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Greece As A Film Location – By The Director Of “The Two Faces of January”

Hossein Amini, the British director of the film "The Two Faces of January" that was shot in Greece and is currently playing in Greek theaters, gives us the backstory on his "love affair" with the country on the Visit Greece blog.

Hollywood’s Kirsten Dunst Loved Filming In Greece

American actress Kirsten Dunst enjoyed shooting the movie "Two Faces of January" in Greece, because it gave her a chance to experience a working vacation.

Crete’s Heraklion Port Of Call for Luxury Liners

Increased arrivals of cruise ships to the Cretan port of Heraklion this month demonstrate that efforts to extend the holiday season are paying off, the Heraklion Port Authority said recently.

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.

Greece’s Airline Representatives Deliver Positive Messages for Aviation

Τhe important role aviation plays in the Greek tourism chain was discussed during a recent conference held by the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) and attended by representatives of the airline industry, associations and Athens International Airport (AIA).

Corfu to Host First Waterway in Greece

Greece's first waterway will be constructed at the port of the Ionian island of Corfu, according to a decision signed on Saturday by Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis and Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michalis Papadopoulos.

Greece Tops World Media Travel Lists, Tourism Insiders Fear Snap Polls Will Lead to Bad Press

Whether it’s in The Independent, CNN or the Huffington Post, Greece has yet again made it into top choice lists as one of the world’s best destinations to visit in 2015, but tourism industry insiders are now expressing fears that snap elections on January 25 will have an massive...

Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Athens, Crete and Kalamata Lead the Way as Popular Greek Destinations

Athens, the island of Crete and Kalamata, in the central Peloponnese, were the three Greek destinations that drew the crowds in 2014, according to a SETE Intelligence report.

Swiss Air Shows Confidence in Greece, Plans to Increase Flight Capacity

Switzerland's national airline Swiss Air is planning to increase flight capacity to Greece by 297 percent this summer.

Cruise Tourism in Greece: Kountoura Briefed on Heraklion Port Authority’s Accomplishments

The president of the Heraklion Port Authority, Ioannis Bras, yesterday proposed the launch of a National Cruise Council in Greece, during a meeting in Athens with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Employee Bodies Join Forces for Equality in the Workplace

The country’s employee and worker bodies have joined forces with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to promote equality in the workplace through a series of nationwide activities and events to be held on Wednesday.

ITB 2015: Aegean Airlines Shows Support to Greek Tourism

Aegean Airlines will invest in brand new aircraft this year and launch multiple new routes and services to support the quality of the Greek tourism product.

Heraklion Port Authority Sets Summer Season Priorities, to Attend Miami Cruise Shipping Event

The HPA will be attending one of the industry’s largest industry shows, the Cruise Shipping Miami conference, as part of the promotion actions for Heraklion as a prime cruise destination.

Best of Greece Honored at ‘Tourism Awards 2015’

Greek tourism’s best practices and the most innovative initiatives launched by the country’s enterprises were rewarded last week at the Tourism Awards 2015 ceremony in Athens.

Lufthansa Group Announces More Flights to Greece this Summer

The airlines of Lufthansa Group this summer will increase their frequencies to and from Greece and include new popular destinations to their flight schedules.

“Run Greece 2015” to Dash to Six Greek Towns, Dates Announced

Following two successful events, "Run Greece" is inviting residents and visitors of six towns in Greece to take part this year in a major celebration of sports and culture that will last all the way until October.

Heraklion Port Authority Receives Tez Worldberry Award

Crete's Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia.

Minoan Lines Announces Itinerary Cancellations Due to Severe Weather Conditions

Greek passenger ferry company Minoan Lines informed on Thursday that sailing has been prohibited by the port authorities of Piraeus and Heraklion respectively, due to adverse weather and sea conditions in the Aegean Sea. Thus, the scheduled itineraries on the route Heraklion –...

AEGEAN Adds Special Flights to Transfer Holy Flame to Greek Destinations

AEGEAN Airlines will provide three extra aircraft (non commercial flights) to distribute the Holy Flame to as many Greek destinations as possible once it arrives in Athens from Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, April 11.