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Greece is the Word in Sweden After Grekland Panorama Steals the Show

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings took Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when some 11,000 visitors flocked to the 2nd Grekland Panorama, which took place at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, making it one of the largest tourism expos...

‘Telegraph Travel’ Tribute to 19 Best Greek Islands

In its latest photo series, Telegraph Travel has selected the 19 best Greek islands for all tastes.

Sweden Goes Greek This Week @ 2nd Grekland Panorama

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings take Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when the 2nd Grekland Panorama kicks off at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe.

Athens, Crete and Kalamata Lead the Way as Popular Greek Destinations

Athens, the island of Crete and Kalamata, in the central Peloponnese, were the three Greek destinations that drew the crowds in 2014, according to a SETE Intelligence report.

Vita Hotels Takes Crete by Storm with New Investments

Hotel group Vita Hotels has added two new accommodation investments on the island of Crete to its portfolio, striking a deal, in the meantime, with UK travel providers Thomas Cook for exclusive services.

Let the Carnival Begin… in Rethymno Crete

It’s carnival time on Crete, with the annual Rethymno Carnival in full swing as cheerful masqueraders roam the footpaths and alleys of the Venetian port city.

Turkish Tourism Professionals Get to Know Greece

Turkish tour operators, travel agents & MICE organizers gained insight on Greek destinations and hotels during an exclusive presentation conducted recently by Respond On Demand in Istanbul.

Greece’s Top 25 Hotels – Tripadvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

The top 25 hotels in Greece for 2015, based on the reviews of millions of travelers, have been announced by travel review site TripAdvisor.

Carnival Cruise Lines Includes Greece in its Return to Europe

Carnival Cruise Lines is making a comeback to Europe with its most innovative ship ever, Carnival Vista, debuting in spring 2016 and Greece is included in its variety of Mediterranean itineraries.

‘National Geographic’ Casts Spotlight on Greek Culinary Offerings

Greek food, the Mediterranean Diet and eating traditions are taking center stage in a series of National Geographic food tour/travel features, bringing Greece into the international spotlight as a prime culinary tourism destination.

Norway, Finland Warm Up to Greek Tourism Potential

Greece travelled to Norway and Finland this week with an active presence in the Reiselivsmessen Oslo Travel Exhibition and the Matka Expo, currently running in Helsinki.

Leading Ukrainian Tour Operator that Works with Greek Market Goes Bust

News Travel, a major tour operator in Ukraine working with the Greek market, has suspended operations.

Crete and its Music: ‘A Family Affair’

The music and mountains of Crete take the spotlight in the latest film by Greek director Angeliki Aristomenopoulou, featuring the portrait of the legendary Xylouris family and their sacred bonds with the musical tradition of their homeland, released in Greece earlier this month.

Volunteers Wanted to Help with Hersonissos Tourism Program

The Municipality of Hersonissos in Crete is looking for volunteers interested in assisting with the development of its tourism promotion program for 2015.

Greek Airports Among Europe’s Top Performers in November

Greece’s airports were among Europe’s best performers in November 2014, according to a traffic report released by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.

US Company Pleasant Holidays Adds Greece to its Package Deals

One of the largest American travel companies, Pleasant Holidays, has added Greece to its roster of destinations, as well as two Windstar Cruises from Athens to Istanbul.

Byzantine Museum Launches Free Guided Tours for Exhibition Dedicated to El Greco

The Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens has announced a series of free guided tours for the exhibition "Domemicos Theotokopoulos before El Greco", which was inaugurated last month.

Greece Tops World Media Travel Lists, Tourism Insiders Fear Snap Polls Will Lead to Bad Press

Whether it’s in The Independent, CNN or the Huffington Post, Greece has yet again made it into top choice lists as one of the world’s best destinations to visit in 2015, but tourism industry insiders are now expressing fears that snap elections on January 25 will have an massive...

Snap Elections in Greece Put Crucial Projects on Backburner, Impact Tourism

Greeks are set to vote on January 25 after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed for the third time to convince lawmakers to support his nominee, Stavros Dimas, for president.

Six Senses Spa to Open on Mykonos in 2015

Six Senses, a leader in luxury hospitality that currently operates nine resorts and 27 award-winning spas in 18 countries around the world, recently announced that it will premiere a new spa in Greece.