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Meteora Natural History Museum to Host 4th Mushroom Festival in September

The Natural History Museum of Meteora, during September 7-9, will host the 4th Mushroom Festival with events focusing on mushroom species and delicacies.

Volos Airport Welcomes New Flights, Set to Post Rise

Incoming travelers to Volos' Nea Aghialos Airport are set to rise by 25-30 percent, in great part due to new flights from the UK and Israel.

Thessaly’s Nature, History, Experiences Shine in New Promo Videos

The Region of Thessaly has launched three new videos, as part of its “Handcrafted by Time” campaign, aiming to promote the area’s tourism offerings.

‘Marketing Greece’ Presents its Vision to Hoteliers in Cyprus

Marketing Greece CEO Ioanna Dretta recently presented the company's vision for Greek tourism during the annual conference of the Cyprus Hotel Managers Association.

Greece Presents its Tourism Offerings to Russian Market

Representatives of nine Greek regions recently gathered in Moscow to present Greece's tourism offerings, as part of the Greece–Russia Year of Tourism 2017-2018.

New Promo Videos Invite Travelers to ‘Visit Meteora’

Aiming to promote the imposing Meteora rocks in central Greece, the online travel agency Visit Meteora recently launched three short videos.

Meteora’s Mushroom Museum Honored by TripAdvisor

The Mushroom Museum of Meteora in central Greece, was honored with the 2017 Certificate of Excellence by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.

Five Regions Collect Most 2016 Travel Receipts in Greece

Five out of 13 regions in Greece accounted for the better part (87.5 percent) of the 12,749 million euros in travel revenue for 2016.

German Travel Company Seeks to Add Pelion to its Cycling Destinations

German travel company Islandhopping is looking into the prospects of adding Mount Pelion to its cycling destinations in Greece.

Renovated Aegli Hotel Volos Unveils New Logo

Following the completion of extensive renovation works, the Aegli Hotel Volos unveiled a new logo, which reflects its contemporary image and long history.

Greek Ministry Says ‘Lost City’ Known Since 19th Century

News of a 2,500-year-old lost city discovered by archaeologists in Greece that has recently taken the media by storm was "corrected" this week by the Greek culture ministry.

Athens Carnival Celebrations at Syntagma Square

Marking the last week of meat before Lent and the beginning of carnival season (Apokria), the City of Athens invites young and old to four days of food and fun beginning at 6pm on Ash Thursday, March 3, at Syntagma Square.

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.

New Larissa Museum Offers Timeless Insight

Featuring over 2,000 finds from excavations carried out in Larissa, Trikala and Karditsa, as well as donated objects and repatriated antiquities from all historical periods, a new museum in the city of Larisa, central Greece, opened its doors to the public this week.

‘Fly to Volos’ Campaigners Call on Greek Gov’t to Bring Flights to Regional Airport

Local campaigners “Fly to Volos” are again calling on the Greek government and relevant authorities to tap into the tourism potential of the region by making use of the infrastructure at the Nea Anchialos Airport in Volos, central Greece.

‘Guardian’ says ‘Go to Greece’, Calls for Solidarity through Tourism

Aptly titled “Want to help Greece? Go there on holiday”, the Guardian is recommending holidaymakers “show solidarity through tourism” and visit Greece.

Day Event to Focus on Greece’s Lake Karla as Ecotourism Hotspot

Finding ways to restore and tap into the potential of Lake Karla, in central Greece, as a primary ecotourism destination will top the agenda of a day event on May 23, at the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N & S Tsalapatas in the city of Volos.

Young Face of the Week: Andreas Diakodimitris, Hospitality Consultant, GM of ‘Me Zen’ Project

This week, GTP introduces Andreas Diakodimitris, a hospitality consultant, currently developing the "Me Zen" project, a small chain of traditional Tsipouro Bars throughout Greece.

Sony World Photography Awards 2015: George Papapostolou Wins Greece National Award

Greek photographer George Papapostolou was announced last month as the winner of the Greece National Award category in this year's Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading photography competitions, showcasing the very best in international contemporary imagery.

Spyrou Hotels Set on Bringing German Holidaymakers to Skopelos

Aiming to boost incoming tourism to the Northern Sporades island of Skopelos, the Spyrou Hotels Group announced the launch of promotional activities that will include an ecotourism workshop on ways of tapping into alternative forms of tourism as a means of extending the season.
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