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Olympic Air Flights Cancelled Thursday, Feb 4, Due to Work Stoppage

Olympic Air has announced that it is cancelling flights which were due to operate on Thursday, February 4, due to a four-hour stoppage called by the Panhellenic Union of Licensed Aeronautical Telecommunications Officers.

Hotels in Metsovo Top Trivago’s Best in Greece List

The mountain village of Metsovo in northern Greece has topped holiday booking site trivago.gr's Reputation Ranking of 25 Greek destinations with the best hotels.

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

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

Varying VAT Hikes on Greek Islands Cause Confusion

It seems that entrepreneurs don’t know what to charge on the so-called “upscale” Greek islands after the government released a directive “explaining” the new adjusted value-added tax (VAT) rates on commodities including food and drinks and services such as accommodation.

Greek Tourism Sector Promises to Soften VAT Increase Blow on Hotels, Islands

Tourism professionals in Greece will make efforts to absorb costs of the recent increase of value-added tax (VAT) rates on hotels and islands, a measure that "clearly affects the competitiveness of Greek tourism", the president of SETE, Andreas Andreadis, recently said in an...

First Group of Greek Islands to See VAT Hike Announced

Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Skiathos are the first Greek islands that will lose a special value-added-tax status - a 30 percent reduced implementation of all VAT rates - as of October 1.

VAT Hike Takes Effect on Popular Greek Isles Next Month

Greek islands with tourism growth and high per capita income will as of October 1 see a 30 percent value-added tax (VAT) hike on all their goods and services, doing away with a special reduced tax rate which was applicable until now.

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.

Greek Ferry Ticket Prices Rise 10% for Passengers Due to VAT Hike

Ferry tickets in Greece are now 10 percent more expensive for passengers, following the rise in the value added tax (VAT) rate from 13 percent to 23 percent on many basic goods and services in the country.

Pet-friendly Beaches in Greece Growing in Number

More and more beaches across mainland Greece and on its islands are welcoming pets, according to media reports citing a recent decision by the shipping ministry in collaboration with the tourism ministry, which designates beaches where pets are allowed to swim.

Paros International Archaeology Meet Reveals New Finds, Research

For the first time, archaeologists working on excavations at three ancient Paros colonies presented the results of excavations and studies during the 4th International Conference on the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades, which took place in Paroikia, earlier this month.

Italy Travelers Shy Away from Greece in Jan-Apr

Incoming traffic from Italy has dropped by 14 percent in the first four months of 2015, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) figures released last week reveal. Arrivals from the Italian ports of Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Venice, Trieste and Ravenna, declined by 14 percent between...

World-famous Scholars Head to Paros for June Archaeology Meet

Finds and research conducted on the Greek island of Paros will take center stage during the 4th International Conference on the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades to take place on the Aegean isle on June 11-14. Organized by the Institute for Archaeology of Paros and the...

Blue Star Ferries: Έκτακτες προσεγγίσεις στη Λήμνο και την Ανάφη

Η Blue Star Ferries ανακοινώνει ότι θα πραγματοποιήσει έκτακτες δρομολογιακές προσεγγίσεις στη Λήμνο και την Ανάφη.

Seven Greek Isles Among Mediterranean’s Top 10, Ios Leads the Way

The hotels on seven Greek islands are luring visitors to Greece as revealed by online booking agent Trivago UK’s annual Mediterranean Island Reputation Ranking 2015 released recently, placing the Cycladic isle of Ios on the top of the list.

Conde Nast Traveler Recommends the Acropolis and the Greek Islands

Conde Nast Traveler has included visits to the Acropolis and the Greek Isles in a round up of 50 things travelers need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in Europe before they die.

Paros Celebrates Easter in Cycladic Island Style

Greek Orthodox Easter traditions will come to life on the Cycladic island of Paros, this year, with everything from religious rites and rituals to gastronomic habits of yesteryear.

‘Conde Nast Traveler’ Puts in a Word for Greek Bliss: Paros, Antiparos and Pano Koufonisi

Under the title “Three Idyllic Greek Isles That Most Tourists Miss”, Conde Nast Traveler recommends the “lesser-known” islands of Antiparos, Paros and Pano Koufonisi, as the places to be if you’re seeking unspoilt beaches, rustic tavernas and a “blissfully slow” pace of life....

‘Nefeles Mainalon Resort’ Lamway’s Latest Luxury Offering

Lamway Hotel Management Group announces the latest luxury addition to its roster: the boutique Nefeles Mainalon Resort, located in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese, southern Greece.

HATTA and MTS Group to Boost Promotion of Greek Destinations

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) announced that it will join forces with tourism consulting firm MTC Group to boost the promotion of Greek destinations to markets abroad.