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Minoan Lines’ Mykonos Palace Ferry Becomes Eco-friendly

Greek passenger shipping company Minoan Lines has installed an exhaust gas cleaning system (often referred to as scrubbers) on its Mykonos Palace cruise ferry.

Grekaddict Presents Latest Additions to Gastronomy Activities Portfolio

Aiming to introduce Thessaloniki's gastronomy tourism to the city's visitors, Grekaddict, a marketplace for travel experiences in Greece, has made a number of additions to its portfolio of culinary experiences for travelers.

Crete Among Top 5 Travel Spots for Best Mix of Culture, Relaxation and Fun

Luxury travel specialist Sovereign has included Crete among the world’s top five holiday destinations for those seeking to get the best variety of culture, relaxation and entertainment.

TripAdvisor: ‘Creta Maris’ Among Top Hotels for Families in Greece

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete is among the Top 25 Hotels for Families in Greece, according to TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

‘The a Hotels’ Announces New Director of Sales at Grand Serai Congress & Spa

'The a Hotels & Resorts' group has appointed Valia Bourbi as the new director of sales of its Grand Serai Congress & Spa, located in Ioannina, Epirus.

Spinalonga Vies for Spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The islet of Spinalonga, northeastern Crete, will officially be competing for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list.

Greece to Create National Film Offices Network to Attract Foreign Productions

In efforts to attract foreign film productions to Greece, EKOME is working towards the establishment of a National Film Offices Network in the country.

TripAdvisor Reveals Greece’s Top Hotels for 2019

A number of Greek hotels, located in some of the country's most popular tourism destinations, are included on TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards list.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

ANEK Lines’ Ferries Get ‘We do Local’ Quality Seal

ANEK Lines has received the “We do Local” quality certification seal for its ferries, after successfully adopting the initiative’s proposed standards that aim to promote Greek tourism.

AccorHotels to Open First Ibis Styles Hotel in Athens

AccorHotels has signed a franchising agreement with Greek company G. Lymperakis Invest OE for the launch of the first ibis Styles hotel in central Athens.

Crete’s Elianthos Villas Once Again Wins Guest Review Award by Booking.com

Elianthos Villas, located on Crete, has once again been honored with the Guest Review Award by online booking platform Booking.com.

Spinalonga’s Nomination File for UNESCO World Heritage List Ready

The Greek Culture Ministry is ready to submit the nomination file for the inscription of the island of Spinalonga on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Athens, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes Hotel Investments Get Green Light

Major tourism projects in Athens and on the islands of Crete, Santorini and Rhodes have received the go-ahead by Greek authorities.

TUI: Greece, Spain Among German Travelers’ Favorites for 2019

Greece and Spain are among the favorite holiday destinations of German travelers for 2019, according to TUI Germany.

Minoan Lines Announces Heraklion – Cyclades Itineraries

Minoan Lines has announced that its ultra-modern high speed ferry Santorini Palace will start its itineraries on the Heraklion - Cyclades islands route on April 25.

‘Civitel Creta Beach’ to Present Hospitality Experiences at CMT 2019 Holiday Expo

The Civitel Creta Beach hotel will present its hospitality products and services to tourism professionals from all over the world, during the CMT 2019 Holiday Exhibition, on January 12-20, in Stuttgart.

Thessaloniki Travel Guide Published in Hebrew

A new Thessaloniki pocket-sized travel guide, featuring the tourism offerings of the city and the greater region, was recently published in Hebrew.

German-speaking Travelers Picking Crete, Rhodes in 2019

Rhodes and Crete appear to be among the leading destinations of choice for the German-speaking market in 2019, according to travel services provider HolidayCheck.

Minoan Lines Changes Itineraries, Adopts Latest Fuel Regulation

Minoan Lines will amend its itineraries on the Piraeus–Chania and Piraeus-Heraklion routes, starting on Wednesday, January 9, and until Thursday, April 18, 2019.