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NEO Event Explores Climate Change, Seeks Sustainable Solutions

Identifying sustainable solutions for growth in view of climate change was the focus of an event held in Athens by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ).

Piraeus Port Welcomes Newly-built Cruise Ships

The Piraeus port recently welcomed two of the largest cruise ships in the world: Royal Caribbean's "Spectrum of the Seas" and Ponant's "Bougainville".

Louis Hotels Adds New Luxury ‘Ivi Mare’ to its Portfolio in Cyprus

Louis Hotels is adding the "Ivi Mare" to its portfolio of luxury properties, which will open its doors in May 2019, in Paphos, Cyprus.

Santorini’s Prehistoric Therasia Settlement Produces New Finds

The prehistoric settlement of Therasia, the second largest volcanic island off Santorini, has produced new archaeological finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

Study Aims to Pin Down Exact Date of Santorini Volcano Eruption Using Trees

A new study, measuring the radiocarbon stored in tree rings, aims to offer fresh insight into the exact date of the Santorini volcano eruption.

Navarino Observatory: Climate Change Took Toll on Mycenaean Palace in Pylos

Navarino Environmental Observatory researchers have presented findings that climate change most likely led to the destruction of the Mycenaean Palace of Nestor at Pylos.

Greece Wins a ‘Tourism Oscar’, Named Top 2018 Destination in Mediterranean and SE Europe

SACEN International announced Greece as the leading tourism destination in the Mediterranean and southeastern Europe for 2018.

Greek Tourism Expo Rebrands to ‘AIT Expo’, Opens in December 2018

The Athens International Tourism (AIT) Expo, formerly known as Greek Tourism Expo, will take place December 7-9 in Athens.

Countdown Begins for Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship Debut

The Celebrity Edge, the newest ship of Celebrity Cruises, is getting ready to make her first sailing on November 21, 2018.

Greece to Host International Sandy Beach Symposium 2018

The 8th International Sandy Beach Symposium (ISBS) will take place between May 25-29, 2018, in Hersonissos on the island of Crete.

Princess Cruises Unveils Name of Fourth Royal-class Ship

Princess Cruises’ fourth Royal-class ship will be named Sky Princess and is scheduled to launch in October 2019 on a series of Mediterranean destinations, including Athens.

Region of Crete to Present Goals of ‘Blueislands’ EU Environmental Project

The main objectives of the European “Blueislands” environmental project will be presented on October 24, during a conference organized by the Region of Crete in Heraklio.

Alonissos Honored as ‘Greek Destination of Environmental Sustainability’

The island of Alonissos topped the preferences of Nordic tourists as a Greek destination of environmental sustainability in a recent survey by tour operator Apollo Travel Group.

Tourism, Technology and Energy Top Greece-Israel Relations

Tourism, technology, energy and transport topped the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was in Israel on Wednesday, for bilateral talks, with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

Navarino Environmental Observatory in Greece Wins at ‘Ecopolis’ Awards

The Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) was honored with the award for best "Environmental Project" at the Ecopolis 2015 awards held last week at the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens.

Navarino Environmental Observatory: Greek-Swedish Collaboration Continues for Another Five Years

The Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) will continue its top research on the effects of climate change in the Mediterranean region through the continued collaboration between Stockholm University, the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) and TEMES...

Summer 2014: Greece Tops Mediterranean Destinations

Six Greek destinations are among the most favorite Mediterranean spots this summer, according to hotel comparison website Trivago.

Orange Cruises Hellas Launches Packages For Greeks For Travel To The Mediterranean, Baltic Countries

The representative of Norwegian Cruise Lines in Greece, Orange Cruises Hellas, has announced the launch of vacation packages for cruises in the Mediterranean and Baltic countries for Greek travelers.

Princess Cruises Annouces 2012 Europe Program

Princess Cruises passengers may have a hard time choosing among next summer’s array of Europe sailings as choices range from timeless cities of the Mediterranean, the splendor of Scandinavia and Russia and the intriguing ports of the continent’s northern reaches. Princess...