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Porto Elounda Launches the Six Senses Spa

The thalassotherapy center, Six Senses Spa, housed in the exclusive Porto Elounda hotel in Heraklion, Crete, recently opened its doors to receive Greek and foreign tourists who seek relaxation and rejuvenation. Spyros Kokotou, owner of the well-known resort, embarked on this...

WTM 2014: Greece Tops Gays’ List as Desired Holiday Destination

Greece and Athens are at the top of the LGBT community’s list as a choice holiday destination, according to a study released Wednesday at this year’s World Travel Market in London.

Greece, India Talk Tourism, Aim for Strong Cultural Ties

Strengthening cultural cooperation between Greece and India was the primary focus of a recent meeting in Athens between Deputy Culture and Sports minister, Angela Gerekou, and representatives of India’s Outbound Tour Operators Association.

Greece’s 100% Hotel Show 2015 Set To Take Off

Hoteliers, entrepreneurs and tourism professionals will have the chance to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, set to kick off on 24-26 January 2015 at the MEC exhibition center in Peania, eastern Attica.

Grekland Panorama, Finnair Sponsor Stockholm Travel Show

Grekland Panorama and Finnair were the sponsors of this year’s Stockholm Travel Show, which took place on 23-25 October at Stockholm’s Central Station.

Crete’s Heraklion Port Of Call for Luxury Liners

Increased arrivals of cruise ships to the Cretan port of Heraklion this month demonstrate that efforts to extend the holiday season are paying off, the Heraklion Port Authority said recently.

Record Number of Volunteers to Help Out at this Year’s Athens Marathon

A record number of volunteers will be lending a helping hand at this year’s “Athens Marathon. Τhe Authentic” event on Sunday, when some 35,000 runners from across the globe will do their best to reach the finish line at Athens Panathenian Stadium.

Climate Change to Take Toll on Greek Tourism, Study Finds

Greek tourism will have to implement strategies to deal with the negative effects of climate change, according to a study presented by the Bank of Greece.

Hellenic Seaplanes, University of Piraeus Join Forces

A strategic alliance was concluded between the University of Piraeus and Hellenic Seaplanes last week, with the aim of providing the knowhow to the future executives of the waterway sector.

Thessaloniki Convention Bureau Takes Action, Promotes Greek MICE Tourism

In its first months of operation, the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) has laid the groundwork for the representation of the northern port city in the international market and its promotion as a prime MICE destination.

Winter Season: 21% More Flights to Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) is showing signs of growth with a 21 percent rise in the number of airlines either choosing to service Athens or increase their flight frequency.

Soaring Number of Passenger Arrivals to Greece for 2014

The Greek Civil Aviation Authority reported an increase in passenger arrivals for the first 10 months of 2014 (Jan.-Oct.) with 41.4 million arrivals compared to 35.7 million in the same period in 2013.

Train Tour Packages Next Big Thing in Greek Travel

Visitors to Greece will as of next year be able to book train tour packages covering prime tourist destinations of the country.

Tax Breaks Proposal as Incentive for Film Productions in Greece

Deputy Culture and Sports minister Angela Gerekou presented George Mavragiannis, her counterpart at the finance ministry, with a proposal for tax incentives to attract film production to Greece.

TBEX Athens Travel Bloggers Tour Aegean Courtesy of Louis Cruises

Travel bloggers attending this year’s TBEX Europe event in Athens were treated to a four-day cruise of the Aegean as part of a fam trip organized by Cyprus-based cruise line Louis Cruises.

Greece’s Philoxenia, Hotelia Shows Tune In To Regional Tourist Potential

Over 100 hosted buyers representing leading international tour operators have arranged 1,000 meetings with exhibitors to talk business at this year’s 30th Philoxenia exhibition, one of the largest tourism sector shows in southeast Europe, set to kick off on 13-16 November at the...

National Geographic Crete Show Charms London

Cretan culture, cuisine and natural beauty make up the Region of Crete’s new tourism promotion strategy presented in London on the sidelines of the World Travel Market (WTM) earlier this month.

Greece Celebrates European Wine Tourism Day With Open Cellars

The Wine Producers of Northern Greece celebrated European Day of Wine Tourism recently by opening their cellars and vineyards to visitors and connoisseurs wishing to sample the latest production.

The 1st Tweed Run in Greece Strolls Through Spetses

Some 200 folks dressed in tweed hopped on their vintage bicycles to join the first Tweed Run that took place on the Saronic island of Spetses earlier this month.

Next Phase for Hellenikon Upgrade Project

An 8-billion-euro project to develop Hellenikon, Athens’ former airport complex, into a metropolitan park has moved to the next phase after getting approval from the overseeing auditors, Lamda Development said on Tuesday.