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Piraeus Prefect Discusses Tourism

The Piraeus Prefecture recently held a meeting that focused on tourism and ways to deal with the economic crisis in the areas and islands within its jurisdiction.

Regional Authorities Now Urge for Lower Athens Airport Fees

The municipal authorities of the Saronic Gulf tourist islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses last month made a joint appeal for a reduction in usage charges at Athens international airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, which they said would encourage more charter flights to the...

AKS Conference Center Opens Next May

AKS Hotels says it will open its new conference center at Porto Heli in May of next year.

Utell launches ‘Discover Greece 2000’

Utell, the worldwide hotel reservations and marketing service of REZsolutions, has launched 'Discover Greece 2000' program in conjunction with Astra Hotels. A dozen destinations within Greece are spotlighted within the program. The destinations spotlighted include Athens,...

Tall Sailing Ship Runs Greek Island Cruises

As of this summer, the Star Flyer, a tall sailing cruise ship, runs a cruise from Piraeus every Saturday to the islands of Mykonos, Chios, Kusadasi, Patmos, Sifnos and Kea. Its alternate program includes the islands of Hydra, Santorini, Rodos, Bodrum and Paros.

“Turn To The Argosaronic” In Athens Center

“Our destinations are a cure for the stress and intensity of everyday life because of their close distance to Athens and Piraeus,” Piraeus Prefect Yiannis Michas said recently.

Ghiolman Yacht Vies For World Record

Michael Ghiolman of Ghiolman Yachts-Travel-Aviation hopes to get his name in the Guiness Book of World Records with his yacht Nidri. The Greek-built 'Skipper 53,' he says, was chartered out for the longest term ever by a broker, and accordingly Mr. Ghiolman has sent an...

New Economy Conference Held While Cruising

While sailing to the islands of Aegina and Hydra, delegates attending a conference on the new economy were told computers will never acquire common sense; therefore, humans will always be useful and necessary. Even in the next century, robots will not attain the intelligence...

Athens’s Bad Image Hurts City Hotels

Occupancy and revenue for hotels in Athens plunged last year and the number of units that have closed down over the past three years has reached 41, according to data released at a press conference held today, Wednesday, 30 January, by the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Greece To Launch Tenders For Marinas To Boost Yacht/Sea Tourism

Greece’s privatization agency TAIPED will launch six international tenders for Greek marinas by June to boost yacht tourism, it was announced today, 28 March, at a joint press conference of the agency and the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Argosaronic Gulf Islands Explore Religious Tourism Possibilities

Greek tourism professionals from the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf are in talks with the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Greek Church to launch a unified strategy for the promotion of religious tourism to markets abroad.

Greek Islands Included On Lonely Planet’s “Best-Value” List

Hydra, Kefallonia, Ikaria and Santorini are among the best-value destinations in Europe for 2013, according to travel guide Lonely Planet.

Athens Hosts 4th Greek Tourism Destinations Expo

Greeks and tourists visiting Athens that used the metro at Syntagma last week had the chance to get informed on many Greek tourism destinations, taste local products and attend a series of local cultural events at the 4th Greek Tourism Destinations & Traditions Expo.

GNTO Holds Talks On Saronic Gulf Promotion

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is planning to promote the Saronic Gulf as a single tourism destination to Greeks and international travelers in order to boost arrivals to its several islands such as Hydra, Poros, Aegina and Spetses.

New York Times Special: Hydra, The Island Of Artists

"The sun-soaked island of Hydra has long inspired artists and intellectuals from Henry Miller to Leonard Cohen, and even today with the influx of art stars and yachting billionaires, its unspoiled charm remains intact."

All Accommodation On Hydra, Greece, Now Categorized By Star Rating System

All hotels and lodges on Hydra have entered the internationally recognized star classification system, according to an announcement by the island's hotel association.

Hydra: The Lady of the Saronic Gulf

Hydra is an island known all over the world for its picturesque town - the subject of innumerable paintings - and for being a cosmopolitan holiday destination and choice of summer home for writers, artists, and refined jet-setters since the 50s.

Poros: One Destination, Many Options!

At about one hour away from the port of Piraeus and equally accessible by land, Poros, part of the Saronic Gulf islands along with Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra and Spetses, is an idyllic weekend destination for Greeks and visitors alike.

Hydra’s Donkeys and Mules Introduced to Russian Audience

Russian television station "TV Zvezda" in Moscow recently aired a feature on the beloved donkeys and mules found on the Greek island of Hydra. TV Zvezda is one of the largest Russian TV channels and counts some 17 million viewers.

Hellenic Seaways Cuts Ferry Fares for Hydra Residents

A major reduction in ferry fares has been announced for some 2,000 permanent residents of the Greek Island of Hydra.