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Inaugural Alternative Tourism Expo in Nafpaktos over the weekend
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Inaugural Alternative Tourism Expo in Nafpaktos over the weekend

Panos - Oct 17, 2016

More than 90 pavilions and a robust presence of hosted buyers from nine countries were on hand for the opening…

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Ryanair: Athens-Santorini route among top 5 for its US customers

Panos - Oct 13, 2016

Flights connecting Athens to Santorini, and back, are among the top five most popular Ryanair routes US travelers using the…

September arrivals hugely boost Greek tourism, numbers show
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September arrivals hugely boost Greek tourism, numbers show

Panos - Oct 12, 2016

According to data released by the Greek Tourist Organisation (SETE), international arrivals to Greek airports “soared” in September, recording a…

Athens International Airport top in Europe in transit traffic
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Athens International Airport top in Europe in transit traffic

Panos - Oct 11, 2016

According to Eurostat data, “Elefterios Venizelos” International Airport in Athens has recorded the highest passenger transit increase in Europe for…

Bookings for Greek hotels soar in 2016
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Bookings for Greek hotels soar in 2016

Panos - Oct 04, 2016

Greek hotels have recorded a substantial increase in bookings and revenues through their official websites for the second 4-month period…

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Greece is the top destination of 2016 for Austrians

Panos - Sep 30, 2016

Greece was the number one tourist destination in 2016, for the European tour operator TUI Austria, according to the General…

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…