Category: Greece travel news

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.

Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion
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Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020

Greek authorities said on Monday they have finalized plans to build a 26-kilometer (16 miles) wall along Greece-Turkey border, to ... Read More

Airbus gains new customer as SKY express orders four A320neo jets
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Airbus gains new customer as SKY express orders four A320neo jets

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Athens-based airline, SKY express, has placed a firm order for four A320neo aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer. In addition, ... Read More

Tourists fleeing, but it’s not only COVID-19 on this Greek Island
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Tourists fleeing, but it’s not only COVID-19 on this Greek Island

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020

Tourists on this Greek island got scared and got on their cell phones to get information and see what happened. ... Read More

Tourists on TUI flight from Greece to Wales bring Coronavirus to Britain
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Tourists on TUI flight from Greece to Wales bring Coronavirus to Britain

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 30, 2020

It was a wonderful holiday in Zante, Greece for a planeload of vacationers from Cardiff, Wales. Zakynthos is a Greek ... Read More

Greece requires COVID-19 test for entry from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic
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Greece requires COVID-19 test for entry from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020

Tightening controls after a recent spike in COVID-19 infections, Greek government announced that visitors arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the ... Read More

Budapest Airport announces first Mykonos link
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Budapest Airport announces first Mykonos link

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

Budapest Airport celebrated its first link to Mykonos yesterday, as Wizz Air launched its twice-weekly service to the popular resort ... Read More

UK flights will be allowed into Greece mid-July
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UK flights will be allowed into Greece mid-July

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 6, 2020

As Greece is trying to salvage its tourist season, Greek authorities announced today that commercial flights from the UK will ... Read More

Greece must attract tourists to reboot its economy
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Greece must attract tourists to reboot its economy

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 30, 2020

Greece saw 35.3 million international arrivals in 2019 and was forecast to welcome 37.1 million arrivals in 2020 pre-COVID-19. However, ... Read More

Etihad Airways returns to Greece
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Etihad Airways returns to Greece

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

Etihad Airways, the second-largest and a flag carrier airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it  will re-launch service ... Read More

Exclusion of Greek Islands from new flight schedules could hurt tourism economy
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Exclusion of Greek Islands from new flight schedules could hurt tourism economy

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2020

As Greece prepares to welcome tourists after a temporary shutdown, certain islands could be excluded from flight schedules as airlines ... Read More

Israel will reopen borders to international tourism from Greece on August 1
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Israel will reopen borders to international tourism from Greece on August 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

Yesterday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakisis to discuss reopening tourism between the two ... Read More

Greece, Portugal, Spain mean it when they say tourism reopening
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Greece, Portugal, Spain mean it when they say tourism reopening

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020

A series of announcements by governments of southern European countries indicated, that they are eager to welcome tourists for the ... Read More

Tourists from 29 countries can travel to Greece starting June 15
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Tourists from 29 countries can travel to Greece starting June 15

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2020

Greece's Tourism Ministry announced that visitors from 29 countries will be allowed to enter the country starting from June 15. ... Read More

UK new quarantine laws is terrible news for Tourism in Greece
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UK new quarantine laws is terrible news for Tourism in Greece

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020

Traveling to the UK after June 8 means two weeks of mandatory quarantine both for residents and visitors.  This is ... Read More

Ancient Greek monuments and historical sites re-open mid-May
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Ancient Greek monuments and historical sites re-open mid-May

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 7, 2020

Ancient monuments and historical sites are one of the mainstays of Greece’s indispensable travel  and tourism industry, and efforts will ... Read More

Huge earthquake rocks Greek tourist island of Crete
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Huge earthquake rocks Greek tourist island of Crete

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2020

A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Greek holiday island of Crete, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has said. The huge ... Read More

Greece to quarantine anyone entering country, regardless of nationality
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Greece to quarantine anyone entering country, regardless of nationality

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020

Greek government spokeswoman announced that any person arriving to Greece from abroad will be placed into quarantine for two weeks. ... Read More

UNWTO supports sustainable tourism growth in Greece
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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When overtourism spoils your travel plans: Go somewhere else!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- 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
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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