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Draft Bill to Facilitate Greece Diving Tourism Set for Parliament

The Greek Tourism Ministry is getting ready to table a bill that will simplify procedures for the creation of diving and marine parks in Greece.

Greece’s First Diving Park in Tyros, Peloponnese Gets Green Light

The Greek environment ministry has given the go-ahead to the country’s first diving park to be created in the Kynouria Province in the eastern Peloponnese.

Attica Region to Launch Tender for Walking, Bike Path Projects

As part of efforts to upgrade the standard of living of its residents and create new tourism experiences, the Attica Region is moving ahead with plans to create bike and walking paths.

Aegean Islands Promoted as Wedding Destinations for Chinese Tourists

The South Aegean Region is reaching out to the Chinese market, with a focus on promoting Rhodes and other islands as ideal wedding tourism destinations.

Crete Welcomes Approval of First Diving Park

The first diving park to operate on the island of Crete, was given the green light by the region’s Environment and Spatial Planning Committee.

Florina’s Lehovo Region to Get Hiking Trail Network

The town of Lehovo in Florina, northwestern Macedonia, will get its own hiking path network aiming to highlight the region’s cultural and natural wealth.

Runners Get Unique Island Experience at 2nd Andros Trail Race

The 2nd Andros Trail Race drew in the crowds earlier this month and offered amateur and professional athletes the chance to experience Andros in all its natural glory.

Fresh Hotel First to Go Bike-Friendly in Athens

Fresh Hotel is the first Athens hotel to receive a special sticker indicating that it welcomes bicycle lovers and certifying that it has the facilities to accommodate their needs.

‘Cyclades Trail Cup’ Brings Greek Isles into Sports World Spotlight

Over 350 athletes made the Cyclades Trail Cup 2016 a success, bringing Greece's islands into the spotlight and paving the way for the event to take off in the coming months.

Hiking in Greece: An Alternative Tourism Form Just Waiting to be Developed

Hiking tourism as a factor of tourism development in Greece was presented to Greek tourism professionals and travel agents from abroad, on the sidelines of the Nostos Expo 2016, Greece's first alternative tourism exhibition, held recently in Nafpaktos.

Greek Bike Friendly Hotels Get Special Sticker, Pilot Launch at WTM London 2016

Greek hotels welcoming bicycle lovers and accommodating their needs will now receive a special sticker in efforts to attract cyclists and actively contribute to sustainable tourism.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Boasts 1st Bike Friendly Hotels in Greece

In tune with the changing trends and new demands, Porto Carras Grand Resort hotels Meliton and Sithonia are the first in Greece to receive “Bike Friendly Hotel” accreditation.

Counting Down the Days to the 1st Andros Trail Race

In a month’s time amateur and professional athletes from across the globe will be running the footpaths of the Cycladic island of Andros in one of the island’s biggest sporting events, the 1st Andros Trail Race to take place on October 2.

Cyclades Trail Cup Expands to Europe with New Italy Partner

Organizers of the Cyclades Trail Cup - which includes the Tinos Challenge, the Syros City Trail and the 1st Andros Trail Race - have entered a deal with Italian race organizers Camelbag ASD.

Andros Trail Race Invites Runners with Grit to Join the Fun

The Andros Trail Race is about lots of determination and love for nature. The Cycladic island’s first mountain running event takes place on October 2 and organizers are calling on amateur and professional athletes to register.

New Visit Meteora Promo Video Inspires, Excites

Three minutes of the Meteora experience feature in a new video released by destination managers Visit Meteora in collaboration with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) as part of its ongoing promotional efforts for the region.

Bike Friendly Hotels the Next New Thing in Greece

Whether its needing a place to stay the night or a spot to keep your bicycle safe, the new Bike Friendly Hotels initiative rewards accommodation facilities in Greece, which not only offer hotel services tailored to cyclists’ needs but also actively contribute to sustainable tourism.

Shipwrecks & Marine Magic at Greece’s Underwater Park

Shipwrecks and marine sites of historic significance will take “center stage” in the first underwater park to be created in the waters surrounding the Greek island of Evia

Pelion’s Hotel Des Roses Launches Eco Activities for All

Nestled in the fishing village of Platanias, southern Pelion, Hotel Des Roses invites restless travelers to participate in three new alternative tourism programs this summer.

Menalon Trail to Lure Hikers to the Peloponnese

The Menalon Trail, running through the forests and rivers of the Peloponnese, is the first footpath in Greece to receive European certification and be placed among the Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe after its recent launch in the village of Stemnitsa.
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