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New Tourism Investment Infrastructure Interest

According to local press reports, foreign investors and large foreign enterprises are targeting some of the most important Greek ports and all airports, expecting that the country's tourism development will continue and expand, in particular into the winter season.

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.

New Tourism Investment Group to Invest In Greece

An investment group announced last month that it plans to spend, in the medium term, up to 1 billion euros in Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Turkey to develop organized tourism accommodation complexes, mainly for northern Europeans. In Greece its interest focuses on the Peloponnese,...

Pausanias Route Created for Peloponissos

Agrotouristiki SA, the state corporation for alternative tourism development, is setting up a network of municipalities in the central Peloponnese that follow the route of ancient geographer Pausanias, and thus promote the region as a model "ecoagritourism" zone.

Greek Agrotourism Enterprises on the Rise

According to Agrotouristiki, the number of accredited agro-tourism enterprises in Greece reach more than 1,000, with some 600 of these providing accommodation. But just 20 or so of these units are truly agrotourism units that encourage visitors to experience agricultural life at...

A Surprising Philoxenia

The amount of business done during Philoxenia, Greece's major tourism fair held last month in Thessaloniki, surprised most exhibitors this year. Another surprise was the traffic. Although it wasn't evident, Helexpo, the fair's organizer, said Philoxenia attracted 23,790...

Sports Tourism Moves to the Forefront

Sports tourism agreements appear plentiful of late with major companies like TUI Hellas taking more interest in the sector, and with the government ready to create a World Athletics Museum.

Peloponnese In The Spotlight At Second ARGO Black Sea Tourism Forum

Tourism professionals from the Black Sea Member States will gain first hand insights and knowledge on the most representative and innovative Peloponnese tourism products and have the opportunity to hold meetings with selected Greek regional tourism providers at the “ARGO II Black...

Utell launches ‘Discover Greece 2000’

Utell, the worldwide hotel reservations and marketing service of REZsolutions, has launched 'Discover Greece 2000' program in conjunction with Astra Hotels. A dozen destinations within Greece are spotlighted within the program. The destinations spotlighted include Athens,...

Peloponnese Promoted To UK Market

Fourteen tour operators from the UK that plan to expand activities in Greece were introduced to the southern Greece region of the Peloponnese during a familiarization trip organized 30 September to 10 October 2012.

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.

Greece Shines On Travel & Leisure List

Three Greek destinations were included on the list of “101 Places Every Traveler Should Know” published in the November issue of renowned US magazine Travel & Leisure.

Summer Holidays Expo Debut In Athens

Athens citizens had the opportunity to better plan their summer vacation among a vast variety of top Greek destinations last month at the 5th Summer Holidays Expo international fair held at the Helexpo Palace exhibition center in Marousi, Athens.
Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni (center) with representatives of the eight Greek regions that participated in Philoxenia 2012: East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese.
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28th Philoxenia: Region Awards

The Greek regions of East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese were honored during the opening ceremony of the 28th Philoxenia.
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Greek Gastronomy Initiative Launches In Brussels

Greek tourism destinations are currently being promoted through culinary experiences in restaurants in Brussels as part of the “gaΣtronomia@Brussels” initiative of the Greek National Tourism Organization office in Belgium.
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Brazilian Party Weekend At Barceló Hydra Beach Resort

The Barceló Hydra Beach Resort in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Brazil in Greece, Lar Brasileiro, is welcoming the summer with an authentic three-day Brazilian party.
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Argolida, Greece: The Next Napa Valley?

The agrotourism potential of the Argolida-Corinthos area was explored last week by a group of concerned professionals, members of an agrotourism cluster, who decided to seek insight from an expert in the field on how an area with good wine could become an ultimate tourism destination.
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Racquetball Banned At Greek Beach In The Peloponnese

If you are vacationing in West Mani, a municipality in the Messinia regional unit, Peloponnese, and are a fan of beach racquetball be careful when choosing a beach to practice your favorite sport.
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Peloponnese Products “Navarino Icons” Go International

The "Navarino Icons" food products are now available in new international points of sale, passing on the authentic flavors and cultural traditions of the Peloponnese.
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TUI Travel CEO To Make Friendly Visit To Greece

The CEO of TUI Travel PLC, Peter Long, will arrive in Greece in mid-September to hold meetings with Greek tourism professionals from Corfu, the Peloponnese and Kos.