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Athens National Garden to Be Restored Back to Beauty

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has presented plans for the overhaul of the city’s central park, the National Garden, in the heart of the Greek capital.

Rhodes, Ionian Isles Mark Record-breaking Tourist Arrivals in Sept 2018

Rhodes and the Ionian Islands are breaking incoming tourism records for September with flows continuing strong into October.

Greece Looks to Improve Ferry Travel for Passengers with Disabilities

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking to improve the ferry experience of persons with disabilities when traveling in Greece.

Athens Marks World Animal Day with Call for Love

On occasion of World Animal Day, the Athens Municipality invites animal lovers to step forward and adopt one of 26 strays through its animal welfare program.

Tourism Contributed €52.3 Billion to Greek Economy in 2009-2016

Tourism, one of the top four industries in Greece, generated revenue in the 2009-2016 period, contributing 52.3 billion euros to state coffers, according to INSETE.

INSETE: August 2018 Tourist Arrivals Up in Greece

Greek tourism continued its upward trend in August this year with an increase in air arrivals compared to the same month in 2017, according to INSETE data.

Greece Marks European Heritage Days 2018 with Open Museums, Sites

Greece joins 50 countries in celebrating European Heritage Days 2018 with free admission to museums and archaeological sites and a series of events held countrywide.

Ferry Strike in Greece Comes to an End

Seamen have ended a ferry strike in Greece that began on September 4 after coming to a pay raise agreement with coastal shipping operators.

Greek Museum, Site E-ticket System Gaining Ground

The newly launched e-ticket, currently applicable at 11 popular archaeological sites and museums across Greece, is gaining ground according to the Archaeological Resources Fund (TAP).

Hellinikon Metropolitan Park Plan Open for Public Input

Plans for the development of a metropolitan park and recreation area at Athens’ former airport in Hellinikon, have been opened for public consultation.

New Archaeological Museum of Pylos Opens to the Public

The Archaeological Museum of Pylos in Messinia, which was recently relocated to the Niokastro Fortress, is now open to the public exhibiting finds from the wider region.

Greece Tourism Figures Escalate in June 2018

Inbound tourism to Greece marked a 22.3 percent rise in June compared to the same month in 2017, while related revenue grew by 16 percent, according to the Bank of Greece.

US Travelers Keen on Visiting Greece in the Fall

US travelers have a soft spot for Greece, ranking the country in the top 10 choice destinations for fall, according to luxury travel experts Virtuoso.

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.