TOURISM

Ryanair passes 10m mark at AIA

Ryanair passes 10m mark at AIA

Christian J. Hadjipateras 20/04/2018 0
The low-cost airline Ryanair has passed the 10m-passenger mark at Athens International Airport, according the GTP, thus proving that the decision to m...
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Athens-Thessaloniki rail project continues

Athens-Thessaloniki rail project continues

Christian J. Hadjipateras 18/04/2018 0
The major revamp of the Athens-Thessaloniki railways, which would cut the journey time to just over three hours, is continuing despite several hurdles...
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Tourism provides boost to centre of Athens

Tourism provides boost to centre of Athens

Christian J. Hadjipateras 16/04/2018 1
Tourism is improving Athens’s commercial triangle, the area encompassed by Syntagma, Omonia and Monastiraki squares, as the share of shuttered shops h...
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Ryanair expands international network from Athens

Ryanair expands international network from Athens

Christian J. Hadjipateras 13/04/2018 1
The low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that it plans to expand its international network from Athens International Airport over the coming months ...
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Santorini and the capital among top spring destinations

Santorini and the capital among top spring destinations

Christian J. Hadjipateras 11/04/2018 2
The Greek capital Athens along with Santorini in the Cyclades are among the top spring destinations, according to online travel site Trivago.   Sear...
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Ministry of Culture announces extended opening hours at museums and sites

Ministry of Culture announces extended opening hours at museums and sites

Christian J. Hadjipateras 09/04/2018 0
The Greek Ministry of Culture last week announced that a number of state-run museums and archaeological sites in Greece have extended their opening ho...
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Athens International Airport wins ‘best airport in Southern Europe’

Athens International Airport wins ‘best airport in Southern Europe’

Christian J. Hadjipateras 05/04/2018 0
Skytrax has awarded Athens International Airport (AIA) with its ‘best airport in Southern Europe’ award for 2018. AIA has enjoyed record numbers in re...
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BBC given permission to film in Greece following backlash

BBC given permission to film in Greece following backlash

Christian J. Hadjipateras 04/04/2018 0
The BBC have finally been given the green light to shoot part of a series in Greece following a national outcry after permission was initially decline...
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Aegean announces order of over 40 aircraft to expand and renew its fleet

Aegean announces order of over 40 aircraft to expand and renew its fleet

Christian J. Hadjipateras 02/04/2018 0
Aegean Airlines, Greece's largest airline, has announced a major aircraft order to both expand and renew its fleet. With the investment valued at $5bn...
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Greece attempts to lure filmmakers with fresh approach

Greece attempts to lure filmmakers with fresh approach

Christian J. Hadjipateras 28/03/2018 3
Greece is making a fresh attempt to lure filmmakers to a country, which has in the past gained a reputation as a notoriously difficult place for produ...
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Tourism minister expects over 30m tourists in 2018

Tourism minister expects over 30m tourists in 2018

Christian J. Hadjipateras 26/03/2018 1
The Greek tourism minister, Elena Kountoura, is expecting the number of visitors to Greece this year to exceed 30m, surpassing the figure of 30.5m set...
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Greek Tourism Confederation predicts further increase for 2018

Greek Tourism Confederation predicts further increase for 2018

Christian J. Hadjipateras 23/03/2018 1
The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is confident of a further increase in tourism for Greece in 2018. The country has seen a year-on-year increase ...
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The first phase of mainland-island power grid link is completed

The first phase of mainland-island power grid link is completed

Christian J. Hadjipateras 21/03/2018 0
The first phase of a power grid, linking some of the islands to the mainland was, inaugurated by Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras earlier this week...
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Emirates passes one-year mark of year-round Athens-New York route

Emirates passes one-year mark of year-round Athens-New York route

Christian J. Hadjipateras 19/03/2018 0
The UAE airline Emirates last week passed the one-year anniversary of year-round direct flights from Athens to New York. Emirates, the fourth largest ...
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Greece awarded top destination at MITT 2018

Greece awarded top destination at MITT 2018

Christian J. Hadjipateras 15/03/2018 2
Greece was named as the top destination with the best beaches in Europe at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) earlier this ...
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ITB Berlin Trade and the Athens Tourism Partnership

ITB Berlin Trade and the Athens Tourism Partnership

Christian J. Hadjipateras 14/03/2018 1
The Athens Tourism Partnership has continued its collaboration with the ITB Berlin Trade show, which is taking place in the German capital, according ...
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