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Nobel Foundation Returns Mycenaean Gold Ring to Greece

An ancient gold ring dating back to Mycenaean times was recently returned to Greece by Sweden’s Nobel Foundation.

Greece’s Kastellorizo to Host 1st Rock Solid Trail Race in June

Kastellorizo, one of Greece’s smallest islands located in the Dodecanese, is getting ready to host the 1st Rock Solid island trail race in June.

Study Explores How Russia-Ukraine War will Affect Tourism on Crete

With Crete currently counting zero bookings from Russia and Ukraine, a study explores how the war between the two countries is expected to affect the Greek island’s tourism.

Brown Hotels Opens its First 5-star Resort in Greece

Brown Hotels is getting ready to open the Isla Brown Corinthia, its first five-star resort in Greece, located in the Peloponnese.

Air Europa Opens Summer Flights to Athens from Madrid

Spanish airline Air Europa in June will resume its direct services between Athens and Madrid for the 2022 summer season.

ETC Extends Complimentary Membership to Ukraine’s Tourism Agency

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has invited Ukraine’s agency for tourism development to join the organisation with a complimentary three-year membership.

The Hellenic Initiative Launches ‘Plant a Tree in Greece’ Campaign

The Hellenic Initiative has launched the “Plant a Tree in Greece” campaign, which aims to contribute to the reforestation of land and restore the livelihoods destroyed in the wildfires of 2021.

Religious Tourism: Thessaly Region to Create ‘Routes of Faith’

The Thessaly Region has launched “Routes of Faith”, an ambitious tourism project that aims to connect two of Greece’s most significant religious destinations: Meteora and Mount Athos.

Museum of Contemporary Art Opens in Serres, Northern Greece

The Greek city of Serres in Northern Greece recently welcomed the opening of the new Museum of Contemporary Art – Konstantinos Xenakis Gallery.

Report: More Buyers Interested in Athenian Riviera Properties

The Greek property market is gradually recovering with prime real estate along the up-and-coming Athenian Riviera in high demand, says a report released by Engel & Völkers Greece.

Lipsi Municipality Says No to Sunbeds on Island’s Beaches

The Municipality of Lipsi is saying “no” to sunbeds on the island’s beaches and is encouraging travelers to enjoy eco-conscious summer holidays this year.

Athens National Garden Refurbishment is Underway

The Municipality of Athens has completed the first phase of a refurbishment project that aims to upgrade the National Garden, one of the Greek capital’s landmark sites.

Agistri’s Aktaion Beach Boutique Hotel Wins Bronze Tourism Award for 2022

The Aktaion Beach Boutique Hotel & Spa on the Greek island of Agistri received a Bronze award in the “Beach Ηotel/Resort” category at the Tourism Awards 2022.

Greek Tourist Agencies Ready to Establish Travel Compensation Fund

The association representing Greek travel agents says it is ready to establish a compensation fund which would assist consumers in case a travel provider declares bankruptcy.

ETC Sees Full Comeback for Domestic Travel in Europe this Year

Domestic travel is expected to recover fully in 2022 as the Covid-19 pandemic gradually subsides, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Global Crises Affecting Travelers’ Decisions, Says ECTAA

The ongoing international crises are affecting the decisions of travelers who are eager to take trips but remain cautious, travel experts said during a conference in Athens.

Air France Launches ‘ACT’ Program to Reduce its Carbon Emissions

Air France has launched the “Air France ACT”, a program presenting its new decarbonisation trajectory aiming for 30% less CO2 emissions per passenger/km by 2030, compared to 2019.

Athens’ Gallery Walk to Make 37 ‘Stops’ in the Greek Capital

The Municipality of Athens is inviting residents and visitors to experience its “Gallery Walk” events that are taking place in various locations around the city during May 12-13.

Infrastructure Upgrade of Greece’s Religious Sites a Ministry Priority

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki highlights the need to support religious tourism in Greece by improving infrastructure and preserving religious monuments.

Greece’s Winter Campaign Gets Silver Award at Africa’s Tourism Film Festival

Greece’s winter campaign, which aims to show that the country is a year-round destination, received a silver award at the 4th International Tourism Film Festival Africa.