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Thira Mayor: Santorini is a 365-day Tourism Destination

Santorini, one of the world's most popular tourism destinations, is expected to wrap up 2018 with over 2 million visitors, up from some 1.7 million in 2017.

Sales Seminars for Greek Hoteliers – Next Stop: Santorini

Five key players in the Greek tourism sector will give tips to hoteliers on increasing revenue, during the third Sales Seminar to take place on October 26 on Santorini.

Athens Hosts Discussion on Airbnb Phenomenon in Europe

Ways to regulate the home sharing market and deal with the issue of overtourism in European cities were discussed between the mayors of Athens, Santorini and Florence.

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.

Crete to Host 20th FEG European Tourist Guides Meeting

The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, during November 20-25, will hold the 20th European Tourist Guides Meeting in Heraklion on Crete.

Santorini’s Prehistoric Therasia Settlement Produces New Finds

The prehistoric settlement of Therasia, the second largest volcanic island off Santorini, has produced new archaeological finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Caldera Yachting Renews Sponsorship for Thira Women’s Volleyball Team

Caldera Yachting has once again been announced as the Gold Sponsor of the women’s volleyball team of Santorini’s Thira Athletic Federation.

Santorini’s Akrotiri Site Produces New Archaeological Finds

The Minoan Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini has produced new marble and clay finds including a 3,600-year-old marble figurine of a woman.

Santorini’s Mystique and Vedema Shined at CNT Readers’ Choice Awards 2018

The Luxury Collection Hotels "Mystique" and "Vedema", both located on Santorini, shined at Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2018.

Santorini Experience 2018 Attracts Global Interest

Professional and amateur athletes gathered on Santorini during October 5-7 and participated in the 4th Santorini Experience sports tourism event.

Butterfly Stories Joins Forces with ‘The Tea Makers’

Food management and hospitality consultants Butterfly Stories has joined forces with The Tea Makers on Santorini.

Grace Hotels Goes ‘Gracefully Pink’, Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer

Grace Hotels this month is becoming "Gracefully Pink” to support the Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois”.

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.

‘Infinity Suites–Dana Villas & Suites’ Honored at Expedia Awards 2018

The Infinity Suites – Dana Villas & Suites, located on Santorini, has been awarded at the prestigious Expedia Awards 2018.

Tool Develops Website of Kamari Beach Hotel

The Kamari Beach Hotel on Santorini recently launched its revamped website, which was redesigned by Greek digital marketing services company Tool.

British Airways Adds Kos to 2019 Summer Schedule

British Airways has announced the launch of a new route from London Gatwick to the Greek island of Kos for summer 2019, with flights set to begin in May.

Aria Hotels Expands its Hospitality Concept to Spain

Aria Hotels, a collection of boutique hotels and villas based in Greece, is expanding its activities to the Spanish market by opening a new office in Madrid.

Aqua Vista Hotels Hosts Art Happening at ‘Aqua Gallery’

Aqua Vista Hotels recently presented a new group art exhibition, during a special event at its avant-garde Aqua Gallery, on the island of Santorini.

Romania’s ‘Cocktail Holidays’ Joins Entrada Network

Online travel reservations platform Entrada has welcomed Cocktail Holidays to its network, a Romanian tour operator and member of IATA.

Tourism to Greece Roars Ahead, Arrivals Up in July

Greece recorded a 9.8 percent increase in international air arrivals in July but a 2.1 percent decline in the number of road arrivals compared to the same month in 2017.