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Which August 15 Holiday Destinations Did Greeks Search for Most?

Hotel comparison website Trivago recently released data on the most popular destinations searched online by Greeks for the August 15 holiday.

Santorini to Push for All-year-round Tourism Season

The Municipality of Thera has rounded up a number of Santorini's tourism forms and has announced a collaborative effort to keep the tourists coming after the summer sun has gone and establish the Cycladic island as an all-year-round tourism destination.

Greece’s Tourism Set to Withstand the Country’s Economic Woes

Greek tourism is showing strong signs of resilience, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Monday.

Want Money’s Worth? Athens is Your Best Bet

It’s official: Athens is among the most affordable cities in Europe, according to an August Hotel Price Index (tHPI) report released last week by online booking agent Trivago.gr.

Athens, Santorini Airports Top Europe’s with Surging Passenger Traffic in 1st Half of 2015

Athens and Santorini airports welcomed an increasing number of travelers in the first half of 2015, recording the strongest growth in passenger traffic in Europe, in their respective categories, according to data released this week by the Airports Council Europe (ACI Europe).

Ellinair is Offering 10,000 One-way Tickets for Domestic Travel at Special Prices

Greek carrier Ellinair has announced that it will charge the cheapest fare of 20 euros on 10,000 one-way tickets for domestic flights.

South Aegean Prefect Slams Government for Abolishing Reduced VAT Rate on Greek Islands

South Aegean Prefect George Hatzimarkos on Thursday slammed the government for agreeing to axe the reduced value-added-tax (VAT) rates that apply on the Greek islands.

Greek Islands Shine On Travel + Leisure’s 2015 Best List for Europe

The Greek islands of Santorini, Crete and Mykonos are among the best in Europe this year, according to discerning readers of Travel + Leisure magazine who voted for their favorite islands for the 20th time.

Greece Suggests 13% VAT Rate for Hotels in its Bailout Proposal to Creditors

A value-added-tax (VAT) rate of 13 percent on Greek hotels and the elimination of discounts on the country's most popular islands, are included in the proposal the Greek government submitted to its international creditors on late Thursday, in hope of reaching an agreement on a...

Arrivals to Greece Rise 6.7% in First Half

International arrivals at Greece's main airports increased by 6.7 percent during the first six months of the year, according to data released on Thursday by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Airlines Participating in ‘Low-cost Travel for Greeks’ Initiative

Athens International Airport has called on to a number of airlines to participate in an initiative and offer a total of 15,000 one-way, low cost tickets (priced 0-10 euros) to Greek passengers for travel to Greek destinations in July.

Greek Referendum Toll on Tourism in the Spotlight

The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.

Santorini’s Archaic Kore Statue to Go On Display for First Time in 15 Years

The Kore of Thira, an exquisite female statue discovered 15 years ago on Santorini but kept in storage since then due to lack of space, next year will be displayed to the island's locals and visitors in all her glory.

Interview: George Grafakos, Aqua Vista Hotels CEO

George Grafakos, Aqua Vista Hotels CEO, tells GTP what exactly makes the Aqua Vista Hotels brand stand out and he gives us a "sneak preview" of the company's future plans which all evolve around offering unique experiences. Experiences with strong emotions and excellent service...

What Does Greek Tourism Stand to Lose?

Negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are at a standstill and the tourism sector is on the edge waiting to see which measures will affect its future.

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.