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Athens Revives Greek Customs for Carnival Season

Carnival festivities will kick off in Athens on Saturday, February 23, and last for 15 days, with more than 65 events scheduled to take place in the city center and neighborhoods.

Patra Carnival Comes to Electrifying Close with Disco Kings Boney M

It’s disco all night long this year for the Patra carnival which comes to a close on February 26 with none other than disco group extraordinaire Boney M.

Let the Carnival Begin! Patra Invites All to the Revelry

The northern Peloponnese port town of Patra has officially launched Carnival 2017 and is ready to welcome visitors to the merrymaking through to February 26.

MSC ‘Orchestra’ Gives Piraeus Thumbs Up as Home Port for 2016

The MSC Cruises Orchestra is one more liner selecting Piraeus as its home port for 2016.

Let the Carnival Begin… It’s Samba Time in Greece

The carnival season may mean endless song and samba but there are plenty of traditions across Greece which promise to keep you smiling, dancing and making merry this year.

Let the Carnival Begin… in Rethymno Crete

It’s carnival time on Crete, with the annual Rethymno Carnival in full swing as cheerful masqueraders roam the footpaths and alleys of the Venetian port city.

Ebola Crisis Hits Travel Industry

Fears about the spread of the Ebola virus have hit the travel industry, causing shares in airlines, tour operators, cruise operators and hotels to slump on the London Stock Exchange.

Crete: Heraklion Port Receives The Queen Elizabeth

A group of professionals from Crete were recently given the grand tour of the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship that recently docked in the port of Heraklion.
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Xanthi – Discover The City With A Thousand Colors

A visit to the northeastern Greek city of Xanthi, located in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace, was not only an experience but an eye-opener. The locals refer to Xanthi as "the city with a thousand colors" and it is obvious why since the city represents diversity and...
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Brazilian Party Weekend At Barceló Hydra Beach Resort

The Barceló Hydra Beach Resort in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Brazil in Greece, Lar Brasileiro, is welcoming the summer with an authentic three-day Brazilian party.
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2nd Posidonia Forum To Focus on Cruise, Yachting, Passenger Shipping

For two days, Athens will be the meeting place for discussions and debates on the cruise sector’s growth challenge for Greece, Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, organizer Posidonia Exhibitions said in regards to this year’s 2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

TUI and Carnival Corporation Annul Union

Leading world tour operator, TUI AG, and cruise company, Carnival Corporation, have annulled their cooperation agreement initiated earlier this year.

Tour Operators and Cruise Lines Cut Agency Commissions

After the success of airlines in cutting travel agency commissions, some of Europe's tour operators have jumped onto the bandwagon and taken the opportunity to cut their commission rates. Presently, analysts say the hotly-debated move of some British Tour operators to cut agent...