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Astypalea Becomes a Part of ‘My Greek Odyssey’

The island of Astypalea will reach millions of viewers around the world through the Australian travel show “My Greek Odyssey”.

Greece’s Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura Resigns to Run in European Elections

Elena Kountoura has resigned from her post as Greece's tourism minister, as she plans to run in the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Greece MICE Tourism Needs Larger Facilities, Experts Say

The need to increase the number and size of conference centers in Greece was discussed during the 9th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO).

Home Sharing Breathes Life into Underdeveloped Athens Neighborhoods

The growing Airbnb phenomenon in Greece is now penetrating underdeveloped neighborhoods in Athens, breathing life and creating new conditions of safety and business activity.

Greek Authorities Pull in Tax-dodging Airbnb Proprietors

Tax authorities in Greece have reeled in 38 Airbnb owners, who failed to declare some 23,222 euros in earnings from home-sharing practices in 2018.

‘Oh My Greece’ Tourism Campaign Targets Int’l Travelers

Following the launch of its “Oh My Greece” video, Marketing Greece has announced actions, aiming to attract more foreign holidaymakers to the country.

Austrian Travelers Set Sights on Greece this Summer

Greece appears to be at the top of Austrian travelers’ bucket lists this year, according to data on outbound flights presented by airport authorities from Graz, Linz and Salzburg.

Rethymno Presented as ‘Smart Choice All Year Round’ at Russia’s MITT 2019 Fair

The town of Rethymno on Crete was presented as a "smart choice" for all-year-round holidays, during the 26th MITT tourism exhibition held recently in Moscow, Russia.

FedHATTA Info Campaign Aimed at non-EU Tourism Services Providers

Greece’s travel agency body fedHATTA has launched a far-reaching information campaign regarding the provision of tourism services by non-EU nationals/entities in Greece.

Crete Wins Title of ‘Best Region’ at Greek Travel Awards in Scandinavia

Crete won three awards, including a gold for being voted "Best Region" in Greece, at the 1st Greek Travel Awards held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Athens Half Marathon to Mark the Launch of Sports Events in Greece for 2019 

The 8th Athens Half Marathon, which this year takes place on March 17, can serve as the spring launch event of all sporting events in Greece, according to the organizers.

Greek-Dutch Expo Looks to Boost Ties Between Greece and The Netherlands

Residents and visitors in Utrecht, The Netherlands, will have the chance to “Feel, Taste, Live Greece!” during the 2nd Greek-Dutch Expo/Fest in March.

Kountoura Promotes Greek Tourism in Canada

Ways of promoting Greek tourism and further increasing tourism flows from Canada to Greece were recently discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and her Ontario counterpart Michael Tibollo.

Thessaloniki Fair Organizers Set Stage for Bollywood TIF Debut

Talks are underway to welcome India and its Bollywood flair as honored country at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair.

Incoming Tourism from Scandinavia to Greece Strong in H1

Incoming tourism to Greece from Scandinavian countries increased by 10.64 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2017.

Greece Aiming for More Blue Flag Awards in 2019

Greece is aiming to increase the number of beaches awarded the special Blue Flag eco-label that certifies quality, safety, environmental education and information.

Santorini Experience 2018 Attracts Global Interest

Professional and amateur athletes gathered on Santorini during October 5-7 and participated in the 4th Santorini Experience sports tourism event.

SETE Chief: Regulation Vital for Short-term Rental Market in Greece

Regulation of the short-term rental market in Greece is key to maintaining balance in the tourism sector, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Q&A on Short-term Leasing in Greece

Questions and Answers (Q&A) for property owners interested in leasing their homes for short-term accommodation purposes via online sharing platforms, such as Airbnb.

Greek Hoteliers Call on Minister to Address Vacation Rentals Law Omissions 

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) is calling on the government to re-examine the legal framework covering short-term vacation rentals.