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Greek Hotel Federation Expresses Sympathy On Kefalonia’s Earthquake

In the aftermath of the large-scale earthquake (5.9-Richter) that rocked Kefalonia Island on Sunday 26 January, the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers sent a message of sympathy to those who are going through difficult times.

Greek Islands Among Top 10 Ideal Destinations To Visit In 2014

Ireland's largest-selling daily newspaper, the Irish Independent, has included the Greek islands among the top 10 destinations to visit this year.
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Regional Airports Tender Continues With Seven Bidders

Seven companies and consortiums have been shortlisted for the second stage of the tender for the operation, management, development, and maintenance of the country’s regional airports.
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Sarah Jessica Parker Spends A Few Days In Greece

The Sex and the City actress and designer, Sarah Jessica Parker, 48, was recently spotted in Perdika on the island of Egina of the Argosaronic with her husband Matthew Broderick and friends Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons and wife Sinead Cusack.
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Rock Star Jon Bon Jovi On Mykonos

American musician and singer Jon Bon Jovi and his family are expected to arrive on the island of Mykonos today, 20 August, for their summer vacation.

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.

Tourism Develops on Southern Kefalinia

Neatly dressed in a double-breasted blue suit, a Greek fisherman's cap firmly set over his white hair, Theodoros Exadaktilos recounts the summer of 1963 when he brought the first tourists to Kefalinia, the largest Ionian island.

ITEP Releases Latest Tourism Data

Although the Institute for Tourism Research has yet to receive clearance from the tourism ministry to take over as the official source of tourism arrival data and the like, as promised by the ministry, it came out last month with arrival statistics. With available data for the...

Yacht Arrivals More than Double

The number of foreign recreational boats arriving in Greek ports and marinas has more than doubled this summer. Data collected by the sector's professional bodies and submitted to the Ministry of Tourism Development, show that from May up until the end of August there were 1,101...

Research Institute Says Greek Tourism Rebound Mild at Best

As government boasts that arrivals this year will surpass last year's numbers by more than 10%, a report from the country's Institute for Tourism Research says we'll be fortunate to see a 7% increase in arrivals.