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Peloponnese Paves Way for Alternative Tourism with 1st ALTE Show

The 1st ALTE Peloponnese Tourism Exhibition is a fact aiming to serve as a reference point for alternative tourism offerings in the Peloponnese region.

Greece’s ‘Kyrimai’ and ‘Allegory’ Win in Historic Hotels of Europe 2018 Awards

Two Greek hotels are among the eight luxury properties that were named winners of the sixth Historic Hotels of Europe 2018 Awards.

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros Now Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros will now include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus as the two Cycladic islands recently became the latest destinations to join the “Greek Breakfast” program, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Local Hotel Association Aims to Bring Laconia Into the Spotlight

Establishing the southeastern Peloponnesian region of Laconia, which includes some of the country’s major tourist sites such as Monemvasia, Elafonissos, the Diros stalactite caves, Mt Taigetos, Mt Parnonas and Mystras, into an all-year-round tourist destination topped the agenda...

The BBC Goes To Monemvasia, Greece

Monemvasia's cuisine will star in an upcoming TV show on the BBC that explores different cuisines around the world and is presented by English chef Rick Stein.

Peloponnese Hoteliers Want United Promotion Of Destination

The strong unitary character of the recently launched Peloponnese Tourism Organization was presented to a room full of Greek hoteliers during the 3rd General Assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held recently.

The Peloponnese Launches United Tourism Organization

The seven regional units that comprise the Greek destination of the Peloponnese have teamed up with the region's hotel associations to show Greek and foreign tourists that the destination is not only unique but also united.
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Laconia Shines On Guardian’s Best City Break Destination List

Sparta, located in the region of Laconia, in the south-eastern Peloponnese, was recently included among the 10 most popular bargain city break destinations for 2013 by UK newspaper The Guardian.
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Peloponnese “Myths, Flavors and Poems” In Downtown Athens

The Peloponnese region is offering Greeks and visitors in Athens the opportunity to sample some of its finest products at the Exhibition of Traditional Peloponnese Culture-Tourism Products "Myths, Flavors & Poems" that is in full swing at Klathmonos Square in downtown Athens.

Monemvasia: More Than A Weekend Destination

The Monemvasia Tourism Promotion Committee recently organized a familiarization tour to Monemvasia for Greek tourism journalists and introduced them to the highlights and advantages of the municipality: a one of a kind castletown, rich history, natural beauty, gastronomic...

5th IMIC Offers Survival Strategies

The need for Greece's tourism policy to improve drastically was the main point of this year's 5th International Meetings and Incentives Conference (IMIC) titled "Selling Destinations, Venues and Services: Supplier Perspectives - Buyer Demands," which took place recently in Athens.

International Concern for Impact of Fires on Greek Tourism

The recent fires in Greece have destroyed over 1,900,000 hectares of land, claimed over 60 lives and destroyed dozens of villages. The loss of value of a number of tourism-related companies stocks on the days of the fires show how, according to the international press, the fires...

RES Zoning Legislation Before Parliament

The eagerly awaited first special zoning plan concerning renewable energy sources (RES) has been handed in for consultation and is expected to be tabled in parliament in April.

Tourism Arrivals Exceed Expectations

The number of foreign visitors arriving by air from January to August was up 8.4 percent, reported the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP). This increase is more than double compared to Greece's competitors in the Mediterranean. At the end of July, Croatia's...