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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...

Third Nafplio Marathon a Hit, Draws in the Crowds

More than 6,000 runners and athletes, professionals and amateurs took to the streets of the Peloponnesian town of Nafplio, last Sunday, in the largest Nafplio Marathon to date.

Kountoura Gives Thumbs Up to Syros Summer 3×3 Basketball Event

Syros Mayor George Marangos visited Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura in Athens recently to discuss… basketball.

Sports or Tourism… or Sports Tourism? – Opinion

"Greeks should take heed of all the benefits that sports tourism can produce and begin to give guidance, adhere to principles and work together for the greater good." - Opinion by CEO at Activemedia.com.gr Akis Tsolis

Cycling Chaps & Gals to Hit Spetses for 3rd Tweed Run

It’s all about fun and fitness in retro style at the 3rd Tweed Run to be hosted yet again on the Saronic island of Spetses this coming spring on April 15-17.

Russian Volvo Regatta Set to Sail Off Rhodes

The Dodecanese island of Rhodes will be the host of this year’s Russian Volvo Regatta during the week of April 30-May 6 as well as of two more high-profile sailing events in June and October.

Greek Town Nafplio Readies for 3rd Marathon, Register Now

The historic town of Nafplio, in the Peloponnese, is ready to welcome runners and athletes, professionals and amateurs, on March 6 for the 3rd Nafplio Marathon.

‘Alexander the Great’ Marathon to Soar on Ellinair Wings

Travel experts Mouzenidis Group and organizers of the International “Alexander the Great” marathon have announced that they have joined forces ahead of the major Thessaloniki running event to be held on April 3rd.

Athens Revels in Run-up to Marathon with Weeklong Events

The Athens Marathon may be all about running but it’s also about having fun and the Greek capital is ready to usher in the country’s biggest sporting event in style.

Athens-Attica Hotel Body Backs Authentic Marathon with Strong Initiatives

The Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association is proud to announce that it has actively contributed to the promotion of the 33rd “Athens Marathon. The Authentic”, which kicks off on November 8, through a series of initiatives in the run-up to the mega sporting event.