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Region of Crete Puts Aside €1.5m for Tourism Support, Promotion

The Region of Crete’s budget for 2023 includes the amount of 1.5 million euros for the support of the island’s new tourism promotional program.

Thessaloniki Promoted to Israeli Market as Ideal City Break, Gastronomy Destination

A group of Israeli journalists recently had the chance to discover all that Thessaloniki, Greece, has to offer as a city break and gastronomy destination.

Athens Among US Travelers’ Top Winter Escapes in Europe

Athens is among the European capitals that Americans are considering to travel to this winter, says Allianz Partners USA.

Thessaloniki’s Wines Hailed as ‘Liquid Gold’

Thessaloniki’s and Central Macedonia’s wines are hailed as “liquid gold” by Nina Caplan, a renowned influencer of the wine niche.

Naoussa First Greek City to Join Europe’s ‘Iter Vitis’ Wine Cultural Route

The city of Naoussa in Northern Greece has joined the Council of Europe’s “Iter Vitis” Cultural Route, an initiative that safeguards wine biodiversity and strengthens European values.

‘Stay in Athens’ by Mastercard Initiative Promotes Greek Capital for Travel in November

The third edition of the “Stay in Athens” by Mastercard initiative will run in November aiming to promote the Greek capital as an autumn city-break destination.

Athens’ Historic Flower Shops at Syntagma Square Reopen

Athens’ historic flower shops, located on the left side of Greek Parliament, just steps away from Syntagma Square, have reopened to the public following a revamp.

Lesvos Takes Steps to Enter Cruise Market

The regional authority of the North Aegean has plans to rebrand Lesvos and reintroduce the Greek island as a cruise destination.

Thessaloniki and Halkidiki Go Viral with British Influencers

A group of British influencers and opinion leaders recently spread the word through social media on all that Thessaloniki and Halkidiki have to offer tourists.

Study: No Holidays This Year for 1 in 2 Greeks 

One in two Greeks will not go on vacation this year, according to a study published recently by the Hellenic Retail Business Association (SELPE).

Study: Greek CEOs Aiming to Make Firms More Resilient to Shocks

Greek CEOs are reshaping their strategies in efforts to make their companies more resilient to shocks after facing the impact of Covid-19, a study released by EY found.

Greece Announces Relief Measures to Tackle Energy Crisis

The Greek government has announced a set of relief measures including a fuel rebate and an electricity bill subsidy for some 1.4 million qualifying households.

Poll: Greeks are Worried About the Economy

Greeks are worried about the impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on Greece’s economy, according to the results of a poll conducted by Pulse.

Greece Can Achieve Pre-pandemic Tourism Levels in 2022, Says Central Bank

Greece can achieve pre-pandemic 2019 tourism levels in 2022 provided the sector diversifies its product and attracts more investments, says the Bank of Greece.

Ermioni Tourism Project Gets Fast-track Approval

A major tourism resort plan to be implemented by Plepi Land Development LTD in Ermioni, Greece, has achieved strategic investment status.

Study: Senior Tourism is a €13.6bn Opportunity for Greece

If properly developed, senior tourism could contribute 13.6 billion euros to Greece’s economy and generate 173,000 jobs in five years, a study by diaNEOsis says.

BoG Forecasts 5% Growth for Greece in 2022 Driven by Tourism

The Greek economy can grow at a rate of 5% in 2022 if the tourism sector continues its strong performance, according to Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

Major Hotel Brands Have Big Plans for Greece

Major international hospitality brands, including Meliá and Accor, are betting on Greece and announcing plans to further expand in the Greek market.

Crete’s Gournes Project Attracts Four Bidders

A tender for the exploitation of the former US military base of Gournes on Crete, also referred to as the “mini-Ellinikon”, has attracted four bidders.

Study: Greek CEOs Optimistic About post-Covid Future

Greek CEOs are optimistic about the ‘day after’ Covid-19 with a high percentage expressing confidence in Greece’s future potential for growth.