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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.

MG Yachts: 10 Reasons to Explore Greece Afloat in Luxury

Offering the comforts of a 5-star hotel plus freedom, luxury and privacy, MG Yachts brings three decades of hands-on experience to ensuring that its clients get the most out of their dream trip to Greece.

Greece Keeps High Guest Satisfaction Rating in July Despite Capital Controls

Greek hotels received a high guest satisfaction rating in July, despite the uncertainty in the country due to capital controls at the time.

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.

South Aegean Launches Campaign to Win Back Visitors from Key Tourism Markets

The Region of the South Aegean launched a new tourism campaign earlier this month - "Happening Now in South Aegean #greeksummer" - which aims to win back visitors for islands in the region.

Athens, Santorini Airports Top Europe’s with Surging Passenger Traffic in 1st Half of 2015

Athens and Santorini airports welcomed an increasing number of travelers in the first half of 2015, recording the strongest growth in passenger traffic in Europe, in their respective categories, according to data released this week by the Airports Council Europe (ACI Europe).

Greek Isle Andros Launches 1st Summer Festival

The Cycladic island of Andros is launching its 1st International Festival this month and aims to establish it as a yearly event that will feature prominent performers from the world of theater and music.

Greek Island ‘Gifts’ Take Media by Storm, Next Up Ronaldo?

Amidst Greece’s economic and political woes, it seems that everyone who is anyone is buying a Greek island to hang out on. The latest celebrity to be reportedly eyeing Greek island property is football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who reports say, is purchasing one as a present...

Greece Hotels: Satisfaction Guaranteed, Says SETE

Greek hotels, the quality of services offered and the warm welcome are ensuring guaranteed satisfaction for visitors to Greece in the first half of 2015, according to data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek Referendum Toll on Tourism in the Spotlight

The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.

Hellenic Seaways to Run Cyclades Islands Route

The Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways will run the route connecting the Western Cyclades with Syros and other islands of the Cyclades complex.

NEL Lines Declared Forfeit

The future of Greek shipping company NEL Lines (Maritime Company of Lesvos) is up in the air, following a decision by Alternate Marine Minister Thodoris Dritsas to side with the verdict of the Coastal Transportation Council (SAS) and declare the ferry operator forfeit, barring it...

Skyros Moves Closer to Getting a Waterway for Seaplane Flights

A ministerial decision concerning the environmental requirements for the construction and operation of the first waterway in the Aegean, at Linaria Port on the island of Skyros, has been signed.

Visitors Satisfied with the ‘Filoxenia’ of Greek Hotels in May

Holidaymakers were satisfied with the Greek filoxenia (hospitality) offered by hotels in Greece last month, according to a poll of visitor satisfaction in May.

Syros Serves Local Specialties at Athens Golden Hall Mall

The Municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis will offer Athenians many samples of its cuisine and traditional specialties for two days at the Athens’ Golden Hall shopping center in Marousi.

Greece sees 10.5% Increase in Arrivals in the First Five Months

In the first five months of 2015, the number of international tourist arrivals to Greece increased by 10.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data released on Tuesday from the country’s main airports covering the January-May period.

South Aegean Region to Partner with CNN to Boost Tourism Profile

The Region of the South Aegean recently discussed embarking on a partnership with globally popular television news channel CNN to raise its tourism profile.

Greece Guests Gratified, Customer Satisfaction Index Up

Greek hotels, the quality of services and the hospitality offered are winning over more visitors as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for April 2015 compared to rival destinations.

Superfast Ferries Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Destinations

Attica Group announced last week that it is planning to include two new ships to its fleet while its subsidiary Superfast Ferries celebrates two very active decades sailing Greek and Italian waters with the addition of new destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and...