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Sports Events Key for Tourism Growth in the Peloponnese

Sports tourism can be a significant driver of tourism growth for the Peloponnese, as it is currently the fastest growing segment of thematic tourism, according to TEMES CEO Stefanos Theodoridis.

‘IRONMAN 70.3’ Triathlon Event to Host 1,500 Athletes from 61 Countries

More than 1,500 athletes and triathlon lovers from 61 countries around the world, on April 14, will gather at Costa Navarino in Messinia to participate in the prestigious IRONMAN 70.3 sports event.

Culture Ministry: Winter Schedule for Greek Sites, Museums

State museums and archaeological sites in Greece as of January 7, will be operating in accordance to the winter schedule, the Ministry of Culture announced.

Homer’s Odyssey: Archaeologists May Have Discovered Oldest Written Extract

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a clay tablet with an engraved inscription, which is believed to be the oldest written record of Homer's epic tale, the Odyssey.

Ministry Looks into Developing Cruise Tourism Potential of Katakolo

Developing the cruise potential of the town of Katakolo was discussed by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the local port authority's president, Leonidas Varouksis.

Promotion of Greek Island Culture a Ministry Priority

A number of projects are currently underway or in the pipeline focusing on the renovation or construction of cultural sites on the Cyclades islands, according to Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Greek Island Culture ‘Window to Greece’, Says Minister

The cultural wealth of the Greek islands is an integral part of the country’s identity serving as a “window to Greece”, said Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou.

Greek Museums, Sites See Rise in Visitors, Revenue in 2017

Museums and archaeological sites in Greece welcomed more visitors and recorded an increase in revenue from receipts during 2017, according to ELSTAT.

Greece’s Archimedes Museum Among ‘Europe’s Best Kept Secrets’

The Archimedes Museum in Ancient Olympia, dedicated to Archimedes of Syracuse, is included in FlightNetwork's Top 10 of “Europe’s Best Kept Secret Museums”.

Stolen Artifact Returns to Ancient Olympia

A stolen fragment of a marble pipe, which was taken from the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and illegally exported to Germany, has been repatriated.

Costa Navarino Educates Young ‘Archaeologists’ and ‘Gardeners’

Costa Navarino this September will hold two educational activities in archaeology and gardening, especially curated for its young guests.

Greece Celebrates European Music Day with Numerous Events in 50 cities

Greece is celebrating the 18th European Music Day with a variety of cultural events, due to take place during June 21-25 in 50 cities.

‘Spyrou Philoxenia’ Adds New Members to Growing Network

Spyrou Philoxenia recently added four new hotels, located on Skopelos, Kyllini, Nafpaktia and Zagorochoria, to its growing network.

Amalia Hotels Wins Bronze for Excellence in ‘Destination Management’

Amalia Hotels Group was honored for its devotion to ancient and contemporary Greek art and culture by receiving the Bronze Award in the "Destination Management" category at the Tourism Awards 2017.

Athens and Ancient Olympia to Star in Israel’s ‘Game Theory’ TV Documentary Series

The Panathenaic Stadium, the National Archaeological Museum and Ancient Olympia will appear on the Israeli version of the "Game Theory" documentary series.

Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Reaching Final Destination in Greece: Panathenian Stadium

After traveling Greece for six days, the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch arrived on Tuesday at the Acropolis in Athens.

Olympic Flame to Ignite Spirit for Brazil 2016 Games

True to tradition, the Olympic Flame to look over the 2016 Rio Games from the Maracanã cauldron in Brazil this summer will be lit at a special ceremony in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on Thursday, April 21.

Rio 2016: From Ancient Olympia to Maracanã… Here Comes the Olympic Torch

The time has come for Greece to share the light of the Olympics as the Olympic Torch begins its journey on April 21 from the home of the Games in Ancient Olympia to Athens' Panathenian Stadium on April 27 and from there to Brazil, the host of the world’s largest sporting event.

Ancient Olympia Highlighted as Major Tourist Attraction in Greece

The importance of Ancient Olympia as a major tourist attraction in Greece was among the main topics discussed in a meeting between Greek interim Alternate Tourism Minister Alkistis Protopsalti and Western Greece Regional Governor Apostolos Katsifaras.

Ancient Olympia Meet to Explore Intercultural Dialogue

Achieving intercultural dialogue will be the subject of an international conference to be held at Ancient Olympia on September 1-6 under the title: “The Need for a Constructive Dialogue Between Peoples and Cultures and the Olympic Idea”, e-typos reports.
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