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Jul 15, 2024

Travel + Leisure: Four Greek Hotels Among Best in the World and Europe

The World’s Best Awards by Travel + Leisure recently ranked four Greek hotels among the best in the world and Europe, honoring them for their luxurious atmosphere and top-notch hospitality.

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Jul 15, 2024

Seaplane Test Flights Connect Skopelos, Alonissos, Skyros

Greek seaplane company Hellenic Seaplanes on Friday laid the groundwork for some of the Greek islands that will welcome seaplanes and carried out its first flights between three islands of the Sporades group in the northwest Aegean Sea.

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Jul 15, 2024

AirDNA: Greece’s 3 Cities with Affordable Airbnb Rates

Iceland, Monaco, the UK, Greece, and Spain are Europe’s most expensive countries for short-term rentals, according to analytics experts AirDNA.

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Jul 13, 2024

Santorini Cannot Support Even One More Hotel or Airbnb Bed

Santorini is now coping with the repercussions of overtourism generated by cruise ships and day-trippers from Crete and other adjacent islands.

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Jul 13, 2024

9 Tasty Stops in the Cyclades for Authentic Flavors

Restaurants, tavernas, and grocery stores that highlight the local flavors of the Cyclades.

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Jul 12, 2024

Where to Eat on Symi

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Greece Travel Secrets picks where to eat on Symi, down by the harbour or in the upper town, and whether you like fish, meat, vegetarian, traditional or modern.

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Jul 11, 2024

Restaurants with Acropolis Views

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Greece Travel Secrets chooses its top ten Athens restaurants with Acropolis views, perfect for dining by day or by night, including places with Michelin stars.

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Jul 06, 2024

The Ilisian: Reimagining an Icon of Modern Athens

The former Hilton Athens is being transformed into a multi-faceted destination that aspires to forge exciting new connections between the Greek capital and the rest of the world.

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Jul 06, 2024

Athens Acropolis Offers Exclusive Private Tours for VIP Visitors

Controversial €5,000 VIP tours of the world-famous Acropolis of Athens spark debate over the commercialization of Greece’s historic monuments.

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Jul 04, 2024

Uber Expands ‘Boat’ App to Santorini, Corfu and Athenian Riviera

Travelers visiting some of the most popular Greek islands can now enjoy their summer excursions by using the Uber Boat App to rent a speedboat to explore beach clubs, scenic coves, and remote locales.

For the second consecutive year, ride-hailing company Uber has relaunched its Uber Boat service, expanding operations from Mykonos to three new destinations – Mykonos, Santorini and the Athenian Riviera – aiming to support Greek tourism and facilitate transportation between the islands.

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Jun 22, 2024

Greek Fried Bread: Tiganopsomo from Evia

Enjoy this simple, savory fried bread for breakfast or with a cold beer. Ready in just over an hour and perfect for any occasion!

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Jun 22, 2024

8 Must-Visit Museums in the Cyclades

Embark on a journey to the sun-kissed Cycladic isles and explore ancient treasures, traditional crafts, and contemporary art at 8 must-visit museums.

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Jun 22, 2024

“I Think It’s Time We Listened”: The Music of 20th-Century Greece

An exhibition at the Benaki Museum’s Ghika Gallery introduces the cultural world of 20th-century Greece through its composers.

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Jun 22, 2024

Hidden City: Discover Athens’s Arcades

Embark on a guided tour of Athens' hidden arcades, a unique journey through time, nostalgia, and vibrant local culture away from the usual tourist trails.

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Jun 14, 2024

Greece’s First Helicopter Airline Connects Athens to 10 Islands

Those looking to travel to the Greek islands fast and safe can now reach their dream destinations in less than an hour, thanks to a new helicopter airline company that recently launched in Greece.

Hoper, the new company, offers daily scheduled helicopter flights, providing fast, comfortable, and safe travel to and from the Aegean islands, particularly those without airports.

Travelers departing from Athens can now reach destinations such as Santorini, Mykonos, Antiparos, Ios, Kea, Sifnos, Spetses, Tinos, Folegandros, and Patmos in the Dodecanese.

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Jun 11, 2024

Greece Faces Intense Heatwave with Temperatures Set to Reach 42°C

Greek authorities have issued a high alert warning for an imminent heatwave, expected to begin on Tuesday, June 11, with temperatures forecasted to rise up to 42 degrees Celsius in the coming days.

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Jun 04, 2024

Ten Highest Mountains in Greece

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Greece may be better known for its beautiful islands but it is also a country of dramatic mountain landscapes, and here are the ten highest mountains in Greece.

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May 24, 2024

Thessaloniki Welcomes 17 New Electric Buses to Fleet

Better services, accessibility, environmentally friendly, and sustainable are the main benefits of 17 new electric buses added to Thessaloniki’s fleet, said Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Staikouras during the launch of services this week.

Thessaloniki added to its transport options 17 out of 110 new electric buses as part of the government’s drive to upgrade transport infrastructure across Greece.

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May 24, 2024

Athens Epidaurus Festival Unveils 93 Spectacular Summer Events

The Athens Epidaurus Festival returns this year with 93 productions over 85 days, featuring approximately 2,500 performers and creators from around the world.

Since its inception in 1955, the festival has been a cornerstone of the Greek cultural scene, showcasing some of the world’s most renowned music, dance, and theater artists.

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May 20, 2024

New Electric Buses Hit the Streets of Athens

New electric buses were added to the fleet of public bus company OSY SA and have started operating on the streets of Athens.

The new buses are part of the Greek Transport Ministry’s strategy to modernize public transport and reduce its energy footprint.

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