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Luxury Newcomer Kālesma Mykonos Ready for Summer

Kālesma Mykonos, a newcomer to the world-famous Greek island, is ready to pamper its first guests with the finest hospitality from May 20.

Acropolis Gets Wheelchair Lift, Now Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Visitors with mobility issues will now have access to the Acropolis monuments in Athens thanks to a new lift and specially designed paths.

Acropolis Accessibility Pathway Works Go On Despite Reactions

The Greek Culture Ministry has responded to reactions concerning the repair of special paths - with cement - that enable access to the monuments of the Acropolis in Athens.

Greece’s 8-month Tourism Revenue Down by €10.5bn

Greece's tourism sector saw revenue drop by 10.5 billion euros in the first eight months of the year, according to Bank of Greece data.

Athens Sprays Streets to Curb Coronavirus Spread

The Municipality of Athens will disinfect the city’s streets and squares in efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19 as hundreds of Athenians return from their holidays.

Athens Grand Walk Project to Evolve as Archaeological Park

A walkway unifying Athens' main monuments and landmarks will be included in the ambitious “Grand Walk” urban project of the Municipality of Athens.

Greece’s Lavreotiki Municipality Aiming for UNESCO Status

The Lavreotiki Municipality will submitt a file to the culture ministry in order to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list for its vast history and singular geology.

Segments of Athens New City Walk Handed Over to the Public

Segments of a new pedestrian walkway and bike route in central Athens - dubbed "Grand Stroll" have been handed over to the public.

Greek Tourism Receipts Plunge After Covid-19 Lockdowns

Greek tourism receipts and incoming traffic took a hard hit in April after Covid-19 brought global travel to a standstill.

Athens City Walk Project Fine-tuned to Drivers’ Needs

Municipal authorities in Athens are looking into ways to facilitate commuting to the city center during a period of re-routing and road works to create a 6.8km city walk.

Works on Athens City Walk Project Begin with Road Closures

Priority zones for pedestrians and cyclists are set to be announced in the coming period as works for the ambitious Athens city walk project are set to begin.

Greece to Increase Cash Rebate for Producers Filming in the Country

A cash rebate for film productions made in Greece will increase from 35 to 40 percent, as part of government efforts to enhance the country's position as an attractive filming destination.

Athens Closed Off to Cars for Three Months

A large part of Athens' center will be closed off to cars after Greek authorities decided to restrict traffic to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Coordination Actions Needed to Restart Cruise and Yachting in Greece

The suspension of all cruise activity for two months, due to Covid-19-related restrictions, is expected to lead to 78 million euros in lost revenue for Greece, says the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Athens’ Landmark Omonia Square Reopens to the Public – Video

The landmark Omonia Square in Athens has reopened to the public after extensive renovation and upgrade works.

Greece Allocates €33.7m to Coastal Shipping, Island Entrepreneurship

The Greek Shipping Ministry will allocate 33.7 million euros to support island entrepreneurship and coastal shipping in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Allows Cruise Ship Short-term Berthing at Ports

The Greek government has agreed to allow cruise ships to carry out short-term berthing at ports in Greece under strict safety rules.

Europe’s Hard-hit Aviation Industry Calls on EU to ‘Act Now’

Europe’s aviation stakeholders are ringing alarm bells calling on EU lawmakers to take action now and protect the industry as the Covid-19 crisis pushes ahead.

AirDNA: Covid-19 Hits Short-term Rental Market

The first signs of Covid-19’s effect on the short-term rental market have emerged with thousands of cancelations worldwide, according to AirDNA.

Polish Market Meets Psiloritis Natural Park on Crete

Aiming to promote Crete's alternative tourism options, the GNTO held a fam trip to the Psiloritis Natural Park for Polish tour operators and journalists.