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The Ellinikon Experience Park Announces Festive Christmas Events

The Ellinikon Experience Park has announced its 2022 Christmas program of events aiming to attract both residents and visitors of Athens.

Greece’s New Airline ‘Cycladic’ to Facilitate Island Hopping

Cycladic, a new airline in Greece, has launched flights that will facilitate island hopping between the Cyclades, Crete and Rhodes.

Works Begin on Mega-project ‘The Ellinikon’ Along the Athenian Riviera

The highly-anticipated, 8-billion-euro The Ellinikon project to go up at the former Athens airport has entered implementation phase.

Thessaloniki-Izmir Ferry Connection to Start October 10

Coastal shipping company Levante Ferries will connect Thessaloniki in northern Greece with Izmir in Turkey through a new ferry service as of October 10.

SETE: Balance and Sustainability Vital for the Future of Tourism

On occasion of World Tourism Day 2022, SETE President Yiannis Retsos stressed the importance of sustainability and low-impact development while outlining Greece’s goals for a viable future.

Thessaloniki – Izmir Ferry Service Expected in September

A new ferry service that will connect Thessaloniki in northern Greece with Izmir in Turkey is expected to begin next month.

Athens-Sounio Coastal Roadway Gets Upgrade

One of Attica’s most scenic drives, the coastal Athens-Sounio roadway is being upgraded to ensure safer conditions, authorities have announced.

Greece Issues License for First Skyscraper

The Greek government issued a license for the construction of Greece’s first skyscraper at The Ellinikon paving the way for the billion-euro project to move ahead.

Attica Hotels Provide Shelter to Athens Fire Victims

Attica hotels are offering free accommodation to people affected by the fires that ravaged several suburbs on Mt Pendeli, north of Athens, this week.

Greek PM Pledges Relief for Athens Suburbs Hit by Fires

Greece’s PM announced relief measures for those affected by the devastating fire that ravaged several suburbs north of Athens on Mt Pendeli this week.

New Thessaloniki – Izmir Ferry Connection to Include Stopover at Lesvos

A new ferry service connecting Thessaloniki in Greece and the Turkish town of Izmir with a stopover at Lesvos is scheduled to begin services in July.

GEK TERNA – Hard Rock Join Forces for Luxury Resort and Casino in Greece

Greek construction firm GEK TERNA, awarded the 30-year concession for the development of Greece's first Integrated Resort and Casino, has entered into a partnership with Hard Rock.

Greek Tourism Enterprises Still Short of Staff, Portal Open for Jobseekers

Tourism businesses in Greece are still short of staff with at least 2,430 job openings listed on the Public Employment Service (DYPA) portal.

‘The Ellinikon’ in Greece will be Europe’s Largest Coastal Park

Lamda Development has presented the designs for Europe’s largest coastal park – The Ellinikon Park – to be created along the Athenian Riviera.

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Hiring Pensioners, Teachers to Fill Staff Shortages

The Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs (SETKE) is proposing that the government recruit pensioners and teachers to fill shortages in staff at tourism facilities across the country.

Ellinikon Casino Enters Next Phase, Agreement Signed

The Ellinikon casino project has entered its next phase following the signing of a concession agreement between the Greek government and GEK TERNA.

European Environment Agency: Greece Among Top Destinations for Swimming

Greece is among the top 3 countries in Europe for the excellent quality of its bathing waters, says the recent European Bathing Water Quality report.

Greece Places Sustainable Tourism on Davos Agenda

Sustainable tourism development and ways to evenly distribute tourist flows to Greek destinations was the focus of GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

High-speed Athens-Thessaloniki ETR 470 Train Makes Debut

Travelers to Thessaloniki from Athens will now be able to reach the city in under four hours on board the new high-speed ETR 470 train put into service by train operator TrainOSE.

Regional Airport Operator Fraport Greece Marks Five Years of Action

Fraport Greece, the company managing 14 Greek regional airports, recently marked a five-year milestone with its 440-million-euro investment program moving full-speed ahead for upgrade works across its network of operations.