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Strong Earthquake Hits Athens

Athens was hit by an earthquake measuring 5.1 magnitude on Friday afternoon, according to the Institute of Geodynamics of the Athens National Observatory.

Hellinikon and Skyscrapers Get Green Light

Greece’s highest court has approved a presidential decree covering the terms of the Hellinikon master plan, including the construction of six skyscrapers along the Athenian Riviera.

Marketing Greece Launches New #ShareYourGreece Campaign

Marketing Greece has launched a new campaign, inviting travelers to share their impression of Greece and some of their best travel experiences through social media.

‘Democracy and Spirituality Weekend’ at Costa Navarino by the New York Times

Prominent personalities, key opinion leaders and influencers from all over the world will gather at Costa Navarino in Messinia, in October for the “Democracy & Spirituality Weekend”.

GB Roof Garden, Tudor Hall Restaurants Win ‘Best Award of Excellence’ for 2019

The GB Roof Garden and Tudor Hall restaurants in Athens, have been honored with the 2019 Best Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator magazine.

New ‘Agora Residence’ Welcomes Travelers to Chios

The newly-established Agora Residence, located on Chios in the northern Aegean, recently opened its doors to welcome its guests for the summer season.

MSc in Sustainable Tourism: Application Deadline Extended to July 26

The application deadline for the MSc in sustainable tourism, launched by the Harokopio and Aegean universities and Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, has been extended to July 26.

Daskalio Finds May Carry Secret to Origins of Ancient Greece

Recent discoveries on the islet of Daskalio, off Keros, in the Cyclades, may hold the secret to the birth of Ancient Greece, according to archaeologists.

Theoharis: Shielding Greek Tourism Key for Future

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis called for a strategic plan which will lay the foundations so that Greek tourism can enter a new era.

Ministry Takes Action to Promote Halkidiki Tourism to Foreign Markets

The Tourism Ministry has announced measures aimed at promoting Halkidiki’s tourism offerings to its target markets.
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Konstantinos Loulis Appointed New Tourism Secretary General

Greek entrepreneur Konstantinos Loulis has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Tourism Ministry.

Radisson Blu Park Hotel Appoints Nikolaos Nikolaidis as its General Manager

The Radisson Blu Park Hotel, located in the center of Athens, has appointed Nikolaos Nikolaidis as its general manager.

5th Santorini Experience: Special Offers Announced for Participants and Visitors

Many special offers have been announced on ferry tickets, car rental and accommodation for the participants and visitors of the 5th Santorini Experience event.

Louis Hotels’ ‘The Royal Apollonia’ Honored for its Hospitality Services

The Royal Apollonia hotel, a member of Louis Hotels located in Limassol, has received three honors by TUI Nordic for the prime hospitality services it offers to its guests.

Greece Sees Q1 2019 Travel Receipts Rise by 34.8%

Greece travel receipts for the January-March 2019 period increased by 34.8 percent to 747 million euros, according to the Bank of Greece.
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Greek Consumer Group Releases Hotel Rights Guide

As the summer holiday season peaks, Greek consumer rights group EKPIZO released a guide of travelers’ rights for hotel stays or rooms to let. 

New Travel Trends on the Agenda of SETE 2019 Conference

The new travel trends will be on the focus of the annual conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), which will be held in Athens, on October 17.

Greek Gastronomy to be Featured in UK’s National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

Greece’s gastronomy and products will be featured in the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival, which will take place in London, on July 20-21.

Attica’s Ramada Resort to Host Art Exhibition for Wildfire Victims

A year after the deadly fire in northeastern Attica, the Ramada Athens Attica Riviera resort will host an art exhibition with the aim to support the victims.

Metaxa Hospitality Group Participates in ‘Blue Flag Med Week 2019’ Campaign

The Metaxa Hospitality Group recently participated in the “Blue Flag Mediterranean Week 2019” campaign and held a beach cleanup operation on Santorini and Crete.