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Incoming Tourism from Scandinavia to Greece Strong in H1

Incoming tourism to Greece from Scandinavian countries increased by 10.64 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2017.

Santorini’s Prehistoric Therasia Settlement Produces New Finds

The prehistoric settlement of Therasia, the second largest volcanic island off Santorini, has produced new archaeological finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Greece Aiming for More Blue Flag Awards in 2019

Greece is aiming to increase the number of beaches awarded the special Blue Flag eco-label that certifies quality, safety, environmental education and information.

China Seeks Assisted Reproduction Knowhow from Greece

China has requested Greek know-how in assisted reproduction (AR) and reproductive medicine in efforts to boost declining birth rates after introducing the two-child policy in 2016.

Greece is an Attractive Investment Opportunity in Med and Europe, Says Minister

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invites Greek and foreign investors to take advantage of the new prospects and invest in Greek tourism.

Shipping Minister: Corfu-Othoni Islands Ferry Link Set for 2019

Greek Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis announced that a ferry route linking the Ionian island of Corfu with the Othoni islands would launch at the start of 2019.

UNESCO Sites in Greece Among 47 in Danger Due to Rising Sea Levels

Rhodes' Medieval City, Corfu's Old Town and Delos are among 47 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean facing the threat of rising sea levels and erosion.

Mirum Hellas Moves Ahead with Elounda Luxury Hotel, Holiday Home Venture

Mirum Hellas is moving ahead with a 410-million-euro luxury tourism project including the construction of holiday homes in Elounda, Crete.

Investors Eyeing Greece for Resort & Hotel Real Estate, Says Survey

Greece, Spain and Italy have been ranked at the top as being the most attractive countries in the Mediterranean for investors.

Corfu’s Kassiopi Tourism Project Set to Take Off in 2019

Works for the 120-million-euro tourism project of NCH Capital in the Kassiopi region on the island of Corfu, are set to begin in early 2019.

Athens’ SNFCC Wins Over the Crowds with Culture

Since its handover to the Greek state last year, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) has welcomed some 3.4 million visitors.

#someTHINKdifferent: SETE’s Revamped Tourism Conference Gets Big Round of Applause

The annual conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) this year sported a new look and concept that included a number of interesting keynote speeches and fireside chats focusing on destination management and digital skills.

Airlines Making Contingency Plans Ahead of Potential Brexit Upset

Unclear air traffic regulations due to Brexit, may lead to disruption, or even worse, to the complete halt of operations for up to a week.

Wyndham and Zeus International Announce Two New Hotels in Greece and Cyprus

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is making its debut on Crete and in Cyprus with the branding of two new additions.

UNWTO Looking to Help Greece Attract More Tourism Investments

Greece and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have decided to join forces and attract more tourism investments to the country.

Greece Still Lagging Behind in Implementation of Open Data Program

Despite launching its Diavgeia open data program in 2010, Greece is still lagging behind in readiness, implementation and impact of open data practices.

SETE ‘Thinks Different’ and Spreads the Word on Importance of Technology for Greek Tourism

Greece needs to move quickly to respond to the new challenges of the digital revolution, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Visit Greece Website to ‘Speak’ 10 Languages

Visit Greece, the official tourism website for Greece, run by the GNTO, is undergoing a revamp and will be available in 10 languages.

Santorini’s Akrotiri Site Produces New Archaeological Finds

The Minoan Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini has produced new marble and clay finds including a 3,600-year-old marble figurine of a woman.

Athens’ Theatrou Square Back in Business

Theatrou Square, off Athens’ central Varvakeios Market, is back in business following an ambitious urban overhaul program implemented by the municipality.