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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.

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.

Shop ’til You Drop at Kalamata ‘White Night’ Event

It’s all about shopping therapy during the fourth White Night (Lefki Nychta) event to take place in the Peloponnesian city of Kalamata on the last Saturday of the month, August 27.

Pioneering Greeks: Christos Papadimitriou, CEO of Family Business ‘Papadimitriou S.A.’

This week the "Pioneering Greeks" column introduces Christos Papadimitriou, the managing director and CEO of Papadimitriou S.A., a family business established back in 1939 by his grandfather and which today is one of the biggest food companies in Greece.

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.

Danish Journalists Explore the Peloponnese Prior to Launch of Direct Flights from Copenhagen and Billund to the Region

A group of journalists from Denmark recently toured the Peloponnese during a fam trip held two weeks before the launch of direct flights from Copenhagen and Billund to Kalamata.

Kalamata Ready to Launch Hot Air Balloon Flights 4 All

Much like Baron Munchausen’s fairytale air balloon flights, the seaside town of Kalamata in the Peloponnese, is ready to launch air balloon travel on May 15 from the country’s first such base.

British Airways to Begin Flights to Kalamata and Chania

British Airways, the UK’s flagship carrier airline, has announced the start of its flights for summer 2016 in Greece launching routes to Kalamata and Chania.

Skopelos, Kalamata Waterways Brewing, but Gov’t Foot-dragging

Plans for waterways on Skopelos and in Kalamata are moving forward but the pace is so slow that insiders say the alternative form of transportation will not be up and running this coming tourist season.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines: Direct Flights to 16 Greek Destinations in Summer 2016

Thomas Cook Group Airlines will operate direct flights to 16 Greek and two Cypriot destinations from cities in Germany, Belgium and the UK, from April to the end of October, according to its flightplan for summer 2016.

European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

Hellenic Seaplanes expects to operate its first hydroplane waterways in Greece as of this summer.

Weekly Update: GTP’s New Partners

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is happy to announce the start of cooperation with new clients Bacchus Pension, Bacchus Tavern, En Tino Studios and Mundo Travel that have tapped into its Travel Business Network to receive effective and efficient promotion.

British Airways Adds New Greek Destinations to 2016 Summer Schedule

British Airways this week announced the addition of two new Greek destinations to its 2016 summer schedule: Chania and Kalamata.

British Airways to Fly Direct to Kalamata from London

British Airways will launch nonstop flights between London and Kalamata in April 2016.

WTM 2015: The Peloponnese Experience – All in One Plus More

It’s accessible, it’s diverse, it’s home to Greece’s foremost historic monuments, its coastline is endless, it hosts a number of World Heritage sites, it combines sea, sun and mountains, and its culinary traditions are highly sought after. This is the Peloponnese.

Face of the Week: Harris Linardos, PR & Communications Manager at Active Media

This week, GTP introduces Harris Linardos, the PR & Communications Manager at Active Media.

Greece Sees More Arrivals by Air, Road in Jan-Aug

International tourist arrivals to Greece by air continued to show a strong upward trend in August as well as during the first eight months of the year, InSETE’s latest report showed.

Aegean Sees July Passenger Traffic Figures Soar

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines announced increased passenger traffic for July 2015, handling a total of 1,473,568 passengers, up by 19 percent compared to the same month last year.