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Attica Zoological Park Expands with New Hotel, Waterpark and Aquarium

The Attica Zoological Park is expanding its activities with the construction of a hotel, a waterpark, and an aquarium by 2022.

Central Macedonia Region Allocates €10m for 17 Culture Projects

Central Macedonia Region authorities have released 10 million euros for the funding of restoration and upgrade works on 17 new culture projects.

Next Step for Greek Tourism: Adaptation to Digital Economy

“The adaptation of Greek tourism to the digital economy is a one-way street," said Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas during the Digi.travel EMEA Conference in Athens.

Europe’s Travel Agents Call on New Commissioner to Ensure Competitiveness

European travel agents are calling on the new Commissioner to work towards achieving a competitive, transparent and sustainable travel market.

Dolphin Capital Planning to Launch Greece’s First Luxury Floating Hotel

Dolphin Capital Partners has revealed plans to offer a luxury experience at sea with the launch of a floating hotel in Greece.

Five ‘Silver Arrow’ Trains to Hit the Rails in Greece Next Year

Trainose's five “Silver Arrow” trains, as of next year will be offering passengers high-speed transport services from Athens to Thessaloniki.

Greece Casino Competition Marred by Conflict

A tender for the 30-year license to operate an integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon, has run into another glitch, with one of the two bidders claiming it has been excluded from the game.

China’s Leading MICE Professionals Visit Athens

The City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) recently held a fam trip in the Greek capital for 15 Chinese MICE professionals.

Greece Aims to Link Commerce with Tourism for Greater Benefit

The Tourism Ministry and Greece's trade bodies are seeking ways to link tourism with trade for the benefit of the greater economy.

Greece to Entice Millionaires with Non-dom Program

Greece has announced a non-dom program that foresees offering foreign nationals the chance - by investing in Greece - to avoid paying taxes in their own country.

‘ReBrain Greece’ Aims to Bring Back Greek Professionals Working Abroad

“ReBrain Greece”, an online platform offering incentives to Greeks to return to Greece, is set to open as part of a pilot program.

Greek Culture Minister Inspects Restoration Work Progress at Sites

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni recently visited a number of sites across Greece, including the Museum of Vergina and the Amphipolis site, to inspect the progress of restoration and upgrade works.

Tourism Minister Invites American Investors to Bet on Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis invited American entrepreneurs to invest in Greece during this year’s Capital Link Forum held in New York.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

Greece Prepares for Transition to Green Economy with Incentives

The Greek government is planning to introduce incentives for the support of environmentally-friendly investments.

Trainose Adds Extra Athens – Thessaloniki Rail Services for Christmas Season

Trainose will add two extra itineraries to serve the Athens - Thessaloniki route for the Christmas season.

Swiss, Austrian Travel Agents Visit Attica’s Landmark Sites

The GNTO introduced 14 Swiss and Austrian travel agents to some of Attica's landmark sites and city break destinations.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greece’s Q3 Turnover Index in Accommodation & Food Service Rising

Greece’s year-on-year turnover index in accommodation and food service in the third quarter of 2019 increased by 6.1% against the same period in 2018.

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.