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France Tourist Arrivals to Greece Up 23% this Year Compared to 2019

Tourist arrivals from France to Greece in 2022 so far are up by 23% over the record-breaking year 2019, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced from the IFTM-Top Résa expo in Paris.

Demand for Greece Lifts Restaurant and Hotel Turnover in July

Restaurants and hotels in Greece benefited from the strong tourist flows in July reporting an increase in turnover by 33% and 59.7%, respectively.

Greek Ports See Big Passenger Traffic Rise in January-March

Greek ports saw a 91.9% increase in total passenger traffic (domestic and international) during the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2021.

Tourism Boosts Greek Business First-half 2022 Turnover

Turnover for Greek businesses increased by 32.3% in the first six months of the year compared to pre-Covid 2019 driven by tourism, manufacturing and inflation, shows data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

‘Peloponnese Food Stories’ Festival Continues in Tolo

The Greek village of Tolo will be the next stop of the “Peloponnese Food Stories” festival, a culinary event that aims to promote the gastronomy of the Peloponnese Region.

Travel Bloggers to Head to Peloponnese, Greece, for TBEX Europe Conference in 2023

The city of Kalamata in the Peloponnese, Greece, will be hosting next year’s TBEX Europe conference, one of the largest conferences, worldwide, for travel bloggers and influencers.

Greece in EU Lead with August Commercial Flight Increase

Greece had the highest rise in the European Union in the number of commercial flights in August, compared to the pre-pandemic 2019, according to Eurostat.

Kikilias: Austrian Travel Demand Remains Strong for Greece in Winter

Austrians opted to holiday in Greece this summer and data shows that they will continue to travel to Greek destinations in the following months.

Athens International Airport Completes Two ‘Single European Sky’ Projects

Athens International Airport (AIA) has achieved two major milestones of a European Commission co-funded project that concerns the EU’s priority for the creation of the “Single European Sky”.

Rhodes, Crete and Athens are ‘Overflowing’ with Tourists, Says Study

Three Greek destinations are among European cities that are ‘overflowing’ with tourists during the summer, according to a list by Holidu.

South Aegean Reports Booming Tourist Arrivals in August

2022 may just be the best tourism year for the islands in the South Aegean, according to data released for this August.

Four Greek Destinations Among Europe’s Top Spots with Fastest Mobile Internet Speeds

Athens, Nafplion, Santorini and Heraklion are among Europe’s top vacation destinations that offer the fastest mobile internet speeds, according to a survey conducted by Ookla.

Eurostat Reveals Impact of COVID Crisis on Young Air Transport Workers

Airlines and associated enterprises have reduced the number of their employees during the last two years due to Covid-19, particularly affecting younger workers, according to data released by Eurostat.

Turnover for Greek Hotels and Restaurants Skyrockets in April-June

Strong tourist flows to Greece this year boosted Q2 turnover for hotels to 2.051 billion euros, up by 238.8% compared to Q2 2021.

Nightlife Not a Top Priority for Traveling Greeks

Gone are the days when Greeks traveled to party as a recent study showed that only 16% planned their holidays this summer based on nightlife options.

Open Call: Artists, Designers Invited to Share their Vision of Athens in the Future

The Municipality of Athens is inviting artists, architects, graphic designers and sketch artists to submit proposals and share their vision of Athens in the future.

Restaurants, Hotels in Greece See Surge in June Turnover

Increasing tourism flows to Greece drove restaurant and hotel turnover in June up by 141.4% compared to the same month in 2021, according to data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

‘Visit Greece’ Partners with Wego to Attract More Tourists from the Middle East

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has partnered with Wego, an online travel marketplace, to attract more travelers to Greece from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

Athens-Sounio Coastal Roadway Gets Upgrade

One of Attica’s most scenic drives, the coastal Athens-Sounio roadway is being upgraded to ensure safer conditions, authorities have announced.

Commercial Flights to Greece Rise in July Despite EU Drop

Greece was the only EU country to mark an increase in commercial flights for a second consecutive month in July compared to the same month in 2019.