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Poros: One Destination, Many Options!

At about one hour away from the port of Piraeus and equally accessible by land, Poros, part of the Saronic Gulf islands along with Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra and Spetses, is an idyllic weekend destination for Greeks and visitors alike.

Greece Expects ‘Good Year’ for Cruise Industry

2015 is expected to be a good year for the cruise industry and especially for Piraeus Port, according to the president of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), Giorgos Anomeritis.

Ministry Invites Greek Cities to Vie for 2021 European Cultural Capital

The Greek culture ministry announced on Wednesday, the launch of website, inviting Greek cities interested in becoming Europe’s Cultural Capital in 2021 to submit applications.

Greece, Kenya Boost Bilateral Ties to Cooperate on Tourism, Agriculture, Education

Boosting bilateral relations between Greece and Kenya through cooperation in tourism, rural development and education were at the center of discussions last week between Kenya’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Karanja Kibicho and his Greek counterpart Dimitris Kourkoulas.

Hopping the Greek Isles with Eurail’s Attica Pass

The Greek isles have been included in Eurail’s new pass, giving young travelers the chance to visit Greece’s islands by ferry.

WWF Greece Goes Underground, Takes the Bus

Twenty-five participants will have the chance to explore Athens public transport on Thursday, as part of WWF Greece latest awareness raising campaign to improve the everyday standard of living of Athens residents.

Cruise Passenger Traffic to Piraeus Rises in 2014

The port of Piraeus recorded a decreased number of embarkations and disembarkations of cruise ships but a one-million-plus increase in cruise passenger traffic in 2014, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) said this week, adding that it remained profitable for a fifth consecutive year.

Greek Ports Join Forces to Coordinate Cruise Policies

The heads of the Greek ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Mykonos have agreed to work together and coordinate their cruise policies for 2016.

Piraeus Announced as Homeport for Carnival Vista in 2016

Piraeus will be the homeport for Carnival Cruise Lines' largest ship to date, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, when it launches its Mediterranean cruises in Spring 2016.

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 –...

Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.

Greece Destinations Making International Good News Again

Whether its Ikaria and its super diet that keeps islanders alive and well way into their hundreds, the island of Kefalonia as the setting for Louis de Bernieres' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin or New York-based Greek chef and restauranteur Maria Loi revealing secrets of the...

New Bus Line Links Piraeus with Athens City Center

The cruise terminal in Piraeus is now only a 30-minute bus ride away from the center of Athens thanks to the new X80 bus line “Piraeus-Acropolis-Syntagma Express” that launched on Thursday, April 30.

Cheaper Fares for Ferries Sailing Greek Waters

The shipping ministry this week made readjustments to the maximum allowable pricing of ferry tickets applicable to some ferry services in Greece.

Poseidon Hotel Opens Doors to Summer Culinary and Cocktail Experiences in Athens

The Poseidon Hotel, located on the coastal line of Athens in Paleo Faliro, this month opened the doors of its seasonal food and beverage departments and is welcoming local and international guests that want to add an additional experience to their stay in the Greek capital.

MSC ‘Musica’: When Luxury Sails Greek Waters

Luxury liner MSC Musica has set sail for Greek waters with Piraeus as its first port of call on May 7.

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Super Smartship Hits Greek Shores

Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas, Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the US Ambassador to Greece David Pearce were at the port of Piraeus on Monday morning to welcome the Quantum of the Seas, one of the largest cruisers to dock at the Greek port.

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.

Lacking Port Infrastructure Hampers Greece’s Cruise Tourism Potential

Greece has failed to benefit from the exponential growth of Europe's cruise market as investment in port infrastructure required to cater to cruise liners has declined by a whopping 80 percent over the course of the last 10 years.

Aktina Travel Backs Sea Tourism, Calls for Actions not Words at Posidonia Forum 2015

Stressing the need to tap into the potential of sea tourism and find ways to improve standards and services and within its ongoing strategy to support such efforts, Greek travel experts Αktina Travel Group sponsored this year’s 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum held in Athens this...