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Peloponnese Tourism Organization Boosts its Promotional Actions

The Peloponnese Tourism Organization (PTO) is boosting its promotional activities in Greece and abroad for 2019, aiming to attract more high-income travelers.

Study: Attica, South Aegean, Crete Account for Majority of Greece’s Airbnb Listings

The regions of Attica, South Aegean and Crete account for 60 percent of all Airbnb listings in Greece, according to a study released by KEPE.

Aria Hotels Adds New Property to Crete Portfolio

“The Island Concept” is the name of the new luxury boutique hotel in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, that Aria Hotels is adding to its portfolio.

Aldemar Resorts Receives Signum Virtutis Seal of Excellence

Aldemar Resorts has received the Signum Virtutis Seal of Excellence at the 2018 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality & Lifestyle Awards, held recently on Crete.

Antiparos, Messini, Kythira Best Places to Invest in Short-term Rentals

Antiparos, Messini and Kythira are considered the best places to invest in short-term rentals in Greece, according to data released by AirDNA.

Sports Tourism Boosts Investments at Costa Navarino

The Costa Navarino resort in Messinia, continues to invest in the fast growing sector of sports tourism, with the addition of more golf and tennis courses.

NYT Event at Costa Navarino Links Democracy with Books

Prominent personalities from the fields of politics, literature and the media recently gathered at the Costa Navarino resort in Messinia to participate in the Democracy & Books Weekend event.

Costa Navarino: Democracy and Books in the Spotlight

The power of books and their interconnection with democracy will be on the focus of the Democracy and Books Weekend, which will be held during September 14-16, at Costa Navarino.

New Archaeological Museum of Pylos Opens to the Public

The Archaeological Museum of Pylos in Messinia, which was recently relocated to the Niokastro Fortress, is now open to the public exhibiting finds from the wider region.

Astros Beach Now Offers Swimming Access to People with Disabilities

A special mobility ramp has been installed at the beach of Astros, in the Peloponnese, to facilitate people with physical disabilities to move in and out of the water.

DRV Selects Peloponnese as Host Destination for 2019 Conference

The German Travel Association (DRV), which represents most of Germany’s tour operators and travel agents, will hold its high-profile 2019 conference in the Peloponnese, Greece.

Grecotel Completes 42-million-euro Investment Plan

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts has completed a 42-million-euro investment plan, which included the total makeover of five luxury hotels in four destinations in Greece.

Costa Navarino to Host ‘Democracy and Books Weekend’ in September

Authors and politicians from around the world, in September, will gather at Costa Navarino in Greece to attend the Democracy and Books Weekend event.

Aldemar Resorts Launches Nine New Websites

Greek hospitality group Aldemar Resorts has announced the launch of nine new websites, aiming to offer information on its hotels.

AKS Porto Heli Hosts 11th International Music Festival

Aiming to strengthen the cultural ties of Greece and Russia with other countries around the world, the AKS Porto Heli hotel is hosting the 11th International Music Festival.

Homer’s Odyssey: Archaeologists May Have Discovered Oldest Written Extract

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a clay tablet with an engraved inscription, which is believed to be the oldest written record of Homer's epic tale, the Odyssey.

Peloponnese Region Hosts WTFL Chief, Promotes Sustainable Tourism

Peloponnese Region Governor Petros Tatoulis recently discussed sustainable tourism practices with Martin Barth, CEO of World Tourism Forum Lucerne.

Best of Greece Unveiled at 25th World Travel Awards

Greece’s best hotels, resorts, destinations, airlines, travel agencies and organizations were awarded in the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala ceremony, which was recently held in Athens.

Costa Navarino Upgrades Golf Facilities with New Clubhouse

Costa Navarino is currently extending the golf facilities of The Bay Course with the creation of a new clubhouse, expected to open its doors in spring 2019.

Major Mystras Investment Aims to Attract Wellness Tourism to the Peloponnese

A 20-million-euro tourism investment aims to establish Greece as an ideal wellness destination and attract “seasoned” travelers to the Peloponnese.