Category: TRAVEL

Amazing spectacle in Santorini
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Amazing spectacle in Santorini

Panos - Sep 19, 2016

Thousands of tourists had the unique opportunity to watch an amazing spectacle in the sky above Santorini during the Ifestia…

Lesvos visitors at a record low this August
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Lesvos visitors at a record low this August

Panos - Sep 06, 2016

Mytilini airport data showed on Monday that last month was the worst August on record for Lesvos tourism. The island…

New ticket system for tourist groups in Acropolis
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New ticket system for tourist groups in Acropolis

Panos - Aug 30, 2016

The procedures for ticket issuing for organised tourist groups at the Acropolis will change as of September 1. The Archaeological…

Changes in procedures for passport issuing
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Changes in procedures for passport issuing

ilias1 - Aug 28, 2016

A new draft bill regarding the procedures and necessary documentation by citizens for the issuing of a new passport is…

Al Pacino incognito on Skopelos island
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Al Pacino incognito on Skopelos island

Panos - Aug 25, 2016

Hollywood movie icon Al Pacino visited the island of Skopelos with his yacht. The 76-year-old actor wanted to go unnoticed,…

German bookings for specific Greek destinations up 16-31%
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German bookings for specific Greek destinations up 16-31%

Panos - Aug 18, 2016

Even though the number of German tourist bookings in July might have dropped by 5%, their favourite holiday destinations such…

FT: Mykonos is the new ‘French Riviera’
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FT: Mykonos is the new ‘French Riviera’

Panos - Aug 17, 2016

The cosmopolitan island of Mykonos has become of the most sought after and expensive pieces of land in the property…

Two women caught with fake travel documents at Hania Airport
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Two women caught with fake travel documents at Hania Airport

Sokratis - Aug 06, 2016

Police at Hania Airport on the island of Crete arrested two Iranian women, aged 33 and 40, on forgery charges…

SETE expects tourist arrivals up 6% and revenue up 6.4% in 2016
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SETE expects tourist arrivals up 6% and revenue up 6.4% in 2016

Panos - Aug 04, 2016

The association of tourist businesses (SETE) expects international tourist arrivals to exceed 25 million, having increased by about 6%, for…

Sector group: Coup attempt in Turkey to negatively affect Greek tourism
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Sector group: Coup attempt in Turkey to negatively affect Greek tourism

Panos - Aug 01, 2016

Recent geopolitical developments in Greece’s “surrounding neighboring” are deemed to have negatively affected the tourism outlook for the current season,…

Greece top destination for wealthy Russians
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Greece top destination for wealthy Russians

Panos - Jul 29, 2016

According to data from the Association of Russian Operators (ATOR), Greece come second only to Italy as the most popular…

A 5% rise in British tourists to Greece in 2016, says ABTA
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A 5% rise in British tourists to Greece in 2016, says ABTA

Panos - Jul 26, 2016

Τhe Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) released data showing that bookings to Greece by British tourists would see a…

Bloomberg: Avoid Mykonos crowds and visit lesser known isles
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Bloomberg: Avoid Mykonos crowds and visit lesser known isles

Panos - Jul 22, 2016

In a long feature piece, Bloomberg writer Mark Ellwood, urges readers to avoid the popular Greek islands of Mykonos and…

Road tourism down in Greece by 7% in first 6 months of 2016
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Road tourism down in Greece by 7% in first 6 months of 2016

Panos - Jul 11, 2016

Road tourism in Greece has suffered a ‘blow’ for the first 6 months of 2016, according to data released by…

Greek PM to Meet with U.S. President Obama in Warsaw
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Greek PM to Meet with U.S. President Obama in Warsaw

Sokratis - Jul 09, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday on the sidelines of the…

SETE: How will Brexit affect Greek tourism
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SETE: How will Brexit affect Greek tourism

Panos - Jul 04, 2016

The United Kingdom’s vote for Brexit has created new conditions for Greek tourism, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).…

Lagarde favors Greece permanently hosting the Olympic Games
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Lagarde favors Greece permanently hosting the Olympic Games

makis - Jul 01, 2016

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde has suggested permanently hosting the Olympic Games in Greece, during…

Aegean adds PayPal to payment methods
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Aegean adds PayPal to payment methods

Panos - Jun 30, 2016

Aegean Airlines is adding PayPal to its online payment methods, a move which according to the Greek airliner will facilitate…

Koumoutsakos on ‘Brexit’: “A great adventure begins”
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Koumoutsakos on ‘Brexit’: “A great adventure begins”

makis - Jun 24, 2016

New Democracy spokesperson Giorgos Koumoutsakos commented on the ‘Brexit’ vote via his Twitter account, arguing that “the forecasts have been…

Greece worried about impact of UK vote on tourism
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Greece worried about impact of UK vote on tourism

Panos - Jun 24, 2016

The outcome of Britain’s vote on membership of the European Union could have a negative impact on Greece’s tourism industry,…