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‘The Mirror’ Adds Greek Islands to Travel Bucket List for 2021

The Greek islands are among the destinations included on the 2021 travel bucket list of British national daily The Mirror.

Strefi Hill Revamp to Create an Oasis in Athens for Residents and Visitors

The Strefi hill, located near the center of Athens, is set to undergo a major revamp, as part of an ongoing drive for the overhaul of the Greek capital.

Underwater Excavation Off Kasos Uncovers Ancient Shipwrecks and Cargo

Shipwrecks of the Hellenistic, Classical and Roman periods were discovered during an excavation off the Greek island of Kasos in the Dodecanese.

Greece’s Regional Airports See 2020 Traffic Plunge by 71%

Covid-19 drove passenger traffic through Greece’s 14 regional airports down by 71.4 percent in 2020 against 2019, according to managing company Fraport Greece.

Greece on Bucket List of Global Travel Writers for 2021

Global travel writers have included Greece on their bucket list of destinations for 2021, according to a survey by FINN Partners Global Travel Practice.

Athens to Welcome Olympic Museum in 2021

Athens this year will welcome its Olympic Museum dedicated to the long history of the Olympic Games.

Crete’s Lasithi Plateau Launches Digital Platform for Local Producers

The Municipality of Lasithi Plateau, located on the island of Crete, has launched a digital platform to support local producers.

Turnover of Greek Hotels Down by 78% in 2020

Turnover of the Greek hotel industry in 2020 dropped by 78% percent year-on-year to 1.83 billion euros, according to a new report by ITEP.

UK Suspends Travel Corridors, Makes 10-day Quarantine Mandatory for All

All international arrivals to the UK must now take a pre-departure Covid-19 test and self-isolate for 10 days.

Greece Receives First High-speed Passenger Train

Trainose has welcomed Greece’s first high-speed electrified passenger train that is expected to conduct the Athens - Thessaloniki route in less than 4 hours.

New York Times Places Andros Among ‘52 Places to Love in 2021’

The popular Greek island of Andros is on a list compiled by the New York Times featuring the “52 Places to Love in 2021”.

Celestyal Announces 2021 Cruise Season Start Date, New Terminal at Lavrion Port

Celestyal Cruises has announced its 2021 season resumption date and new dedicated terminal at Lavrion Port for its 3- and 4-night Iconic Aegean itineraries.

Visit Greece App Named Best Application of the Year at e-volution Awards 2021

The Visit Greece App has been named best mobile application of the year at the e-volution Awards 2021.

Webinars on ‘Dark Tourism’ Guided Tours Announced by FEG and Clio Muse

The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) and Clio Muse Tours are organizing 30 educational webinars on dark tourism guided tours.

Greek Hoteliers Chief Calls for Common EU Plan to Ensure Safe Travel

An EU plan for travel would ensure the free movement of people amid the Covid-19 pandemic, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

Ambassador Pyatt Announces US Campaign to Commemorate Greece’s Bicentennial

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt has announced the launch of a year-long campaign by the US Mission to commemorate the 200 years since the Greek War of Independence.

Life-size Replica of Athens’ Herodion Shines at China’s Harbin Ice Festival

An impressive life-size replica of Athens’ Herod Atticus Odeon, made exclusively of ice, is on display at the Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival in China.

Greece Air Traffic Nosedives to 30-year Low in 2020

Air traffic to Greece in 2020 dropped to a record 30-year low of 19.7 million arrivals as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Greek Coastal Shipping Sector Sees Challenging Year Ahead

Greece's coastal shipping sector is up against a number of challenges ahead of the 2021 tourism season, according to a survey by IOBE.

Travelers Must Have Negative Covid-19 Test Result to Enter England

Passengers arriving from all international destinations to England, as of Friday, January 15, will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test.