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UNWTO Chief: Greece Gets Kudos for Expertise, Experience and Innovation

Expertise, experience and innovation make Greece a leading tourist destination, according to UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili.

YES to Sea Tourism Forum Offers Graduates Chance at a Shipping Career

This year’s YES to Sea Tourism Forum offered young graduates insight into ways of securing a career in shipping and tourism.

EEA: Greek Beaches at the Top for Cleanliness and Quality

The majority of Greece’s swimming areas are clean and free of pollutants, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual bathing water quality report.

Celestyal Cruises Accounts for 70% of Greece’s Home Porting Activity

Celestyal Cruises accounts for 70 percent of all home porting activity in Greece, according to the company's CEO Chris Theophilides.

Zakynthos Authorities Allow Access to Famed Navagio Beach

Zakynthos authorities have given the green light for access via boat to the world famous Navagio Beach, which had been cordoned off earlier this year after a rockfall.

Study: Greek Young Job-seekers in Shipping Need More Experience

The number of Greeks seeking jobs in shipping and marine tourism is on the rise but candidates lack experience, according to findings of FocusBari.

Rhodes Travels Back in Time with Medieval Rose Festival

A magical journey back in time kicks off this weekend on Rhodes, where the exciting sights and sounds of the Middle Ages come to life in the Medieval City.

Ministry Pre-approves Spatial Plan for Fire-damaged Areas in Rafina, Nea Makri

The Greek Εnvironment Μinistry has temporarily given the green light for a spatial plan to be implemented in the fire-stricken areas of Rafina and Nea Makri.

Coco-mat Opens New Hotel in Athens

Greek company Coco-mat Hotels & Resorts has opened its new five-star Coco-Mat Athens BC Hotel at the foot of the Acropolis.

UK Prime Minister to Step Down as Brexit Saga Keeps Brits Home for the Holidays 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she would be stepping down from her post in June, following inner-party pressure to reach a viable Brexit solution.

Lavrio – Cesme Ferry Ready for Routes in June

The Greek port of Lavrio and the Turkish town of Cesme will get their own ferry service next month, according to an announcement by Aegean Seaways.

Zakynthos Authorities Submit Navagio Theme Park Plan to Ministry

Zakynthos authorities have submitted a plan to the tourism ministry, for the overhaul of the area at the Navagio beach, in the aftermath of a landslide incident earlier this year.

Syros Secures Funds for Open Mall Overhaul

The Cycladic island of Syros has secured 1.3 million euros in EU funding for the overhaul of its historic center and for upgrade works along its coast front.

Greek Tourism Trainers and Educators Set Up Association

Professional tourism trainers and educators have set up a new association aiming to serve as a ground for exchange of views and ideas on tourism education.

Framework to Regulate Greece’s Spa Tourism in the Pipeline

Greek Tourism Minister Thanasis Theocharopoulos will table an updated legal framework to regulate the development of spa tourism in Greece.

Dreamy Cruise Ship ‘Celebrity Edge’ to Visit Piraeus as Part of Med Itinerary

Celebrity Cruises’ "Celebrity Edge" will be making its first port of call at Piraeus on May 30, as part of its Mediterranean itinerary.

Greek Ports Expecting Over 5 Million Cruise Passengers this Summer

Greek ports are expected to welcome more than 5 million cruise passengers this summer, with the ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Corfu leading the activity.

High-speed Train Ready to Run Athens-Thessaloniki Route Under 4 Hours

Trainose's new high-speed passenger train will soon run the Athens - Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

Ministry Announces New Programs in Tourism Studies

The Greek Tourism Ministry announced that it would be introducing 10 new tourism studies programs for the 2019-2020 period.

ETC: Greece Records ‘Solid Growth’ in 2018 with More Arrivals

Greece is among the countries recording “solid growth” as a destination contributing to Europe’s positive performance of 6% growth in 2018, according to the ETC.