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American Travel Professionals Get To Know Loutraki, Greece

The Loutraki Tourism Organization recently held a familiarization trip for 35 American travel agents and tour operators earlier this month to promote the Greek tourist product of Loutraki.

Greece Goes To The Oscars: “Before Midnight” Nominated For An Academy Award

The film "Before Midnight," filmed in Messinia in Costa Navarino, Greece, has been nominated for an Oscar at the 2014 Academy Awards. The film is a nominee in the "Best adapted screenplay" category.

Costa Navarino To Host Biggest Triathlon Event In Greece

An international event for triathlon enthusiasts will take place in Fall 2014 at the region of Messinia in the Peloponnese.

“Navarino Challenge” Marathon In Greece’s Peloponnese Wraps Up With Great Success

The first "Navarino Challenge" marathon led by Greek-American ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes successfully wrapped up last week in Messinia and Arcadia, two Greek regions in 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.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.