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36th Athens Marathon Breaks Participation Record – 55,000 People to Run in November

Some 55,000 runners will participate in the 36th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” on November 11, compared to 51,000 participants in 2017.

Tourism Minister Inaugurates Greek Mythology Theme Park in Thessaloniki

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura inaugurated Greece’s first theme park and museum in Thessaloniki, which is dedicated to Greek mythology and the 12 Labors of Hercules.

National Hellenic Society Awards Kountoura for Greece-US Tourism Ties

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura was awarded by the National Hellenic Society on occasion of its annual Heritage Weekend & Classic held in Las Vegas.

‘Greek Tourism Workshop’ Events in Arab, Asian Markets in 2019

Aiming to attract more high income travelers to Greece, the Greek Tourism Workshop will hold events in the Asian and Arab markets in 2019.

Attica Presented as Multidimensional Destination to French Market

In efforts to attract French city break travelers, the Attica Region promoted its multidimensional tourism products at a workshop during the IFTM Top Resa 2018 exhibition in Paris.

Greece Promotes Cruise Travel, New Destinations at Seatrade Cruise Med 2018

Aiming to strengthen cruise travel to Greece, Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas participated in the 12th Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon.

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”.

Greece Wins ‘Star Family Holidays Destination’ Title by Travel Bulletin

Greece has been announced as the “Star Family Holidays Destination” at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards 2018 held recently in London.

Australian TV Show ‘My Greek Odyssey’ Travels to Milos, Serifos 

The Greek islands of Milos and Serifos will be featured in the second series of Australian TV show “My Greek Odyssey”, which is broadcast by a number of TV networks in Greece and abroad.

Halkidiki’s Trail Network Presented at Germany’s ‘TourNatur 2018’ Exhibition

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization presented the network of trails currently under development in Halkidiki, at the TourNatur 2018 exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Kountoura Discusses Tourism Promotion of Hydra with Island’s Mayor

Ways of further promoting Hydra as a destination to foreign markets were discussed between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the island’s mayor, Georgios Koukoudakis.

Greece Attracts Foreign TV Productions

Television crews from South Africa and Italy are expected to visit Greece in September to film in popular tourism locations such as the Ionian islands.

GNTO VP: Perseverance and Consistency Behind Greek Tourism Success Story 

Establishing Greece as multi-island destination in the Mediterranean, offering 365 days of tourism options, tops the tourism ministry’s agenda, according to GNTO VP Aggeliki Chondromatidou.

Tourism Ministry Seeks Ways to Attract Korean Travelers

Ways of strengthening the bilateral tourism cooperation of Greece and Korea were recently discussed between Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Korean Ambassador in Athens Soosuk Lim.

Athens’ Museums and Sites Host Free Theatrical Performances

Athens' museums and sites are hosting theatrical performances with free admission, as part of “The Stones Speak” initiative of the Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Kountoura Discusses Tourism Policy with Greek-American Students

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently discussed issues related to tourism with a delegation of Greek-American students visiting Athens.

Greece Sees Rise in Bookings from China for 2018

The demand of the Chinese market for holidays in Greece remains high since the beginning of the year, recording an increase of some 30 percent in bookings.

DNA Travel Expands Network of Partners in Athens and the Cyclades

DNA Travel is expanding its network of associates in Athens and the Cyclades, aiming to offer advanced transportation services to Greek and international travelers.

Greece Wins a ‘Tourism Oscar’, Named Top 2018 Destination in Mediterranean and SE Europe

SACEN International announced Greece as the leading tourism destination in the Mediterranean and southeastern Europe for 2018.

Greece Continues to Take Home Awards for ‘365-day’ Video

The Greek National Tourism Organization’s video “Greece – A 365-day Destination” has won two awards in tourism film festivals in Latvia and Bulgaria.