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Hotel Design Awards 2017 Feature Best Architects in Greek Hospitality

Greece’s best hotels in terms of design, lighting and renovation were honored at the Hotel Design Awards 2017, held during the 100% Hotel Show.

Trivago: Rome, Bansko, Thessaloniki Top New Year Destinations for Greeks

Rome, Bansko and Thessaloniki top the preferences of Greek travelers for the New Year holidays, according to data released by trivago.

GNTO Promotes Attica, Eastern Aegean Islands Through Fam Trips

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) this month is hosting a number of journalists and tour operators in Attica and the Eastern Aegean islands.

Mitsis Hotels Creates Blood Bank in Memory of its Founder

Mitsis Hotels has created a blood bank, with the participation of the group’s staff, to honor the memory of its founder Konstantinos Mitsis.

Greek Government Seeks to Upgrade 23 Airports via PPPs

The Greek government aims to prompt public-private partnerships (PPPs) towards the upgrade and modernization of 23 regional airports.

Epirus Region Aims to Attract More Domestic, Int’l Tourists

The Region of Epirus, northwestern Greece, is intensifying its promotional efforts to attract more domestic and international tourists and extend the season.

Epirus Promotes Cycling Tourism to Swedish Market

The Region of Epirus is getting ready to welcome groups of cycling tourists from Sweden for the 2017 tourism season.

Ioannina in Greece Fully Booked for the Holidays

Hotels and accommodation facilities in Ioannina, northern Greece, are fully booked for the holiday season.

Epirus Palace Hosts Swedish Cyclists in One-of-a-Kind Fam Trip

Fifteen Swedish cyclists had the chance to learn more about the bicycle options available in Epirus during a recent fam trip this month jointly organized by Swedish tour operator Τrawell and Epirus Palace Hotel & Conference Center in Ioannina.

In Memory of Konstantinos Mitsis

Konstantinos Mitsis, the founder of Mitsis Hotels, passed away on the morning of Sunday, August 28.

Filira Guesthouse Awarded Silver GreenLeader Status by Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor recently awarded Filira Guesthouse in Ioannina with the Greenleaders Silver Award for its efforts in sustainable tourism.

fedHATTA Spreads the Word about Offbeat Greek Destination ‘Tzoumerka’

Within the framework of its tourism action plan "Dodeka", which includes the promotion of lesser known Greek destinations to the world, the Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (fedHATTA) recently visited Tzourmerka, in Ioannina, Epirus.

Greeks Pick Thessaloniki for March 25 Long Weekend Getaway

Greek Independence Day, the national holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, is on Friday, giving all of us an automatic long weekend! According to a recent survey, Thessaloniki is the top choice of Greek travellers.

Ioannina Goes All Out with Fresh Tourism Promo Campaign

Ioannina municipal authorities recently announced the city’s new promotional campaign titled "Ioannina Old.New.You” with areas of focus including ecotourism, 50+ travel, leisure, gastronomy, culture, luxury, conference and training.

European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Rhodes Vies for European Cultural Capital 2021

Rhodes is officially in the running for the title of European Cultural Capital 2021, after municipal authorities submitted the Dodecanese island’s bid last week.

Ioannina Goes All Out to Become European Cultural Capital

As part of its bid to become European Cultural Capital in 2021, Ioannina in northwestern Greece is going all out by organizing novel cultural events throughout the city including the latest “cave” happenings.

Run Greece Ioannina 2015

Following two successful years, Run Greece again begins its journey around Greece. Ioannina will be the third city in a row that will host the Run Greece race on May 10, 2015.

Greek City Ioannina Sets Sights on European Cultural Capital 2021

The city of Ioannina in northwestern Greece is vying for the title of European Cultural Capital 2021, the municipal authority announced on Wednesday, saying it would submit its bid by October 23 under the title “Ioannina-Epirus: Cultural Capital of Europe 2021”.

Cities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina Team Up to Promote Tourism

In their efforts to boost tourism and promote their cities as prime tourist destinations, the northern Greece municipalities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina signed a memorandum of cooperation before laying out the groundwork for a common strategy during a day event held last week.