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Greek Authorities on High Alert for Wildfires

Greek authorities are on high alert after wildfires broke out across the country this week fueled by high temperatures and gale force winds.

Greece Tables Spatial Plan for Fire-ravaged Mati and Rafina

A spatial plan for the redevelopment of the wider area of Mati, Nea Makri and Rafina, which was ravaged by deadly fires in July 2018, is up for public consultation.

Culture Ministry Certifies Jewish Museum of Greece

The Jewish Museum of Greece has been certified by the culture ministry’s Directorate of Museums and is now able to access EU funding programs.

UK Tour Operators Want Support to Restart Tourism to Greece

Specialist tour operators working out of the UK are calling on Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis to support their efforts to rekindle travel to Greece.

Works at Hellinikon Kick Off as ‘Symbol of Growth & New Jobs’

Works on one of the largest projects in Greece, the Hellinikon mega complex, kicked off on Friday after years of delays.

Greece Renews Efforts to Bring Back the Parthenon Marbles

Greece has set up a new advisory committee tasked with bringing the Parthenon Marbles back from the British Museum.

Greece in Europe’s Top 5 for the Quality of its Bathing Waters

Greece finds itself yet again among the top 5 countries in Europe for the fine quality of its bathing waters, shows a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Greece Prepares for Wildfire Season with More Staff, Equipment

Greek civil protection authorities are gearing up with more staff, new planes and improved infrastructure to address the potential outbreak of wildfires.

Greece Summer 2020 Opens with Outdoor Cultural Events

The Greek Culture Ministry on July 18 will launch a new program of cultural events to be held in open spaces, including archaeological sites and museum yards.

Greece Seeks to Re-launch Golden Visa Program

The Greek government is examining the re-launch of its golden visa program that was suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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.