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Athens Gains Ground as Leisure Destination

Athens has seen the number of foreign vacationers increase by 111 percent between 2012-2017, according to data released by GBR Consulting.

INSETE Handbook to Aid Greek Tourism Enterprises in Waste Management

SETE's research department INSETE has released a handbook on "Recycling and Solid Waste Management” for tourism enterprises.

Legendary Epirus Bridge Set to be Restored

The Greek Infrastructure Ministry has named a contractor for the restoration of the historic arch bridge of Plaka in the Zagori region, which collapsed in 2015.

Seajets Adds High-speed ‘World Champion Jet’ to its Fleet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has added the “World Champion Jet” to its fleet, a passenger ship that has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records for its high speed.

Nelios Upgrades Website of Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association

Greek digital marketing agency Nelios has undertaken the upgrade of the website of the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Air France to Connect Paris with Dallas for Summer 2019

Air France has announced the launch of a new international service connecting Paris and Dallas with up to five weekly flights for summer 2019.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

Greece’s Tourist Arrivals Rise Over 12% in Jan-Aug 2018

Greece’s tourist arrivals increased more than 12% during the first eight months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, according to Tourism Ministry Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta.

Kountoura in Talks for Greece Promotion in Seoul Cinema

Promoting Greece through cinema, music and fashion, was on the agenda of talks between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and officials in Seoul.

CNN Travel Reveals the ‘Sacred’ Beauties of Patmos

The pilgrimage sites and tranquil beaches of the island of Patmos, in the Dodecanese, are featured in an extensive article of CNN Travel.

‘American Art Everywhere’ Project Takes Off in Thessaloniki

American art is currently on show in Thessaloniki as part of the "American Art Everywhere" project, launched within the framework of the 83rd TIF events.

Wanderlust Greece Explores Crete – Video

Wanderlust Greece, the digital travel campaign of Marketing Greece, reveals all the reasons why travelers should add Crete to their vacation bucket list.

Russian Cosmonaut Chooses Halkidiki for Rehabilitation After Space Mission

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov recently returned from another space mission and chose Halkidiki in northern Greece for his rehabilitation process.

UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit to Focus on Tourism Technology

Cutting edge technology innovations will be shared during the 12th UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit that will take place during the WTM London 2018 in November.

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.

Athens Democracy Award Goes to Mozambique’s Joaquim Chissano

Joaquim Chissano, Mozambique’s second president, was bestowed with the 3rd City of Athens Democracy Award by Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis.

Attica Region Unveils New Tourism Website

The Region of Attica has unveiled its new tourism website, aiming to attract a wide range of users, including residents, travelers, journalists and professionals.

Minoan Lines Inaugurates New Piraeus-Chania Ferry Route

Minoan Lines inaugurated its new Piraeus-Chania route, served by the Mykonos Palace Cruise Ferry, during a special ceremony at the port of Souda on Crete.

NYT Event at Costa Navarino Links Democracy with Books

Prominent personalities from the fields of politics, literature and the media recently gathered at the Costa Navarino resort in Messinia to participate in the Democracy & Books Weekend event.