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Extended Opening Hours for Museums Sought

The majority of visitors to Greece's museums feel safe and are satisfied with the services offered, however, about half complained about the opening hours, saying that they should be extended, according to a poll made public last month.

City Cycling Tours Now Available

For locals or visitors to really get in touch with a country, its culture and landscapes, then there is no better way than by bicycle. Cycling vacations come in many shapes and sizes. They range from relaxing city and country tours to biting mountain tours. Greece now has them...

Hop in Sightseeing Creates New Packages

Hop in Zinon Tours, in the Greek marketplace since 1952, now offers new tours to its plethora of sightseeing packages. The latest edition is its "Cruising to Antiquity" package that includes a cruise from Piraeus to Epidaurus Port and a bus ride to the ancient theater of the same name.

New Athens Festival Program Announced

Two of the "Three Tenors" will perform at separate events this summer at Greece's annual Hellenic Festival, organizers announced last month.

King George II Reopens

After almost a decade and one-half of silence, the historic King George II hotel on Syntagma Square opens its doors to the world's most demanding of hotel guests under the "Leading Hotels of the World" banner. The five-star unit, following radical renovations, is now more...

Unique Greek Resort Complex Ideal for the Physically Challenged

At least one Greek tourism enterprise seems to have taken to heart the potential gains as described in last year's edition of the Hellenic Tourism Organization's manual entitled "Making Europe Accessible for Tourists with Disabilities."

Park Opens Bar and Restaurant to the Stars

The deluxe Park Hotel, opposite one of the capital's biggest parks, completed three years of intensive and extensive renovations last month with the opening of its St' Astra (to the stars) gourmet bar and restaurant on its closed-in roof garden overlooking the city's Acropolis,...

Museums and Sites to be Accessible to People with Special Needs

A special inter-ministerial meeting on the Olympic Games last month reiterated promises to render Athens more compatible with the needs of physically disabled people ahead of next September's Paralympics.

Grande Bretagne Does It with Style and Finesse

Sometimes, not often, publications receive promotional material that makes the reader sit up and take notice. Over the years Greek Travel Pages has received carloads of various Greek tourism-related brochures and publications from both home and abroad. Last month the publication...

Another Step Back for Acropolis Museum Project

The Council of State reportedly said the supreme administrative court has rejected as illegal initial plans for the 94-million-euro glass and concrete New Acropolis Museum project.

A Gem Hidden in the Center of Athens

Dionysis Bozikis, a cardiologist by profession, has created a little lodging gem hidden in the center of downtown Athens. His "Magna Graecia Suites" hotel was created from a three-story building designed and built by the German architect Ernst Ziller in 1898. This exemplary...

Dora Stratou Performances Underway

In the idyllic surroundings of Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis, in the Dora Stratou garden-theatre, regional cultures come to life during the warm Athenian summer nights.

Athens Festival Readies For New Season

Hellenic Festival has announced its program for both the Athens Festival and Epidaurus Festival. The Athens Festival begins June 2 with Andrea Bocelli in Concert. Programs continue through until September 28. These include opera, classical and contemporary dance, orchestras,...

Extended Hours for Greek Museums and Sites

The Greek Culture Ministry last month announced extended visiting for the country’s main museums, archaeological sites and national monuments. Opening hours for visitors from May 10 until June 30 are from 0800 to 1900 hours daily, except Mondays for some (Acropolis, Olympia,...