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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.

Ryanair Extends ‘Santorini Experience’ Seat Sale: Athens-Santorini Flights from Just €19.99

Ryanair on Friday announced that due to overwhelming demand, it will extend its “Santorini Experience” seat sale for the weekend, allowing customers to book seats from just 19,99 euros until midnight (24:00hrs) Sunday, July 17.

Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta Adds Sea Conference to Agenda

The importance of safeguarding the sea environment was part of the 6th Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta, which took place on the Saronic island on June 18-21, and which explored blue growth with parallel events.

Bike Friendly Hotels the Next New Thing in Greece

Whether its needing a place to stay the night or a spot to keep your bicycle safe, the new Bike Friendly Hotels initiative rewards accommodation facilities in Greece, which not only offer hotel services tailored to cyclists’ needs but also actively contribute to sustainable tourism.

‘Santorini Experience 2016’ – Registrations are Open!

Entries have opened for the “Santorini Experience”, taking place on October 7-9. For the second year in a row, fans of swimming, running and of Santorini Island will experience breathtaking views, challenging routes and a rewarding experience!

Kountoura Applauds 6th Modern Nemean Games, Underlines Importance of Sports Tourism

Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently discussed ways to boost the international promotion of the Modern Nemean Games, a revival of ancient Greek games that have been taking place in Nemea, southern Greece, since 1996.

‘The Navarino Challenge is the Best Example to Promote Sports Tourism in Greece’ – Interview with Tae Kwon Do Icon Alexandros Nikolaidis

GTP had the opportunity to talk with Alexandros Nikolaidis, the twice Silver Olympic medalist in Tae Kwon Do and an ambassador of Greece's multi-award winning event “Navarino Challenge” that will take place in September 2016. Nikolaidis underlines the importance of Tae Kwon Do as...

Olympic Flame to Ignite Spirit for Brazil 2016 Games

True to tradition, the Olympic Flame to look over the 2016 Rio Games from the Maracanã cauldron in Brazil this summer will be lit at a special ceremony in Ancient Olympia, Greece, on Thursday, April 21.

Rio 2016: From Ancient Olympia to Maracanã… Here Comes the Olympic Torch

The time has come for Greece to share the light of the Olympics as the Olympic Torch begins its journey on April 21 from the home of the Games in Ancient Olympia to Athens' Panathenian Stadium on April 27 and from there to Brazil, the host of the world’s largest sporting event.

Run Greece Larissa Event Off to a Good Start

The Central Greek city of Larissa is the first stop in the annual Run Greece events with over 4,500 runners ready to test their mettle this Sunday, on March 27.

Athens Half Marathon Breaks Records

More than 17,000 runners and two new records marked this year’s Athens Half Marathon, which took place in the Greek capital on Sunday.

Hoteliers Bearing Gifts, Special Offers ‘Join’ Athens Half Marathon

The Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association in collaboration with some 138 private and public institutions including museums, art spaces, galleries, shops and eateries are yet again lending their hands-on support to the Athens Half Marathon, which takes place in the Greek...