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GNTO: More Fam Trips to Promote Greece to Foreign Tourism Markets

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) during the winter months will continue to promote Greece to foreign tourism markets through fam and press trips.

Grecotel’s President Awarded Russian ‘Order of Friendship’

Grecotel Group President Nikos Daskalantonakis was honored with the prestigious “Order of Friendship” by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ancient and Medieval Shipwrecks Come to Light off Kasos Island

Ancient and medieval shipwrecks were recently discovered by archaeologists carrying an underwater survey off the Dodecanese island of Kasos.

EBRD Unveils 10-year Destination Management Plans for Santorini, Rhodes

EBRD has unveiled two pilot destination management schemes for Santorini and Rhodes, setting priorities and providing action plans for the next decade.

South Aegean Shines at ‘European Young Chef Award 2019’ Contest

Eirini Giorgoudiou, a young Greek chef representing the South Aegean Region, was announced as the winner of the "European Young Chef Award 2019" contest.

Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.

Minister Theoharis Brings Rhodes on Board New Regional Tourism Council

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis recently visited Rhodes to brief local sector professionals on the creation of a Regional Tourism Council.

GNTO Sees Boost in Arrivals and Early Bookings from Russia to Greece

Autumn arrivals from Russia to Greece are on the rise compared to the same period in 2018, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Greece’s Lipsi Island to Ban Single-use Plastic Cups and Straws

The Municipality of Lipsi in Greece has announced plans to do away with single-use plastic water cups and straws and replace them with eco-friendly alternatives.

Lipsi Sanctuary to Offer Rescued Dolphins a Safe Home

The Dodecanese island of Lipsi will soon be home to dozens of dolphins rescued from captivity on the initiative of the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation (AIMC).

ASTA Event Introduces US Travel Agents to South Aegean Islands

Aiming to increase tourism flows from the US to destinations in the Dodecanese and the Cyclades, the South Aegean Region recently hosted the ASTA International Showcase event on Rhodes.

US Tourism Professionals Learn All About the Greek Islands

The Greek islands were promoted to the US market, during the annual sales meeting of US-based Collete Tours that was recently held on Mykonos and Santorini.

Kos to Host ‘UCI Gran Fondo 2019’ Cycling Race

The island of Kos, during April 19-21, will host the UCI Kos Gran Fondo 2019, a cycling race to be held with the participation of athletes from all over the world.

Attica Group Wins Gold at Loyalty Awards 2019

Attica Group received the gold award for its “Seasmiles” loyalty program for travelers, at the Loyalty Awards 2019 that was recently held in Athens.

Properties Up for Lease in the Medieval City of Rhodes

Fourteen properties currently not in use in the Medieval City of Rhodes will be leased through public tenders, according to the Archaeological Proceeds Fund (TAP).

Greek Tourism Ministry, GNTO Support Rhodes Marathon

The Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) are supporting the 6th International Roads to Rhodes Marathon that will take place on Rhodes in April.

‘Astir Odysseus’ Celebrates 10 Years of Hospitality Innovations on Kos

The five-star Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa, located on Kos, recently celebrated 10 years of awards and innovations in Greek hospitality.

Rhodes Getting Ready for ASTA International Showcase Event in May 2019

Ahead of the ASTA International Showcase event that will be held on Rhodes in May, an ASTA delegation recently visited the island to meet with local authorities.

South Aegean Islands Reach Millions Through CNN

The South Aegean Region’s recent TV campaign on the Cyclades and the Dodecanese islands, attracted millions of viewers through the channels of CNN.

Discounts on Ferry, Air Travel for Rhodes Marathon Announced

Blue Star Ferries and AEGEAN are supporting the 6th International Rhodes Marathon and will offer ticket discounts for those who will travel to Rhodes for the event.