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Safety is Greece’s Top Tourism Advantage, Says Greek Chambers Chief

Safety is the most strongest tourism advantage that Greece has compared to other East Med destinations, says UHC President Konstantinos Mihalos.

Athens Gains Ground, Moves Up to 43rd Spot on Euromonitor Cities Report

Athens, Greece, ranks 43rd among the top 100 most visited city destinations, according to Euromonitor.

US Ambassador Pyatt: Greece is a Safe Destination

"Greece is a safe destination," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, following a US embassy travel warning concerning the Christmas holidays.

ITB-IPK: Greece Among ‘Outperforming Destinations’ So Far in 2019

Greece is among the top five “outperforming destinations” in the first eight months of 2019, according to ITB Berlin and IPK International.

ITB-IPK Study Predicts Slower Growth for Global Tourism

International tourism is set to grow again this year but at a slower pace, with city breaks and round trips winning over the crowds more than ever.

Tourism Drives Central Ermou Up World’s Most Expensive Street List

Ermou street, one of the Greek capital’s main thoroughfares, has moved up to 14th spot from 15th last year, on Cushman & Wakefield's list of the world’s most expensive streets.

Greek Gov’t Sets Developing Wine Tourism as a Priority

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has pledged to support efforts for the development of wine tourism in Greece.

Greece 2019 Tax Free Shopping on Upward Trend

Greece’s tax free shopping market is showing growth, with the total number of transactions marking a 22 percent increase in the January-September 2019 period.

Greek Gov’t Examining Provisions for Condo Hotels

The Greek government is looking into ways to facilitate investments and simplify procedures for the development of condo hotels in Greece.

Greece Among Top 3 on ‘At Risk Tourism Index’

Greece is among the world’s top three destinations at risk due to climate change, overtourism, or human activity, according to the newly established “At Risk Tourism Index”.

TAIPED-owned 30% Stake in Athens Airport Up for Sale

Greece’s Economic Policy Council has decided to accelerate the sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens International Airport.

Crete’s Hersonissos Innovates with ‘Local Passport’ for Repeat Visitors

The Northern Crete municipality of Hersonissos has taken a bold step introducing the “Local Passport” granted to repeat visitors or to those wishing to get married there.

Greek Health Ministry Scraps Medical Meeting Planning Regulation

A regulation covering the approval procedure for the organization of medical and scientific conferences in Greece has been rescinded.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.
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Lower H1 Occupancy Rates Concern Athens Hoteliers

Occupancy levels at hotels in Athens recorded a 3.8 percent decline, while revenue per room decreased by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2019.
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Greek Consumer Group Releases Hotel Rights Guide

As the summer holiday season peaks, Greek consumer rights group EKPIZO released a guide of travelers’ rights for hotel stays or rooms to let. 

Doctor, Nurses, Bike Patrols to Man Acropolis Site

The Acropolis site will now have a permanent doctor on duty, nursing personnel and a standby ambulance, according to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Azur Boutique Hotel a Doorway to the Athenian Riviera

Azur Boutique Hotel’s top quality, subtle elegance and warm hospitality are sure to make your stay in Vouliagmeni on the Athenian Riviera, memorable.

Donoussa Island Gastro Event Showcases Cyclades Products

Greek and Italian food experts got together for the 'Avli Meets Donoussa' event with the aim to showcase Cyclades products and flavors.

Greek Congress Organizers Up in Arms Over ‘Unclear’ Ministry Regulation

A recent ministry regulation covering the approval procedure for the organization of medical conferences in Greece is expected to impact 50 associated professions, says HAPCO.