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Cheaper Fares for Ferries Sailing Greek Waters

The shipping ministry this week made readjustments to the maximum allowable pricing of ferry tickets applicable to some ferry services in Greece.

Erasmus Students Gain Valuable Insight at Athens Event

The 1st ESN Greece Training National Platform event organized recently by the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) was a great success.

Greece Among Virtuoso Luxury Travelers Top 10 Choices, Ranked 5th for Boosted Bookings

Greece has been included in luxury travel network Virtuoso’s Top 10 list as one of the world’s leading destinations for summer holidays and among the 10 leading countries recording increased bookings.

Japanese Cruise Passengers Receive Warm Welcome at Heraklion, Crete

Some 1,000 passengers on the Japanese "Asuka II" cruise ship received a warm and traditional Cretan welcome upon their arrival at the Heraklion Port on Thursday.

Athenians are Invited to ‘Visit’ Crete on May Day

Athenians and visitors to the Greek capital are invited to become better acquainted with Crete and the island's products at the third “Crete: The Great Meeting” exhibition that will kick off on May 1 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF).

Crete: Agios Nikolaos Municipality Launches Tourism Logo Design Competition

The Municipality of Agios Nikolaos, Crete, is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for the design of a new logo for the destination's tourism promotion.

Crete Becomes Film Location for ‘Creta Divina’ Docudrama

Crete will once again take the international spotlight when the docudrama Creta Divina hits the screens in September, starring British actor Robert Powell, known for his role as Jesus in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1977 film Jesus of Nazareth.

SkyGreece Connects the Greek Diaspora of North America to Homeland

The Greek diaspora of New York will finally get its wish for a direct connection to Athens as SkyGreece Airlines officially announced that its first direct Athens - New York route will launch on June 19.

May 1st Holiday in Greece: Where are the Greeks Going This Year?

Greeks will mainly travel to domestic destinations for the upcoming May Day holiday, instead of visiting cities abroad, which was the trend last year, a recent survey said.

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.

Greece May Impose Luxury Tax on “Expensive Holidays”

The Greek Government may impose a new tax on holidaymakers that choose to spend their vacation on very expensive island destinations and reside in luxurious hotels.

Crete Governor Calls on Tourism Professionals to Put Best Face Forward

Attracting quality tourism by putting on its best face is the Region of Crete’s motto ahead of the summer tourist season set to kick off this month.

Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.

Attica Group Welcomes the ‘Blue Galaxy’ to its Crete Itinerary

As part of its fleet expansion program, Attica Group announced on Wednesday, that its subsidiary Blue Star Ferries received the Blue Galaxy under a long-term charter agreement (bareboat) from Hellas 2 Leasing.

Greece in Talks with Chinese for Kasteli Airport Project

Kasteli airport, to be constructed on the island of Crete, will be on the agenda of talks in the coming days between Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis and a delegation from China’s State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).

Greece’s Marine Tours Lends PIKPA’s Challenged Children a Helping Hand for Easter

As part of its ongoing social responsibility program, travel group Marine Tours will offer its staff Easter gifts made by the youngsters of the PIKPA Rehabilitation and Children’s Centre.

Young Face of the Week: Eva Kanellopoulos – Social Media Manager, Crete

This week, GTP introduces Eva Kanellopoulos, the social media manager of the brand new and soon-to-open, 5-star Cretan Pearl Resort & Spa in Chania.

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.

Minoan Group Eyes UK Expansion, Expects Greek Project Go-ahead

After posting losses due to bureaucratic delays in its Greek five-star-plus project to be developed on the island of Crete, Minoan Group, active in travel and leisure, announced plans to expand its Stewart Travel services across the UK.

Click Your Way to Greece… Through Google Street View

Google’s popular Street View map service has enhanced its Greece visual offerings with additional panoramic photos of more destinations.