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Greek King Alexander the Great to ‘Watch Over’ Athens

A bronze statue of Greek king Alexander the Great will be erected in central Athens, after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS).

Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Athens Nominated for ‘European Best Destination 2015’ Official Title

Vote for Athens! The Greek capital is competing against 20 cities in Europe for the title of "European Best Destination 2015"!

Volotea Launches Greek Website, Gets Ready to Begin New Flights to/from Athens

Volotea today announced the launch of the Greek version of its website. in April Volotea will operate five new routes to and from Athens.

Glyfada District in Athens to get 6.5 Million Euro Facelift

The upscale Glyfada coastal district in southern Athens will get a 6.5 million euro facelift thanks to four projects financed under the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2014-2020.

Athens, Greece, Welcomed Over 15 Million Visitors in 2014

Athens was visited by more than 15 million tourists last year, which represents an increase of more than 20 percent, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.

Athens Enters 2nd Phase of ‘European Best Destination 2015’ Competition

The second phase of the 'European Best Destination 2015' competition has begun! Cast your vote for Athens!

Greece: Olga Kefalogianni Hands Over Tourism Portfolio to Elena Kountoura

Greece's Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura took over her new post from Olga Kefalogianni at a special ceremony held today in Athens.

European Hotel Industry: Athens among Key Market Performers for December 2014

Hotels in Athens, Greece, last month reported the second largest increase in occupancy on a European level, according to data released by STR Global on the European hotel industry for December 2014.

Athens Mayor Talks Tourism with Turkish Ambassador

The tourism cooperation between Athens and Turkey was one of the main topics discussed in a meeting today at City Hall between the Greek capital's mayor Giorgos Kaminis and the Turkish Ambassador to Athens Kerim Uras.

Airlines Announce New Routes to/from Athens, Greece

In view of the summer 2015 schedule of Athens International Airport, airlines have announced a series of new routes to/from the Greek capital.

Greek Hoteliers Get Ready for ‘100% Hotel Show’ in Athens

100% Hotel Show, Greece's exhibition addressed exclusively to hoteliers, intends to pass on innovative ideas for the professional growth of hoteliers and reveal ways to strengthen the development of Greece’s tourism industry. The exhibition will run 7-9 February at the MEC...

Attica Region Eyes Austrian Holidaymakers, Promotes Athens, Saronic Isles

As part of its ongoing campaign to promote Attica as a prime all-year-round tourist destination, the Attica Region participated in this year’s Ferien-Messe Wein show, which ran on January 15-18 in Vienna.

Athens Dives in Trivago Reputation Ranking, Paris, London off List

Athens dropped 40 spots in hotel search Trivago’s annual reputation ranking released on Thursday.

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.

Conde Nast Traveler Places Semiramis in Athens among Most Colorful Hotels

Leading travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler has included Semiramis in Athens, Greece, on a list of the most colorful hotels that are sure to "brighten your next vacation".

Thessaloniki Mayor Named in World’s Top 10

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris joins the ranks of the best mayors around the globe as he was named one of the top 10 awardees for the 2014 World Mayor Prize.

Athens Carnival Underway with Events for All

The Greek capital bursts to life with plenty of song and dance as carnival season takes off in its streets, squares and boroughs.

Athens Mayor Explores Ways to ‘Regenerate’ Athens at Paris Meet

The need to upgrade urban environments and face the challenges of the ever-changing urban scene with careful planning and practical solutions thus paving the way for investment and tourism was at the center of Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis’ address during this year’s European...

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.