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Italy Travelers Shy Away from Greece in Jan-Apr

Incoming traffic from Italy has dropped by 14 percent in the first four months of 2015, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) figures released last week reveal. Arrivals from the Italian ports of Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Venice, Trieste and Ravenna, declined by 14 percent between...

Move Over Ibiza, Here Comes Mykonos

Times change and so do destinations with the Cycladic island of Mykonos making yet another boom as the place to be to catch a glimpse of your favorite stars, party till you drop and swim in some of the bluest waters to recover from a night of revelry.

Visitors Satisfied with the ‘Filoxenia’ of Greek Hotels in May

Holidaymakers were satisfied with the Greek filoxenia (hospitality) offered by hotels in Greece last month, according to a poll of visitor satisfaction in May.

Santorini Steps in as Year-Round Sunshine Destination

The popular Aegean island of Santorini is ready to offer sea, sun and luxury all year round, the island’s municipal authorities decided on Wednesday.

‘The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great’ Conquer Canada

Featuring over 500 ancient treasures, many of which exhibited for the first time outside Greece, “The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” show, which opened last week at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, was warmly welcomed by a 1,000-plus audience.

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).

Greece Guests Gratified, Customer Satisfaction Index Up

Greek hotels, the quality of services and the hospitality offered are winning over more visitors as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for April 2015 compared to rival destinations.

Ellinair Summer Flights Schedule Takes Off

Greek carrier Ellinair presented its enhanced summer 2015 schedule with new connections between Greek destinations and hubs abroad, increased flight frequency, competitive rates, and for the first time, six new domestic links.

Greek Destinations Included Among Best Gay Honeymoon Spots in the World

Three Greek destinations are included among the best honeymoon spots in the world for gay travellers.

Greek Shipowners Union Urges Infrastructure Upgrade on Islands

The Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) called on the relevant authorities to work towards upgrading existing port infrastructure or moving ahead with related projects on the islands, during their recent visit to the Greek ports of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes,...

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.

Ellinair Adds Greece Links, Ups Flights, Offers Competitive Fares

Greek carrier Ellinair announced its boosted summer 2015 program with new connections between Greek destinations and hubs abroad, greater flight frequency, competitive prices, and for the first time, six new domestic links.

Minister Varoufakis Pledges Not to Raise VAT on Greek Islands This Tourism Season

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gave assurance on Thursday that there will be no increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for the Greek islands amid this year's tourism season.

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.

Traffic and Flights Pick Up Pace at Athens Airport

As the summer season sets in, travelers are flocking to Greece and more new flights are landing by the day at Athens International Airport, which is recording a 20 percent increase in passenger traffic, 140 new routes, 189 boosted flights plus 10 new destinations.

‘Santorini Experience’ Puts Popular Greek Island on Sports Tourism Map – Interview with Mayor of Thira Anastasios – Nikolaos Zorzos

The Mayor of Thira, Anastasios – Nikolaos Zorzos, underlines the importance of the "Santorini Experience" event for the promotion of Santorini Island as a sports tourism destination.

Seven Greek Isles Among Mediterranean’s Top 10, Ios Leads the Way

The hotels on seven Greek islands are luring visitors to Greece as revealed by online booking agent Trivago UK’s annual Mediterranean Island Reputation Ranking 2015 released recently, placing the Cycladic isle of Ios on the top of the list.

Santorini World Wine Conference to Explore Legal Aspects of the Vine

Celebrating three decades dedicated to wine, the International Wine Law Association (AIDV) will host its annual conference on the Greek island of Santorini on October 2-4.

Greece Among Virtuoso Luxury Travelers Top 10 Choices, Ranked 5th for Boosted Bookings

Greece has been included in luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Top 10 list as one of the world’s leading destinations for summer holidays and among the 10 leading countries recording increased bookings.

Santorini to Host UNESCO Wine Symposium in November

The heritage and development of wine regions and their role in tourism will be the focus of an UNESCO symposium to be held on the Greek island of Santorini on November 5-7.