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Athens Gains Ground as Leisure Destination

Athens has seen the number of foreign vacationers increase by 111 percent between 2012-2017, according to data released by GBR Consulting.

Greece’s Tourist Arrivals Rise Over 12% in Jan-Aug 2018

Greece’s tourist arrivals increased more than 12% during the first eight months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, according to Tourism Ministry Secretary General Evridiki Kourneta.

SETE Chief: Regulation Vital for Short-term Rental Market in Greece

Regulation of the short-term rental market in Greece is key to maintaining balance in the tourism sector, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Q&A on Short-term Leasing in Greece

Questions and Answers (Q&A) for property owners interested in leasing their homes for short-term accommodation purposes via online sharing platforms, such as Airbnb.

Aria Hotels Expands its Hospitality Concept to Spain

Aria Hotels, a collection of boutique hotels and villas based in Greece, is expanding its activities to the Spanish market by opening a new office in Madrid.

‘Bluegr Hotels’ Appoints Travelworks as its PR and Marketing Agency

Travelworks, a Greek communications and marketing agency, will provide PR and marketing services to bluegr Hotels & Resorts.

Greek Hoteliers Call on Minister to Address Vacation Rentals Law Omissions 

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) is calling on the government to re-examine the legal framework covering short-term vacation rentals.

Έως τις 28 Σεπτεμβρίου η κατάθεση προτάσεων για 10 καταστήματα στην Στοά Εμπόρων

Λήγει την Παρασκευή 28 Σεπτεμβρίου η προθεσμία κατάθεσης προτάσεων για την επαναλειτουργία 10 κλειστών καταστημάτων στη Στοά Εμπόρων.

36th Spartathlon to Welcome Ultramarathoners from 50 Countries

Some 400 ultramarathoners from 50 countries will participate in the 36th Spartathlon race, which will take place during September 28-29.

Greece to Showcase Hotel Design at Hospitality Show in Dubai

Two Greek hotel case studies will be presented at The Hotel Show Dubai, a leading hospitality fair in the Middle East, which will take place during September 16-18.

Divani Apollon Welcomes Autumn with #DivineYou Programs

The Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso is welcoming autumn with a lineup of #DivineYou programs at its luxury thalassotherapy center on the Athenian Riviera.

New York Times’ Athens Event to Focus on Dangers for Democracy

The Greek capital is preparing to host the Athens Democracy Forum 2018, during September 16-18, under the theme "Democracy in Danger: Solutions for a Changing World”.

Greece’s Online Registry for Short-term Rentals Goes Live

The electronic registry for property owners leasing their homes for short-term accommodation via online sharing platforms, is now operational on www.aade.gr.

Kountoura Talks Tourism with Chinese Entrepreneurs

The investment opportunities of the Greek tourism market were discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Chinese entrepreneurs in Athens.

Greek Museum, Site E-ticket System Gaining Ground

The newly launched e-ticket, currently applicable at 11 popular archaeological sites and museums across Greece, is gaining ground according to the Archaeological Resources Fund (TAP).

The Guardian Explores Athens

Athens’ sites of interest, hotels, bars and restaurants are featured in an extensive article, recently published in the online edition of The Guardian.

Power Restored on Hydra after Major Blackout

Power has been restored on the island of Hydra in the Saronic Gulf, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator – DEDDHE announced on Monday.

WTM London: Marketing, PR Companies Sign Up for New Agency Pavilion

A number of marketing and PR companies from the UK and Greece have signed up for the new Agency Pavilion of WTM London, which will take place in November.

The New York Times Spent 36 Hours in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s Unesco-listed sites, as well as the Greek city's popular restaurants and shops, are highlighted in an extensive feature of The New York Times.

Ryanair Launches New Route from Athens to London Luton

Ryanair has announced a new route from Athens to London Luton, which will operate three times per week as part of its winter 2018 schedule.