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Yades Group’s Esperas Voted ‘Most Romantic Historic Hotel’, Tops Fodor’s 100 Best

The Yades group’s Santorini Esperas was voted the “Most Romantic Historic Hotel” for 2015 during this year’s Historic Hotels of Europe Awards ceremony held in Trecin, Slovakia.

Famed Chef Botrini Takes Over Kitchen at Epirus Palace in Greece

Luxury Ioannina-based hotel Epirus Palace welcomes Michelin Star-winning chef Ettore Botrini as its new consulting chef and announces the official opening of its “I Cappuccini” concept bar-restaurant, aiming to become the region’s talk of the town.

Spetses’ Poseidonion Grand World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel

One of the country’s finest hotels, the 100-year-old Poseidonion Grand Hotel on the island of Spetses, has been named the “World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel” and “Europe’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel”.

VAT Hike a Destructive Blow to Greek Tourism Say Accommodation Professionals, Call on PM to Withdraw Proposal

Accommodation professionals are calling on Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to step in and withdraw a recent proposal to increase value added tax (VAT) on hotel accommodation from the current 6.5 percent to 13 percent.

SETE Aims to Include Local Businesses in All-Inclusive Deals

In efforts to balance the benefits of incoming tourism to Greece, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) aims to create a model that will see all-inclusive resorts working together with local businesses.

Domotel Group to Manage Arachova’s Anemolia Resort

Domotel Luxury Boutique and Lifestyle Hotels group takes on the management of the Anemolia Resort & Conference in the popular town of Arachova, central Greece, as of January 1.

Rooms to Let Excluded from Greece Property Tax

Rooms to let have been excluded from paying additional property tax, following an amendment last week to the initial bill voted in parliament in September.

Greece Hotel Rating Scheme Finalized

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni has finalized a hotel rating system that will apply to over 9,700 hotels and 35,000 accommodation providers (rooms to let), the ministry announced.

Historic Greek Luxury Resort Asteras Open for Business

The historic coastal Asteras hotel resort in the southern Athens suburb of Vouliagmeni will remain open in 2015.

Athens, Crete and Kalamata Lead the Way as Popular Greek Destinations

Athens, the island of Crete and Kalamata, in the central Peloponnese, were the three Greek destinations that drew the crowds in 2014, according to a SETE Intelligence report.

Vita Hotels Takes Crete by Storm with New Investments

Hotel group Vita Hotels has added two new accommodation investments on the island of Crete to its portfolio, striking a deal, in the meantime, with UK travel providers Thomas Cook for exclusive services.

Greece Hotel Rates among Cheapest, Bookings on the Rise

Greece is ranked ninth among 24 countries offering the cheapest accommodation and Athens 10th among 50 city destinations according to a trivago.com best value report, making the country an attractive choice for tourists planning their summer holidays.

Greek Hotel Sector Lends Growth a Helping Hand

The Greek hospitality sector has emerged as a driving force of the country’s economy, according to the latest ICAP Group Economic Research Department study.

‘Nefeles Mainalon Resort’ Lamway’s Latest Luxury Offering

Lamway Hotel Management Group announces the latest luxury addition to its roster: the boutique Nefeles Mainalon Resort, located in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese, southern Greece.

Greek State Council Halts Asteras Vouliagmenis Sale

The Greek Council of State rejected last week plans for the sale of a majority stake in the historic coastal hotel resort Astir Palace to consortium Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund IV LP.

Famed Chef Botrini Takes Over Kitchen at Knossos Beach Hotel’s ‘Swell’ Restaurant

Luxury Crete-based hotel Knossos Beach in Iraklio, welcomes Michelin Star-winning chef Ettore Botrini to its in-house restaurant “Swell”.

Foodies Prepare for French Feast at the Athens Sofitel for ‘Goût de France’

Some 1,000 chefs in five continents will cook up 1,000 menus to celebrate the “Goût de France / Good France” on March 19, with Athens joining the gastronomic fun at its Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel.

Ikos Resorts Redefines All-Inclusive Concept With Add-Ons and Michelin Starred Chefs

The luxury Ikos Resorts located in the heart of the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, is aiming to redefine the all-inclusive experience through the launch of its innovative “Infinite Lifestyle” series at its two seaside hotels.

Greeks Pick Rome, Corfu For Easter Fun

Rome and Corfu top Greek travellers’ choices for the upcoming Easter holidays, according to trivago.gr, with London, Istanbul and Paris in their first five picks.

Visitors Give Thessaloniki Thumbs Up for Infrastructure, Services

The findings of the survey, which was carried out jointly with GBR Consulting, were presented by THA president Aristotelis Thomopoulos and GBR managing consultant Stefan Merkenhof.