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Santorini Wins 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice #4 World Island and #1 Europe Island Awards

Santorini, one of Greece's most popular destinations, has been honored this year as part of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands, ranking as the fourth on the list of top 10 islands in the world and top island in Europe for 2015.

‘Santorini Experience’ Promises Challenging Runs, Breathtaking Views

During May 1-3, Santorini Island will welcome the Santorini Experience, an ultimate sports event with breathtaking views, challenging routes and a rewarding experience!

Argo Travel Brings Greece Closer to Vietnamese Market

Argo Travel Group was the sole Greek exhibitor at the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) held recently in Hanoi and presented destination Greece to leading Vietnamese tour operators and travel agencies.

Volotea Launches First of Five New Routes in Athens, Greece

Spanish airline Volotea on Friday launched its Athens-Venice flight from Athens International Airport, the first of five new routes from the Greek capital to five destinations.

Mykonos and Santorini May Face VAT Hike

The Greek Government may increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for the popular islands of Mykonos and Santorini, according to Alternate Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas.

Greece Aims to Attract More Chinese Tourists

Greece has a key focus on attracting more Chinese visitors and the government has already started making the necessary contacts to attract more investment from the country and explore cooperation on a cultural level.

Greece’s ‘Cosmopolitan Islands’ May Lose Special Tax Status

The reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) rates that apply on the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini may possibly be axed, according to statements made today by Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani.

From Russia… to Greece With Love: Santorini, Sani Resort Top Tourist Picks

Russian holidaymakers seem to have a soft spot for Greece, and more specifically, for the Cycladic island of Santorini and the luxury Sani Resort, according the Russian edition of monthly travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

Greek Ports Join Forces to Coordinate Cruise Policies

The heads of the Greek ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Mykonos have agreed to work together and coordinate their cruise policies for 2016.

New Santorini Tourism Brand Launched

A new brand for Santorini's tourism promotion — "Santorini. The One" — was officially launched on Tuesday.

Lonely Planet: Lights, Camera… Greece!

Lonely Planet has recommended 10 Greek locations, which have been the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters, as holiday hotspots for its readers: "Pick a few and plan your trip, tracing the footsteps of the stars."

Travel Channel ‘Best Beach Awards 2015’: Double Win for Greece

Two Greek beaches are among the winners of the fourth annual Best Beach Awards of American TV station Travel Channel.

Greece has One of the World’s Most ‘Outrageous’ Hotel Pools

Santorini's Perivolas is among 14 hotels that have the most outrageous pools in the world.

Volotea Launches Greek Website, Gets Ready to Begin New Flights to/from Athens

Volotea today announced the launch of the Greek version of its website. in April Volotea will operate five new routes to and from Athens.

Mykonos and Santorini Nominated by USA Today for ‘Romantic Ports of Call’ Poll

As Valentine's Day approaches, USA TODAY 10Best is asking its readers to vote for their favorite romantic port of call.

Alitalia to Launch New Greek Island Routes in August from Milan Linate

Alitalia this summer will launch new seasonal routes from Italy's second largest airport Milan Linate to four popular Greek islands.

Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek Airports Among Europe’s Top Performers in November

Greece’s airports were among Europe’s best performers in November 2014, according to a traffic report released by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.

US Company Pleasant Holidays Adds Greece to its Package Deals

One of the largest American travel companies, Pleasant Holidays, has added Greece to its roster of destinations, as well as two Windstar Cruises from Athens to Istanbul.

Greek Hotel Among National Geographic’s ‘Unique Lodges of the World’ Network

The Kapari Natural Resort on the Greek Island of Santorini has been singled out by National Geographic and included in the "Unique Lodges of the World", a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability,...