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Nov 24, 2021

Kos on its Way to Become a Greek Biking Destination

The comparative advantages of Kos as an emerging biking destination were presented by Deputy Transport Minister Michalis Papadopoulos during an event held recently on the island by local authorities.

According to Papadopoulos, cycling has become an everyday habit for the residents of Kos, an island that for decades has been receiving groups of cyclists who enjoy its numerous cycling routes.

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Nov 24, 2021

Covid-19: Greece Still in CDC’s ‘Very High’ Travel Risk Category

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning Americans to avoid travel to some 75 countries, including Greece, after adding on Monday, Germany and Denmark to its “Level Four: Very High” Covid-19 risk advisory.

The US State Department also issued a “Do Not Travel” recommendation for the two countries, which are currently facing a fourth wave of Covid-19 and increasing infection rates.

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Nov 20, 2021

Greek Mountain Destinations Aching for Bookings

The second winter season in the pandemic finds hotels in Greece’s striking mountain villages in a fragile state.

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Nov 20, 2021

What to Eat at Syntagma – Petraki Street

Petraki Street, near Syntagma Square, has everything a foodie wants, whether you’re looking for a good wine bar, cocktail bar, bakery, pastry shop, or restaurant worth visiting again and again.

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Nov 20, 2021

Bringing Ancient Olympia Back to Life

A new digital revival project, "Ancient Olympia: Common Grounds," harnesses artificial intelligence to bring the ancient sanctuary back to life like never before.

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Nov 19, 2021

Athens Tops Europe’s Meeting Destinations Ranking, Says AmEx Report

Athens, Greece’s capital city, ranks first in the top 5 meeting destinations in Europe in the 2022 Global Meetings and Events Forecast, the 11th annual report produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).

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Nov 19, 2021

Covid-19: Greece Bans the Unvaccinated from More Indoor Places

Adults in Greece not vaccinated against the coronavirus (Covid-19) will be banned from entering more indoor spaces, including cinemas, theaters, museums and gyms as of Monday, November 22, according to an announcement by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

In a televised address to the nation on Thursday, the PM announced new restrictions for the unvaccinated against Covid-19, following a rise in infections in recent weeks and aiming to face a fourth wave of the pandemic.

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Nov 19, 2021

South Aegean Islands Introduced to Luxury Wedding Planners

The South Aegean islands were introduced to some of the world’s leading wedding planners during the 7th Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress 2021, that took place on Rhodes earlier in November.

The DWP Congress was held after two years of absence due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and offered international wedding designers the opportunity to celebrate the market’s reopening as well as proceeded with networking activities and forge new partnerships.

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Nov 19, 2021

Greece Promotes Western Macedonia as Top Wine Tourism Destination

Western Macedonia, its wineries and wines are spearheading a far-reaching tourism ministry campaign to establish Greece as a leading wine tourism destination, said Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki during the 2nd Western Macedonia Wine Tourism Conference held over the weekend.

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Nov 15, 2021

A foodie guide to Thessaloniki

Welcome to our foodie guide to Thessaloniki, where you’ll get to know all about what and where to eat in one of the best culinary getaways in Greece.

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Nov 15, 2021

Discover the top 10 cultural sites in the Peloponnese

If you love immersing yourself in the history of a new place, you’re in for a treat. You could make a bucket list of archaeological sites in the Peloponnese and not come close to ticking them all off. So we’ve gathered the highlights to help you cherry-pick, including some of the leading cultural sites in Greece. We explore the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Late Bronze Age settlements, famous medieval castle towns and ancient theatres that still resonate with the sound of applause. Five are UNESCO World Heritage Sites (of the 18 in Greece) and, everywhere we go, we look for the nuggets that only a local guide could reveal.

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Nov 15, 2021

20 of the best museums in Athens

Where do you start when it comes to all the history and culture on tap in the Greek capital? Well, we’ve done the groundwork for you by exploring 20 of the best museums in Athens, so you can decide which to put on your wish list … and reveal a few gems you’d probably never have heard of otherwise.

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Nov 15, 2021

Discover the 11 best things to do in Metsovo

If you love village life, red wine, smoked cheese and some of the most epic mountain scenery in northern Greece, you’ll love all the things to do in Metsovo. With hiking, biking and even snow skiing, it’s long been a favourite holiday destination for Greeks and is the centre of the local Vlach population, whose language and customs you’ll adore discovering

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Nov 15, 2021

Marie Claire Says Athens is an Ideal City Break Destination

French magazine Marie Claire presents Athens’ “fresh face” and city break options in a four-page article published in its autumn printed edition.

Titled “La nouvelle Athènes” (the new Athens), the article refers to the Greek capital as the ideal city break destination.

“Twelve years after the crisis, Athens is vibrating from a reviving energy and creativity,” journalist Sylvie Wolff says.

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Nov 13, 2021

Greek Wine on the Rise

Four Greek wineries were included in this year’s list of top wineries by Wine & Spirits magazine, simply confirming the upward course of Greek wines.

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Nov 13, 2021

Mapping the Antikythera Wreck in 3D

This year’s underwater survey of the famous 1st century BC Antikythera shipwreck gathered data for a high resolution photogrammetric map of the site.

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Nov 13, 2021

Greek City Becomes Member of Unesco’s Network of Gastronomy

Thessaloniki has become the first Greek city to join Unesco's Network of Creative Cities of Gastronomy.

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Nov 12, 2021

SKY express Puts Thessaloniki at the Center of its Flight Program

SKY express announced a 250 percent increase in seat availability to Thessaloniki as well as a new international route and more frequent itineraries to the Greek northern city.

“The key role of the capital of Northern Greece for SKY express is highlighted once again with significant upgrades at all levels,” the company’s management said in a recent announcement.

The Greek airline now has 420,000 seats, an additional 300,000 seats from the same period last year, on offer to and from the Thessaloniki International Airport “Makedonia”.

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Nov 12, 2021

CNN Travel Includes Nafplio Among Europe’s Most Beautiful Towns

CNN Travel has included Greece’s Nafplio on its list of Europe’s most beautiful towns.

The online magazine’s list includes some of the most attractive small towns across Europe, from humble fishing towns to hilltop medieval power bases.

A town in the area of Argolis in eastern Peloponnese, Nafplio was selected for its history, castles and impressive old town.

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Nov 12, 2021

Pangrati Neighborhood Guide

Pangrati is the quintessential middle-class neighborhood with a definite artsy aura. The home address of musicians, writers, directors, academics, and journalists, past residents include composer Manos Hatzidakis and poet George Seferis. This makes for a lively café culture radiating from two hubs, Platia Proskopon and Platia Varnava. Shops, restaurants, small bars, and green spaces—plus a couple of galleries, an art-house cinema, and a theatre—reflect the locals’ cosmopolitan outlook.

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