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Lufthansa Group Flies Record Number of Passengers to/from Greece in 2018

The airlines of Lufthansa Group last year carried some 2.7 million passengers to/from Greece, a record number compared to 2017, up by 18 percent.

Kalamata Steps Up Tourism Promotion Strategy 

Aiming to boost incoming tourism all year round, the Kalamata Municipality announced that it would further enhance its promotional activities in 2019.

North Aegean Governor Clears Ways for Chios Airport Upgrade

North Aegean Regional Governor Christiana Kalogirou has cleared the way for the start of upgrade works on Chios Airport after approving a study for road relocation works.

Ryanair: Six New Routes to Greece from Bulgaria, Italy, UK

Ryanair will expand its 2019 summer schedule for Greece with the launch of six new routes and additional flights to popular Greek destinations.

Peloponnese to Secure EU Funding to Become Accessible Destination

The Peloponnese Region is aiming to create the conditions that ensure safe and equal access to all of its public, tourist, social and cultural spaces.

Kalamata Seminar Casts Spotlight on Messinian Gastronomy, Products

The unique flavors and products of the Greek region of Messinia were presented at a seminar on local gastronomy, held in Kalamata by the Constantakopoulos Foundation.

Kalamata Airport Attracting Tourist Flows to the Peloponnese

Kalamata Airport has managed over the last eight years to quadruple tourist traffic to the Peloponnese, according to the region’s governor Petros Tatoulis.

Kalamata Airport Next in Line for Upgrade, Tender to be Announced

Kalamata Airport in Greece is next in line for an upgrade with the government to issue a call for a tender in the immediate future.

Grace Hotels to Join Auberge Resorts Collection

Grace Hotels, a luxury hotel collection owned by the Libra Group, will be joining the Auberge Resorts Collection, an international luxury resort brand.

British Airways Adds Kos to 2019 Summer Schedule

British Airways has announced the launch of a new route from London Gatwick to the Greek island of Kos for summer 2019, with flights set to begin in May.

Romania’s ‘Cocktail Holidays’ Joins Entrada Network

Online travel reservations platform Entrada has welcomed Cocktail Holidays to its network, a Romanian tour operator and member of IATA.

Traditional Destinations Win Over Greek Easter Crowds

Destinations such as Kalamata, Nafplio, Monemvasia and Nafpaktos won over the crowds during the recent Orthodox Easter holiday.

Tourism in the Peloponnese Gains Momentum

Tourism in the Peloponnese is gaining momentum, which is driven by the area’s upgraded infrastructure and the development of thematic travel products.

Ancient Theater of Thouria Unveiled in Messinia

A large part of the ancient theater of Thouria, located in Messinia in the Peloponnese, was recently unearthed during excavation works by Greek archaeologists.

Russian Athletics Federation Eyes Greece as Sports Tourism Destination

Aiming to promote Greece as a sports and training destination, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with representatives of the Russian Athletics Federation.

Kalamata Invites Locals, Visitors to ‘White Night’ Sales Event

For the fifth year, the city of Kalamata is organizing a special “White Night” sales event to support local entrepreneurs and attract residents and visitors.

New Tender Launched for Kythira Ferry Connection

The Greek Shipping Ministry has launched a tender for routes connecting Kythira and Antikythira with Piraeus, Crete, Gythio and Kalamata.

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.

Costa Navarino Announces Greek Easter Celebrations

Visitors of The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and The Romanos Resort, a Luxury Collection, from April 10-17 will have the chance to experience first-hand Messinia's Easter customs and taste traditional delicacies.

Kalamata Welcomes Cirrus Aircraft for ‘1st Aviation & Tourism Event’ in Greece

Dozens of spectators had the chance to see 40 Cirrus aircraft take to the skies during the 1st Aviation and Tourism Event which took place in Kalamata in late May.