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Fraport-run Greek Airports See 12.3% Passenger Traffic Rise in January 2019

Greece's 14 regional airports run by Fraport Greece registered a 12.3% rise in passenger traffic in January this year, compared to the same month in 2018.

Santorini’s Athina Luxury Suites Honored as ‘Boutique Hotel of the Year’

The Athina Luxury Suites hotel on Santorini has been named “Boutique Hotel of the Year” at the Greek Hotel of the Year Awards.

Cruiseway Travel: Demand for Luxury Cruises on the Rise

Demand for luxury cruises has been on the rise during the last few years, a trend continuing into 2019, according to Athens-based agency Cruiseway Travel.

TripAdvisor Reveals Greece’s Top Hotels for 2019

A number of Greek hotels, located in some of the country's most popular tourism destinations, are included on TripAdvisor's 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards list.

Aqua Vista Hotels Participates in ‘Women Talk About Tourism’ Event

Aqua Vista Hotels recently participated in a panel discussion titled, “Women Talk about Tourism”, which was held within the framework of the "Money Show Athens 2019".

Early Bird Registration for 5th Santorini Experience is Open

Registration for the 5th “Santorini Experience” sports tourism event is now open, with an early bird 50% discount valid until March 31, 2019.

Short-term Rentals a Boon for Greek Property Owners

Greek property owners have been making the best of the sharing economy with revenue from short-term rentals up by 105 percent over the last two years, an AirDNA study reveals.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

South Aegean Ready to Shine as European Region of Gastronomy

The culinary traditions of the South Aegean Region are reaching all the more people within the framework of its tenure as “European Region of Gastronomy 2019”.

Athens, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes Hotel Investments Get Green Light

Major tourism projects in Athens and on the islands of Crete, Santorini and Rhodes have received the go-ahead by Greek authorities.

Minoan Lines Announces Heraklion – Cyclades Itineraries

Minoan Lines has announced that its ultra-modern high speed ferry Santorini Palace will start its itineraries on the Heraklion - Cyclades islands route on April 25.

Culture Ministry: Winter Schedule for Greek Sites, Museums

State museums and archaeological sites in Greece as of January 7, will be operating in accordance to the winter schedule, the Ministry of Culture announced.

Collette Tours Selects Mykonos and Santorini to Host 2019 Sales Meeting

The Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini in 2019 will host the annual sales meeting of Collete Tours, one of the largest and oldest tour operators in the United States.

‘Navagio’ on Zakynthos Named World’s Top Beach for 2018

Zakynthos' Navagio beach ranks first on the “World’s Top 50 Beaches” list for 2018, which was released by travel website FlightNetwork.

Santorini Mayor Calls for Closer Cooperation on Crucial Issues

A brighter, healthier future for Santorini depends on ensuring closer cooperation, tighter regulations and upgraded infrastructure, according to the island's mayor Nikos Zorzos.

Turkish Airlines, Argo Travel Promote Greece to US, Asian Tourism Pros

Turkish Airlines recently transferred 22 top tour operators from the US and Asia to Greece, as part of a fam trip organized by Argo Travel Group.

Santo Maris Oia Raises Environmental Awareness of Santorini Students

Santo Maris Oia successfully completed the first year of an innovative environmental program, which aimed to raise awareness among high school students on Santorini.

Greek Tourism Success Story ‘Troubles’ German Press

Germany’s daily business paper Handelsblatt appears to be wondering whether Greece’s unprecedented success in tourism will continue into the new year.

Marriott Greece ‘Runs for Youth’ in Athens

The Marriott Greece & Cyprus Business Council recently held the first “Run for Youth” event in Athens, aiming to raise funds for the SOS Children's Villages Greece.

Santorini’s Carpe Diem Boutique Resort Crowned as Best in Europe and World

The Carpe Diem resort on Santorini has been named “Best Relaxation Retreat” in Europe and the World at the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2018.