Category: TRAVEL

94% Russians have never visited Greece
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94% Russians have never visited Greece

Panos - May 23, 2017

Greek tourism has great growth potential regarding the Russian market, according to a study conducted by Russian NGO Levada Center.…

28 million arrivals expected in Greece in 2017
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28 million arrivals expected in Greece in 2017

Panos - May 22, 2017

All the signs indicate that Greek tourism is expecting a very successful summer season. Greek hotel owners and industry professionals…

NYT raving article on Lesvos healing springs
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NYT raving article on Lesvos healing springs

Panos - May 19, 2017

New York Times published a piece lauding the healing springs on the island of Lesvos. From The New York Times:…

Greek Travel Show 2017 from May 19-21
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Greek Travel Show 2017 from May 19-21

Panos - May 18, 2017

The first Greek Travel Show is scheduled to take place at Helexpo Marousi from May 19 to 21. The “Greek…

Thomas Cook reports sunny forecast for the summer as demand rises for holidays in Greece
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Thomas Cook reports sunny forecast for the summer as demand rises for holidays in Greece

Panos - May 18, 2017

Travel firm Thomas Cook has reported a rise in revenue in its half-year results, with a bright outlook for summer…

Greece 2nd in Blue Flag awards in the world
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Greece 2nd in Blue Flag awards in the world

Panos - May 16, 2017

Greece clinched second spot in the world in the number of blue flags with 486 of its beaches receiving the…

Neue Zürcher Zeitung points to prospects for another record-setting tourism season in Greece for 2017
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Neue Zürcher Zeitung points to prospects for another record-setting tourism season in Greece for 2017

Panos - May 10, 2017

“Greeks are hoping for a super summer”, is the headline of the German-language Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung this week,…

Folegandros and Kardamili in top 25 Secret European villages
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Folegandros and Kardamili in top 25 Secret European villages

Panos - May 08, 2017

Top-tier travel website “Travel + Leisure” included the two Greek villages of Chora on the island of Folegandros and Kardamili…

Emirates adds second daily flight linking Athens with Dubai
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Emirates adds second daily flight linking Athens with Dubai

Panos - May 04, 2017

Emirates this week announced that it has inaugurated a second daily flight connecting Athens with Dubai, with the aim to…

Increased interest for hotels in former office buildings in Athens
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Increased interest for hotels in former office buildings in Athens

Panos - May 04, 2017

According to real estate consultants there is an increased investors’ interest in converting former office buildings in Athens to hotels.…

At €20 million, Beach Villa Among the Most Expensive Properties in Greece
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At €20 million, Beach Villa Among the Most Expensive Properties in Greece

Panos - May 04, 2017

A prominent Greek family is selling their secluded beach villa in Kounoupi, Greece, for €20 million (US$21.78 million)—making it the…

Chinese tourism to Greece expected to “explode” in 2017
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Chinese tourism to Greece expected to “explode” in 2017

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

The number of inbound tourists from China to Greece in the summer season of 2017 is expected to rise significantly,…

Guardian writer obsessed with Leros
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Guardian writer obsessed with Leros

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

British newspaper Guardian’s writer Hannah Jane Parkinson writes a piece entitled “Island hopping in Greece’s Dodecanese”, where she explains why…

China eyes sending over 1.5 mln tourists in the medium term
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China eyes sending over 1.5 mln tourists in the medium term

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Beijing is setting a medium-term target for a tenfold rise in Chinese visitors to Greece, who as of this summer…

Loved by Guests Awards: Top Greek hotels for 2017
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Loved by Guests Awards: Top Greek hotels for 2017

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Hotels from across Greece were included in the list of “Loved By Guests Awards” compiled by hotel booking agency Hotels.com…

9 Things you don’t know about Greece
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9 Things you don’t know about Greece

Panos - Apr 24, 2017

Greece is undoubtedly one of our most popular holiday destinations. Indeed, when you see incredible photos of it’s beautiful islands,…

Samaria Gorge to reopen
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Samaria Gorge to reopen

Panos - Apr 20, 2017

The first 2 kilometers of the trail running through the Samaria Gorge, on the island of Crete, will be opened…

1st “Naxos Trail”: Naxos seeks to play leading role in sports tourism
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1st “Naxos Trail”: Naxos seeks to play leading role in sports tourism

Panos - Apr 12, 2017

The island of Naxos is expected to play a leading role in sports tourism ahead of the 1st “Naxos Trail”…

Greece suspends stricter border controls after airport delays
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Greece suspends stricter border controls after airport delays

Panos - Apr 11, 2017

The leadership of the Greek Police (ELAS) has decided to suspend stricter border controls at airports and entry points into…

SETE: Tourism is the only sector strengthened during crisis
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SETE: Tourism is the only sector strengthened during crisis

Panos - Apr 07, 2017

Tourism has been the only sector strengthened during the crisis, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said after a meeting with Prime…