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TILOS Project Wins EU Sustainable Energy, Citizens’ Awards

A renewable energy-based battery station and smart microgrid on the remote island of Tilos has won an EU Sustainable Energy Award and the Citizens' Award via public online vote.

Nat Geo Traveler Russia Gives Dodecanese Islands Thumbs Up

National Geographic Traveler Russia is recommending the Greek islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Patmos for the summer holidays in its June-August issue released this week.

Celestyal Olympia ‘Stars’ in Music Video

Celestyal Cruises recently hosted the Greek urban pop band “REC” on board the "Olympia" cruise ship to shoot the summer scenes of its new video clip.

Divani Apollon Offers ‘Mythical Flavors’ by the Sea

The newly refurbished "Mythos by Divani" restaurant of the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Vouliagmeni, is inviting its guests to dine in luxury.

Rhodes to Host Int’l Summer School on Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences

The island of Rhodes will host the International Summer School on Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences that will focus on new technologies and the analysis of environmental systems.

1st ‘Patmos Revelation’ Event to Highlight Sacred Island as Sports Tourism Destination

The 1st "Patmos Revelation" will host Greek Olympic and world champions, professional and amateur athletes and will include running and open water swimming races.

Money Magazine Includes Crete Among ’10 Best European Destinations’

US magazine "Money" has named Crete a "Best European Destination" due to its numerous attractions and competitive prices.

GfK: Greece Among Top Choices for Germans and Britons

Greece is among the most popular tourist destinations for holidaymakers from Germany and the UK, according to a recent report released by GfK.

Greece Survival Challenge on Alimia Kicks Off

A survival challenge to take place on the uninhabited Dodecanese islet of Alimia, between Rhodes and Halki, kicks off on Thursday as 20 daring travelers try their luck and skills for 10 days.

S. Aegean Region Clinches Newcomer Award at Russia’s MITT 2016

The South Aegean Region’s tourism efforts are paying off with local authorities picking up the 'Newcomer Award' at this year’s MITT tourrsm fair held in Moscow over the weekend.

South Aegean Region Takes Cyclades, Dodecanese Islands to Iran

Aiming to promote the Aegean islands to the promising market of Iran, the tourism department of the South Aegean Region will take part in a workshop during the Tehran International Tourism Exhibition (TITE) on February 16.

Study: South Aegean Region Sees Mushrooming of 5-star Hotels During 2000-2015

The South Aegean Region has witnessed the development of five-star hotels increase by some 15 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to a study on the characteristics of hotels in Greece conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

Grekland Panorama: Stockholm Gets Ready to Welcome Third Greek Expo

The third edition of the Grekland Panorama, the exclusive travel fair for Greece and Cyprus in Stockholm, Sweden, is expected to attract even more Scandinavians than last year's event which had seen visitor numbers reach some 11,000.

Top Guns Call on Gov’t to Stop Over-taxing Greek Tourism

As the 2016 tourism season begins, Greece's top sector officials are calling on the government to commit to no more taxes, claiming that over-taxation is driving the country’s healthiest sector to the edge.

Greek Islet Alimia to Host Survival Challenge

The uninhabited Dodecanese islet of Alimia, situated between Rhodes and Halki, will host 20 daring travelers wishing to try their luck and skills in “The Island” travel concept game to kick off in October.

South Aegean Region goes to Cannes to Show Luxury Side of Greek Islands

Aiming to promote the Aegean islands as top luxury destinations, the tourism department of the South Aegean Region will take part in the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) to be held from November 30 to December 3 in Cannes, France.

South Aegean Region Stands Out from the Crowd at WTM 2015

The Region of the South Aegean made its presence felt at this year's World Travel Market in London.

Greece Tourist Arrivals Up in January-October, On Track to End 2015 with Record Number

International visitor arrivals by air in Greece have posted a 5.7 percent increase in the first 10 months of 2015 with almost 15 million visitors. SETE estimates that Greek tourism is on track to end 2015 with a record of 26 million international arrivals.

All-in-one Tickets for 17 Archaeological Areas in Greece

A total of 17 areas in Greece and their main archaeological attractions have been included in a new pilot all-for-one ticketing scheme to start in April 2016, the Central Archaeological Council (CAC) announced this week.

Greece Sees Tourist Arrivals Rise 6.2% in First Nine Months

Greece welcomed 14 million international visitor arrivals by air in the first nine months of this year, 6.2 percent more than in the comparable period in 2014.