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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.

November 2021 Greek Tourism Revenues Close to Pre-pandemic Levels

Greek tourism revenues in November exceeded 2020 figures and came very close to pre-Covid-19 levels, according to the Bank of Greece.

Athens Simplifies Restaurant, Cafe, Theater Licensing Process

Opening restaurants, cafes, theaters, cinemas and other related venues in Athens is set to become easier after authorities announced that licensing procedures will be reformed.

Xenia 2021: Education, Coordination and Cooperation Key to Making Greek Hospitality Sustainable

Education, synergies, and coordination are key for Greek tourism stakeholders that wish to meet sustainability targets in the coming years, tourism experts said during the “Xenia Digi Hotel” event.

Ancient Olympia to Get Strategic Tourism Plan

Ancient Olympia will implement a set of innovative actions for the branding and promotion of its archaeological site.

Ancient Olympia and its Games Come to Life via AI Program

Ancient Olympia and the Olympic Games come to life thanks to a new digital revival project released by the Greek Culture Ministry and Microsoft.

Report: Athens Leads Greek Property Market Momentum

The Greek property market is showing signs of recovery with Athens leading the way, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PWC.

Searches for Greece Still Strong Among Fall Travelers

Demand for travel to Greece remains robust with all the more travelers choosing to visit in the fall, according to a study carried out by Tourix.

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.