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Kalamata, Greece, Welcomes New 5-Star Hotel “Horizon Blu”

The 5-star Horizon Blu, a new luxurious hotel in Kalamata of the Messinia region in the Southern Peloponnese, Greece, recently opened its doors to the public.

Costa Navarino Launches New Art Exhibition For 2014

Costa Navarino in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese, Greece, has launched another dynamic concept at its contemporary art platform "Costa Navarino: Engaging Art."

Greece’s “Navarino Challenge” Marathon To Kick Off September 2014

Greek American Supreme Marathon runner, Dean Karnazes, will once again participate in the "Navarino Challenge" marathon race that will take place in Messinia and Arcadia, two Greek regions in the Peloponnese, this year on 19-21 September.

Hotels In Lakonia Add “Greek Breakfast” To Their Menus

Hotels in Lakonia, situated in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula, have joined the "Greek Breakfast" program and will now include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus.

Costa Navarino Wins At 2014 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Costa Navarino has won the "Destination Award" at the prestigious 2014 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards that took place at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual Global Summit, in Hainan, China.

“Secrets Of Greece” Are Unveiled At Athens Airport

Athens International Airport is displaying the theme cultural expeditions of Geo Routes & Aegean Routes in a photo-exhibition entitled "Secrets of Greece."

Peloponnese Hoteliers Want United Promotion Of Destination

The strong unitary character of the recently launched Peloponnese Tourism Organization was presented to a room full of Greek hoteliers during the 3rd General Assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held recently.

Grace Hotels Announces Plans To Open Hotel In Kalamata, Peloponnese

Grace Hotels recently announced plans for a new hotel development including residential villas just outside the historic city of Kalamata, in the south western part of the Peloponnese in Greece.

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.