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Aegina: Away From Athens But So Close!

Aegina, an island in the middle of the Saronic Gulf and in the vicinity of Salamina, Agistri, Poros, Methana, and, further out, Hydra and Spetses, is the second closest island to Athens.

Hydra: The Lady of the Saronic Gulf

Hydra is an island known all over the world for its picturesque town - the subject of innumerable paintings - and for being a cosmopolitan holiday destination and choice of summer home for writers, artists, and refined jet-setters since the 50s.

Poros: One Destination, Many Options!

At about one hour away from the port of Piraeus and equally accessible by land, Poros, part of the Saronic Gulf islands along with Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra and Spetses, is an idyllic weekend destination for Greeks and visitors alike.

Navigator Forum Charting New Waters for Greek Shipping

Europe’s maritime policy and the future potential of Greek shipping were the focus of this year’s NAVIGATOR forum titled “The Shipping Decision Makers”, which took place recently at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel.

Greek Travel Agents Reach Out to Professionals from the Middle East

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) will host a familiarization trip in Athens for tour operators and journalists from Kuwait and Bahrain during 4-8 December.

Hydra’s Donkeys and Mules Introduced to Russian Audience

Russian television station "TV Zvezda" in Moscow recently aired a feature on the beloved donkeys and mules found on the Greek island of Hydra. TV Zvezda is one of the largest Russian TV channels and counts some 17 million viewers.

Greece Comes Closer to Travel Markets of Kuwait and Bahrain

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) introduced Greece as a tourism destination to tour operators and journalists from Kuwait and Bahrain during a familiarization trip in Athens held 4-8 December.

‘Telegraph Travel’ Tribute to 19 Best Greek Islands

In its latest photo series, Telegraph Travel has selected the 19 best Greek islands for all tastes.

Sophia Loren: ‘Hydra is One of the Most Beautiful Places in the World’

Academy Award-winning Italian actress Sophia Loren referred to the Greek island of Hydra as "one of the most beautiful places in the world" in a recent interview she gave to the New York Times.

Lonely Planet: Lights, Camera… Greece!

Lonely Planet has recommended 10 Greek locations, which have been the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters, as holiday hotspots for its readers: "Pick a few and plan your trip, tracing the footsteps of the stars."

Greece Destinations Making International Good News Again

Whether its Ikaria and its super diet that keeps islanders alive and well way into their hundreds, the island of Kefalonia as the setting for Louis de Bernieres' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin or New York-based Greek chef and restauranteur Maria Loi revealing secrets of the...

May 1st Holiday in Greece: Where are the Greeks Going This Year?

Greeks will mainly travel to domestic destinations for the upcoming May Day holiday, instead of visiting cities abroad, which was the trend last year, a recent survey said.

Italian Journalists Get a Taste of Athens

Eight Italian journalists explored Athens and the islands of the Argosaronic during a press trip held April 16-19 by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Italy.

Seven Greek Isles Among Mediterranean’s Top 10, Ios Leads the Way

The hotels on seven Greek islands are luring visitors to Greece as revealed by online booking agent Trivago UK’s annual Mediterranean Island Reputation Ranking 2015 released recently, placing the Cycladic isle of Ios on the top of the list.

Poros: A Destination with Endless Holiday Options

The Municipality of Poros this year has announced a comprehensive tourism development strategy that will focus on holding events and cultural activities, reducing car circulation on the island in the evenings, restoring local transport via boat rides and extending the tourist...

“Melina Mercouri Returns to Hydra”

The Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots is paying tribute to the charismatic personality of Melina Mercouri to mark the 20th anniversary of her passing.

All the More Say ‘I Do’ in Greece

Greece is steadily growing into a leading destination for those ready to tie the knot, with all the more resorts and boutique hotels across the country and on its isles ready to offer everything from legal arrangements to the best cake.

Athens Hotels Hike Rates in September, Still Among Europe’s Cheapest

Athens hotel rates were up by 18 percent in September, compared to the same month last year, but are still among the most affordable in Europe, according to online booking agent trivago.gr’s Hotel Price Index.

Crystal Cruises Opts for Greece over Turkey Due to Safety Concerns

LA-based Crystal Cruises said last week that it would be making stops in Greece instead of neighboring Turkey due to security concerns following a bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists on January 12.

New Faces: Tina Toribaba, Communications Manager, Hilton Athens

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Tina Toribaba, the communications manager at Hilton Athens.
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