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Greece Sets Developing Wedding, Luxury Tourism as Priority

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is taking action to establish Greece as a top wedding and luxury tourism destination.

Report: Short-haul Travel to Save the Day in Europe

Short-haul travel is expected to be a lifeline for the travel sector over the next months, as more travelers opt for shorter and closer trips, says the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Santorini Most Searched-for Greek Destination on Tripadvisor

The island of Santorini was the most searched-for destination in Greece on travel platform Tripadvisor during the first nine months of 2022.

Grand Hyatt Athens Goes ‘Grander’ with Major Expansion

The Grand Hyatt Athens is set to become largest Grand Hyatt-branded hotel in Europe following the completion of extensive expansion and renovation works in 2023.

Greece’s Ioannina Castle Now Accessible to Visitors with Disabilities

Ioannina Castle, the fortified old town of the city of Ioannina in northwestern Greece, is now accessible to visitors with disabilities, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

MarBella Collection’s ‘Greek Chefs Abroad II’ Showcases Greek Cuisine with a ‘Twist’

Aiming to showcase the vast potential of Greek cuisine internationally, the MarBella Collection held its annual “Greek Chefs Abroad II” event across its network of luxury hotels.

September 23-25: Museums, Sites Free in Greece for European Heritage Days

Greece will celebrate European Cultural Heritage Days this year with free admission from September 23 to 25 to state museums, archaeological sites and landmarks under the shared theme: “Sustainable Heritage”.

Greek Gov’t Aiming to Take Tourism Sector Into a New Era

Sustainable tourism development focusing on environmental protection is among the government’s top priorities, according to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece in EU Lead with August Commercial Flight Increase

Greece had the highest rise in the European Union in the number of commercial flights in August, compared to the pre-pandemic 2019, according to Eurostat.

‘Taste of Loutraki’ Places Corinthia Food on Travel Map

The “Taste of Loutraki” event held in Loutraki near Corinth, Peloponnese, showcased its products and gastronomy through a series of interactive activities aiming to enhance the overall tourist experience.

Ancient Greek Masterpiece ‘Kore of Thera’ Makes First Public Appearance

Santorini and Greece recently celebrated the first public appearance of the “Kore of Thera”, a 2.48-meter, white marble statue of a “Kore” - a standing female figure - dating back to the 7th century BC.

International Arrivals to Greece Hit 15.4 Million in January-July

A total of 15.4 million people visited Greece in the first seven months of 2022 via air or road fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to data released by INSETE.

Greece’s Summer Sales Turnover Low Despite Tourism

The ongoing energy crisis and increasing inflationary pressures impacted turnover for almost half of Greek retailers during the traditional summer sales period.

Greece: Vouchers for Trips Canceled Due to Covid Valid Until Year-end

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for canceled trips due to Covid-19 to December 31, 2022.

Acropolis Rally 2022 to Showcase Greece Globally

This year’s historic Acropolis Rally will be broadcast worldwide giving over 1 million viewers in 150 countries the chance to see images of Greece, according to the event’s main sponsor, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

UK Post Office Poll: Athens a Best Value City Break for Autumn

Athens, Greece, is one of the top destinations to visit in Europe this fall, offering the best value for money compared to 19 European cities.

Major Makeover Planned for Greece’s KTEL Intercity Bus Service

Greece’s outdated intercity bus services known as “KTEL” will be undergoing a major makeover which will create an airport-style hub in the area of Eleonas.

Spinalonga Islet Among Culture Ministry’s Development Projects

The islet of Spinalonga, located in the Elounda Gulf northeastern Crete, is a top priority for the Greek Culture Ministry which is moving ahead with restoration and upgrade projects in the Lasithi prefecture.

Greece Celebrates August Full Moon With Free Events Countrywide

Greece is welcoming this month’s full moon on Friday with a series of free events at sites, museums and landmarks.

Greece Opens Competition for 28 State-funded Remote Island Air Routes

Greek authorities have announced a competition for bidding airlines interested in covering 28 state-funded domestic routes to remote islands.