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More Islands Added to ‘Cyclades Trail Cup’ 2017 Running Event

Greece's islands will once again come into the spotlight through the Cyclades Trail Cup, which this year sees more destinations added to the sports event.

‘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.

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros Now Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros will now include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus as the two Cycladic islands recently became the latest destinations to join the “Greek Breakfast” program, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Tinos Marble Trail Exomeria 2016

Following the great success of Exomeria Trail Race 2014, we are pleased to announce that Tinos Marble Trail Exomeria 2016 will take place on Sunday 4 September 2016, in village Pyrgos, Tinos island.

Special Route Added to ‘Tinos Marble Trail: Exomeria’ Running Event

The organizers of the Tinos Marble Trail: Exomeria, to be held on September 4 in and around the traditionally preserved village of Pyrgos on the Cycladic island of Tinos, are making the running event more accessible to all.

Why September in Greece? The Best of All Worlds

Joining the recently launched “September in Greece” project, a Destsetters initiative, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) has nine spots for the ninth month of the year where it’s all happening in Greece.

Runners @ 1st Tinos Challenge Take the Island by Storm

It was all about the sea, the sun and the traditional footpaths against the deep blue of the Aegean during the 1st Tinos Challenge which took place on the Cycladic island last month.

Tinos Waterway Gets Eco Thumbs Up, Works Kick Off

Tinos is the first of the Cyclades islands to get environmental approval for the construction of the first waterway there.

VAT Rate in Greece to Rise on June 1, Second Group of Islands to Lose Reduced Rate

As of June 1, the top value-added tax (VAT) rate in Greece will rise by one percentage point - from 23 percent to 24 percent - and a second group of Greek islands will lose a special value-added tax status.

UNESCO Names Tinos’ Marble Mastery Heritage of Humanity

The marble masters of the Cycladic island of Tinos and their craft are now part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity following a decision on Wednesday, by the UNESCO committee which met for its 10th session in Namibia this week.

Tinos Island to Feature in BBC Documentary

The Cycladic island of Tinos will feature in BBC’s documentary “This is Greece” to be aired in the US, UK and Australia.

Tinos: The Island of Miracles

The only shipload of people that is different, is the one rolling into Tinos’ harbour early in the morning of August 15. This is no ordinary day and these are not your usual tourists.

Registration for the Tinos Running Experience Kicks Off

Tapping into the growing potential of sports tourism, the Cycladic island of Tinos is joining an increasing number of other Greek destinations in organising this year the 2nd Tinos Running Experience on June 6.

Tinos Professionals Tap into Edible Treasures, Aim to Put Island on Gastronomic Map

The opening of the “Tinos on the Gastronomic Map” exhibit featuring work by native photographer Evelyn Foskolou at the Tinos Cultural Foundation paves the way for the newly launched Tinos Food Paths workshop on May 6-7.

Greek Beer from Tinos Isle Wins Silver at the European Beer Star

A Greek beer produced on the Cycladic island of Tinos has been awarded silver at the prestigious European Beer Star held in Germany earlier this month.

15 August: A Day Of Celebration In Greece

The 15th of August is one of the biggest religious celebrations in Greece after Easter and Christmas, a national holiday that is observed by the public and private sector.

First Waterway Of Cyclades Island Group To Be Constructed On Tinos

Tinos in Greece is expected to be one of the first of the Cyclades island group to welcome seaplanes, as waterway facilities are on their way towards construction at the island's port.

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."
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Greece Celebrates On 15 August

If you happen to be in Athens on 15 August, don't be surprised if the city is somewhat deserted and hardly any Greeks are around. The 15th of August is one of the biggest celebrations in Greece - and a national holiday - as it is the day of the Dormition of Virgin Mary.
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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.