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Grecotel Chain Boasts New Six-star Resort

Amirandes is the new six-star luxurious hotel resort of the Grecotel group that recently opened its gates in eastern Crete. The resort is characterized by its unique Minoan identity and covers an area of one hundred acres along the coast.

ITEP Predicts Greek Tourism Will Worsen in 2009

A study conducted by the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts on the performance of the Greek tourism sector for the first nine months of 2008 concluded that global tourism has been affected by the international economic crisis and despite the strength it has shown in...

Porto Elounda Launches New Conference Center

Spyros Kokotos recently inaugurated his group's newly constructed Aegean Conference Center of the Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort in Crete.

Tourism Off To a Good Start

Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia expressed her optimism for the summer at a recent press conference where she explained how this May has been the most successful one in recent years. This substantiates her claims that Greece has now become a "preferred...

Museums and Archeological Sights See Increased Traffic

According to statistics gathered by the National Statistics Service of Greece there has been an increase in visitors to museums and archeological sites throughout Greece in 2007 compared with figures for 2006.

Greek Tourism Trends 2007

Kapa Research, a subsidiary of the Kalofolias group, recently announced the results for present trends in Greek tourism. The survey shows the realization of a holiday is still a major priority for the Greek traveler who, as a rule, chooses domestic destinations over international.

Porto Elounda Launches the Six Senses Spa

The thalassotherapy center, Six Senses Spa, housed in the exclusive Porto Elounda hotel in Heraklion, Crete, recently opened its doors to receive Greek and foreign tourists who seek relaxation and rejuvenation. Spyros Kokotou, owner of the well-known resort, embarked on this...

Agritourism Festivities on Greek Islands

Chios island has established its agritourism festivities as an annual institution. The agritourism festival that took place last month in the municipal gardens, under the auspices of the municipality of Chios and the tourism sector of southeast Chios, aimed for the promotion of...

AirSea Lines Suspends Flights to Aegean

AirSea Lines officially suspended its programmed flights from Lavrio seadrome to islands in the Aegean but it said it would continue flights as planned for the Ionian islands and Brindisi, Italy, from Patra.

Hoteliers Against New Subsidies

Hoteliers are voicing strong opposition to a clause in the new investment incentives law that provides for subsidies of at least 15 percent for the construction of new hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Another Strong Year Forecast for Greek Tourism

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises has forecast a rise of around 8 percent in tourism arrivals this year, with more than 14 million tourists visiting Greece. The association says that tourist arrivals were up 7.2 percent from a year ago in January-October, compared with...

New Up-market Tourism Product for Greece

Event Makers, which focuses on special events and conference organization, last month presented its newest acquisition to the local travel trade: An ultra luxurious motor coach ideal for small but very special group travel, as well as on-the-road meetings, incentives or product...

New Technology for Visitors to Greek Sites

Greece's culture ministry last month unveiled a hand-held gadget for visitors that offers high-resolution video, detailed diagrams of Greek archaeological sites, position indicators, and imagery along with stereo sound.

Cavo Sidero Environmental Resort Opens in 2009

British investors presented plans last month for a vast, all-season resort on the island of Crete that is expected to cost 1.2 billion euros. Developers of the project described it as a world model of environmentally friendly development, and one of the biggest tourism...

30 Investment Plans for Golf Courses

Not too long ago, government said that a law would be implemented to encourage the construction of golf courses in Greece.

Greek Airports Open 24 Hours

Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia last month met with Greek ministers in an effort to coordinate actions that would improve the tourism sector.

National Land-planning Map Underway

The final touches to the first national land-planning map, and to the special land-planning framework for tourism, industry and recyclable energy sources, are being enacted by Greece's minister of the environment, planning and public works, Giorgos Souflias.

Domestic Tourism Gains Ground

The dynamics of domestic tourism to the benefit of Greek tourism businesses and the general public were highlighted at the third Summer Holidays Expo, held from 28 to 31 May at the Helexpo center in Thessaloniki.

Greek Blue Flag Beaches Announced

Greece this year was awarded blue flags for 425 beaches and eight marinas, according to a recent announcement by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Last year 430 Greek beaches were awarded blue flags.

Tourist Guide For The Disabled

The National Confederation of Disabled People has released a guide for recreational activities in Greece that addresses accessibility and infrastructure for disabled citizens and visitors of Greek cities and prefectures (hotels, museums, restaurants, cafes and other services).