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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.

Greece’s August 15 Full Moon Comes with Free Events at Museums, Sites

A number of cultural events will take place on August 15 at Greece's archaeological sites and museums to mark the full moon celebrations.

WWF: Mediterranean Countries Must Take Action Against Fires

Mediterranean region countries sadly account for more than 80 percent of Europe’s total burnt land, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Industry Forecast: 2020 World Travel & Hotel Rates to Slow Down

Air travel and hotel rates across the globe are expected to slow down in 2020 impacted by ongoing trade wars, Brexit, oil supply and predictions of recession, according to the annual business travel forecast released by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Global Business Travel...

Eurobarometer: Greeks Not Very Positive About EU’s Future

Greeks are the least optimistic among member state residents about the future of the European Union, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey.

Stray Dog Adoption Event to be Held in Messinia

An event dedicated to the protection and adoption of stray dogs will be held during September 27-29 at Costa Navarino in Messinia.

‘Thessbrunch’ Launches New #koulouriofthemonth Photo Contest

"Thessbrunch", the culinary initiative of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, has launched a new photo contest with the hashtag #koulouriofthemonth.

Greece Moving Towards Application of Anti-smoking Law

Aiming to ensure public health by preventing the adverse effects of smoking in all public places, Greece is looking to fully implement its anti-smoking law.

Acropolis Museum to Host August Full Moon Musical Evening

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will host exceptional Greek artists to perform beloved songs on Thursday, August 15, under the August Full Moon.

GNTO Launches Actions to Support Halkidiki in Target Markets

A special video campaign and fam trips are among the actions launched by the GNTO to promote Halkidiki, following the flash storm that hit the area on July 10.

Greek PM Announces 10-year Strategic Plan for Tourism

Greece's government will work together with the tourism sector's bodies to prepare a 10-year strategic plan for tourism, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

EIB: €500m Backing for Businesses in Greece that Support Women, Youth Employment

The EIB will provide loans for companies in Greece that support youth employment and the empowerment of women in the workplace.

‘The Trip’ TV Series Films Fourth Season in Greece

Greece has been chosen as the film location for the fourth season of "The Trip", a popular TV series on the BBC and Sky Atlantic stations.

Greek Tourism Ministry: Guidelines for Tourists in Case of an Earthquake

The Tourism Ministry has released advice for tourists in Greece on what to do in the case of an earthquake in the country.

Daskalio Finds May Carry Secret to Origins of Ancient Greece

Recent discoveries on the islet of Daskalio, off Keros, in the Cyclades, may hold the secret to the birth of Ancient Greece, according to archaeologists.
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Greek Consumer Group Releases Hotel Rights Guide

As the summer holiday season peaks, Greek consumer rights group EKPIZO released a guide of travelers’ rights for hotel stays or rooms to let. 

T+L: Milos Voted Best Island in Europe for 2019

The island of Milos in the Cyclades, has been voted as the Best Island in Europe for 2019, by the readers of US travel magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L).