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History War Museum Opens on Zakynthos

The “History War Museum Anastasios Liaskos” on Zakynthos, which offers valuable information on Greece's history, has officially opened to the public.

Greece 100% Hotel Show Set to Take Off with International Hosted Buyers Ready for Action

Hoteliers, entrepreneurs and international tourism professionals will have the chance to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, to be inaugurated by Tourism Ministry Secretary General Anastasios Liaskos on 24 January at the MEC exhibition center in...

Greece Cuts Red Tape for Investors to Obtain Hotel Permits

As of 1 January 2015, hotels in Greece will receive authorization to operate in no more than 50 days from the day the necessary paperwork has been submitted for approval.

Anastasios Liaskos, Secretary General Ministry of Tourism

We are forming the new tourism identity of our country, strengthening the tourism product in terms of competitiveness, simplifying procedures and promoting the brand name GREECE in key destinations.

Greek Ministries Of Tourism And Foreign Affairs Focus On Labirint’s Bankruptcy Situation

The Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) are closely cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic mission of Greece in Moscow to responsibly manage the situation that has arisen with the closure of a leading Russian tour operator.

Greece To Show Best At MITT 2014 Expo In Russia

Greece will show its best as a welcoming, safe and favorite international tourism destination during the days of the Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) in Russia.

Greece To Promote Religious Tourism At MITT 2014 Expo In Moscow

In a bid to strengthen religious tourism, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will host the Church of Greece in a special area in its stand at the Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) that will take place 19-22 March in Russia.

2014 Golden Chef’s Hat Awards: Greece’s Best Restaurants

Greece presented its emerging modern cuisine to an audience of European Tourism Ministers, foreign journalists, Greek tourism professionals, entrepreneurs and celebrities at the 2014 Golden Chef’s Hat Awards ceremony held recently in Athens.

100% Hotel Show Launches To Give Greek Hoteliers What They Are Looking For

100% Hotel Show, a new exhibition addressed especially to hoteliers, made its debut on Saturday 8 February at the Mediterranean Exhibition Center (MEC) in Paiania, East Attica.

Greek Tourism Minister Travels To Earthquake-Stricken Kefalonia

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart to the earthquake-stricken island of Kefalonia on Tuesday 4 February, according to an announcement made by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greek Tourism Ministry Launches New Cooperation To Promote Dodecanese Religious Sites

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Metropolis of the Dodecanese are launching a cooperation to promote and develop religious tourism, according to a protocol signed on 4 December.

Anastasios Liaskos, Secretary General Ministry of Tourism

This year's significant increase in tourist arrivals in Greece with more than 17.5 million visitors and 12 billion euro revenue vindicates our efforts. All Greeks share the responsibility and the contribution to the success of our country.

Greek Tourism Ministry Teams Up With Church of Crete To Promote Religious Tourism

Religious tourism in Greece will undergo further development through a cooperation protocol signed recently between the Greek Tourism Ministry and the Church of Crete.

SETE Conference To Focus On Necessary Investments For Greek Tourism

The results of the latest study on Greek tourism, prepared by McKinsey & Company, will be presented at the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) 12th Tourism & Development Conference that will take place 21-22 October 2013 at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel in Athens.
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Forum: Developing A Seaplane Network To Service The Greek Islands

The Region of South Aegean will hold a forum on Syros on Tuesday, 30 July, that will focus on the advantages of developing a seaplane network to connect the Greek islands. The forum entitled "Greek Islands: An ideal location for the development of seaplanes" will aim to provide...
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“Greek Breakfast” Initiative Gains Ground

“It remains our goal for 300 hotels to have enrolled in the Greek Breakfast program by the end of this year,” the program’s supervisor, Giorgos Pittas, said on 10 June during the official presentation in Athens of the progress of the “Greek Breakfast” program.
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Maritime Tourism High On Greek Government’s Agenda

The development of marine and cruise tourism is a high priority for the government, according to recent statements made by the secretary general of the Greek Tourism Ministry, Anastasios Liaskos.
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Acropolis Area Beset By Tour Buses, Solution Sought

The Greek Tourism Ministry is in search of a management strategy to ease the congestion in the area of the Acropolis caused by tour buses when transferring tourists to and from the site.
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Greece’s Rented Rooms and Apartments Expect Promising Summer Season

Things are looking up for Greek tourism as early bookings for this season are showing an increase of some 15-20 percent from the country’s basic markets, Greek Secretary General of Tourism Anastasios Liaskos said yesterday, 15 April, during the 16th annual general assembly of the...
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HATTA Optimistic On 2013 Greek Tourism Season

“The time has come for the recovery of Greek tourism,” the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Yiorgos Telonis, said while opening the association’s annual general assembly on Wednesday, 27 March, in Athens.
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