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Athens Gains Ground as Leisure Destination

Athens has seen the number of foreign vacationers increase by 111 percent between 2012-2017, according to data released by GBR Consulting.

Legendary Epirus Bridge Set to be Restored

The Greek Infrastructure Ministry has named a contractor for the restoration of the historic arch bridge of Plaka in the Zagori region, which collapsed in 2015.

Seajets Adds High-speed ‘World Champion Jet’ to its Fleet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has added the “World Champion Jet” to its fleet, a passenger ship that has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records for its high speed.

Nelios Upgrades Website of Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association

Greek digital marketing agency Nelios has undertaken the upgrade of the website of the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Air France to Connect Paris with Dallas for Summer 2019

Air France has announced the launch of a new international service connecting Paris and Dallas with up to five weekly flights for summer 2019.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

Greece’s Tourist Arrivals Rise Over 12% in Jan-Aug 2018

Greece’s tourist arrivals increased more than 12% during the first eight months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, according to Tourism Ministry Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta.

Seven-month Tourism Receipts Going Strong for Greece

Greek tourism receipts increased in the first seven months of 2018 to 8.23 ​​billion euros, posting a double-digit rise in July compared to the same month last year.

Kountoura in Talks for Greece Promotion in Seoul Cinema

Promoting Greece through cinema, music and fashion, was on the agenda of talks between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and officials in Seoul.

CNN Travel Reveals the ‘Sacred’ Beauties of Patmos

The pilgrimage sites and tranquil beaches of the island of Patmos, in the Dodecanese, are featured in an extensive article of CNN Travel.

Navigator’s ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ Set for Action on Chios

This year’s Navigator – The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend will take place on Chios, during September 21-23, as a tribute to the north Aegean island’s shipping legacy.

Wanderlust Greece Explores Crete – Video

Wanderlust Greece, the digital travel campaign of Marketing Greece, reveals all the reasons why travelers should add Crete to their vacation bucket list.

Russian Cosmonaut Chooses Halkidiki for Rehabilitation After Space Mission

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov recently returned from another space mission and chose Halkidiki in northern Greece for his rehabilitation process.

UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit to Focus on Tourism Technology

Cutting edge technology innovations will be shared during the 12th UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit that will take place during the WTM London 2018 in November.

Greek Marketing Agency Panadvert Expands to London

Greek marketing agency Panadvert is setting up a base in London, aiming to expand its activities to the international market.

Greece’s Sustainable Tourism Practices Presented at 7th UNWTO Global Summit

Greece's practices for the sustainable development of its destinations were presented during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul.

KTEL Intercity Bus Service to Get Baggage Tracking System

Travelers using Greek intercity buses (KTEL) will soon be able to track luggage after the launch of new baggage tagging system at bus depots.

Hidden Landscapes of Naxos Shown at Archaeology Conference in UK

A documentary featuring the hidden treasures of Naxos will be presented during the 5th Landscape Archaeology Conference in North East England, UK.

Creta Maris has Sustainable Hotel Practices as Top Priority

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete has released its 5th Sustainability Report, which focuses on environmental protection and the support of local communities.

Corfu Considered as Filming Location for Foreign ‘Survivor’-like Reality Show

The Greek island of Corfu is among the candidate filming locations for the South African "Survivor"-like reality TV show “Tropika Island of Treasure”.