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EU Approval of ‘Turkaegean’ Brand Name Sparks Reactions in Greece

The approval by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) of the term ‘Turkaegean’ to be used as a trademark by Turkey for its tourism campaigns sparked an angered reaction in Greece.

Greece Welcomes First Ferry from Cyprus 21 Years Later

Greece welcomed the first passenger ferry from Cyprus this week, marking the beginning of a highly discussed maritime connection between the two countries.

Cyprus: Year-round Experiences at the Core of New Tourism Strategy

Cyprus has designed a new tourism strategy for the post-Covid-19 era that will focus on thematic experiences to attract travelers during all seasons.

Cyprus Airways Introduces Services to Mykonos, Santorini, Preveza for Summer 2022

Cyprus Airways will introduce new summer 2022 services from its base in Larnaca, Cyprus, to the popular Greek destinations of Mykonos, Santorini and Preveza.

Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link to Open in June After 21 Years

Nearly two decades later, Greece and Cyprus will be connected by a ferry link which is set to begin operations on June 19.

Three Bids for Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link

Three companies have submitted bids for the establishment of a passenger maritime link between Cyprus and Greece, paving the way for the next phase of the highly anticipated service.

Cyprus Imposes Mandatory Covid PCR Test Requirement for All Arrivals

Travelers entering Cyprus by air or by sea, regardless of the country of departure, as of December 6 will be required to take a PCR test for Covid-19 on arrival.

Christos Mistris Appointed Vice President of ASTA Greece

The ASTA Greece & Cyprus Chapter, which represents the American Society of Travel Advisors, has appointed Christos Mistris as its Vice President for the Greek market.

Searches for Greece Still Strong Among Fall Travelers

Demand for travel to Greece remains robust with all the more travelers choosing to visit in the fall, according to a study carried out by Tourix.

Greece and Cyprus Explore Wine Tourism Cooperation

Tourism professionals from Greece and Cyprus are exploring ways to collaborate in the field of wine tourism for mutual benefit.

Athens Topped UK, US, French Traveler Searches for August 

Athens was the most searched for destination in August by potential travelers from the US, UK and France, according to data released by Tourix.

Online Searches for Travel to Athens Increase in Summer, Says Survey

Online searches for accommodation in Athens picked up pace in July compared to the previous months, according to a survey conducted by Tourix.

Greece and Cyprus Explore Ways to Promote Religious Tourism

Greece and Cyprus are exploring ways to promote their religious heritage through the EU’s Re-Cult program.

Cyprus Launches New Tourism Brand Identity and Logo

The Cyprus Deputy Tourism Ministry has launched a new brand identity and logo, inviting travelers to ‘Love Cyprus’ all over again.

EU, US, UK Condemn Turkey’s Aggressive Actions on Cyprus

The EU, UK and US have condemned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement to re-open and re-settle the formerly invaded area of Varosha in Cyprus.

Thessaloniki Welcomes ‘Celestyal Olympia’ Cruise Ship

The northern port city of Thessaloniki recently welcomed Celestyal Cruises’ Olympia ship, which started sailings to the Greek islands and Cyprus in June.

EBD: Greece’s Antipaxos, Crete, Corfu Among Europe’s Safest Islands for 2021

Greece’s Antipaxos, Crete and Corfu are among Europe’s safest islands for 2021, according to a list released by the European Best Destinations (EBD) organization.

EU Registers ‘Halloumi’ as Cypriot Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Product

The European Commission has registered Cyprus’ halloumi cheese as a protected designation of origin (PDO) product to safeguard its name against misuse.

Webinars on ‘Dark Tourism’ Guided Tours Announced by FEG and Clio Muse

The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) and Clio Muse Tours are organizing 30 educational webinars on dark tourism guided tours.

Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link Project on Track After Bidding Opens

Bidding is now open for a ferry service that will link Greece with Cyprus possibly as of May 2021, the Cypriot Deputy Ministry of Shipping announced.