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Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Choose Greece

The Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts selected Greece as its first location in Europe. The company anticipates the creation of two luxury resorts, on the island of Santorini and Pylos of Messinia, under its management by 2009.

Conference and Visitors Bureau to Operate in Messinia

The Messinia Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently signed an agreement with the Messinia Prefecture and the Municipality of Kalamata for the operation of a Conference and Visitors Bureau in Kalamata for the promotion of conference tourism.

First Phase of Costa Navarino Open in 2009

The first phase of Costa Navarino, one of the largest investments in Greek tourism, is expected to welcome its first visitors in 2009. The 550-million-euro project by Greek Development Company TEMES S.A. (Tourism Enterprises of Messinia) in Messinia, southwest Peloponissos,...

Major Tourism Projects Planned This Year

At least five major tourism projects are expected to get underway this year. Two are completely new projects initiated by the Municipality of Katerinis (Pieria) and by the Elia Prefecture (Peloponissos).

Hotel Chamber Awards Nine For Tourism Contribution

At a ceremony last month, the Hellenic Hotel Chamber granted nine awards for significant contributions to tourism in Greece, in an award program first started in 2004. This year, a special committee selected individuals, businesses, initiatives and hotels that regardless of their...

Zoning Plan Study Completed

Last month, finally, Greece saw the completion of studies for the country's zoning plans. The studies, delivered to the Environment and Public Works Ministry, concern the national zoning plan as well as special zoning plans for industry, tourism, renewable energy sources and...

Hotel Chamber Holds Annual Tourism Awards

This year's Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' tourism awards took on a completely new face. Not only were the awards held within an up-market atmosphere, but also instead of a barrage of awards for everything and everybody, the chamber decided on a smaller number for specific reasons.

Navarino Environmental Observatory Officially Announced

The operation of the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO) was officially announced recently during a ceremony at the Academy of Athens.

Lights, Camera, Action: Costa Navarino!

The unique natural setting of Messinia in the Peloponnese will be screened around the world as the Costa Navarino resort recently "starred" as a filming destination for two international film productions.

Summer Holidays Expo 2010 Attracts Thousands

Some 20,000 visitors were informed of this year’s top Greek destinations at the fourth Summer Holidays Expo international exhibition, according to organizer Helexpo. The exhibition took place 22-25 April at the Helexpo exhibition center in Thessaloniki.

NEO Research Station Opens At Costa Navarino

The Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) Research Station was inaugurated Saturday, 27 October, at Navarino Dunes of Costa Navarino located in Messinia, Peloponnese. The observatory is dedicated to research and education on the climate and environment of the Mediterranean...

Navarino Natura Hall To Open Next Month

The unique interactive exhibition center “Navarino Natura Hall by Hellenic Postbank” in Costa Navarino was officially presented in Athens last month.
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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.
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“Greek Breakfast” Served At HORECA – Photo Report

At the 8th HORECA Expo, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels had a special space reserved for eight regions whose hotels serve the most important meal of the day through recipes based exclusively on Greek products. In other words, they serve “Greek Breakfast!”
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“Greek Breakfast” Initiative Attracts Hoteliers

“The chamber’s vision is for ‘Greek Breakfast’ to become the connection between tourism and local produce so the whole of society can enjoy the benefits of tourism in our country,” the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris, said following the success of...
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Messinia Gastronomy To Be Promoted Through Three-Day Seminar

Costa Navarino will host a three-day seminar aimed to promote and establish Messinian cuisine, promote local products, improve the region's offered gastronomy and tourism product and upgrade the services in the catering sector.
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Aquis Hotels Enters Attica Market

Aquis Hotels and Resorts has now entered the Attica hotel market as it has taken over the management of the five-star hotel Plaza Resort Hotel in Anavyssos.
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Costa Navarino Recognized As Great Place to Work

Messinia’s Costa Navarino has been recognized as one of Greece’s best workplaces, according to the 11th Best Workplaces 2013 list released recently by the Great Place to Work Institute Hellas.
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3rd Athens Open Air Film Festival To Launch With Ethan Hawke

Hollywood stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy will be in Athens to attend the premiere of their film “Before Midnight” that will open the 3rd Athens Open Air Film Festival in the Greek capital.
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8th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am Golf Tournament Wraps Up

The international golf tournament Aegean Airlines Pro-Am was held with success, for the eighth consecutive year, in the award-winning signature courses of Costa Navarino, Messinia, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course.