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‘Olympic Day Run’ Greece 2021 Event Puts Thessaloniki in the Spotlight

The “Olympic Day Run” Greece 2021 event put Thessaloniki in the spotlight as a city ideal for hosting major sports events.

Registration Extended for 4th ‘Olympic Day Run’ Greece Event in Thessaloniki

The organizers of the 4th ‘Olympic Day Run’ Greece, the only Olympic road running race in the country, have pushed the closing date for registrations to September 22.

‘Olympic Day Run GREECE’ Returns for 4th year in Thessaloniki

Olympians, Paralympians and active citizens from all over the world will participate once again in the ‘Olympic Day Run GREECE’ event that will take place in Thessaloniki on September 26.

Athens to Host International Olympic Committee Session in 2025

The International Olympic Committee has announced Athens, Greece, as the host city of its IOC Session in 2025.
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Hilton Athens Celebrates 50 Years In The Greek Capital

In April 1963, exactly 50 years ago, a landmark hotel opened its doors in Athens marking a new era of prosperity and development for the Greek tourism. “I agree with those who believe that the Hilton hotel in Athens is the most beautiful Hilton hotel in the world,” said the...

City of Athens Officially Takes On the ICG’s in 2009

The 43rd International Children's Games in 2009 has been officially taken on by the City of Athens as an agreement was signed recently between the Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis and the president of the International Children's Games (ICG) Committee, Torsten Rasch.

New Tourism Development Minister Appointed

In a surprise move last month, during a reshuffle of ministers the government replaced its tourism minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, with former deputy culture minister, Fani Palli-Petralia. The change of guard, however, went smoothly with the former tourism minister alongside Ms...

WATA Delegates First To Know

Delegates to the recent World Association of Travel Agents annual general assembly here in Athens (November 28 to December 1) felt privileged to be the first to hear how 2004 Games' tickets will be distributed.

No Problem To Host Olympic Games Visitors

Akis Tsohatzopoulos, Greece's development minister, says requirements of the Olympic Hospitality program will be met. "There is absolutely no concern about securing the beds required for the 'philoxenia' program, since, out of the 23,000 rooms needed, 20,000-21,000 have already...

Hoteliers Agree To Bookings For 2004 Games

After promises by government quarters to hold off on any new hotels other than those already approved or being approved (4,500 rooms), the Athens Hoteliers Association agreed to book another 10% of available rooms in luxury hotel units for officials of the 2004 Olympic Games....

Athens No Longer Considered A Saturated Area For New Hotel Units

Some 20 new hotels with a total capacity of some 5.000 beds and costing an estimated 100 billion drachmas are expected to be built in Attica over the years leading up to the 2004 Olympics, Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis said last month.