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Greek Destinations in Jet2’s 2021 Summer Holiday Packages

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have put flights and holidays on sale from Birmingham airport to popular Greek destinations for summer 2021.

Covid-19: Major Drop in Passenger Traffic for Greek Ferries

Passenger traffic on Greece's coastal shipping transport services significantly decreased by 76.25 percent between March 16-22.

Polish Market Meets Psiloritis Natural Park on Crete

Aiming to promote Crete's alternative tourism options, the GNTO held a fam trip to the Psiloritis Natural Park for Polish tour operators and journalists.

Marine Tours Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiring and Empowering Travel

Marine Tours, a Greek company offering travel services to the shipping and corporate industry, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary since its establishment in 1980.

Louis Hotels Adds New Five-star Property to Crete Portfolio

Louis Hotels has added the five-star Asterion Suites & Spa to its portfolio of properties on the island of Crete.

Germany and Austria Meet Rethymno Carnival in Greece

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is holding press trips to Crete, looking to promote the carnival celebrations of Rethymno to Germany and Austria.

City of Athens Joins Call for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is backing a city council decision to send a letter to the British government calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Euronews Features Lipsi for its Long History and Traditions

Lipsi, a cluster of tiny islands in the Dodecanese, is among the Greek destinations featured for its history and traditions, in the online edition of Euronews.

Belgian Travelers Set their Sights on Greece

Belgian travelers are adding Greece to their list of destinations for 2020, with pre-bookings showing increase, driven by the rise of direct flights between the two countries.

Ryanair to Connect Chania and Mykonos with Budapest for Summer 2020

Ryanair has announced two new routes connecting Chania and Mykonos with Budapest for the summer season.

Crete to Get New Airport: Works at Kastelli Begin

Kastelli Airport in Heraklion, Crete, is expected to become Greece’s second biggest, handling more than eight million passengers per year.

Underwater Research at Ancient Olous on Crete Offers Insight

Remnants of ancient buildings and parts of fortifications were uncovered during underwater excavations at the ancient city of Olous on Crete.

CNT: Greece’s Beaches Among Europe’s Best for 2020

The beaches of the Cyclades, the Ionian sea, Crete and the Sporades are among Europe's best for 2020, says Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

Civitel’s Attik & Olympic Hotels Shine at Venue Awards 2020

Civitel's Attik and Olympic hotels received three honors at the Venue Awards 2020 ceremony that was recently held in Athens.

Greece to Put Parthenon Marbles Issue Back on the Table After Brexit

With Britain’s departure from the EU, Greece will intensify its efforts to bring back the Parthenon Marbles to their original home.

Greece Receives €180m Loan for Kastelli Airport Project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a 180-million-euro loan to Greece for the construction of the Kastelli airport on Crete.

Crete Hoteliers Dispute Central Bank Figures for 2019 Revenue

Hospitality professionals on Crete are sceptical about revenue data released recently by the Bank of Greece, arguing that the figure was much lower than reported.

Greece Remembers Melina Mercouri with Year Full of Cultural Events

Greece will host a number of cultural events this year to mark the 100-year anniversary since the birth of Greek actress, activist, and former culture minister Melina Mercouri.

Heraklion’s New Promo Video Invites Travelers to Discover Cretan Hospitality

The Municipality of Heraklion has launched a new promo video inviting travelers to explore the city and enjoy Cretan hospitality.

Greek Tourism Minister Says Cruise Development Action Plan in the Making

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said an action plan for the development of cruise tourism was being drawn up.