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SouthBridge Europe Backs HotelBrain with 3m Euros

Investment fund SouthBridge Europe has inked a deal with Greek hotel management company HotelBrain to finance its development plan.

Ryanair Announces Santorini Winter 2015 Schedule, Ticket Sale

Ryanair announced on Wednesday its Santorini winter 2015 schedule with increased flights to Athens.

Argo Travel Opens for Business on Santorini Island

Argo Travel Group, in addition to Athens, Thessaloniki, London, Geneva and Shanghai, has now opened a branch office on Santorini, one of the most popular islands in Greece and travel mecca for those seeking luxury experiences.

‘Santorini Experience’: Unique Athletes to Meet on a Unique Island!

Some of Greece's best-known figures in athletics will get together this weekend to live the Santorini Experience, an ultimate sports event with breathtaking views and challenging routes!

Anamar Group Unveils Pelion Luxury Resort in Central Greece

Luxury accommodation group Anamar announces the opening of its latest boutique hotel, the Anamar Pilio, located in the picturesque area of Mount Pelion, central Greece.

Borajet to Connect Turkey with Rhodes, Mykonos in June

Turkey-based carrier Borajet has announced the launch of three weekly direct flights from Istanbul to Rhodes and Mykonos in June.

Santorini Wins 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice #4 World Island and #1 Europe Island Awards

Santorini, one of Greece's most popular destinations, has been honored this year as part of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands, ranking as the fourth on the list of top 10 islands in the world and top island in Europe for 2015.

Grace Mykonos, Santorini Welcome the Summer Season in Style

Grace Group’s Mykonos and Santorini luxury units have opened their doors to visitors, treating them to the finest in Greek hospitality, local cuisine and hands-on cultural happenings through their latest Bespoke Experiences.

‘Santorini Experience’ Promises Challenging Runs, Breathtaking Views

During May 1-3, Santorini Island will welcome the Santorini Experience, an ultimate sports event with breathtaking views, challenging routes and a rewarding experience!

Record Bookings on Ryanair’s Athens Summer Schedule

Ryanair on Thursday announced record advance bookings on its Athens summer 2015 schedule, during a media event in the Greek capital.

Argo Travel Brings Greece Closer to Vietnamese Market

Argo Travel Group was the sole Greek exhibitor at the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) held recently in Hanoi and presented destination Greece to leading Vietnamese tour operators and travel agencies.

New ‘Viking Star’ Cruise Ship Arrives at Piraeus Port

The Viking Star, the newest cruise ship of Viking Ocean Cruises, sailed into Piraeus Port on Tuesday on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean.

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.

Ryanair Launches Low Cost Athens Winter 2015 Schedule

Ryanair on Wednesday launched its Athens winter 2015 schedule with five new routes from the Greek capital to Warsaw Modlin, Berlin Schönefeld, Budapest, Bratislava, and Santorini.

Volotea Launches First of Five New Routes in Athens, Greece

Spanish airline Volotea on Friday launched its Athens-Venice flight from Athens International Airport, the first of five new routes from the Greek capital to five destinations.

Ryanair Launches Athens Summer 2015 Schedule with Flights from €19.99

Ryanair on Thursday launched its Athens summer 2015 schedule with new flights from the Greek capital to Warsaw Modlin, Budapest, Brussels Charleroi, Bratislava, Rome Ciampino and Santorini.

Mykonos and Santorini May Face VAT Hike

The Greek Government may increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for the popular islands of Mykonos and Santorini, according to Alternate Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas.

Swimming and Running Under the Volcano: The Santorini Experience

The Santorini Experience, to be held on the Cycladic island on May 1-3, promises to offer the athlete who’s a restless traveler at heart the thrill of a lifetime.

‘Conde Nast Traveler’ Puts in a Word for Greek Bliss: Paros, Antiparos and Pano Koufonisi

Under the title “Three Idyllic Greek Isles That Most Tourists Miss”, Conde Nast Traveler recommends the “lesser-known” islands of Antiparos, Paros and Pano Koufonisi, as the places to be if you’re seeking unspoilt beaches, rustic tavernas and a “blissfully slow” pace of life....

Greece’s ‘Cosmopolitan Islands’ May Lose Special Tax Status

The reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) rates that apply on the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini may possibly be axed, according to statements made today by Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani.