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Bloomberg Reveals the Intimate Side of Mykonos

The beauties and hidden treasures of the island of Mykonos were featured in a photo report published in the online edition of American news agency Bloomberg.

‘YES to Shipping Forum 2018’ to Focus on Industry’s History and Future

The YES Forum, for the third consecutive year is organizing the “YES To Shipping Forum 2018” which will take place in Athens, on June 8.

WTTC and IATA Join Forces for Biometrics Use

WTTC and IATA have agreed to partner, in efforts to achieve a seamless passenger experience through the use of biometrics technology.

Hong Kong Airlines and Israel’s EL AL Sign Codeshare Agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and Israel's carrier EL AL have entered into a codeshare agreement, aiming to offer their passengers more travel options.

New Bank Limits in Greece, Withdrawals Now at €5,000

Bank account holders in Greece can as of June 4 withdraw a total of 5,000 euros per month from ATM machines and banks, according to a finance ministry decision.

Tax Breaks Can Ensure Year-round Tourism for Greece, Says Aegean Airlines Head

In order to ensure tourism all year round, enterprises must be relieved of tax burdens, Aegean Airlines President Eftychios Vassilakis said during SETE's 26th General Assembly.

UNESCO Calls for ‘Mutually Acceptable Solution’ to Parthenon Marbles Issue

UNESCO recognizes the historical and ethical dimensions of the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and calls for a "mutually acceptable solution”.

Piraeus Port Moving Up as Robust Container Handler

The Piraeus port is in the top seven of Europe’s container ports and among the world’s fastest growing, according to shipping insight platform PortEconomics.

Library on Wheels Brings ‘Books Everywhere’ in Athens

A mobile library will travel through various locations in Athens, as part of the city's role as World Book Capital for 2018.

Zakynthos Welcomes New 5-star Olea All Suite Hotel

Combining key aspects of Mediterranean architecture with tropical elements, the five-star Olea All Suite Hotel on Zakynthos is opening its doors for the 2018 summer season.

‘Back to Athens 6/2018’ Festival Turns City Center into Cultural Hotspot

The Greek capital is hosting the “Back to Athens 6/2018” festival, which aims to introduce the city to Athenians and visitors through a number of cultural events.

Celebrity Cruises Unveils ‘The Spa’ Experience on New ‘Edge’ Ship

Aiming to offer a holistic wellness journey like no other on land and at sea, Celebrity Cruises recently unveiled "The Spa" of its newest ship Celebrity Edge.

Greece Among Top 5 European Countries with Excellent Bathing Water Quality

Greece is among the five European countries where 95 percent of bathing waters were assessed by the European Environment Agency as being of “excellent” quality.

Creta Maris’ Kastri Beach Receives Sustainability Award by Costa Nostrum

Creta Maris' Kastri beach on Crete has been awarded as one of the best private sustainable beaches in the Mediterranean by Costa Nostrum.

Ryanair Announces Carol Sharkey as Chief Risk Officer

Carol Sharkey is joining Ryanair's senior management team as the airline's chief risk officer and will assume responsibility for all of its operational risk assessment.

Trivago: South Aegean Islands Top Summer Choices for Foreign Holidaymakers

South Aegean destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos top the preferences of foreign holidaymakers this summer, according to trivago.

‘Let’s Clean-up Europe’ Underway, Greek Volunteers Set Example

More than 5,000 volunteers in Greece are setting a bright example by collecting litter and raising awareness as part of the ongoing “Let’s Clean-up Europe” campaign.

Greek Aviation Society Conference Explores Future Challenges

The impact of new technologies on aviation and airport infrastructure were the focus of the Hellenic Aviation Society's 5th conference held at Athens International Airport (AIA).

Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Becomes Smoke-free Hotel

In efforts to provide its guests and associates with a healthy environment, the Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso has officially adopted a non-smoking policy.

Maris Hotels Clinches Award for Social Sensitivity

The Maris Hotels group has been honored for its social sensitivity practices during the annual HR Community Conference & Awards 2018.