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BBC Submits New Request to Film at Sounion

The BBC has submitted a new request to film at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, following the refusal of Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) last week.

Greek Archaeology Body Says ‘No’ to BBC Series Sounion Shoot

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has turned down a request by BBC to film its "The Little Drummer Girl” series at the Poseidon Temple in Sounion.

Greece Reaches Out to Film Producers with Fresh Cash Incentives

Aiming to establish Greece as a leading filming location, the digital policy ministry is allocating some 75 million euros as an incentive.

TripAdvisor: Crete Among World’s Top Destinations for 2018

Crete ranked fifth on the list of the Top 10 Destinations in the World for 2018, according to Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards for Destinations.

Ionian Islands Ferry Link to Begin May 2018

The Ionian Islands in Greece, for the first time, will be connected through a ferry service that will begin on May 1, 2018.

Sky Express Announces Four New Domestic Routes for Summer 2018

Sky Express in summer 2018 will connect Athens with the destinations of Alexandroupolis, Kefallonia, Mytilini and Samos.

EasyJet: New Routes from Corfu and Kefallonia to Berlin for Summer 2018

EasyJet will launch new routes from the Ionian islands of Corfu and Kefallonia to Tegel Airport in Berlin for the summer 2018 season.

North Aegean Region Gets Ready for… Lights, Camera, Action

North Aegean governor Christiana Kalogirou signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Hellenic Film Office to promote the region as a prime filming location.

Greece Expects 30% More Dutch Tourists in 2018

Bookings from the Netherlands to Greece are expected to increase by 30 percent this year, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

UK Survey Says Box-office Blockbusters Spur Travel Bookings

A survey carried out across the UK showed that one in five Britons went ahead and booked a vacation, days after watching a film. 

Ionian Islands Summer Bookings on the Rise

Bookings to the Ionian islands for the summer season have recorded a double-digit increase, according to the region’s vice governor Spyros Galiatsatos.

Greek Gov’t Setting the Scene for Foreign Film Productions

The Greek government, through its relevant ministries, is paving the way for a framework that will offer foreign film producers incentives to shoot in Greece.

GNTO Hosts Foreign Journalists on Kefalonia to Promote Diving Tourism

Journalists from the UK, Germany, Denmark and Poland will visit Kefalonia to attend an event on diving tourism, during a fam trip organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

‘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.

Greece’s Revised Shoreline Use Law Takes Effect

A joint ministerial decision on a revised shoreline use law in Greece has been published in the Government Gazette ahead of the tourism season.

Foreign TV Productions Focus on Greece in May

Television crews from Russia, France and Belgium are expected to visit Greece in May to film popular and lesser known tourism destinations.

Kefalonia Showcases Greek Breakfast Menu at HORECA 2017

Kefalonia presented its Greek Breakfast menu during this year’s HORECA exhibition, which attracted some 125,000 professionals earlier this month.

Ionian Islands: New Flights Announced for Summer 2017

A number of new flights from abroad to the Ionian Islands, which include favorites Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos, were announced for this summer by the Region of the Ionian Islands on Thursday.

EasyJet Adds Preveza, Rhodes & Kefallonia to Greece Destinations

British low-cost carrier easyJet announced the addition of four new routes, extra seating and friendlier rates for Greek destinations.

Dynamic Tourist Flows for Ionian Islands in July

Greece’s Ionian Islands, which include Corfu, Zakynthos and Kefallonia, recorded a welcome increase in the number of July arrivals, regional authorities said last week.