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  • Fiskardo, Perdika and Arnaia nominated for Best Tourism Village

    The port of Fiskardo on Cephalonia, and the settlements of Perdika, at Igoumenitsa, and of Arnaia, near Thessaloniki, are Greece’s three entries in this year’s Best Tourism Villages competition, organised annually by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). That was the verdict of the committee set up to that effect by Deputy Tourism Minister…

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  • Greece: Covid infections surge past 20,000 driven by subvariants

    Greece’s health authorities reported 20,084 new infections on Tuesday, as the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 continued to drive the sixth wave of the Covid pandemic in the country. On Monday, the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) had reported 7,682 new cases. The daily data also showed 16 more Covid-related deaths and 95 patients…

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  • Demand for Greece as tourist destination remains high

    The demand for Greece as tourist destination remains high for the current season at the international markets, something that is certified by the programmed air seats for the next two weeks at all Greek airports. The vice president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Christina Tetradi speaking to Athens Macedonian News Agency expressed her optimism…

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  • Mount Parnon: Three Villages for Weekend Getaways from Athens

    Vamvakou: An Air of Renewal A few months ago, Eleni Mami and Anargyros Verdilos had baby Konstantinos, a birth which brought the total number of inhabitants in the village of Vamvakou up to twenty-one. The proud parents themselves only settled here permanently in 2019, joining other young people who’d recently moved to Vamvakou to help…

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  • 2022: Greek Summer Campers get ready to Fly

    PRESS RELEASE  Friday 22 June 2022   2022 GREEK SUMMER CAMPERS GET READY TO FLY!      With only just a few weeks to go, a number of the campers from the 2022 GREEK SUMMER CAMPS program gathered at the Greek Centre in Melbourne for a final briefing before they headed out to meet their interstate…

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  • Greek PM: Greece among top 5 tourism brands worldwide

    Greece, as a tourism brand is among the top five in the world, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a speech to the General Assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), which was broadcast on video οn Wednesday. He described tourism as “a pillar of the economy and a source of national wealth,”noting the encouraging…

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  • Maritime connection between Greece & Cyprus relaunches after 22 years

    The Cyprus-flagged ship ‘Daleela’ docked the port of Piraeus on Monday, signalling the relaunch of a maritime connection between Greece and Cyprus after 22 years. ‘Daleela’, of Scandro Holding Ltd, sailed on Sunday from Limassol carrying 155 passengers, 38 cars and 7 motorcycles. Assigned only as a seasonal maritime connection, it will carry out four…

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  • Cyprus-Greece ferry to arrive in Piraeus on Monday

    The port of Piraeus will be welcoming the Daleela on Monday evening as the passenger ferry completes its maiden voyage on the newly inaugurated line between Cyprus and Greece. The Municipality of Piraeus and the Shipping Ministry of Cyprus have organized a special event to welcome the ship at the Greek capital’s main port at 7…

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  • 5 Athens Squares for Food and Drinks in the Summer

    Proskopon Square A visit to the Pangrati neighborhood’s busy Proskopon Square reveals a vibrant mosaic of popular hangouts and brand-new restaurants and bars to discover. There’s something here for everyone. For beer and simple meze we have Trigono and Aerostato – both a little bohemic and with plenty of regular patrons, very relaxed, unpretentious, and friendly. If, on the…

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  • Greece’s new tourism campaign based on visitor’s true story of a radical change of heart

    The Greek National Tourism Organization’s (GNTO) new campaign is based on the true story of an Austrian man named Otto, who visited Greece many years ago but decided to stay in the country permanently, the organization said on Monday. “This year we chose to focus on the emotions caused by visiting our country. A true…

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