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Creta Maris Holds ‘Traditional Harvest Day’ for 7th Year in a Row

Creta Maris, for the seventh consecutive year held its “Traditional Harvest Day" event, which aims to introduce its guests to Crete's long tradition in winemaking.

84th Thessaloniki Int’l Fair to Feature 5G Wireless Technology

High-tech innovations including the 5G wireless technology will be presented during the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair in September.

Kaiafas Thermal Springs Approved, Set to Re-open

The Kaiafas Thermal Springs, in the Peloponnese, are one step closer to re-opening after Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis approved a decision declaring them as being “therapeutic”.
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Greek Startup Scene Gaining Ground, Travel Tech in Top 3

Greece's startup scene has been growing stronger during the few last years, with 7.93 percent of Greek startup companies active in travel and tourism.

Kongres Magazine Places Thessaloniki High as Conference Destination for 2019

Thessaloniki is among the top 10 conference destinations that can host up to 2,000 attendees, according to Kongres, a leading meetings industry magazine in Europe.

Athens Airport Ready to Host 4th Plane Pull Fundraiser

Athens International Airport will be hosting its 4th annual Plane Pull fundraiser on September 18, as part of its corporate social responsibility program.

AboutHotelier Unveils New Offices in Argos, Peloponnese

Greek digital marketing company AboutHotelier has opened new offices in Argos, Peloponnese, designed with the comfort and wellbeing of its employees and customers in mind.

Santorini’s Fino Restaurant Clinches Awards for its Unique Flavors, High-end Services

The Fino Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, located on the Greek island of Santorini, has won two prestigious awards for its creative Mediterranean cuisine and high-end services.

Technology to Bring Maria Callas ‘On Stage’ in Athens

Athens in November will host the “Callas in Concert” event that will bring the beloved opera legend Maria Callas back to the stage via hologram.

Smaller Players Take Lead in Greek Coastal Shipping Market, Says XRTC

Smaller Greek shipping companies currently control 62 percent of all coastal transport needs, according to an XRTC Business Consultants report.

Athens Mayor Bakoyannis Sworn in with Pledge for Upgraded City

The newly elected Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis was sworn in on Sunday, August 25, pledging to improve the standard of living for all city residents.

Greek Tourism to Shine in Australia in 2020

Greek tourism professionals will meet with Australian tour operators during the 1st Greek Panorama Roadshow, which will be held in Sydney and Melbourne in 2020.

Hellenic Trade Council Secures Promotion of Greece in South China

The Hellenic Trade Council has secured the promotion of Greece and the showcasing of Greek products in the city of Dongguan in South China.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Closer to Implementation with Revised Plan

Cosco has revised the master plan for the Piraeus Port, which now also includes the construction of a cruise terminal service center with Duty Free Shops.

Evia’s Artemis Amarysia Sanctuary Produces New Finds

For the first time, excavations on the Greek island of Evia have produced an inscription with the word “Amarynthos” found in Paleochoria, some 2km east of modern-day Amarynthos.

Greece’s Travel Receipts Rise in January-June

For the first half of the year, revenue in Greece from travel receipts grew by 15.3 percent against the same period in 2018, according to the Bank of Greece.

A Year After Bailout Exit, Commission Says Greece Making Progress

The European Commission issued a statement, marking the one-year anniversary of Greece’s exit from a nearly eight-year-long aid program.

Travel Receipts ‘Save’ Greece’s June Current Account Surplus

Stronger net travel receipts in Greece in june drove a 338 million euro improvement in the services surplus, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Athens’ Trees are Up for Adoption

The Municipality of Athens has launched "Adopt-a-Tree", a pilot program to encourage stewardship of trees planted in the city center.

‘Ithaca Odyssey’ to Move Ahead as Fast Track Tourism Venture

The Greek government is looking to speed up the procedures for the “Ithaca Odyssey”, a 650-million-euro tourism investment on the island of Ithaki.