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Sports Events Key for Tourism Growth in the Peloponnese

Sports tourism can be a significant driver of tourism growth for the Peloponnese, as it is currently the fastest growing segment of thematic tourism, according to TEMES CEO Stefanos Theodoridis.

‘IRONMAN 70.3’ Triathlon Event to Host 1,500 Athletes from 61 Countries

More than 1,500 athletes and triathlon lovers from 61 countries around the world, on April 14, will gather at Costa Navarino in Messinia to participate in the prestigious IRONMAN 70.3 sports event.

Homer’s Odyssey: Archaeologists May Have Discovered Oldest Written Extract

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a clay tablet with an engraved inscription, which is believed to be the oldest written record of Homer's epic tale, the Odyssey.

Greek Sites, Museums Welcome More Visitors in Jan–Sep 2017

Visitors to Greek museums and archaeological sites during the first nine months of 2017 increased by 17.8 percent and reached 13.5 million compared with the same period in 2016.

Stolen Artifact Returns to Ancient Olympia

A stolen fragment of a marble pipe, which was taken from the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and illegally exported to Germany, has been repatriated.

Costa Navarino Educates Young ‘Archaeologists’ and ‘Gardeners’

Costa Navarino this September will hold two educational activities in archaeology and gardening, especially curated for its young guests.

Greece Celebrates European Music Day with Numerous Events in 50 cities

Greece is celebrating the 18th European Music Day with a variety of cultural events, due to take place during June 21-25 in 50 cities.

‘Spyrou Philoxenia’ Adds New Members to Growing Network

Spyrou Philoxenia recently added four new hotels, located on Skopelos, Kyllini, Nafpaktia and Zagorochoria, to its growing network.

Aldemar Resorts Hosts MBA Students at its ‘Olympian Village’

Aldemar Resorts recently opened the doors of the Aldemar Olympian Village to 30 MBA students of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Amalia Hotels Wins Bronze for Excellence in ‘Destination Management’

Amalia Hotels Group was honored for its devotion to ancient and contemporary Greek art and culture by receiving the Bronze Award in the "Destination Management" category at the Tourism Awards 2017.

Aldemar Group Invests in Ambitious Olympia Project

Looking to expand its services and meet the changing needs of the holidaymaker, Aldemar Group, one of the country’s leading hotel chains, is placing its bets (and capital) on the Peloponnese.

Ancient Olympia Highlighted as Major Tourist Attraction in Greece

The importance of Ancient Olympia as a major tourist attraction in Greece was among the main topics discussed in a meeting between Greek interim Alternate Tourism Minister Alkistis Protopsalti and Western Greece Regional Governor Apostolos Katsifaras.