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TUI’s #engageEUrope2019 Finds Young Greeks Backing United EU

TUI Foundation's #engageEUrope2019 initiative finds that the younger generation in Greece is optimistic about European unification.

Thessaloniki Prepares for 1st Innovation & Technology Park

Thessaloniki will soon welcome its own innovation and technology park where fresh ideas will be able to find support and evolve into the new technologies of tomorrow.

Mykonos Crowned Best LGBTQ+ Destination for 2019

The Greek island of Mykonos was recently named best Star LGBTQ+ Destination and received the first prize at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards 2019.

Passengers Need Protection Against Airline Failures, Says ECTAA

There is a lack of adequate consumer protection against airline failures, according to the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Association (ECTAA).

EU Hotels May Soon Be Rated Under Unified Star System

Aiming to ensure transparency, security and fair play, the Hotelstars Union (HSU) is preparing a unified star rating system that will apply to all hotels in the EU.

Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

EU Commission Extends No-deal Brexit Air Travel to Oct. 2020

UK airlines will continue flights into the EU through to 24 October 2020, the Commission said, in order to facilitate travel in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Fira, Santorini island. Photo source: Visit Greece/Y.Skoulas
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Santorini, Corfu Among CNT’s Top 25 Destinations to Visit in September

The Greek islands of Santorini and Corfu are included on the list of the Top 25 destinations to go on holiday in September, which was recently published by Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

Greek Passport Opens Doors, Among World’s Strongest

Greece's passport is among the world’s top four strongest allowing access to 166 countries, according to Arton Capital's Passport Index.

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.

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.

ETC: Greece-Russia Tourism Year Fails to Hit the Mark

The Greece - Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018 did not generate the anticipated results, according to a report by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Henley & Partners: Brits Anxious over Impact of No-Deal Brexit on Passport Power

While the October 31 Brexit deadline approaches, Brits are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential decline in their passport power, according to Henley & Partners.

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.

A Year After Bailout Exit, Commission Says Greece Making Progress

The European Commission issued a statement, marking the one-year anniversary of Greece’s exit from a nearly eight-year-long aid program.

Athens’ Trees are Up for Adoption

The Municipality of Athens has launched "Adopt-a-Tree", a pilot program to encourage stewardship of trees planted in the city center.

Study: Western Crete Winning Over Families, Repeat Travelers

Western Crete appears to be an attractive holiday choice for families and repeat travelers while all-inclusive options are losing ground, according to findings released by the University of Crete.

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.

Greece Issues Warnings for Forest Fire Risk

Strong winds and extremely high temperatures have prompted Greece’s Civil Protection authority and the national fire brigade to issue warnings for the high risk of forest fires.

Spending the ‘Dekapentavgoustos’ (August 15) Holiday in Attica – Events

On the occasion of the August 15 national holiday and full moon, the Region of Attica has listed many destinations for all to discover and experience unique events.