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Checkmate! Chess Floor Games at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) will hold a three-day chess game event with the participation of distinguished chess players who will "checkmate" at check-in.

Santorini’s Recycling Program Receives Silver Award

The Greek island of Santorini was honored with the silver award for the recycling program of the Municipality of Thera, during the recent Waste & Recycling Awards 2015 in Athens.

Hellastat Sees Further Rise in Incoming Air Traffic to Greece

Athens-based statistics company Hellastat, says it expects a further rise in incoming air traffic for 2016, which is set to further establish Greece as a prime tourist destination.

Athens International Airport Celebrates 15th Birthday

Athens International Airport (AIA) "Eleftherios Venizelos" recently celebrated 15 years of operations. "We celebrate our 15 years in a period when, despite the country’s severe macroeconomic conditions, the year 2016 prospects seem quite positive", AIA's CEO, Yiannis Paraschis, said.

Athens Airport Ranks #1 at Routes Europe 2016 Marketing Awards

Athens International Airport (AIA) was once again the winner in the 4–20 million passengers category of the Routes Europe edition of the Routes 2016 Marketing Awards which were announced recently at ICE Kraków in Poland.

Athens Airport Honored for Efficiency at 20th ATRS World Conference on Rhodes

Athens International Airport (AIA) was ranked as Europe’s leader among small- to medium-sized airports for its efficiency, during the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) 20th anniversary world conference held recently on Rhodes

GNTO to Gauge Traveler Satisfaction at 11 Greek Airports

Aiming to ensure the best quality services are offered to travelers visiting Greece, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) announced this week the launch of a survey across 11 Greek airports, inviting research companies to make their bids for the project.

Suburban Train to Pull in to Lavrio Port by 2019

The port town of Lavrion in southeastern Attica is set to get a suburban railway (proastiakos) link connecting it with the Greek capital and Athens airport as of 2019 with the municipality aiming to launch the tender for the project next year.

Piraeus – Athens Airport Suburban Train Connection Set for Summer

The port of Piraeus will be directly connected with Athens International Airport as of summer 2017, according to Greek railways operator Ergose.

Additional Flights, Bus and Train Routes for Greek Easter Exodus

Additional flights, bus and train routes in Greece have been announced to facilitate Easter holidaymakers.

Sofitel Athens Airport Receives ‘2017 Certificate of Excellence’ by TripAdvisor

The Sofitel Athens Airport and its “Karavi” restaurant were honored with the “2017 Certificate of Excellence” by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.

Joanna Chrysohoidis ‘Unfolds’ Her Art at Sofitel Athens Airport

The Sofitel Athens Airport is embracing art and currently hosting the exhibition of artist Joanna Chrysohoidis titled “Unfold”.

ATRS 2017: Athens Airport Honored for Efficiency and Cost Competitiveness

Athens International Airport was honored for its efficiency and cost competitiveness in the ATRS 2017 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Task Force report.

German Instagrammers Show Athens to the World

As part of the "Athens Tourism Partnership" initiative, four popular German Instagrammers visited Athens and shared their impressions with the rest of the world.

AIA Introduces Online ‘Ticket Offers’ Service

In efforts to improve travel experience, the Athens International Airport (AIA) launched a new “Ticket Offers” service via its official website.

Athens Airport Named ‘Meritt Winner’ at WITSA 2017 Global ICT Excellence Awards

Athens International Airport (AIA) was honored as a "Merit Winner" for its “Internet of (noisy) Things” application at the WITSA 2017 Global ICT Excellence Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Grows 15.5% in October

Passenger traffic through Athens International Airport (AIA) in October increased by 15.5 percent compared to the same month in 2016, reaching 2.05 million people.

Athens Promoted as City Break Destination at WTM 2017

Athens was promoted as a city break destination by the City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), during the WTM London 2017 expo.

SETE Chief: Chinese Market is a Great Opportunity, Big Challenge

Improving air connectivity and creating additional visa centers are key to increase inbound tourism from China to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Athens Airport Partners with ‘Alipay’, Becomes Chinese-friendly

In efforts to become a Chinese-friendly airport, Athens International Airport has partnered with online and mobile payment platform Alipay.