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Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Blue Star Ferries Says Destination -You!

Blue Star Ferries recently announced its position and action on corporate social responsibility in 2006 and 2007. In a pamphlet recently circulated, Blue Star Ferries outlines its decision to embed corporate social responsibility, "Destination-You!" in the heart of its strategy...

Cyclades Goes Beyond ‘Sun and Sea’ Concept

The Cyclades holds the first place throughout Europe for the internationally known 'sun and sea' elements but so many other essentials compose the group that are unknown to most, according to the island group's Prefect Dimitris Bailas.

Neorion Holdings May Construct New Ships for EasyCruise

EasyGroup, the holding company of Greek entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou, signed a letter of intent with the Greek shipyard, Neorion Holdings, for the construction of as many as four cruise ships for use by its low-cost cruise business easyCruise. The new 500-passenger cruise...

Blue Star Ferries Increases Profit By 75%

Stintzis Lines, owner of Blue Star Ferries, announced last month that the ferry line posted a consolidated 9-month profit before taxes that was 75.3% higher when compared with the same first nine-month-period of the year before and reached 3.4 million euros.

Tourism Organization Continues Inspections

The Hellenic Tourism Organization last month continued its inspections of tourist resorts and businesses around the country. The organization's secretary general, Evgenios Yiannakopoulos, said that in a single week last month 51 inspectors checked 309 hotel units, 139 tourism...

Minoan To Place Seven New Vessels In Greek Waters

In less than two years, Crete-based Minoan Lines plans to accept delivery of at least seven new fast-ferry vessels. A number of these vessels are slated for routes to European ports, while others will replace older vessels on basic Greek routes.

Minoan Flying Dolphins Increases Route Frequencies

Minoan Flying Dolphins, which claims to be the biggest coastal shipping company in the world with revenue of 43 billion drachmas and a fleet of 77 vessels, increases it route frequencies. In particular, travellers heading to the Cyclades in the height of summer should find it...

Manessis 2010 Top 10 Hotels

The Manessis awards ceremony was held for the second consecutive year and winners were chosen based on tourist preferences and Manessis standards.
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Louis Announces 2013 Cruise Calendar

Louis Cruises recently unveiled its 2013 “Greece and Turkey” cruise program that includes three-, four- and seven-day cruises from Athens (Piraeus) to the Greek Islands and Turkey.
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Athens Hosts 4th Greek Tourism Destinations Expo

Greeks and tourists visiting Athens that used the metro at Syntagma last week had the chance to get informed on many Greek tourism destinations, taste local products and attend a series of local cultural events at the 4th Greek Tourism Destinations & Traditions Expo.
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Mykonos Most Expensive (But Not Most Popular) For Greek Three-Day Weekend

The most expensive Greek destination for the upcoming bank holiday weekend (Agiou Pnevmatos holiday) is Mykonos but it is not the most popular, as Greeks have focused their attention on Fira, Santorini, according to online booking company Trivago.
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Forum: Developing A Seaplane Network To Service The Greek Islands

The Region of South Aegean will hold a forum on Syros on Tuesday, 30 July, that will focus on the advantages of developing a seaplane network to connect the Greek islands. The forum entitled "Greek Islands: An ideal location for the development of seaplanes" will aim to provide...

Greek Products From The Cyclades Shine At Athens Food Festival

Local food producers from the Cyclades island group gave Athenians and visitors to the Greek capital a sample of their products at the recent food festival "Greece, Celebration – Tastes – Christmas 2013."

South Aegean Region Supports Syros Bid For 2021 European Capital of Culture Title

The Region of the South Aegean and the Cyclades Cultural Network FORUM20.21 have launched a three-year cooperation aiming for the Greek island of Syros to be named European Capital of Culture for 2021.

Beekeeping Symposium

The Chamber of Cyclades and the Department of the Hellenic Institute of Apiculture in collaboration with the “Eva Crane Trust” foundation organize a symposium on Beekeeping on the 9-11 October 2014 in Syros.

Greece Wins Triple for Cultural Heritage at 2015 EU/Europa Nostra Awards

Greece is one of the 28 award winners of the 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.

Vote for Greece in Europa Nostra’s Public Choice Award 2015!

Greece has three entries in the Europa Nostra Public Choice vote! The winner of the Public Choice Award will be announced at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony, a high-profile event, at Oslo City Hall on June 11.

Hellenic Seaways to Run Cyclades Islands Route

The Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways will run the route connecting the Western Cyclades with Syros and other islands of the Cyclades complex.

Syros City Trail 2015

On 12 September 2015, Chronosystems, in cooperation with Life Racing and with the support of Syros Runners and the Municipality of Syros-Ermoupoli, will organize the “Syros City Trail”, the 1st city trail running race in Syros and an important athletic event for the island.