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Athens Hosts ‘Oedipus Rex’ Ancient Theater Performance

The Fimonoi theater group is offering Athens' visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy the "Oedipus Rex", one of Sophocles' masterpieces.

Hellas Cert Says Greek Tourism Law Revisions to Create Certification Problems

Hellas Cert, a Greek association of inspection bodies, is calling on the government to re-examine a law that changes the way rented rooms are certified.

Hellas Cert Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Certification Procedure in Tourism Law

The Hellenic Association of Certification Bodies - Hellas Cert is calling on the government to make revisions to a law covering thematic and special interest tourism, with regard to certification procedures.

Greek MPs Pass Thematic/Special Interest Tourism Bill by Majority Vote

Greece has passed a bill covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

New Legal Framework for Greek Thematic Tourism Forms in the Works

The Greek Tourism Ministry has prepared a new legal framework for thematic tourism activities that will be made public soon for stakeholder consultation.

Greek Tourism Expo Rebrands to ‘AIT Expo’, Opens in December 2018

The Athens International Tourism (AIT) Expo, formerly known as Greek Tourism Expo, will take place December 7-9 in Athens.

Greece Presents its Tourism Offerings to Russian Market

Representatives of nine Greek regions recently gathered in Moscow to present Greece's tourism offerings, as part of the Greece–Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018.

Athens Hoteliers Launch Cultural Action, Free Theatrical Performances

Theatrical performances of the works of great writers of Greek antiquity will take place free of charge at select archaeological sites and monuments of Athens.

C. Macedonia Region’s ‘Path of Apostle Paul’ Project to Get EU Funding

In efforts to attract religious-pilgrimage tourism, the Central Macedonia Region will promote its “Path of Apostle Paul” project through participation in the EU’s Cultural Routes as Investment for Growth and Jobs (Cult-RInG) program.

Kountoura Applauds 6th Modern Nemean Games, Underlines Importance of Sports Tourism

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently discussed ways to boost the international promotion of the Modern Nemean Games, a revival of ancient Greek games that have been taking place in Nemea, southern Greece, since 1996.

KEPE Report: Cultural Tourism Next Big Thing, Greece Lagging Behind

Cultural tourism is one of the fastest growing markets worldwide and yet Greece seems to be lagging behind, according to findings announced by the Athens-based Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE).

Acropolis Museum Celebrates Six Years with Impressive Samothrace Show

As part of celebrations for its sixth birthday, the Acropolis Museum will launch a series of exhibitions featuring archaeological treasures from small museums across Greece, with “Samothrace - The Mysteries of the Great Gods” launching the festivities on June 20.

Athens to Co-host World Artistic Event ‘documenta 14’ in 2017

One of the art world’s most prestigious events will be coming to Athens in 2017, when the Greek capital will co-host for the first time in six decades the “documenta 14: Learning from Athens” exhibit set to open in April that year.

HATTA Members Take in Greek Culture at Special Events

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) is actively promoting Greek tourism, providing alternative options and enhancing the tourist experience through its ongoing series of guided tours for travel operators in Greece, to a number of the country’s cultural...

UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference: Tourism and Culture Ministers Gather for First Time

Over 900 participants, including over 45 ministers and vice ministers of tourism and culture, gathered at the first UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore and advance new partnership models between tourism and culture.

HATTA Treats Travel Agents to a Taste of Greek Culture

In efforts to promote Greek tourism, provide alternative options and enhance the tourist experience, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) is organizing guided tours for travel operators in Greece, to a number of the country’s cultural spaces.

Tourism & Culture Links Discussed By UNWTO Executive Council

The UNWTO Executive Council recently stressed the need to promote new governance models to foster closer cooperation between tourism and culture in order to advance the sustainable development of cultural tourism.

Archaeological Discoveries In Greece Are Important For Cultural Tourism

Greek cultural tourism could receive a major boost if important monuments - such as the recently discovered large burial mound in Amphipolis, northern Greece - are handled correctly, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during an interview to a Greek TV station.
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