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Elia Ermou Athens Hotel’s Rooftop Restaurant Presents New Menu

The Athens View Balcon rooftop restaurant of the Elia Ermou Athens hotel has unveiled its new menu, which blends Greek and Mediterranean traditional cuisine with modern gastronomy, combining both flavor and aesthetic, for the delight of diners.

Popular ‘Odontotos’ Train Rides Up and Running

Railway company OSE lifted a ban on train services along the popular “odontotos” rack railway, a major tourist attraction in the northern Peloponnese.

The Telegraph Reveals 10 Places in Greece that Will Surprise Travelers

British daily newspaper The Telegraph reveals some of Greece's most distinctive destinations that will surprise travelers seeking for more than just sea & sun.

Greek Hoteliers Satisfied with Holiday Season Occupancy Rates

Traditional winter destinations, mostly in mainland Greece, are set to win over the crowds this holiday season, according to the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.

Greece’s Winter Destination Hotels to Reach Full Capacity, Experts Say

Greece’s winter destinations are set to welcome the majority of Greece’s holiday travelers with tourism experts expecting hotels to reach full capacity.

Kalavryta’s Ahilion Hotel Unveils New Website

The Ahilion Hotel in Kalavryta has launched a new website with updated information about the offered hospitality services.

OSE Looking to Get Train to Patra-Pyrgos Back on Track

In efforts to boost tourism to the Peloponnese, the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) has set aside 100 million euros for the restoration of the Patra - Pyrgos railway link.

Tourism Minister Sees Western Greece as All Year Round Destination

Tourism can be a driving force for Western Greece in the years to come, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Rise in Numbers @ Greek Destinations Over Holidays

Traditional winter destinations across Greece welcomed a rise in visitors over the holidays while tourism professionals are already speaking of positive pre-bookings for the the summer ahead.

Kalavryta Choo-Choo Train Back on Track

Kalavryta’s legendary racked railway and train, which has been a major tourist attraction for the region for decades, will again begin operations on Saturday.

“Kalavrita Family Weekend” Offer On 10-11 January

Children up to 14 years of age that will visit Kalavrita with their parents on 10-11 January 2014, will enjoy complimentary use of all of the area's services, including accommodation and meals in restaurants and taverns.

Escape to Kalavryta Specials

Contrary to what many believe, Kalavryta’s popular ski center, said to be one of the best in Greece, is not the only reason to visit the town. According to the locals, Kalavryta also exists on the weekdays and is not only a weekend ski resort.

Greeks Stayed Home For The Holidays

Many Greeks chose to stay home this past holiday season and avoided traditional Christmas and New Year domestic destinations as travel within the country declined some 25 percent, Yiorgos Telonis, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) told...

Scenic Diakopto-Kalavryta Cog Rail Route Renewed

Hellenic Railways Organization announced last month that it has completed most of the renovation project being carried out on the popular scenic railway line connecting Diakopto and Kalavryta. It said the Diakopto-Kalavryta Cog Railway system is ready to receive the new trains...

New Crete Golf Course Opens July 5

Greece's newest golf course opens this month on the island of Crete. Owners say it is the most challenging golf course in Greece and one that will be meticulously maintained. The course takes in the typical ancient landscape of Crete and will host many of the visitors that come...

More And More Greeks Head For The Hills

This year, a substantial number of Greek holidaymakers headed for the mountains during the peak July-August vacation period instead of heading for the beaches. "An increase in mountain tourism has been seen in the past few years, even during the summer months," says Thimios...