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Greece Welcomes Sports Tourism, Still Needs to Set a Target

All the more destinations in Greece are tapping into sports as a way to promote their offerings and attract visitors. Is sports tourism the next big thing?

Runners Get Unique Island Experience at 2nd Andros Trail Race

The 2nd Andros Trail Race drew in the crowds earlier this month and offered amateur and professional athletes the chance to experience Andros in all its natural glory.

‘Syros Trimore Triathlon 2017’ Attracts Global Interest

The Cycladic island of Syros hosted more than 2,500 athletes, coaches and attendees from eleven countries, during the 2nd Syros Trimore Triathlon.

1st ‘Patmos Revelation’ Event to Highlight Sacred Island as Sports Tourism Destination

The 1st "Patmos Revelation" will host Greek Olympic and world champions, professional and amateur athletes and will include running and open water swimming races.

Greece’s ‘Navarino Challenge 2017’ to Kick Off in October

The fifth edition of the sports tourism event “Navarino Challenge” will take place October 13-15 in Messinia and Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese.

Ready, Set… Run: Time for 4th Nafplio Marathon

The Peloponnese town of Nafplio will be hosting professional and amateur runners in its streets for the 4th Nafplio Marathon events to kick off this Sunday.

Fresh Hotel First to Go Bike-Friendly in Athens

Fresh Hotel is the first Athens hotel to receive a special sticker indicating that it welcomes bicycle lovers and certifying that it has the facilities to accommodate their needs.

‘Cyclades Trail Cup’ Brings Greek Isles into Sports World Spotlight

Over 350 athletes made the Cyclades Trail Cup 2016 a success, bringing Greece's islands into the spotlight and paving the way for the event to take off in the coming months.

Kickboxers to Battle it Out at Major Sports Event on Santorini in 2017

Santorini, one of Greece's most renowned islands, will once again host a major sports event in its aim to increase tourism during the off-season: the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) European Championship 2017 on May 1-6, 2017.

Midnight Runners Bring Fitness Fun to Athens this Week

The Midnight Runners and their popular music-based workouts will be in Athens this Friday (November 11) for some fitness fun ’n’ games during the Midnight Music Run Athens Special.

Athens Run Ready for Action this Sunday

The time has come for amateur and professional runners to hit the streets for the 30th Athens Run this Sunday.

Greek Bike Friendly Hotels Get Special Sticker, Pilot Launch at WTM London 2016

Greek hotels welcoming bicycle lovers and accommodating their needs will now receive a special sticker in efforts to attract cyclists and actively contribute to sustainable tourism.

Thessaloniki Night Run 2016 a Sports Party for All

More than 21,000 runners from Greece and abroad took to Thessaloniki streets on October 8 to test their limits during the 5th International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Boasts 1st Bike Friendly Hotels in Greece

In tune with the changing trends and new demands, Porto Carras Grand Resort hotels Meliton and Sithonia are the first in Greece to receive “Bike Friendly Hotel” accreditation.

Aegean Isles Showcase Leisure Offerings at Germany’s TourNatur Expo

As part of a ongoing strategy to promote all-year-round tourism, the North and South Aegean regions are participating this year at the TourNatur expo taking place September 2-4 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Counting Down the Days to the 1st Andros Trail Race

In a month’s time amateur and professional athletes from across the globe will be running the footpaths of the Cycladic island of Andros in one of the island’s biggest sporting events, the 1st Andros Trail Race to take place on October 2.

Cyclades Trail Cup Expands to Europe with New Italy Partner

Organizers of the Cyclades Trail Cup - which includes the Tinos Challenge, the Syros City Trail and the 1st Andros Trail Race - have entered a deal with Italian race organizers Camelbag ASD.

Andros Trail Race Invites Runners with Grit to Join the Fun

The Andros Trail Race is about lots of determination and love for nature. The Cycladic island’s first mountain running event takes place on October 2 and organizers are calling on amateur and professional athletes to register.

Porto Carras Hosts ORC European Sailing Championship 2016

In its ongoing efforts to promote the Halkidiki region and boost marine tourism towards the extension of the tourism season, the luxury Porto Carras Grand Resort held the ORC European Sailing Championship 2016 on July 3-10.

Minister Kountoura Backs 1st AegeanBall Fest for Syros’ Tourism

Basketball and sports can go a long way towards the promotion of Greece as a leading holiday destination, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the 1st AegeanBall Festival 2016 held earlier this month on the Cycladic island of Syros.