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Greek Tourism Figures Soar to New Heights, Exceed Forecasts

Greece is aiming for a record tourism year with data revealing that an additional three million travelers went through the country’s airports in the first seven months of 2018.

ABTA Warns Traveling Brits to Avoid Hiring Quad Bikes

Citing dire statistics on road accidents, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on all Brits to avoid hiring quad bikes for their transport.

Five Greek Islands Claim Most Beachfront Hotels in the Med

Five Greek island destinations out of 10 in the Mediterranean, top the list of the holiday locations with the most beachfront hotels, according to accommodation search engine Travelmyth.

Applications Open for Tourism Training Programs in 13 Greek Cities

Waged-workers or short-term unemployed seeking to further their education can apply as of Monday, July 16, for state-run post-graduate programs in tourism.

Zakynthos’ Turtle Nesting Grounds in Danger, Warn Environmental Groups

Four environmental groups are warning that the nesting grounds of the threatened loggerhead sea turtle on the island of Zakynthos are in danger.

Rhodes, TUI Airline Meet to Pave Way for Future Collaborations

The prospects of tourism, ways to diversify the tourist product and extend the season were discussed during the 14th TUI Airline Congress, held on the island of Rhodes.

Greece Tops TUI UK’s Summer 2019 Offerings

Greece features on TUI UK’s list of top travel options for the summer of 2019, with Europe’s largest leisure group offering its customers more choice and value.

Holy Flame to Reach 17 Greek Destinations via AEGEAN Flights

Greek carrier AEGEAN on Holy Saturday, April 7, will provide three extra aircraft to distribute the Holy Flame to 17 destinations in Greece.

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.

Zakynthos Aiming to Set Up Tourism School in March

The Municipality of Zakynthos in collaboration with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) announced plans to set up a tourism school on the island.

Lesante Blu Luxury Hotel Honored at Condé Nast Johansens Awards 2018

The Lesante Blu Luxury Hotel & Spa on Zakynthos was recently honored with the Reader’s Award at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards of Excellence 2018.

‘China Meets Greece’ in Athens Concert

A concert under the theme, “China Meets Greece”, featuring musicians from Greece, China and Spain will be held on September 26 at the Athens Concert Hall.

Greece Ranks Top Summer Destination for Polish Travelers

Greece ranks as the top summer holiday destination for Polish travelers as bookings between April 28-August 31 grew by 19 percent year on year.

Germania Announces More Flights to Greece for 2018

German carrier Germania announced that it has revised its flight program for 2018 and will operate more flights to Greece.

Fires Devastate Zakynthos, Authorities Suspect Arson

Zakynthos was declared in a state of emergency on Monday as fires continued to rage across the popular Greek island and officials claiming arson.

Hotels in Malia, Crete, Saying ‘No’ to Rowdy Foreign Tourists

Malia, Crete, is turning away rowdy tourists in an effort to repair a tainted reputation due to visitors that flock the town and drink till they drop.

Tourist Traffic to Ionian Isles on Upward Trend 

Tourist arrivals to the Ionian islands, including Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Corfu, grew by 12.1 percent in the first six months of 2017.

Lesante Blue Resort: First in Ionian to Join ‘Leading Hotels of the World’

The Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort on Zakynthos recently became the first hotel in the Ionian Sea to join the "Leading Hotels of the World" collection.

TripAdvisor: Greece Tops ‘Travelers’ Choice Awards for Rentals’ List

Greece is included in the Top 10 of the “First Travelers’ Choice Awards for Rentals” list, released by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor.