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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.

South Kynouria Growing into Top Special Interest Tourist Destination

Tourism Professionals of Kynouria in the Peloponnese are promoting the destination's special interest tourism offerings that include trekking, gastronomy festivals and fishing.

Crete Hoteliers Dispute Central Bank Figures for 2019 Revenue

Hospitality professionals on Crete are sceptical about revenue data released recently by the Bank of Greece, arguing that the figure was much lower than reported.

Corfu’s Historic ‘Castello Bibelli’ to ‘Return’ as Hotel & Resort

Corfu’s historic Castello Bibelli has passed into the hands of a new owner aiming to convert it into a hotel and resort.

Hollywood’s Tom Hanks Hails His ‘Haven’ Greece

“I’ve been Hellenic now for the better part of 32 years,” said award-winning actor Tom Hanks upon receiving the Cecil B DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes.

Robot ‘Persephone’ to Welcome Visitors at Serres’ Alistrati Cave

An AI-enabled robot by the name Persephone will soon be offering guided tours of the Alistrati Cave in the northern Greek town of Serres.

Greece 11th on fDi’s Top 20 Tourism Locations of the Future

Greece has been listed among the top 20 most attractive locations for investment in fDi’s “Tourism Locations of the Future” ranking for 2019-2020.

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.