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Photo of Rubbish-filled Zakynthos Shipwreck Beach Goes Viral

A photo of Zakynthos’ most famous site, Navagio Beach, filled with rubbish went viral creating a stir among local and government authorities.

Greece Ready to Welcome 1 Million Tourists a Week

Greece is set to welcome 1 million travelers a week, up from 900,000 per week in July, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Popular Paliokastritsa on Corfu Gets New Marina

A new 103-berth marina was recently inaugurated at Alypa in Paliokastritsa on the Greek island of Corfu.

Greece Welcomes Return of Key Tourist Markets in 2022

Greek tourism stakeholders are welcoming the return of key source markets such as US, Australia and Canada, which are contributing to the sector’s post-Covid-19 recovery.

Austrian Visitors to Greece Up by 32% in June

Austrian travelers are keen on visiting Greece as reflected in arrivals which were up by 32% in June compared to the same month in pre-Covid 2019.

Ancient Olympia: Ministry Aims to Build Stronger Link Between Culture and Tourism

Strengthening the link between culture and tourism will bring added value to local communities and in turn boost the national economy, says Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greek Airports Break Record in June and Welcome Over 3.4 Million Travelers

Greek airports welcomed a total of 3.4 million arrivals in June breaking the record for the month.

Athens Acropolis Welcomes More Than 16,000 Visitors a Day

The Acropolis in Athens, one of the world’s most popular sites, is visited by more than 16,000 people a day, according to Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greece Wants US Seasonal Flights to Run Until End of Year

As part of efforts to extend Greece’s tourism season beyond the traditional summer months, the Tourism Ministry is hoping to keep inbound flights from the US coming until the end of the year.

Greek Tourism Ministry to Utilize RRF Funds to Fullest

Greece is aiming to utilize to the fullest a total of 320 million euros in recovery funding for tourism to upgrade infrastructure and meet the demands of investments.

Greece Launches Charter Tourism with Flights to 3 Islands

The Greek islands of Astypalea, Kastelorizo and Milos recently welcomed the first ‘island hopping’ charter flights as part of Greece’s pilot program to introduce charter tourism.

Greece Expecting 5.7 Million Air Arrivals to Athens in 2nd Half of 2022

Some 5.7 million travelers are expected to fly to Athens in the second half of this year, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Doubles ‘Tourism for All’ Subsidized Vacation Vouchers

Twice as many Greeks are eligible this year for subsidized holidays under Greece's “Tourism for All” scheme, with 200,000 more people to get the benefit.

Greece Expecting More Than 1 Million Visitors in First Week of August

Greece is expecting more than one million visitors in the first week of August reflecting a strong rebound of the tourism sector.

Tourism Minister Invites German Pensioners to Holiday in Greece Off Season​

All the more Germans are hoping this year to visit Greece, which is both a favorite holiday spot and a popular vacation home investment destination.

Israeli Investor Takes Over Iconic Kythnos Xenia Tourism Venture

The iconic Xenia Hotel and two thermal springs on the Greek island of Kythnos has been awarded to Israeli entrepreneur Avraham Ravid for a period of 99 years.

Greek Hoteliers Angry Over Inclusion of Airbnbs in ‘Tourism for All’ Scheme

Greek hoteliers are angry over a government decision to include Airbnb-style accommodations in its “Tourism for All” subsidized holiday scheme.

New Funding Program for Agritourism Projects in Greece

The Greek Rural Development Ministry will be allocating funds to “green” tourism projects linking agriculture with manufacture. Interested parties can apply starting July 19.

US Tourists to Greece Up by 50% in June

Arrivals to Greece from the US, increased by 50 percent in June compared to record year 2019, reflecting a positive upward trend.

GNTO to Showcase Mani Through its History, Culture, Food

The GNTO is looking to establish the region of Mani into a leading tourism destination with a focus on culture, gastronomy and history.