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GTP Welcomes New Partners to its Travel Business Network

Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is happy to announce the start of cooperation with new clients E-tourgreece, Windmill Traditional Residence, MG Yachts and AthensWas Hotel that have tapped into its Travel Business Network to receive effective and efficient promotion.

The Athenian Riviera: Where Luxury is the Only Way

In the second part of the GTP’s luxury series, we explore the coastline hotels of the Athenian Riviera, which were the first to raise the standard of accommodation in Greece in the early ’60s.

Newcomer AthensWas Hotel Promises Luxury and Romance in the Heart of Town

In the heart of Athens, at the foot of the Acropolis, Anemi Hotels group announces the opening of its newest arrival, the luxury design AthensWas Hotel.

Acropolis Ranked Among Top Landmarks in Europe

Travellers across the globe have ranked the Acropolis in Athens among the top landmarks in Europe for 2015, according to travel website TripAdvisor.

Museums and Sites in Greece Extend Opening Hours

As of April 1, major museums and archaeological sites in Greece will be open longer, according to an announcement by the Culture Ministry.

Survey: Only Quarter of Britons Want UK to Keep Parthenon Marbles

Only 26 percent of Britons believe that the sculptures that once adorned the ancient Parthenon in Greece should remain in London's British Museum, according to a recent opinion poll conducted by international market UK research firm, YouGov.

Greece Frowns Upon British Museum’s Loan of Parthenon Marbles Sculpture to Russia

The decision of the British Museum to send a Parthenon sculpture on a loan to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary, has sparked an angry reaction in Greece.

Greece’s Parthenon And Delphi Among The World’s Most Greatest Ancient Settlements

The UK edition of the National Geographic Traveller magazine applauds the grandeur of the Parthenon and the Oracle of Delphi in Greece in a recently published feature entitled "Lost cities: The world’s greatest ancient settlements."

Spinalonga Island: Former Leper Colony, Current Tourism Attraction

Spinalonga is a bare and rocky islet that appears to float on the turquoise waters just off the coast in one of the driest parts of Crete but also very near the VIP holiday resort Elounda.

Greek Museums, Sites Begin To Cash In On Extended Opening Hours Scheme

The Greek Government’s decision to extend the opening hours of the country’s most popular museums and archaeological sites seems to be paying off as visitor numbers and revenue from receipts showed an impressive increase in April.

Acropolis of Athens

For over two millennia, ascending the Acropolis hill has been a must-do for visitors to Athens; it could not be otherwise for the Acropolis monuments, the universal and timeless symbols of the classical spirit bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.
Posted On 09 May 2014
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Greece’s Odeon of Herod Atticus Ranks Second Best Theater In The World

The Odeon of Herod Atticus, widely also known as the Herodion, located under the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, is the second best theater in the world to watch live performances, according to a list compiled by Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail.

List Of Greek Museums, Archaeological Sites With Extended Hours

As of 1 April, 33 Greek museums and archaeological sites will extend operating hours and remain open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, until the end of the season (31 October 2014).

Greece’s Odeon of Herodes Atticus Tops World’s Most Spectacular Theater List

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus stone theater structure, located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, is at the top of a list of the world's most spectacular theaters published by the online newspaper of The Telegraph.