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Greece’s Lavreotiki Municipality Aiming for UNESCO Status

The Lavreotiki Municipality will submitt a file to the culture ministry in order to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list for its vast history and singular geology.

Greek Tourism Receipts Plunge After Covid-19 Lockdowns

Greek tourism receipts and incoming traffic took a hard hit in April after Covid-19 brought global travel to a standstill.

Greece Allocates €33.7m to Coastal Shipping, Island Entrepreneurship

The Greek Shipping Ministry will allocate 33.7 million euros to support island entrepreneurship and coastal shipping in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Allows Cruise Ship Short-term Berthing at Ports

The Greek government has agreed to allow cruise ships to carry out short-term berthing at ports in Greece under strict safety rules.

Europe’s Hard-hit Aviation Industry Calls on EU to ‘Act Now’

Europe’s aviation stakeholders are ringing alarm bells calling on EU lawmakers to take action now and protect the industry as the Covid-19 crisis pushes ahead.

AirDNA: Covid-19 Hits Short-term Rental Market

The first signs of Covid-19’s effect on the short-term rental market have emerged with thousands of cancelations worldwide, according to AirDNA.

Polish Market Meets Psiloritis Natural Park on Crete

Aiming to promote Crete's alternative tourism options, the GNTO held a fam trip to the Psiloritis Natural Park for Polish tour operators and journalists.

Transavia Tells Dutch Market to ‘Enjoy’ Thessaloniki

The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki is featured as a "must-see destination" in the inflight magazine of Dutch low-cost airline Transavia.

9th Athens Half Marathon Event Postponed

The 9th Athens Half Marathon event, originally scheduled to take place in the Greek capital on March 22, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Louis Phaethon Beach Hotel in Paphos Gets New Look

Following extensive renovation works, the Louis Phaethon Beach hotel in Paphos, Cyprus, is ready to welcome guests with a completely new look.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Join ‘Greece 2021’ Bicentennial Events

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, one of Hollywood's favorite couples, invite all to celebrate the 200th anniversary since the Greek War of Independence.

Kālesma: New Luxury Hotel to Open on Mykonos

The popular Greek island of Mykonos this summer will welcome Kālesma, a brand-new luxury property located on Ornos bay.

Kallichoron Hotel Gives Tips on Personalized Customer Service

The owners of the Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on Astypalea shared ways to successfully personalize the hotel guest experience.

Arabian Travel Market Expo Postponed for June

The Arabian Travel Market 2020 exhibition has been postponed for June due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak around the world.

Greek Ministry Lays Out MICE Tourism Plan

The Tourism Ministry is looking to further develop Greece's MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism sector.

Thousands Stream Through Doors of Athens’ EMST Museum

Thousands of people visited the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens during the first three days of its operation.

Seajets Launches Two New Routes to Serve More Destinations

Seajets has launched two new routes from the ports of Lavrio and Piraeus that serve a total of seven Greek destinations.

Lufthansa Group Introduces Flexible Rebooking Options

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have announced more flexible rebooking options for passengers due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Santorini’s Selene Restaurant Relocates to Katikies Garden Hotel

Santorini’s Selene Restaurant is moving from its current location in Pyrgos to the five-star Katikies Garden hotel in Fira.

UK Airline Flybe Announces Collapse

British carrier Flybe has entered into administration after failing to secure a 100-million-pound government loan.