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Rooms to Let Excluded from Greece Property Tax

Rooms to let have been excluded from paying additional property tax, following an amendment last week to the initial bill voted in parliament in September.

CNN Tips Tourists to Travel to Greece in the Winter

CNN Travel suggests putting the summery Greece of sea and sun behind and experience Greece in the winter through its December selection of six spectacular getaways.

Bike Sharing the Latest Trend on the Greek Isle of Rhodes

Visitors to the Dodecanese island of Rhodes and its residents can now jump on a bike and tour the town thanks to the new bike sharing system launched earlier this month.

Domotel Group to Manage Arachova’s Anemolia Resort

Domotel Luxury Boutique and Lifestyle Hotels group takes on the management of the Anemolia Resort & Conference in the popular town of Arachova, central Greece, as of January 1.

FoodTouristica Show Casts Spotlight on Greek Culinary Tourism

Greek gastronomy, the Mediterranean Diet and its products - olive oil, wines and masticha - will be the focus of the 2015 Med FoodTouristica show to be held on May 15-17 at the former Hellenikon airport.

EU Commission Singles Out Ancient Athens for European Heritage Label

Ancient Athens, in the heart of the modern-day Greek capital, is one of 16 sites nominated to receive the EU Commission’s European Heritage Label (EHL).

Snap Elections in Greece Put Crucial Projects on Backburner, Impact Tourism

Greeks are set to vote on January 25 after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed for the third time to convince lawmakers to support his nominee, Stavros Dimas, for president.

Athens Ushers in the New Year with Music and More

Dozens of festive events ushering in the New Year are under way throughout Athens, on its squares and along its pedestrian walkways featuring everything from workshops and theater performances to carol singing and origami lessons.

Nafplion Residents Decorate Town with Recycled Material

Nafplion Globally Yours celebrates the holiday season with treks around the Peloponnesian city of Nafplion, and welcomes guests to its streets and squares decorated this year with the help of its residents.

Panepistimiou Ave, Faliro Coast Projects Shelved, Despite Minister’s Assurances

Plans to revamp central Panepistimiou Avenue as well as the property along the Faliro coast have been shelved despite Infrastructure Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis’ assurances in November that the projects were going ahead as scheduled.

Building Ties Between Macedonia-Thrace Region and Turkey

Turkey’s incoming Consul General in Komotini Ali Riza Akinci met with regional governor of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Georgios Pavlidis earlier this month to discuss issues and problems affecting the region and its residents.

Greek Tourism Boosts Economy, Receipts Rise

Arrivals to Greece rose by 21.9 percent to over 20 million in the first 10 months of 2014, boosting revenue from tourism by 10.6 percent to 13,013 million euros compared to the same period in 2013, the Bank of Greece said on Tuesday.

SETE Aims to Include Local Businesses in All-Inclusive Deals

In efforts to balance the benefits of incoming tourism to Greece, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) aims to create a model that will see all-inclusive resorts working together with local businesses.

Greece’s Tourism, Shipping Ministries Aim to Boost Home Porting

Cruise tourism to Greece posted a 13 percent rise, with luxury liners arriving at Greek ports beyond the regular tourist season, Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said recently.

Tourist Coaches Want to Operate Intercity Routes

The Greek Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) has expressed its satisfaction with the Τourism Μinistry’s recent decision to stop an amendment to draft legislation which would in effect exclude privately-run tourist coaches and buses from the future liberalization of the...

Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice at Thessaloniki’s Asterocosmos

Under the glow of millions of lights, Asterocosmos is treating visitors to dozens of festive offerings including its Frozen Forest, Santa’s Village, the Toy Factory, Sweet Town and the ice rinks!

Tourism Brings in the Cash as Greece’s Current Account Deficit Drops in October

Increased tourism receipts contributed to the country’s shrinking deficit according to data released on Monday by the Bank of Greece.

Ministry to Launch Platform to Support Startups in the Greek Tourism Field

The Greek Tourism Ministry is reaching out to young entrepreneurs and will launch an online database platform aimed to support startups.

Parnassos Ski Center 17m Euro Upgrade Slides into Action

With a total investment of 17 million euros, the upgrade of one of the country’s leading ski resorts in central Greece is underway. Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni officially launched the revamped Parnassos Ski Center on Friday, with a ride on a new lift for a panoramic view...

Greece 100% Hotel Show Set to Take Off with International Hosted Buyers Ready for Action

Hoteliers, entrepreneurs and international tourism professionals will have the chance to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, to be inaugurated by Tourism Ministry Secretary General Anastasios Liaskos on 24 January at the MEC exhibition center in...