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Greek Spa Town Loutraki Pins Hopes on Tourism Redevelopment Plans

Loutraki, a Greek coastal town just an hour’s drive from Athens, is set to undergo a major transformation in an attempt to cover lost ground and attract more travelers.

‘Taste of Loutraki’ Preview Paves Way for Mega Food Event in 2022

Next year’s “Taste of Loutraki” gastronomy event will showcase Loutraki through its traditions, products, gastronomy and tourist experience through interactive happenings.

Greece Seaplane Operations Set Sights on 2022

Hellenic Seaplanes, a key investor in the development of Greece’s first waterway network, expects the first seaplane flights to take off in 2022.

Greece Reaches Out to Kids with Animated Tourism Tale

In efforts to reach out to kids and introduce them to Greece, the Greek National Tourism Organization has released a cartoon spot in four languages.

Athens Topped UK, US, French Traveler Searches for August 

Athens was the most searched for destination in August by potential travelers from the US, UK and France, according to data released by Tourix.

Six Peloponnese Culture Projects Get Ministry Go-ahead

Six culture projects slated for the Peloponnese region, including the Kalamata Dance Festival and dozens of restoration actions, have received the go-ahead by state and local authorities.

Petition Launched to Add Greece to Disney World’s Epcot Center

The Hellenic Electronics Center has launched an online petition to gather support for the addition of Greece to the Disney World Epcot Center World Showcase.

Lavrio’s Iconic ‘French Iron Quay’ to Be Restored

Greece's culture ministry has approved the restoration of Lavrio's major industrial heritage monument, an old iron quay used by the French Mining Company in the late 1880s.

Crete Tops Kayak’s ‘Best Islands of Europe’ List

Crete is at the top of travel site Kayak’s “Best Islands of Europe” ranking, singled out for its affordable prices, fine weather and sandy beaches.

Activity Slow for Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities, Says SETKE

Activity at Greece’s small and medium-sized accommodation facilities is slow as Covid-19 continues to affect intent for travel, according to the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE).

Thessaloniki’s ONOMA Hotel: Smart, Sexy and Fun

Cool, flexible, pioneering and wallet-friendly luxury in short best describes the ONOMA Hotel, the newest member of Anatolia Hospitality in Thessaloniki.

SETKE Creates New ‘Alternative Holiday Experience’ Greek Offerings

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) has presented a new project for its members to specialize in one or more of four key special interest tourism areas.

Greek Orthodox Easter: A Mystical Experience

Greek Easter is a unique spiritual experience that coincides with the coming of spring.

Greece May Ease Cap on Russian Traveler Arrivals

Greek authorities are looking into the possibility of changing a Covid-19 aviation directive to allow more Russian visitors to enter Greece each week.

Study: Greeks Cut Domestic Holidays Short in 2019

Almost half of all Greek nationals were unable to go on holiday in 2019 for more than a week due to financial reasons, a study by INSETE reveals.

Greece Lays Out Qualifications for Tour Leader Professionals

The Greek Tourism Ministry has laid out specific terms and conditions for the tour leader profession in Greece.

Athens Roadworks Bring Greek God Hermes to the Surface

An intact bust of the ancient Greek god Hermes was found at a depth of 1.30 meters during roadworks in central Athens.

More Super Yachts Sailing Greek Waters

Greece is steadily evolving into a luxury destination, with all the more yachting lovers choosing to sail Greek waters.

Greece Part of EU €2.2bn Investment in Transport Projects

Greece is set to benefit from an EU 2.2-billion-euro funding package aimed at jump-starting the economy through a series of transport projects.

Safe Water Sports Teams Up with EODY to Raise Awareness

Greece’s National Public Health Organization and the Safe Water Sports initiative have joined forces to strengthen safety policies and regulations with regard to recreation at sea.