas holidays.

Greece Named ‘Best Beach Holiday Destination’ for 2019 by Nat Geo Traveler Russia

Greece has been named "Best Beach Holiday Destination" for 2019 at the Travel Awards of the National Geographic Traveler Russia.

New European Commission: Who is Who

MEPs recently voted to elect the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen, allowing it to take office on December 1.

Climate Change Should Be No. 1 Priority, Say EU Citizens

Combating climate change should be the European Parliament’s top priority, a new Eurobarometer survey reveals, highlighting youth-led climate protests as great influencers.

Greece Returns to List of ‘Marketable Risk’ Countries on Jan. 1

Greece will return on January 1, 2020, to the list of “marketable risk” countries for short-term export credit insurance.

UNICEF’s ‘Blue’ Initiative Calls for Action on Children’s Rights

The Acropolis in Athens was among the world renowned landmark sites that ‘dressed’ in blue to remind that children’s rights must be respected at all costs.

Athens Shortlisted for EUFCN’s European Film Location Award 2019 – Cast your Vote!

Athens is up for the European Film Location Award 2019, a competition organized by the European Film Commissions Network and Cineuropa.

Greek Tennis Star Tsitsipas Aces His Way to the Top

Greek tourism stands to gain yet again after one more of its athletes, Stefanos Tsitsipas, was named ATP Finals champion on Sunday.

Greece Among Top 10 Best Countries in Europe to Retire

Greece is among the top 10 best countries in Europe to retire, according to a study released by Blacktower Financial Management Group.

Kids Put Athens Acropolis Among World’s Top ‘Immersive Experiences’

Children placed the Acropolis in Athens among the world’s top “Immersive Experiences” in the Family Traveler Excellence Awards 2019.

Germany Gives Greece Back 1896 Athens Marathon Prize

A 6th century BC vessel, awarded in 1896 to Spyros Louis, the first modern-day marathon winner at the Olympic Games in Athens, has been returned to Greece.

HOTREC: Hospitality Should be Cornerstone of EU Sustainable Tourism Development

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has tabled in European Parliament its White Paper for Hospitality.