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Greece and Syria to Create Common Tourism Packages

Twenty-four outgoing travel specialists from Greece visited Syria recently to get a better idea of what that country has to offer to the Greek traveler, and to discuss ways in which the Syrian and Greek agents could work together to create common business agreements.

Greece Launches Its First Air Show

Greece's first-ever air show will be held in September at the Tanagra air base north of Athens, the Ministry of Defense announced last month.

Tourism Employees Organize Destination Workshops

The Panhellenic Employees Association of Shipping and Tourism Enterprises (PASENT) last month held its last in a series of workshops on foreign destinations. The last was a complete rundown on Mexico as a destination and what it has to offer to Greek travelers, with special...

Athens Launches Summer Cultural Program

A special summer cultural program was announced last month by Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis and Athens Municipality Cultural Department chief, Nitsa Loule. The program will spread across several parts of the capital, will run until September 18, and will feature a plethora of...

Poros Hosts 4th International Yachting Symposium

For the fourth year in a row, the island of Poros hosted its international Yachting Symposium. The annual event has been held on the island every May to promote Greek marine tourism. Parallel with the symposium was a presentation of the deluxe Greek yachts available for charter.

Corfu Hosts Inflatable Boat Races

With numerous successes under its belt in organizing a various boat races, the island of Corfu on July 2 takes on the task of organizing and presenting the Panhellenic Inflatable Boat Races.

Vagonetto Mining Park Adds New Daily Excursions

Every Sunday, beginning June 5, a trip to one of the country's newest and unique attractions - the Vagonetto-Fokis Mining Park - can be combined with an excursion to the Byzantine monastery Ossios Loucas.

Greeks Rave Over Budapest Spring Festival

The recent annual Budapest Spring Festival has developed into a popular international cultural event with more than one-third of its audience arriving from abroad to attend the various presentations. The two-week program this year, which is the 25th year for the event, included...

Best Western Holds Semi-annual Meet in Athens

Last month Athens was the venue for the semi-annual meeting of executives and country representatives of Best Western International. The last time such a meeting was held in Greece was in 2001 (Crete). During the meet, Carol Marriott, president and managing director of Best...

Athens to Host Europe Corporate Games

From November 4 to 6 of this year, Athens will host the Europe Corporate Games. The festival includes 16 athletic events with the participation of thousands of executives from more than 150 companies throughout Europe.

New Athens Festival Program Announced

Two of the "Three Tenors" will perform at separate events this summer at Greece's annual Hellenic Festival, organizers announced last month.

Car Launch Presentations Reach Greece

Greece, the birthplace of the Games, was chosen to host the worldwide presentation and launching of BMW’s new series 3 models. The event took place on the “Athens Riviera” (Astir Palace Vouliagmeni) and was targeted exclusively for the sales network of the company.

Seaworld Opens On Crete this Spring

Seaworld, a new, innovative aquarium, promoted as the largest and most modern in the Mediterranean, opens on Crete early this year. Four thousand sea creatures, currently being kept in fish traps by the Fish Farming Institute, will be transferred to the 32 tanks that are ready at...

Attica Hoteliers Promised New Conference Center By Early 2005

The Taekwondo sports complex on the Athens seaside at Faliron will be turned into a conference center that will be ready by this March, said Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos during the recent annual general assembly of the Attica Hoteliers Association.

Conference Tourism Most Dynamic Greek Tourism Sector

If there is one thing certain as a result of a country holding the Olympic Games it's that conference tourism to that country increases substantially over a five-year period. But excluding that distinct possibility, professional conference organizers insist that the conference...

Aegean Airlines Europe’s Best

The European Regions Airline Association voted Aegean Airlines the Airline of the Year for 2004-2005. The 230-member association represents 70 European airline companies active in 250 European airports.