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POXEN Makes Formal Protest to Tourism Ministry

The Panhellenic Guide Federation (POXEN) recently sent an official letter of protest to the tourism development ministry following complaints made by visitors to Greece and tour guides with regard to the restricted opening hours of museum and archeological sites.

Visitors Ignore Museums and Archaeological Sites

Museum visits in Greece dropped during the first four months of the year, according to recent figures released by the General Secretariat for the National Statistical Service of Greece.

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.

Amalia Group Revamps Image and Tourism Strategy

With refurbishment at Amalia hotel now completed and refurbishment of Amalia hotels around Greece well under way, the group looks to the future. It considers its role and strategy in the tourism sector through the eyes of an organization that has been in the industry since the...

ETA Upgrades Parnassos Ski Resort

The Tourism Development Company (ETA) and the Tourism Development Ministry recently announced the launch of a new advertising campaign for Parnassos Ski Resort following a series of upgrades to the resort's facilities and services. The new campaign "O Parnassos skizei" (Parnassos...

CNN-India Television Crew Visits Greece

A crew from CNN India recently visited Greece, in cooperation with Amphitrion Holidays, to shoot a travelogue for the CNN television series "The Road less Travelled." The Indian journalists explored Athens and visited Delphi, the Ossios Lucas Monastery, Arachova, Mykonos, Rodos,...

Panorama Welcomed Consumers

Although this year's Panorama welcomed a barrage of new visitors, the number of tourism professionals to the fair appeared minimal when compared with past years. Most said the venue, Expo Athens, Anthoussa, was too far away for them.

New Generation Guides for Museums and Sites

Portable multimedia guides are one of the newest trends in the travel industry, and the Ministry of Culture is acting. According to press reports, the Ministry's Central Archaeological Council approved a pilot program for new media guides last month for 15 archaeological sites...

Hop in Sightseeing Creates New Packages

Hop in Zinon Tours, in the Greek marketplace since 1952, now offers new tours to its plethora of sightseeing packages. The latest edition is its "Cruising to Antiquity" package that includes a cruise from Piraeus to Epidaurus Port and a bus ride to the ancient theater of the same name.

Vagonetto Mining Park Adds New Daily Excursions

Every Sunday, beginning June 5, a trip to one of the country's newest and unique attractions - the Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park - can be combined with an excursion to the Byzantine monastery Ossios Loucas.

Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park A Laudable Tourism Attractio

There are many captivating mining parks around the world. In Greece there's the Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park, just kilometers away from popular sites such as Delphi, Arachova, Itea, Gravia, Amfissa and Galaxidi. This fascinating park has nothing to envy from its global...

Expo 2008 Committee Visits Athens

All of Greece's top government leaders met last month with the International Exhibition Office's inspection committee to discuss guarantees for the holding of Expo 2008 in Thessaloniki. The committee then visited Thessaloniki to request clear guarantees of the city's capability...

Another Museum Closed For Renovations

One by one, Greece's major archaeological museums are closing down for refurbishment ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games. The fear expressed by Greece's travel professionals is that this simultaneous rush will leave many visitors over the next year and one-half standing enraged...

Tourism Organization Promotes Via Internet

The Hellenic Tourism Organization implemented its newest and perhaps most expansive tourism promotional activity recently via the Internet. With the basic aim to inform potential tourists of the country's tourism products, and to promote the same, the organization signed an...

Delphi Hosts Innovative Eatery

Dining out at Delphi can be a truly gratifying experience now that the area hosts the new, innovative Epicuros. This restaurant created by Babis and Maria Kourelis of the Hotel Acropole Delphi, not only serves delectable dishes, but also it offers an atmosphere second-to-none in...

Delphic Games To Be Held In Greece This Year

Arts and cultures from all over the world will meet in Delphi this year to hold the IV Delphic Games as the Greek Tourism Ministry has given its official support.

Tourists Invited To Discover “Secret Greece”

Greece will promote its lesser-known destinations - such as Xanthi, Monemvasia, Olympia, Lakonia, Messinia and Delphi - to markets abroad through specially designed publications, guides and advertisements.

Trivago: 10 Most Popular Winter Destinations Of The Greeks

Greece may be a popular summer destination but the country also sports a variety of winter "treasures" that the Greeks know all about and foreign travelers are invited to discover.

GNTO Supports International Cinematographers Visit To Athens

Athens and Delphi will welcome 50 of the most important cinematographers from 47 countries of the world during the 2014 International Federation of Cinematographers (IMAGO) Annual General Assembly.

Museum, Archaeological Site Attendance In Greece Rises In January 2014

Greek museums experienced an 11.8 percent increase in visitor numbers in January 2014 compared with the same month of 2013, according to a survey on museums and archaeological sites attendance carried out by the Greek statistical authority, ELSTAT.