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Crowdfunding for ‘Athena’ Model Contest on Agistri Kicks Off

Putting euro and political woes aside, the tiny Greek Saronic isle of Agistri is ready to make up for lost time and money by hosting the ‘Athena’ Model Contest and doing business in digital cash.

Kea Island Fest a Feast of Cycladic Cuisine & More

The Cycladic island of Tzia (aka Kea) treats its guests to the finest of its products this weekend, during the Feast of Agricultural Products to run on August 21-23 at the Korissia primary school.

Tinos: The Island of Miracles

The only shipload of people that is different, is the one rolling into Tinos’ harbour early in the morning of August 15. This is no ordinary day and these are not your usual tourists.

August 15 Holiday: Tips on What to do in Athens While Greece Celebrates

Mid-August is a great time for residents and visitors to be in Athens city center as it is less crowded, there are no traffic jams and it is more quiet than usual. This may just be the best time to go out and really explore Athens center and Attica!

GNTO Campaign ‘Welcomes All to Greece’

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is extending a warm welcome to incoming travelers with its latest campaign running at airports and ports across the country: 'Welcome to Greece'

Piraeus Port Cruise Facilities to be Completed by Year-end

Following a series of delays, a new construction which will facilitate the docking of cruise ships at the Port of Piraeus is set to be completed by the end of the year, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) announced last week.

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.

The Athenian Riviera: Where Luxury is the Only Way

In the second part of the GTP’s luxury series, we explore the coastline hotels of the Athenian Riviera, which were the first to raise the standard of accommodation in Greece in the early ’60s.

Piraeus Port Authority Contracts ICTS Hellas for Cruise Lines Security Services

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) has appointed ICTS Hellas for the provision of security services at the port of Piraeus for the safety of cruise passengers and international ferry lines.

Hellenic Seaways Has Sights Set on Own Terminal at Piraeus Port

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways expressed its interest in operating out of its own terminal at the Port of Piraeus once its privatization is completed.

Video: First Modern Olympic Games Honored at Commemorative Swim Event in Piraeus

119 years after the first modern Olympic Games, a commemorative open water swim revived in Pasalimani during the recent Maritime Days event in Piraeus.

OLP Head Resigns at Odds Over Majority Stake Sale of Piraeus Port

Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) Chairman and Chief Executive Yiorgos Anomeritis resigned from his post on Wednesday, citing among other things his disagreement over the privatization of the port.

Piraeus Museum of Underwater Antiquities Unveiled

In efforts to transform the Port of Piraeus into a cultural hub, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) presented aboard the floating museum “Hellas Liberty” last week the new Museum of Underwater Antiquities to be hosted in the port’s old silo.

Signature Travel Holds First-ever Greek Salsa Dance Cruise

Latin dance lovers with a soft spot for travel will get a chance to cruise the Aegean in the first-ever dancing cruise aboard the Olympia departing from Piraeus port on July 31 with stops and lots of partying at Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Patmos and Kusantasi (Turkey).

Revamped Athens Ledra Set for Summer with Open Pool and More

The luxury Athens Ledra Hotel has renovated its Panorama Restaurant & Pool Bar and is ready to usher in the summer season with the finest menu and drinks during moments of relaxation while offering breathtaking views to the Acropolis, the Sarοnic Gulf and Piraeus.

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...

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.

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.

‘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.

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.