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Skiathos Palace Cup Sailboat Race to Celebrate 5th Anniversary in May

The Skiathos Palace Cup sailboat match racing event in May will celebrate its fifth anniversary with the participation of sailing teams from all over Greece and abroad.

Luxury Yachts to Make Waves at 2020 MEDYS Show in Nafplio

The Greek coastal town of Nafplio in May will host the 7th Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) 2020, a prime yachting event featuring an impressive lineup of luxury yachts.

Tourist Numbers to 13 Greek Regions Up by 23% in 2018

Over the 2016-2018 period, the number of visits and tourism receipts at Greece’s 13 regions both increased by 23 percent, according to an INSETE study.

Study: Greeks Still Not Keen on Sharing Economy

Greeks still haven’t warmed up to the sharing economy with a mere 15 percent opting to book a short-term rental online, a Eurostat survey says.

Greek Environment Ministry Outlines Bike Tourism Plan

Locating the funding to create cycling routes in urban centers is included in the Greek Environment Ministry's strategy for the development of cycling tourism in Greece.

US Early Bookings for Greece Up by 20-30%

Advance bookings from the United States to Greece are picking up pace to as much as 30 percent, according to the Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism.

Leading German Tour Operators to Gather in Northern Greece for FVW Workshop 2020

Leading German tour operators in May will gather in Thessaloniki and Halkidiki to participate in the “FVW workshop Greece 2020”.

Princess Andriana Resort Again Wins Travelife Gold Award for its Sustainable Practices

Rhode's Princess Andriana Resort & Spa for the third time received the Travelife Gold Certification for its sustainable tourism practices.

Greek PM Hints at Tax Cuts on Transport

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has left open the possibility of tax reductions in transportation.

Central Macedonia Governor Elected President of EU Committee of the Regions

Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas has been elected President of the European Committee of the Regions.

8th Navarino Challenge to Feature More than 10 Olympic Sports, Activities for All

The 8th Navarino Challenge sports tourism event in October will return to Messinia with more than 10 Olympic sports and activities for all.

Athens Utopia Ermou Hotel Honored for its Stunning Location

Athens Utopia Ermou Hotel received an honorable mention as the "Most Stunning Location" at the Greek Hotel of the Year Awards 2020.

Smaller Greek Airports Next in Line for Modernization

The Greek government is set to launch a new round of airport privatizations, concerning 23 smaller regional airports in Greece.

Greece Welcomes Rising Number of Dutch Travelers

The number of Dutch travelers choosing Greece for their holidays is rising as reflected by a 5% increase in pre-bookings for package travel with stronger preference for the Halkidiki peninsula.

New Regions Join Greek Gastronomy Clusters

Ten Greek regions are currently part of the “Gastronomic Community”, a culinary initiative aiming to designate regions in Greece based on their food and wine products.

Ryanair to Connect Chania and Mykonos with Budapest for Summer 2020

Ryanair has announced two new routes connecting Chania and Mykonos with Budapest for the summer season.

Costa Nostrum, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Join Forces for Sustainable Tourism

The Costa Nostrum organization and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research have signed a cooperation agreement to promote sustainable tourism.

The Guardian Places Athens’ Nea Smyrni Neighborhood Among Europe’s Best

The neighborhood of Nea Smyrni in Athens, Greece, is included on The Guardian's list with 10 of the best city neighborhoods in Europe.

MICE Professionals to Share 2030 Vision at 10th HAPCO Conference

MICE professionals from Greece and abroad in March will meet in Athens for the 10th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO).

Domotel Kastri Stands Out as Business Hotel, Conference Venue

Domotel Kastri, located in the northern suburbs of Athens, stood out as a business hotel and conference venue and received honors in two award ceremonies held recently in Greece.