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Greece 11-Month Passenger Numbers Up to 43 Million

Greek airports recorded increased air traffic in 2014 with a total of 43 million passengers making their way through Greek airports from January to November, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Let’s Do the Swing… at Athens International Airport

It’s all about “dancing on air” when Greek swingsters Lindy Hop check in at Athens International Airport (AIA) on Friday, as part of its ongoing Music Port series of events.

Calling All Snow Lovers: Greece Celebrates World Snow Day on Jan.18

Snow Report: It’s all about fun and games in the snow on January 18, when three of Greece’s ski resorts join forces to celebrate World Snow Day.

E-Ticket System to Make Greek Ferry Travel Easier

Travelling by ferry will be easier thanks to a new e-ticket system to be launched in Greece in the coming months.

The 10th HORECA Industry Show Set to Take Off

Foodservice, hospitality and tourism take center stage at this year’s 10th HORECA trade show to take place on February 6-9 at the Metropolitan Expo at Athens International Airport.

Crete and its Music: ‘A Family Affair’

The music and mountains of Crete take the spotlight in the latest film by Greek director Angeliki Aristomenopoulou, featuring the portrait of the legendary Xylouris family and their sacred bonds with the musical tradition of their homeland, released in Greece earlier this month.

TBG: A Mouthpiece for Greece-Based Travel Bloggers

Travel bloggers in Greece will now have a chance to join forces through Travel Bloggers Greece (TBG), launched on Sunday, in Athens.

Athos Summer Lures Dutch Travellers

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy and in efforts to attract Dutch tourists to the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization presented this week “Athos Summer” at the annual Vakantiebeurs show in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Hopping the Greek Isles with Eurail’s Attica Pass

The Greek isles have been included in Eurail’s new pass, giving young travelers the chance to visit Greece’s islands by ferry.

HATTA Treats Travel Agents to a Taste of Greek Culture

In efforts to promote Greek tourism, provide alternative options and enhance the tourist experience, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) is organizing guided tours for travel operators in Greece, to a number of the country’s cultural spaces.

‘National Geographic’ Casts Spotlight on Greek Culinary Offerings

Greek food, the Mediterranean Diet and eating traditions are taking center stage in a series of National Geographic food tour/travel features, bringing Greece into the international spotlight as a prime culinary tourism destination.

Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate Key to More Tourists from US

The number of American tourists opting to visit Greece this year is expected to rise in large part due to the appreciation of the US dollar against the euro, tourism experts said during the 2015 New York Times Travel Show this weekend.

New 20-Cent Fee at Greek Airports for Special Assistance Providers

All passengers departing from Greek airports will have to pay a new 20-cent charge to be included in the ticket price that will go towards special assistance service providers.

UK Press: Should British Tourists Think Twice Before Coming to Greece?

The January 25 election result in Greece, bringing the leftist Syriza party to power with a majority vote has created concern in the UK press with a series of articles wondering whether British travellers should think twice before packing their bags.

Greece’s Athos Area Promotes Honeymoon Travel in Sofia

Promoting the Athos region as a prime wedding/honeymoon destination topped the Mount Athos Area Organization’s agenda this week during the Balkanica Wedding Expo, which took place in Sofia.

Germanwings Launches Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens

German low-cost carrier Germanwings announced on Wednesday, the launch of direct flights from Dusseldorf to Athens starting in March.

Transavia Gets Makeover

Accessibility, affordability and hospitality are the pillars of Transavia’s latest rebranding and expansion policy.

Let the Carnival Begin… in Rethymno Crete

It’s carnival time on Crete, with the annual Rethymno Carnival in full swing as cheerful masqueraders roam the footpaths and alleys of the Venetian port city.

Aegean Airlines Ups Flights to Greece, Cyprus

Greece’s largest carrier Aegean has boosted its UK routes to Greece and Cyprus with two new direct flights from London to Larnaca and Iraklio, Crete.

Greek Tourism Experts Hopeful About 2015

Tourism professionals are optimistic that 2015 will be a fruitful year, expecting even more arrivals to the country compared to last year.