connect with us
Greece's latest tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Rhodes Vies for European Cultural Capital 2021

Rhodes is officially in the running for the title of European Cultural Capital 2021, after municipal authorities submitted the Dodecanese island’s bid last week.

Mytilene Presents European Cultural Capital 2021 Bid at Acropolis Museum

The capital of the Greek island of Lesvos, Mytilene is enlisting its history, architecture, poetry, art, literature and gastronomy in its bid to be named European Cultural Capital 2021. The birthplace of ancient poet Sappho, folk artist Theophilos and art patron Teriade, among...

All-in-one Tickets for 17 Archaeological Areas in Greece

A total of 17 areas in Greece and their main archaeological attractions have been included in a new pilot all-for-one ticketing scheme to start in April 2016, the Central Archaeological Council (CAC) announced this week.

Ioannina Goes All Out to Become European Cultural Capital

As part of its bid to become European Cultural Capital in 2021, Ioannina in northwestern Greece is going all out by organizing novel cultural events throughout the city including the latest “cave” happenings.

‘The North Face Zagori Mountain Running’: Athletes Prepare to Discover Their Limits!

Professional and amateur athletes are getting ready to run and discover their limits at the "The North Face Zagori Mountain Running" on July 24-26.

Erasmus Students Gain Valuable Insight at Athens Event

The 1st ESN Greece Training National Platform event organized recently by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) was a great success.

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.

Greek City Ioannina Sets Sights on European Cultural Capital 2021

The city of Ioannina in northwestern Greece is vying for the title of European Cultural Capital 2021, the municipal authority announced on Wednesday, saying it would submit its bid by October 23 under the title “Ioannina-Epirus: Cultural Capital of Europe 2021”.

Cities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina Team Up to Promote Tourism

In their efforts to boost tourism and promote their cities as prime tourist destinations, the northern Greece municipalities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina signed a memorandum of cooperation before laying out the groundwork for a common strategy during a day event held last week.

“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.

Erasmus Students to Exchange Ideas at 1st Training Forum in Athens

The 1st ESN Greece Training National Platform will take place on March 28-29 in Athens, organized by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

Young Face of the Week: Kostas Gkogkos – Owner of Hotel Amfithea, Ioannina

GTP has launched a new weekly column that will introduce the young professionals in the Greek hospitality industry.

Bulgarian Travel Agents Come Closer to Greece

Greek hotels based in Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Agia Triada, Ioannina and Sivota, Evia, Mykonos and Zakynthos were presented to Bulgarian travel agents in Sofia last week.

Famed Chef Botrini Takes Over Kitchen at Epirus Palace in Greece

Luxury Ioannina-based hotel Epirus Palace welcomes Michelin Star-winning chef Ettore Botrini as its new consulting chef and announces the official opening of its “I Cappuccini” concept bar-restaurant, aiming to become the region’s talk of the town.

Italian Tour Operators ‘Discover a Unique Greece’ in Epirus

Italian tour operators pledged to include tours of the Epirus region, in northern Greece, in their packages for the coming summer after a five-day fam trip to the region organized by the Region of Epirus, the Greek National Tourism Organization - Italy (GNTO) and Minoan Lines.