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May 2021 Travel Flows to Greece Soar by 413.7%

Incoming traveler flows to Greece surged by 413.7% to 285,000 arrivals in May, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Historic Aegli Hotel in Volos Opens for Summer 2021

The historic Aegli Hotel in the heart of port town Volos in central Greece has reopened its doors and is welcoming visitors.

Athina Luxury Suites Offers Fine Dining Experiences on Santorini’s Caldera

Santorini's Athina Luxury Suites boutique hotel this summer is introducing guests to the new fine dining experiences offered at its Esperisma Bar-Restaurant.

Live Cultural Events, Shows in Greece Resume in Outdoor Areas – Rules

Greece’s theaters and other cultural venues in outdoor areas have opened to the public under strict health protocols and social distancing rules.

Skala Hotel is Ready to Welcome Travelers in June

The Skala Hotel, located on the Dodecanese island of Patmos, is preparing to welcome its first guests in June.

Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Opens Under Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment

The Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki hotel is open and offering safe hospitality services to guests under the brand's global Care and Cleanliness Commitment program.

Vigla Hotel Guarantees Safe and Carefree Stay on Amorgos

The Vigla Hotel on the Greek island of Amorgos has reopened its doors to provide Greek and international travelers with safe summer holidays.

Modus & Amplio’s Partner Hotels Reopen in Greece

Modus & Amplio, a Greek hospitality management and consulting company, is reopening its partner hotels in Greece in time for the summer season.

Elivi Skiathos Beachfront Resort Ready to Open on May 28

The luxury beachfront resort Elivi Skiathos will open its doors to welcome visitors as of May 28.

Greece’s Epirus Palace Hotel Welcomes Back Travelers

The Epirus Palace Congress & Spa has opened its doors to welcome leisure and business travelers to Ioannina, Western Greece.

Halkidiki’s Philoxenia Hotel Will Open in June

The Philoxenia Hotel in Halkidiki will open its doors on June 4, ready to offer guests carefree summer holidays in northern Greece.

Greece’s MICE Organizers Still Waiting for Health Protocols

Greek organizers of events and conferences are calling on the government to announce health protocols so the MICE tourism sector can restart operations.

EU Recovery Fund Approval in Germany Halted

Hours after its approval by German lawmakers, a 750-billion-euro EU Covid-19 recovery fund was temporarily blocked by the German Constitutional Court.

Greece, Cyprus, Israel Deals Paving Way for Resumption of Travel  

The recent agreements of Israel with Greece and Cyprus, which enable restriction-free admission, are paving the way for a return to travel.

Green Light for EU’s €672.5bn Recovery and Resilience Tool 

The EU’s recovery and resilience facility has been approved, providing member states with 672.5 billion euros in funding for green and digital transition projects.

Greek Think-tank Sees Slower Growth, Tourism in 2021 

Greek think-tank IOBE has revised downward its forecast for Greece's economy and tourism activity in 2021.

Covid-19 Forces Greece’s Short-term Rental Market to Adjust

Covid-19 has forced the short-term rental market to re-set its targets and focus on covering lost ground, according to AirDNA analysts.

Greek Consumer Confidence Picks Up Marginally in December

Greek consumer confidence picked up slightly in December, as the economic climate index reached 91.5 points against 91.0 points in November 2020, according the IOBE think tank.

Covid-19 Drives Athens Airbnb Demand Down in 2020

Demand for Airbnb short-term rentals in Athens plunged in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, driving revenue down by 80%, according to an EY report.

EY: Greece Tourism Must Adapt to ‘New Normal’ After Covid-19

Greece will need to redesign its tourism strategy in order to address the Covid-19 impact and the subsequent new trends in travel and consumer behavior, according to a study by EY.