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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.

Greece 7th Among Top 10 European Traveler Picks

Greece is ranked 7th among the Top 10 destinations of choice for European travelers, according to data released on Monday by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) research unit.

NIKI to Launch Vienna-Athens Route in April

NIKI, the Austrian subsidiary of airberlin group, is extending its service to Greece and including Athens in the flight plan for the summer of 2015.

From Russia… to Greece With Love: Santorini, Sani Resort Top Tourist Picks

Russian holidaymakers seem to have a soft spot for Greece, and more specifically, for the Cycladic island of Santorini and the luxury Sani Resort, according the Russian edition of monthly travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

Cycladic Cuisine Takes Center Stage at Special Food Expo Greece Event

In its ongoing efforts to promote Cycladic gastronomy, local products and wine, the Aegean Cuisine Network will organize the Manifesto of Cycladic Cuisine event on March 16 at the Metropolitan Expo in Athens, together with this year’s Food Expo Greece and Oenotelia.

New Santorini Tourism Brand Launched

A new brand for Santorini's tourism promotion — "Santorini. The One" — was officially launched on Tuesday.

Greece Eyes Big Growth in Chinese Tourists This Year

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will coordinate actions to attract even more Chinese visitors to Greece this season, the Greek Super-Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism has announced.

‘Nefeles Mainalon Resort’ Lamway’s Latest Luxury Offering

Lamway Hotel Management Group announces the latest luxury addition to its roster: the boutique Nefeles Mainalon Resort, located in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese, southern Greece.

HATTA and MTS Group to Boost Promotion of Greek Destinations

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) announced that it will join forces with tourism consulting firm MTC Group to boost the promotion of Greek destinations to markets abroad.

Gulf Air Offers Free Flights in Greece

Gulf Air has announced a time-limited offer giving passengers travelling to Greece the opportunity to fly onwards from Athens International Airport to 14 Greek destinations for free.

Lonely Planet: Lights, Camera… Greece!

Lonely Planet has recommended 10 Greek locations, which have been the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters, as holiday hotspots for its readers: "Pick a few and plan your trip, tracing the footsteps of the stars."