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WTM 2014: Greece Tops Gays’ List as Desired Holiday Destination

Greece and Athens are at the top of the LGBT community’s list as a choice holiday destination, according to a study released Wednesday at this year’s World Travel Market in London.

Thessaloniki Convention Bureau Takes Action, Promotes Greek MICE Tourism

In its first months of operation, the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) has laid the groundwork for the representation of the northern port city in the international market and its promotion as a prime MICE destination.

Winter Season: 21% More Flights to Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) is showing signs of growth with a 21 percent rise in the number of airlines either choosing to service Athens or increase their flight frequency.

The 1st Tweed Run in Greece Strolls Through Spetses

Some 200 folks dressed in tweed hopped on their vintage bicycles to join the first Tweed Run that took place on the Saronic island of Spetses earlier this month.

Next Phase for Hellenikon Upgrade Project

An 8-billion-euro project to develop Hellenikon, Athens’ former airport complex, into a metropolitan park has moved to the next phase after getting approval from the overseeing auditors, Lamda Development said on Tuesday.

Greece’s Mount Athos Region Does More to Attract British Tourists

In efforts to attract even more tourists to the Chalkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization arranged meetings with major tourist industry players on the sidelines of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London earlier this month.

Chef Club, Hoteliers Lay Groundwork for “Kos Gastronomy Year 2016”

The Hoteliers Association of Kos and the Chef Club of the Dodecanese & the Cyclades laid the groundwork at a recent workshop for Kos Gastronomy Year, set to take place in 2016.

“7 Most Endangered” Sites Project: Kastoria, Greece, Working to Safeguard Traditional Districts

The Municipality of Kastoria is taking steps to preserve the traditional Dolcho and Apozari quarters of the city with the assistance of Europa Nostra and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) by participating in the "7 Most Endangered" sites program.

Greece, Azerbaijan National Theaters Come Together for Culture

A cultural channel via which countries and cities along the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) route will share ideas and work together is the aim of an agreement between the Greek National Theatre and the Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre.

Destination Thessaloniki: Attracting Conference Tourism to Greece

Developing the northern port city into a prime conference tourism choice was the focus of "Destination Thessaloniki" held at this year’s Philoxenia exhibition.

Regional Heads Go All Out to Put Pella’s Tourist Potential in the Spotlight

The Pella Regional Unit participated in this year’s 30th Philoxenia tourism sector show with events, workshops and activities aimed at the promotion the region’s tourism potential.

Greek, World Chefs Join Forces to Celebrate Mt. Athos Cuisine at ‘Kouzina’

Greek chef Dina Nikolaou, 18 local chefs and five European colleagues will bring their culinary skills to the table for a month of events dedicated to the products and cuisine of the Mount Athos region in northern Greece.

Sharing Economy Thorny Issue for Greek Tourism

In efforts to explore the sharing economy and its effects on Greek tourism as well as identify possible solutions to lost revenue resulting from illegal leasing practices, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels organized a forum on Tuesday to present a report on the phenomenon.

Greek Medieval Town Monemvasia Aims to Attract Tourists from S.E. Europe

Targeting the Balkan and southeast Europe markets, the municipality of Monemvasia made its presence felt at this year’s Philoxenia trade show in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.

Greece Goes Global as a MICE Destination, Attracts Spotlight at EIBTM in Barcelona

In the latest efforts to promote the strong potential of MICE tourism in Greece, the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) and the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) participated at the Greek stand at this year’s European Incentive, Business Travel &...

Hilton Athens Hails Holiday Season in Style

The Hilton Athens announced its holiday season offerings titled “Add a Little Hilton to Your Holiday” with festive brunches, six- and eight-course gala dinners on the eve of Christmas and New Year’s, and live music and activities for kids.

Ride-sharing Uber Taxi app takes off in Greece

An innovative peer-to-peer application that gives smartphone owners the chance to hire a taxi through their phones has made its way to Greece.

Famed Chef Botrini Takes Over Kitchen at Epirus Palace in Greece

Luxury Ioannina-based hotel Epirus Palace welcomes Michelin Star-winning chef Ettore Botrini as its new consulting chef and announces the official opening of its “I Cappuccini” concept bar-restaurant, aiming to become the region’s talk of the town.

Greek Art Galleries Tour to Kick Off in Thessaloniki and Athens

A total of 38 galleries will open their doors to the works of some 300 artists on 13-14 December for this year’s “Gallery Weekend” to take place in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Spetses’ Poseidonion Grand World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel

One of the country’s finest hotels, the 100-year-old Poseidonion Grand Hotel on the island of Spetses, has been named the “World’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel” and “Europe’s Best Classic Boutique Hotel”.