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August 15: A Greece-wide Spiritual Salute to the Holy Mother

August 15 is for Greeks a day of celebration, marking the passing of the Holy Mother (Panagia) with devout services and massive feasts.

Athens’ Unseen Museum Welcomes Special Dog Exhibit

The National Archaeological Museum’s Unseen Museum welcomes a 3rd-century AD funerary monument dedicated to a pet dog.

Israeli Visitors Boost Thessaloniki Overnight Stays in 1HY

The number of visitors to Thessaloniki edged higher in the first half of the year, with Israeli travelers boosting overnight stays by 113.16 percent.

Five Greek Regions Account for Majority of Tourist Visits to Greece

Central Macedonia, the South Aegean Region, Attica, Crete and the Ionian Islands account for 84 percent of visits to Greece, according to a survey by INSETE.

Opinion – Fear-mongering: Against Travelers’ Best Interests

Opinion: To capitalize on a nation’s or destination’s tragedy to create false perceptions, serve dubious interests or perpetuate prejudice, is unethical. Fear-mongering is never in the best interests of the traveler.

Greece Remains Safe Travel Destination

In view of the fatal wildfires this week in Greece, tourism authorities are reassuring visitors that travel is safe and all the necessary measures are in place.

Athens is a Protagonist in Greece’s Tourism Development, Says Minister

With a continuous record of arrivals, Athens is among the protagonists of Greece's tourism development, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Piraeus Port Event Informs Travelers of Their Rights

The European Consumer Center of Greece (ECC-Net) recently held an information event at the port of Piraeus to inform ferry travelers of their rights.

Athens & Epidaurus Festival Packed with Cultural Events for Every Taste

A Greek summer tradition, the annual Athens & Epidaurus Festival is now upon us with dozens of events at major venues across the Greek capital and at Epidaurus.

Austrian Seniors Choose Greece for Holidays

All the more Austrian seniors are choosing Greek destinations for their holidays with two retiree groups having already booked for the 2019-2020 period.

Traveling by Greek Ferry? Know Your Rights

In view of the summer season, Greece’s consumer rights group "The Quality of Life EKPIZO", urges passengers to be aware of their rights while traveling on ferries.

Tax, Labor Squads Target Greek Tourism Businesses for Violations

Tax and labor officials have stepped up inspections at accommodation and F&B services across Greece, with a primary focus on popular tourist destinations.

Sting Thanks Greece for Aiding Refugees while Others ‘Build Walls’

British singer-songwriter Sting praised Greece for setting the bright example and stepping up to support the thousands of migrants arriving in the country.

New EU Package Travel Directive to Come into Effect July 2018

As of July 1, a new EU directive will take effect aiming to achieve consumer protection for package travel and linked travel arrangements.

Greece Q1 Travel Traffic Up, Spending Down

Incoming traffic to Greece in the first quarter of the year rose by 11.5 percent year-on-year but average spending per trip decreased by 7.3 percent, according to the Bank of Greece.

Car Rental an Investment Idea as Greek Tourism Grows

As the number of tourists visiting Greece grows, so does investor interest, with the car rental sector featuring high on the agenda, according to market reports.

TUI Group Taking Active Steps Towards Sustainable Travel

With over 20 million “greener and fairer” holidays delivered over the last three years, TUI Group is setting ambitious goals for the future.

GNTO Accelerates Greece Promo Drive with FAM Trips

The GNTO is continuing its promotion of Greece through a series of familiarization (FAM) trips organized for foreign journalists, bloggers and tour operators.

Ferrari Club ‘Passione Rossa’ Gets Ready to Come to Greece

Passione Rossa, the most popular Ferrari car owners’ club in Italy, is getting ready to visit northwestern Greece to hold its mototourism event in Ioannina of Epirus.

New SETE Digital Campaign Highlights Value of Tourism

The value of tourism in terms of employment, growth, revenue and social cohesion takes center stage in the new digital campaign of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).