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Athens to Host ‘Fancy Women Bike Ride’ Event in September

Women in 120 cities around the world, including Athens, on September 22, will celebrate the joy of cycling by participating in the “Fancy Women Bike Ride” event.

Izmir Marks Epiphany 95 Years After Asia Minor Catastrophe

For the first time in almost a century, the ceremonial Orthodox Blessing of the Waters will take place tomorrow in Smyrna (modern-day Izmir, Turkey) for the Great Feast of Theophany (known as “Fota”) on January 6.

Hellenic Seaways Expresses Interest to Connect Greek Islands, Thessaloniki to Izmir

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways recently expressed its interest to operate new routes from Izmir to the Greek islands and Thessaloniki.

Ellinair Announces New Winter Routes to Athens and Izmir from Thessaloniki

Greek carrier Ellinair announced on Wednesday that it will launch two daily flights between Athens and Thessaloniki next month, as part of its winter 2015-2016 flight schedule.

Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Connection on the Agenda

Connecting Thessaloniki to Smyrna via regular ferry routes may take off in the coming months, Turkish authorities told a Greek delegation on the sidelines of the international Travel Turkey Izmir fair held in Smyrna (Izmir).
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Greek Travel Agents Called To Attend Tourism Forum In Ankara, Turkey

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) is inviting Greek travel agents to attend a tourism forum in Ankara that will include B2B meetings between Greek tourism professionals and Turkish enterprises.

Unique New Cruise Program Out Of Piraeus

As of May 4 next year, Piraeus hosts a new cruise program by Classic International Cruises. The Lisbon-based company, Arcolia Shipping, will run seven-day cruises from here with stops at Ismir, Istanbul, Samothraki, Thessaloniki, Volos, Meteora, Santorini and Mykonos.

Avionic Introduces Flights To Smyrna

Greek airline Avionic last month introduced a direct flights from Athens to the Turkish city of Smyrna. The direct flights are offered every Monday and Friday.