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Mayor: Athens Urban Regeneration Program Largest in Decades 

Athens’ urban overhaul, which includes the redevelopment of central streets and parks, is the largest such program to take place in the Greek capital in the last decades, says the city's mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis.

Searches for Greece Still Strong Among Fall Travelers

Demand for travel to Greece remains robust with all the more travelers choosing to visit in the fall, according to a study carried out by Tourix.

‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’ Ready to Make its Comeback

“Athens Marathon. The Authentic” will make its comeback to the Greek capital during November 13-14, following its absence last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Santorini’s Athina Luxury Suites to Stay Open During Winter

Athina Luxury Suites, a boutique hotel on the Greek island of Santorini, will remain open all year long to welcome travelers also during the winter season.

Greece Performing ‘Below Expectations’ on Innovation

Greece ranks 47th on a list of 132 of the world’s most innovative countries, performing “below expectations” according to the Global Innovation Index by WIPO.

Air France Wins Four Skytrax World Airline Awards for 2021

Air France received four honors at the World Airline Awards 2021, organized by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

Next Regeneration Project for Athens: Panepistimiou Street

The Municipality of Athens is moving ahead with the redevelopment of central Panepistimiou Street as part of its general urban regeneration plan for the Greek capital.

Athens’ 5th Int’l Hospitality Forum to Focus on post-Covid-19 Travel Trends

The main trends that will define travel in the post-Covid-19 era will be analyzed during the 5th International Hospitality Forum that will take place in Athens in November.

Greek Firm GEK TERNA Sole Shareholder in Ellinikon Casino Project

Greek company GEK TERNA now stands alone in the development of the integrated casino complex at Ellinikon after US-based investors MGE decided to withdraw from the process.

Greece Moves up ‘World’s Most Powerful Passport’ Ranking

The Greek passport has moved up one place, ranking seventh on the Henley Passport Index 2021, offering its holders visa-free access to 185 countries.

MarBella Corfu Hotel on CNT’s ‘Top 10 Resorts in Greece’ List

Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards has placed the MarBella Corfu hotel among the Top 10 Resorts in Greece for 2021.

UNESCO Calls on UK to ‘Reconsider’ Returning Parthenon Marbles to Greece

UNESCO is urging the British Museum to reconsider repatriating the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and to enter talks on the issue.

Thessaloniki’s Exhibitions will Take Place as Planned Despite Covid ‘Red’ Status

TIF-Helexpo’s upcoming exhibitions in Thessaloniki will take place as planned despite the city going ‘red’ on Greece’s Covid-19 risk-assessment map.

Greece and Cyprus Explore Wine Tourism Cooperation

Tourism professionals from Greece and Cyprus are exploring ways to collaborate in the field of wine tourism for mutual benefit.

Greece Announces Relief Measures for Quake-hit Crete

Greek authorities have announced relief measures to support areas and people on Crete affected by an earthquake that recently shook the island.

US Travelers in Favor of Int’l Vaccination Passports, Says Survey

The majority of US travelers believe vaccination passports should be required for international travel, says a survey by OAG.

Europeans Still Eager to Travel, Greece Tops Their Bucket List

Greece is among the 10 destinations on the bucket lists of European travelers for summer and autumn, according to an ETC survey.

World Tourism Day 2021 to Focus on Inclusivity

The UNWTO is inviting member and non-member states, businesses and individuals to celebrate inclusivity during World Tourism Day 2021 on September 27.

Greece Reaches Out to Kids with Animated Tourism Tale

In efforts to reach out to kids and introduce them to Greece, the Greek National Tourism Organization has released a cartoon spot in four languages.

Europa Nostra: Greece-Denmark ‘FIBRANET’ Project Wins 2021 Grand Prix Prize

Greece and Denmark were announced 2021 Grand Prix laureates for their FIBRANET – FIBRes project at this year’s European Heritage /Europa Nostra Awards.