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Greek Regions Preparing 2021 Tourism Promotional Campaigns

The tourism campaigns of the Greek regions for the 2021 season will be largely based on online promotions through social media.

Symi’s New Port to be Inaugurated on May 8

The new port of Symi, located in the area of Petalo in the northern part of the Dodecanese island, will be inaugurated on May 8.

Kourneta Highlights Growing Role of Social Media in Greek Tourism

New technologies and social media have contributed to Greece's promotion as a year round destination, according to secretary general for tourism, Evridiki Kourneta.

Ministry to Fund Hub for the Promotion of Greek Culture, Creative Industries

Greece will allocate NSRF funds of 3.7 million euros for the creation of the so-called “Acropole Palace Creative Hub” in Athens to support entrepreneurship.

Minister Kontonis Says 3mn Euros to Fund Greece’s Sports Venues

A total of 3 million euros have been set aside to go towards the upgrade and maintenance of sports venues across Greece, Alternate Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis told a press conference this week ahead of the 34th Athens Marathon - The Authentic, to take place in Athens on...

Kountoura Scraps Obsolete Regime, Paves Way for Tourism Facility Upgrade in Greece

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has decided to do away with an outdated decree, known as PETA, in order to simplify procedures for the renovation, re-operation and upgrade of tourist accommodation facilities in rural areas.

Heraklion’s Venetian Fortress Reopens to the Sound of Music

With an August full moon from above to the tune of music from within, the famed Koules Fortress in the town of Heraklion, Crete, reopens its doors on August 18 after six years of restoration works.

Ancient Milos Theatre Gets Makeover, Back as a ‘Beacon of Culture’

The ancient marble theater on the Greek island of Milos is back in action after undergoing six years of restoration works.

Franchise Businesses May Soon be Able to Tap into EU Funds

A ban excluding franchise companies in Greece from being eligible for EU funding may be lifted, according to reports by Greek financial daily Naftemporiki.

Greece Best ‘User’ of NSRF Funds

Greece is among the EU countries with the highest absorption rates of National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) funds for the 2007-2013 period.

Alt. Minister Kountoura Presents Comprehensive Tourism Strategy

Supporting small- and medium-sized tourism enterprise and fostering team work between professionals of the sector through cooperatives, joint initiatives and united fronts, top the government’s agenda for the year ahead, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said in her...

Tourism Among Sectors to Receive Support Through New NSRF Funding to Greece

The European Commission has approved Greek projects adding up to 19 billion euros under the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for the Programming Period 2014-2020.

Evia’s Ports Scheduled To Be Upgraded

The 18.3-million euro upgrade projects of the port facilities of the Evia prefecture would have a very positive impact on transport, trade and tourism, the secretary general of Central Greece's prefecture, Pantelis Sklias, said recently.

New Tourism Measures Support Airlines, Employment

Minister of transport and communications, Evripidis Stylianidis, and minister for employment and social protection, Fani Palli-Petralia, recently announced measures to support the tourism sector.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Predicts Tourism Levels in 2008

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels recently held its final meeting for 2007 in the presence of Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and the political leadership of the Greek National Tourism Organization.