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Jan 30, 2023

Airlines from the US Boost Link to Greece with 56 Weekly Flights

Tourist traffic from the US is expected to pick up in the coming months thanks to the launch of 56 direct flights a week to Athens, set to bring more than 1 million travelers to Greece and generate 1 billion euros in tourism revenue this year, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Friday.

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Jan 30, 2023

Crete’s New Heraklion Airport to Become Mediterranean Hub

Works on the highly anticipated Kastelli Airport to handle initially 15 million passengers a year and create hundreds of jobs are moving ahead as scheduled, said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his visit to Crete this week.

Mitsotakis visited the island to present the Crete 2030 development plan which includes 480 major infrastructure projects, including road works, hospitals, marinas and ports in addition to the airport.

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Jan 30, 2023

Greek Destinations Among The Telegraph’s Top 50 Hotspots for Family Holidays

A number of Greek island and mainland destinations are among the travel hotspots that The Telegraph suggests on its “50 fabulous family holidays for 2023” list.

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Jan 30, 2023

Greece’s Chiliadou Beach Nominated for Best Filming Location

The European Film Commission Network (EUFCN) has included Chiliadou Beach on the island of Evia among the five finalists for the 6th edition of the Best Filming Location competition.

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Jan 28, 2023

Exploring Olympus: Can the Ice Talk?

We head to the “residence of the gods” with a team of scientists seeking to unravel the secrets of past climate change hidden in the mountain’s ice deposits and alpine soils.

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Jan 28, 2023

Winter Destination for Foodies: Metsovo

A winery and hotel, a traditional taverna, and a shop selling fine local products of Metsovo, in the Pindus mountains.

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Jan 28, 2023

Keep Swimming: Where to Winter on the Beach

7 great beaches where you can throw off your coat and join Athens’ winter swimmers

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Jan 28, 2023

Greek Co-Production in the Running for 3 Oscars

Ruben Östlund's film, “Triangle of Sadness,” shot on the Greek island of Evia, receives three nominations for this year’s Academy Awards.

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Jan 28, 2023

11 English Language Bookstores in Athens

Before looking online for something engaging to read, stroll over to one of these places and check out what's on their shelves.

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Jan 27, 2023

Greek Destinations in the Running for Best in Europe Title

Athens, Rhodes and Milos are the three Greek destinations competing with popular cities in Europe for the title of “European Best Destination 2023”.

The competition is being held for the 14th consecutive year by the Brussels-based organization European Best Destinations (EBD), in collaboration with Europe’s leading tourist agencies, which aims to promote culture and tourism.

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Jan 27, 2023

Epirus One of the ‘Most Welcoming Regions on Earth’ for 2023

Epirus in northwestern Greece has been recognized as one of the Most Welcoming Regions on Earth for 2023, according to Booking.com’s recently announced Traveller Review Awards list.

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Jan 27, 2023

Thessaloniki Gets Ready for 17th International ‘Alexander the Great’ Marathon

Thessaloniki in northern Greece is preparing to host the 17th International ‘Alexander the Great’ Marathon-bwin that is scheduled to run on April 30.

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Jan 25, 2023

Study: UK Prices for Package Holidays to Greece Soar

Package holidays to Greece, which include accommodation for a week, will cost UK travelers 30 percent more this year compared to 2022, according to UK consumer association Which?.

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Jan 25, 2023

Virtual Industrial Museum to Open in Thessaloniki

The restoration of Thessaloniki’s old municipal slaughterhouse building complex will be completed with the creation and opening of a virtual industrial museum, according to an announcement by the city’s municipal authority.

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Jan 25, 2023

Ferry Travel: Greek Seamen Announce 48-hour Strike for February 8-9

Ferries will stay docked at ports across Greece during February 8-9 after the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced a 48-hour strike in all ship categories.

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Jan 24, 2023

Things to See in Trikala

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Trikala is a city in Thessaly, noted for its traditional architecture with lots of things to see and a good base for visiting the monasteries of Meteora.

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Jan 24, 2023

Trikala, Thessaly, Among Europe’s Best City Break Destinations for 2023

The Greek city of Trikala in Thessaly has been chosen as one of Europe’s 18 Best City Break Destinations for 2023 by digital magazine Time Out.

Launched in 1968 as a London-only publication, Time Out introduced its web editions during the previous decade to assist online surfers looking for guidance regarding their next travel destination.

This year, the magazine’s proposed list for Europe’s Best City Break Destinations saw Trikala included among popular tourism destinations such as Marseille, Milan, Bilbao, Oslo, Dublin and Liverpool.

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Jan 24, 2023

Thessaloniki: First Look at New Museum with Treasures from Metro Excavations

The Greek Culture Ministry recently released photorealistic images of a new museum in Thessaloniki that will host artefacts discovered during the city’s metro excavations.

Following the ministry’s announcement last year that the metro crossover building near the under-construction Sintrivani-Ekthesi Station will be the museum’s house, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni recently discussed how the story of Thessaloniki’s 23 centuries old urban life will unravel.

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Jan 23, 2023

Tripadvisor: Greek Destinations Among ‘Best of the Best’ Places to Travel in 2023

The Greek destinations of Athens, Crete, Rhodes, Santorini and Zakynthos were applauded by travelers and ranked on Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2023 Best of the Best Destinations Awards list.

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Jan 23, 2023

Chios Archaeological Museum Set to Expand, Get Upgrade

The archaeological museum of Chios, whose award-winning design stands as a characteristic example of 1960s architecture, will soon see renovation works that will include a state-of-the-art expansion.

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