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Hellinikon Project One Step Closer to Materialization

The Hellinikon project, to go up at Athens’ former airport, is moving one step closer to becoming a reality after Greece’s Central Archaeological Council approved the demolition of 900 buildings on the premises.

Citigroup: Greek Tourism Industry Vulnerable Due to Covid-19

The Greek tourism industry may find itself exposed in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic scoring 38.2 out of 100 on Citigroup’s latest report.

Greece’s Boat Owners Raise Red Flag Over New Law

Greek owners of recreational sea craft are calling on the government to postpone a VAT increase, claiming it will have a detrimental effect on marine tourism.

Report: Greece 2020 Tourism Resilient but Still Faced with Coronavirus and Refugee Crisis

Entering the third month of 2020 and a key pre-booking period for the summer ahead, Greece is faced with the refugee crisis and the coronavirus outbreak.

EU to Reset Flight Compensation Rules, Say Consumer Groups

EU authorities are planning to re-examine the Commission’s Flight Compensation Regulation to the benefit of airline companies.

City of Athens Joins Call for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is backing a city council decision to send a letter to the British government calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Zakynthos’ Navagio Beach is in Greece, GNTO ‘Reminds’ German Tour Operator

The Navagio Beach on the island of Zakynthos is in Greece, the GNTO rectified, after a German tour operator erroneously depicted it as being in Turkey.

Chania Archaeological Museum Opening Set for Spring 2021

The Archaeological Museum of Chania will open to the public in the spring of 2021, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Iconic Plaka Bridge in Epirus Stands Proudly After Reconstruction

The legendary bridge of Plaka in Epirus, has been completely restored, connecting again the two sides of the Arachthos River.

ETC: Greece’s Source Market Performance Mixed

Although Greece was among the fastest growing destinations last year, interest from several source markets waned in 2019, says the latest European Travel Commission report.

Greece Sees Promising Future with Flagship Interventions of Culture Ministry

Top priority projects of the Culture Ministry, including the restoration of the Tatoi Estate, will shape Greece's cultural landscape in the coming years, aaccording to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Resilient Despite Growing Global Risks

Europe's travel and tourism market has managed to remain strong in light of emerging risks, but the European Travel Commission (ETC) is still calling for vigilance.

Greece’s Contemporary Art Museum to Open for Test Run

Greece’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), located in the heart of Athens, will open later this month for a trial period with free admission for students.

New EU Short-stay Visa Procedure Easier, Costlier

A series of changes and revisions on EU rules for short-stay visas have gone into effect in efforts to tighten security, and facilitate tourism and trade.

Reform Roadmap Sets out Greek Tourism Ministry Goals for 2020

The Greek Tourism Ministry has three wide-ranging goals to meet in 2020-2021, according to the government’s national reform strategy titled “Greece Forward”.

Report: Hotel RevPAR Up in Thessaloniki, Down in Athens in 2019

RevPAR for hotels in Thessaloniki in 2019 was up by 4.3 percent year-on-year, while a 1.4 percent drop was recorded for hotels in Athens.

Synergies at Forefront of Marketing Greece 2020 Action Plan

Coordinated actions and public-private partnerships are at the top of private Greek tourism promotion body Marketing Greece’s 2020 strategy.

Greek Shipping Minister Tables Broad Draft Bill in Parliament

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has tabled a comprehensive draft bill in parliament covering shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea.

Greece to Put Parthenon Marbles Issue Back on the Table After Brexit

With Britain’s departure from the EU, Greece will intensify its efforts to bring back the Parthenon Marbles to their original home.

Athens Hotel Occupancy Rates Disappoint in 2019

Overall occupancy rates and revenues at hotels in Athens dropped in 2019, with sector professionals remaining reserved about performance in 2020.