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AEGEAN Adds Special Flights to Transfer Holy Flame to Greek Destinations

AEGEAN Airlines will provide three extra aircraft (non commercial flights) to distribute the Holy Flame to as many Greek destinations as possible once it arrives in Athens from Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, April 11.

SkyGreece to Launch Direct Flights from Canada to Athens, Thessaloniki in May

SkyGreece Airlines will offer direct flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, Zagreb and Budapest from Montreal and Toronto starting May 17.

Greek City Ioannina Sets Sights on European Cultural Capital 2021

The city of Ioannina in northwestern Greece is vying for the title of European Cultural Capital 2021, the municipal authority announced on Wednesday, saying it would submit its bid by October 23 under the title “Ioannina-Epirus: Cultural Capital of Europe 2021”.

Greece Sees Impressive Increase of Foreign Arrivals in First Quarter of 2015

The first three months of 2015 posted an impressive increase in foreign arrivals from abroad to Greece, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Wednesday.

Larissa to Bid for 2021 European Capital of Culture Title

Larissa, the capital and biggest city of the Thessaly region in Greece, will bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Cities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina Team Up to Promote Tourism

In their efforts to boost tourism and promote their cities as prime tourist destinations, the northern Greece municipalities of Thessaloniki and Ioannina signed a memorandum of cooperation before laying out the groundwork for a common strategy during a day event held last week.

Thessaloniki Marathon Runners Faced Rain and Crossed the Finish Line

Over 20,000 marathon runners braved the cold and wet conditions Sunday to cross the finish line for the 10th Alexander the Great International Marathon in Thessaloniki.

Ryanair Launches Athens Summer 2015 Schedule with Flights from €19.99

Ryanair on Thursday launched its Athens summer 2015 schedule with new flights from the Greek capital to Warsaw Modlin, Budapest, Brussels Charleroi, Bratislava, Rome Ciampino and Santorini.

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.

Thessaloniki is 2nd Most Popular Destination in Europe to Reach By Train

Thessaloniki came in second place among some of Europe’s most-loved cities that were competing for the "InterRail Destination of the Year Award 2015".

Greek Travel Bloggers Take Tour of Hersonissos’ Best Kept Secrets

As part of its efforts to extend the tourist season and introduce holidaymakers to alternative tourism options, Crete’s Hersonissos Municipality is tapping into the far-reaching influence of the social media.

Visitors Give Thessaloniki Thumbs Up for Infrastructure, Services

The findings of the survey, which was carried out jointly with GBR Consulting, were presented by THA president Aristotelis Thomopoulos and GBR managing consultant Stefan Merkenhof.

Click Your Way to Greece… Through Google Street View

Google’s popular Street View map service has enhanced its Greece visual offerings with additional panoramic photos of more destinations.

Young Face of the Week: Anna Karamitsou – Hotel Manager, Milos, Cyclades

This week, GTP introduces Anna Karamitsou, the manager of Eiriana Luxury Suites located on Milos, the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades group.

Greek Carrier Ellinair Distributes Flights via Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform

Travelport on Thursday announced a new agreement with Greek carrier Ellinair through which the airline will now distribute its flights via the Travelport Travel Commerce Platform.

Greece 7th Among Top 10 European Traveler Picks

Greece is ranked 7th among the Top 10 destinations of choice for European travelers, according to data released on Monday by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) research unit.

Greeks Pick Rome, Corfu For Easter Fun

Rome and Corfu top Greek travellers’ choices for the upcoming Easter holidays, according to trivago.gr, with London, Istanbul and Paris in their first five picks.

Thessaloniki Marathon Participation Peaks

Participation in the 10th Alexander the Great International Marathon, to kick off in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, on April 5, has increased by 40 percent with an extra 1,500 spots added by organizers.

Lufthansa Group Announces More Flights to Greece this Summer

The airlines of Lufthansa Group this summer will increase their frequencies to and from Greece and include new popular destinations to their flight schedules.

Historic Boat Service to Sail Thessaloniki Waters Again

The historic Thessaloniki ferries will once again be sailing the Thermaic Gulf, south of the port city, as part of a pilot program aimed at improving transportation services.