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Greece’s Historic Mansions Open Doors for ‘European Private Heritage Week’

Historic mansions across Greece will open their doors to the public during May 16-19 on the occasion of the “European Private Heritage Week” initiative.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.

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.

Run Greece Set for Action in Seven Cities: First Stop Larissa

Professional athletes and amateurs are invited to join "Run Greece" in a series of running events, starting from the town of Larissa on March 24.

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.

Leave Your Worries Behind @ Greece’s Biggest River Party

It’s time to chill out with plenty of music, fun and friends at the historic 38th River Party at Nestorio, Kastoria in northern Greece, where the pulsating energy of thousands promises to keep you footloose and worry free for five whole days on August 3-7.

Run Greece Kastoria 2016

Following three successful years, Run Greece again begins its journey around Greece. The third stop of 2016 events will be the town of Kastoria, where the Run Greece race will be held on 15 May 2016.

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.

Run Greece Kastoria 2015

Following two successful years, Run Greece begins again its journey around the Greece. The town of Kastoria will also host the Run Greece races, that will include a half marathon race, on 17 May 2015.

“Run Greece 2015” to Dash to Six Greek Towns, Dates Announced

Following two successful events, "Run Greece" is inviting residents and visitors of six towns in Greece to take part this year in a major celebration of sports and culture that will last all the way until October.

“7 Most Endangered” Sites Project: Kastoria, Greece, Working to Safeguard Traditional Districts

The Municipality of Kastoria is taking steps to preserve the traditional Dolcho and Apozari quarters of the city with the assistance of Europa Nostra and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) by participating in the "7 Most Endangered" sites program.

Europa Nostra Heritage Rescue Mission Begins At Kastoria, Greece

The 7 Most Endangered Rescue Mission to the neighborhoods of Dolcho and Apozari in Kastoria, Greece, kicked off on 4 October with the arrival of both local and international experts.

Historic Center Of Kastoria, Greece, Among Europe’s 7 Most Endangered

The neighborhoods of Dolcho and Apozari that constitute the surviving historic center in Kastoria, Greece, have been included in the list of seven most endangered monuments in Europe, according to an announcement made by leading European heritage organization Europa Nostra.

Trivago: 10 Most Popular Winter Destinations Of The Greeks

Greece may be a popular summer destination but the country also sports a variety of winter "treasures" that the Greeks know all about and foreign travelers are invited to discover.
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Western Macedonia Promoted To Ukrainian Travel Agents

Travel agents from the Ukraine recently experienced the culture, monuments, archaeological sites, nature, products, flavors and the Greek hospitality during a familiarization tour of the region of Western Macedonia and specifically to the prefectures of Kozani, Florina, Kastoria...

Athens Airways Takes Off

New private airline Athens Airways announced recently that it intends to raise the bar of Greek air service quality and aims for a five to 12 percent share of the domestic passenger traffic.

The Limneon Resort & Spa-Golden Opens in Style

The Limneon Resort & Spa-Golden, characterized by the locals of Kastoria as the "new jewel" of the city, recently had its grand opening.

Western Macedonia: A Four Season Destination

A recent familiarization tour of the region of Western Macedonia and specifically to the prefectures of Kozani, Florina, Kastoria and Grevena, brought journalists and travel agents closer to the advantages that makes this a worthwhile all-year-round destination.

Panorama Welcomed Consumers

Although this year's Panorama welcomed a barrage of new visitors, the number of tourism professionals to the fair appeared minimal when compared with past years. Most said the venue, Expo Athens, Anthoussa, was too far away for them.

Guides Undergo Training as Mountain Specialists

Visitors interested in exploring Greece's mountains now have properly trained official guides, all of which have followed months of training through vocational programs.
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