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Greece Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

UNWTO supports sustainable tourism growth in Greece

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister ... Read More

Greece hopes ‘floating barrier’ will stop migrant invasion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020

Greek officials announced today that the government of Greece plans to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to ... Read More

Lufthansa announces new Greece destinations for summer 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2019

Sun, beach and sea: Greece remains a popular trend destination for many holidaymakers. And from summer 2020, Lufthansa will be ... Read More

Tourists in Crete in for a violent awakening: Earthquake!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 27, 2019

Tourists in Creta had a rude awakening this morning when this Greek tourist island of Creta was struck by a ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines back on track to Athens

mm Alain St.Ange- October 31, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to resume flight to Athens, Greece, effective December 13, 2019. The resumption of the service ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines returns to Athens, Greece after 18 years

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 22, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines announced the resumption of its flight to Athens, Greece effective Dec 13, 2019. Ethiopian has resumed the service ... Read More

Athens to host UNICEO 2020 European Congress

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 16, 2019

UNICEO today announced that its 2020 European Congress will take place in Athens on 4 to 6 November. Members of ... Read More

Syrian migrants posing as Ukrainian volleyball team try to slip into EU at Athens Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 23, 2019

Greek police have caught a group of migrants from Syria attempting to fool migration control by posing as a volleyball ... Read More

Greece workers turn over millions of euro for employers but live in slums

editor editor- August 24, 2019

Mykonos is the party isle of Greece. It is a playground for the rich and famous, but it is not ... Read More

Russian visitors killed in Greece helicopter crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 20, 2019

Two Russian visitors were killed in a helicopter crash off the Greek island of Poros, Russian Embassy spokesman said today. ... Read More

Enough! Exhausted Greece demands fairer sharing of migrant burden within EU

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 13, 2019

Greece on Monday called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concerns over a ... Read More

Panic and evacuations in Athens as strong earthquake strikes Greek capital

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 19, 2019

Strong earthquake struck Greek capital of Athens at 2:14pm local time, with the epicenter located 23km northwest of the city, ... Read More

Strong storm hits northern Greece, killing six, injuring dozens

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 12, 2019

At least six people have lost their lives when a strong storm struck the Halkidiki Peninsula in northern Greece, near ... Read More

Volotea airline: More flights from Naples to Greece

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 11, 2019

Volotea airline has restored 6 flight connections from Naples to Greece. The routes operated from Naples to Greece rose to ... Read More

American vanished in Crete, but crime not suspected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2019

The crime rate on Crete is much lower than in other Southern European countries such as Spain and Italy. Theft is ... Read More

Tourists and locals heading for vacation stranded as Greek ferries go on strike

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 3, 2019

A 24-hour strike by seamen has left Greek ferries and other passenger boats tied up in port. The strike stranded ... Read More

The Alex: New hotel opens on the Athens Riviera

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019

Santikos Collection opened ‘The Alex’, their brand-NEW property for 2019 today, in the bustling port city of Piraeus on the ... Read More

When overtourism spoils your travel plans: Go somewhere else!

Linda Hohnholz Linda Hohnholz- June 5, 2019

Have you heard that told joke?  Patient says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this with my arm.”  Doctor’s response ... Read More

Rip-off Greek-style: US tourists charged $937 for simple lunch at Mykonos restaurant

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2019

DK Oyster restaurant on the Greek tourist island of Mykonos charged American tourists 830 euros ($937) for six portions of ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to ... Read More

WestJet and Air France deal gives passengers access to seven cities in France, Italy and Greece

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019

WestJet today announced that guests now have convenient access from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to seven cities in ... Read More

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum returns to Greece

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019

Now in its fifth year, the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) will return to Greece for the ... Read More

Marpunta Resort welcomes new Hotel Manager

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019

Santikos Collection welcomes Georgios Kritikopoulos as the new Hotel Manager of Marpunta Resort, Alonissos following 10 years of cooperation with ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no ... Read More

Disney Cruise Line returns to Greece

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019

In summer 2020, Disney Cruise Line will embark on a variety of itineraries around the world, including a long-awaited return ... Read More

Greece Tourism presents Attica wine & food experience

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 1, 2019

A new itinerary in the land of gods and heroes deepens visitors’ knowledge of the land’s nectar. It was a ... Read More

New passenger record achieved at FRA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2019

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served more than 69.5 million passengers in 2018, thus posting a new record high in the airport's ... Read More

Ryanair tells passengers to take bus after landing at wrong airport 480 miles away

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2019

Travelers trying to scape Britain for some winter sun were left stranded in a Romanian airport for about a day ... Read More

Greek Tourism puts its money where its mouth is

editor editor- December 29, 2018

Greek Tourism is contributing over 400 million euros to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help boost tourism in the ... Read More

From Doha to Antalya, Bodrum, Mykonos and Málaga on Qatar Airways

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 18, 2018

Doha to Antalya, Bodrum, Mykonos and Málaga are back on the Qatar Airways Network with more flights and upgraded aircraft ... Read More

Hungary, Latvia and Greece test AI lie-detector to screen visitors

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2018

Trials are underway of an EU-funded scheme where AI lie-detector systems will be used to scan potentially dodgy travelers coming ... Read More

MCE South Europe 2018 shined over Thessaloniki, Greece

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 26, 2018

MCE South Europe organized by Europe Congress took place this week from 21 to 23 October 2018 at Makedonia Palace ... Read More

Hahn Air Group: A20 new partners implemented

editor editor- October 18, 2018

Hahn Air has already integrated 20 new carriers into its global network of more than 350 air, rail and shuttle ... Read More

MCE South Europe 2018: Final preparations fine-tuned

editor editor- October 11, 2018

Enhancing excellence in each edition of Europe Congress’ MCE forums, MCE South Europe is taking place from October 21-23 in ... Read More