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Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

High-end ‘Elounda Hills’ Investment Enters Next Phase

The high-end resort Elounda Hills is one step closer to implementation after the Agios Nikolaos Municipality approved the construction of a marina on the premises.

Greece – India to Strengthen Bilateral Relations during Thessaloniki Fair

The Greek city of Thessaloniki will host a number of leading Indian enterprises for the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), which will be held from September 7-15.

New Campaign Invites Travelers to Experience Crete during Winter

The Region of Crete has launched a new online campaign, aiming to promote the island's authentic winter experiences and tourism offerings.

Butterfly Stories to Share Expertise with Tourism Professionals on Skiathos

Greek food management company Butterfly Stories will share its know-how with travel professionals on the island of Skiathos, during the “OnTour” Tourism School event, on September 21.

ITB Asia 2019 Conference to Welcome Travel Industry Leaders in October

The ITB Asia 2019 conference is set to deliver a series of keynote presentations in October, with the participation of speakers from leading travel and technology companies.

SETE: Greek Tourism Needs Effective Destination Management Plan

The management of Greece's tourism destinations was among the issues discussed during a meeting of SETE representatives with Interior Minister Panagiotis Theodorikakos.

Halkidiki Targets Dutch Tourism Market

Halkidiki’s tourism offerings were recently presented to Dutch tour operators in the cities of Amsterdam and Almere in The Netherlands.

Aqua Vista Hotels: 2019 is a Demanding Year for Santorini’s Tourism

With occupancy on Santorini down by 8-12 percent, Greek hoteliers should think about redefining their sales strategy this year, says Aqua Vista Hotels.

SWOT Announces Partnership with OMMA Santorini Hotel

SWOT (Simple Way of Tourism) has partnered with Epoque Collection for the sales representation and development of its new property, OMMA Santorini.
grekaddict.com on Thessaloniki 84th International fair 2019
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‘Grekaddict’ to Present New MICE Services at 84th Thessaloniki Int’l Fair

Grekaddict, during September 7-11, will present its new MICE services and activities at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair.

Athens Airport Sees Record Number of Passengers in August

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a monthly record in August, at 3.04 million, up by 5.2 percent compared to 2.88 million during the same month in 2018.

Tekal Provisional Winner of Piraeus Cruise Terminal Tender

Construction firm Tekal appears to have provisionally won the tender for the extension of the cruise passenger terminal at Piraeus Port.

Athens’ Titania Hotel Announces Afroditi Arvaniti as New Managing Director

The Titania Hotel, a 385-room property located in the heart of Athens, has appointed Afroditi Arvaniti as its new managing director.

Royal Caribbean’s Amplified ‘Freedom Of The Seas’ to Debut in 2020

Royal Caribbean's bolder and reimagined "Freedom of the Seas" ship will redefine island hopping in the Southern Caribbean, starting in spring 2020.

Liostasi Hosts Chef Alexandros Tsiotinis for Final ‘New Greek Cuisine’ Event

The “New Greek Cuisine @ Liostasi” event, held at the Liostasi Hotel & Suites on Ios, will come to end on September 9, with a degustation menu by chef Alexandros Tsiotinis.
Skyscrapers at Hellinikon
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Greek Minister Confirms Six Skyscrapers to Go Up at Hellinikon

Greek Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis has confirmed that six skyscrapers will be erected in Hellinikon on the Athenian Riviera.

Thessaloniki Int’l Fair to Focus on Energy, Tech, Healthcare with US Support

The US is actively supporting Greece's growth prospect with renewed participation at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair.
Fira, Santorini island. Photo source: Visit Greece/Y.Skoulas
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Santorini, Corfu Among CNT’s Top 25 Destinations to Visit in September

The Greek islands of Santorini and Corfu are included on the list of the Top 25 destinations to go on holiday in September, which was recently published by Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

Travelport Renews Agreement with Greece’s Marine Tours

Travelport has renewed its long-term agreement with Marine Tours, one of the leading travel management companies in Greece.