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Prix Versailles 2018: Casa Cook Kos Hotel’s Architecture Applauded

Greek company Mastrominas ARChitecture has received the special “Prix Versailles” award for Europe for its architectural project of the Casa Cook Kos hotel.

Eurowings Launches 16 New Routes in Greece for Summer 2018

Eurowings is expanding its network of destinations in Greece for the summer season by launching 16 new routes from Germany and Austria to popular Greek islands.

George Vlachopoulos Appointed GM of Grace Santorini Hotel

The Grace Hotels group has appointed George Vlachopoulos as the general manager of the Grace Santorini hotel, located in Imerovigli on Santorini.

Rhodes Marathon Sold Out with Runners from 30 Countries

More than 2,700 runners from 30 countries will participate in the 5th International Rhodes Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 29.

Ryanair to Reinstate Flights to Kos in Greece

Low-cost carrier Ryanair will be reinstating flights to the Greek island of Kos for the period up to the end of October 2018.

Holy Flame to Reach 17 Greek Destinations via AEGEAN Flights

Greek carrier AEGEAN on Holy Saturday, April 7, will provide three extra aircraft to distribute the Holy Flame to 17 destinations in Greece.

TripAdvisor: Crete Among World’s Top Destinations for 2018

Crete ranked fifth on the list of the Top 10 Destinations in the World for 2018, according to Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards for Destinations.

Grecotel’s CSR Initiatives Focus on Society, Education, Culture

The Grecotel Hotels & Resorts group in 2017 carried out more than 100 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs and activities.

Blue Star Ferries Once Again Supports ‘Roads to Rhodes’ Marathon

Blue Star Ferries is the official sea transport sponsor of the 5th “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon and has announced special discounts to participants.

Check24: Crete, Rhodes, Kos Among Top Choices for German Travelers

Crete, Rhodes and Kos are included on the list of the 10 most popular European islands for German summer travelers, which was recently released by Check24.

Greece Expects 30% More Dutch Tourists in 2018

Bookings from the Netherlands to Greece are expected to increase by 30 percent this year, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

Greece’s Regional Airports See 10.3% Passenger Increase

Arrivals at Greece's 14 regional airports currently run by Fraport increased by 10.3 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching a total of 27.6 million passengers.

Hilton Athens’ ‘Aethrion’ Combines Fine Tastes and Art

Hilton Athens' all-day coffee and lounge bar Aethrion has reopened to provide its guests with a unique experience, combining unique flavors and art.
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Stayover Tax, New Destinations, Airline Links Key to Greek Tourism 2018

It’s going to be a pivotal year ahead for Greece’s tourism sector, which broke all records in 2017 and aims to do the same in 2018.

‘HolidayCheck’ Awards 54 Hotels in Greece for 2018

Fifty-four Greek hotels received the HolidayCheck Award 2018 out of a total of 705 hotels that won the prize in 38 countries.

Thomas Cook to Open New ‘Sunprime’ Hotel on Kos in Summer 2018

Aiming to expand its presence in Greece, British travel company Thomas Cook will open a new "Sunprime" hotel on Kos in summer 2018.

Greece’s 14 Fraport-run Airports Receive EASA Safety Certification

Greece's 14 Fraport-run regional airports have received EASA certificates, which confirm the high level of safety in infrastructure and operational processes.

Greece’s Axed Special Island Tax Status Causes Stir

Greek tourism sector professionals are calling for the government to not abolish reduced VAT rates for a number of Greek islands as of January 1, 2018.

Five Greek Islands to Keep Special Tax Status Until June 30, 2018

The five Aegean islands that have received the main burden of refugee flows in Greece, will maintain their special tax status for another six months.

Kos, Lesvos Tourism Professionals Urge Gov’t to Scrap ‘Stayover’ Tax

Tourism professionals on the islands of Kos and Lesvos are calling on the government to scrap an imminent “stayover" tax.