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WTM: UK Tour Operators Ramp Up Capacity for Greece in 2022

UK tour operators are adding flights and holidays across Greece in 2022 and 2023 to cater for recovering levels of demand from British holidaymakers.

Three Greek Municipalities Nominated for UNWTO ‘Best Tourism Villages’ Award

The municipalities of Alonissos, Western Samos and Soufli are Greece’s nominees for the “Best Tourism Villages” award, an initiative by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Soufli Vying for UNWTO ‘Best Tourism Village’ Title

Soufli in Greece is aiming to be among the “Best Tourism Villages”, an initiative of the UNWTO to identify villages of member states that offer to tourism in rural areas.

Mayors Want Thessaloniki-Skiathos Ferry Connection to Resume in 2022

The mayors of Thessaloniki and Skiathos are requesting for the seasonal ferry service connecting the two Greek destinations and other Sporades islands to resume next year.

Alonissos Underwater Museum to Reopen for 2021 Summer Season

The Alonissos Underwater Museum is ready to reopen its doors for the summer season, and guide visitors through its unique 5th century shipwreck.

Alonissos Mayor Calls for Creation of ‘One of a Kind’ Underwater Archaeological Park

Alonissos Mayor Petros Vafinis has proposed the creation of an underwater archaeological park – the first of its kind in Greece.

Thessaly Region Honored for Developing Greece’s First Underwater Museum

The Region of Thessaly has received the first prize at the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) competition for developing Greece’s first underwater museum.

Lonely Planet Names Greece ‘Best Sustainable Food Destination’ for 2021

Lonely Planet has given Greece the title of the world’s most sustainable food destination for 2021.

Alonissos Among National Geographic’s 8 Best Sustainable Destinations for 2021

The National Geographic has included the Greek island of Alonissos on its list of the Top 8 Sustainable Destinations in the World for 2021.

Greece’s First Underwater Museum on Alonissos Opens to Public

The Alonissos Underwater Museum, the first such museum in Greece, recently opened to offer divers the chance to explore the 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera.

Greece’s First Underwater Museum Makes Headlines in Int’l Media

Greece’s first underwater museum, located off the coast of the islet of Peristera near Alonissos, has attracted the attention of international media.

Greece to Open its First Underwater Museum

Greece in August will open its first underwater museum off the coast of Peristera, an islet near Alonissos in the Sporades group.

Alonissos Gives Covid-19 Info in Four Languages

The Municipality of Alonissos has launched a brochure in four languages with useful information on the COVID-19 pandemic, for the island's residents and visitors.

Global Experts to Share their Vision for Greece at Delphi Economic Forum 2020

Leading experts from 35 countries will share their vision for Greece during the Delphi Economic Forum 2020 in March.

CNT: Greece’s Beaches Among Europe’s Best for 2020

The beaches of the Cyclades, the Ionian sea, Crete and the Sporades are among Europe's best for 2020, says Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

Accor Appoints Georgios Kritikopoulos as New GM of Novotel Athens Hotel

Accor has appointed Georgios Kritikopoulos as the new general manager of the Novotel Athens hotel, located near the center of the Greek capital.

Santikos Collection Officially Opens Doors of ‘The Alex’ Hotel

Santikos Collection has opened a new chapter in its 30-year-long history with the official opening of “The Alex”, its first city hotel in Piraeus.

‘Dive in Blue Growth’ Event Focuses on Development of Diving Tourism in Greece

The development of diving parks and visitable underwater areas in Greece was discussed at the "Dive in Blue Growth" conference in Athens.

Alonissos’ Peristera Shipwreck to Welcome Visitors in 2020

The 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera, located off the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos, is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2020.

WWF: Greece Still Needs to Work on Plastic-free Actions

Greece produces 700,000 tons of plastic waste annually - 68 kilos per person - with some 11,500 finding their way into Greek seas, according to a WWF report.