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Spinalonga Islet Among Culture Ministry’s Development Projects

The islet of Spinalonga, located in the Elounda Gulf northeastern Crete, is a top priority for the Greek Culture Ministry which is moving ahead with restoration and upgrade projects in the Lasithi prefecture.

Greece Ready to Launch Subsidized ‘Tourism for All’ Scheme

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said that the annual “Tourism for All” scheme subsidizing holidays for lower income Greeks and their families would soon be accepting applications.

Greece Raises July Energy Subsidies for Homes and Businesses

A total of 722 million euros in support to Greeks hit by the energy crisis will apply to all users irrelevant of income this month, said Greece's Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas.

Fyli, Athens Aiming to Become an Alternative Tourism Destination

Developing Fyli in Athens, into an alternative tourism destination was the focus of a meeting between GNTO President Angela Gerekou and Fyli Mayor Christos Pappas.

Six Greek Beach Destinations in Europe’s Top 10 Most Resilient

Sea and sun holidays are high in demand across Europe this summer with six Greek beach destinations making the Top 10 list, according to a report by ForwardKeys and the World Travel Market (WTM).

‘Explore Your Happy Place’ – Greece’s New Tourism Promo

“Explore Your Happy Place” is Greece's new promo campaign launched this month internationally, inviting travelers to find their happy place somewhere in Greece, all year round.

Athens Launches ‘Heat Alert’, Opens Air-conditioned Spaces for Heatwave

The Municipality of Athens has launched a “Heat Alert” system, informing residents and visitors of extreme hot weather and providing information on protection measures.

Greeks to Get More Support to Deal With Soaring Energy and Fuel Costs

The Greek government has announced new measures, including an increased gas subsidy, to help Greeks deal with soaring energy and fuel costs. 

Greece Still a European Favorite Despite Travel Cost Concerns

Greece is among the Top 5 preferred countries for Europeans planning their next trips despite concerns about rising travel costs, found a report released by the ETC.

ETC: Traveler Interest in Visiting Greece Holding Strong

Travel intentions for Europe and Greece are solid despite the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, according to a market study released by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

ETC: Greece Scoring High as Preferred Destination for 2022

All the more travelers from long-haul markets are choosing Greece for their holidays this year, according to data released by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Heraklion Breaks Guinness World Record With Biggest Traditional Cretan Sweet

The town of Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete has claimed its spot in the Guinness World Records for the largest traditional “kalitsouni” mosaic in the world.

Greece Gets Tough on Tax Evasion in Tourism

Special tax units will be conducting on-the-spot inspections at tourist enterprises in Greece, primarily at popular destinations, in efforts to crack down on tax evasion.

Greece Announces Measures to Ease Energy Crisis Impact on Households, Businesses

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday announced a 3.2-billion-euro energy scheme, in efforts to ease the impact of soaring energy costs on households and businesses.

World Travel Monitor: Tourists Choose Greece in 2021 for its Sea and Sun

Greece posted double-digit growth in 2021 winning over international travelers seeking to get some sea and sun, according to the latest World Travel Monitor by IPK International.

Greek Hospitality, F&B Bodies Team Up for Sustainable Future

Seven Greek leading hospitality and F&B services associations have joined forces to establish the “#stirizo_HoReCa alliance” to promote the sectors’ best interests.

Greek Tourism Ministry Discusses Plans to Showcase Kastoria

The Greek Tourism Ministry will support promotional actions for the city of Kastoria, aiming to ‘build’ a sustainable destination with the area’s natural and environmental wealth.

Six Greek Island Traditions Designated ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

Six customs of the Greek islands of Andros, Rhodes, Sifnos, Ikaria, Limnos and Nisyros have been inscribed in the country’s National Index of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Greece Orders Second Snow Shutdown in Athens, Crete and Islands

Schools, shops and other private businesses in Attica and other parts of Greece will remain closed on Wednesday after the government announced extra emergency measures to address Monday’s heavy snowfall.

Greece Announces ‘Green Taxi’ Electric Vehicle Incentive

Greece is taking one more step toward reducing its environmental footprint with the “Green Taxi” program that will subsidize the purchase of electric taxis.