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2019

Number of Tourists Rises but Greek Hotels Suffer from Online Renting Platforms

A paradox has been recorded in 2019 in regard to Greece's tourism sector. While the country experiences one of the best periods in its history in terms of number of visitors, its hotels have been suffering from lower earnings, due...

Wind Energy Production Soars in Greece in 2019

Wind energy output soared to new record highs in Greece last year, according to the latest official data released on Thursday by the Hellenic (Greek) Wind Energy Association HWEA/ELEATEN. More new wind energy farms went into operation in 2019 than...

Experts Reveal Weather Records of 2019 for Greece

The National Observatory of Athens' ''Meteo'' service revealed on Friday the weather extremes and records of 2019 from the Greece's dozens of meteorological stations. 2019 was a year of surprises since many abnormalities were recorded. The most striking one was that...

Athens International Airport Smashes Another Passenger Traffic Record for 2019

2019 was yet another record-breaking year for the Greek capital's international airport in regard to the increase in passenger traffic numbers over the previous year. According to official data released recently by the airport's authorities, passenger traffic through Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport represented...

Ten Greeks Who Left Their Mark in 2019

Many Greek citizens and members of the Greek diaspora who live in every corner of the world excelled in their fields in 2019, be it in the realms of science, religion, the arts, sports or philanthropy. Most of them, either in...

Data Shows More Tourists Came to Greece in 2019 But Stayed for Fewer Days

The Hellenic (Greek) Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) published new data on Friday regarding the number of tourists who visited Greece between January and September of 2019, revealing some interesting information about this year's tourism trends. In particular, ELSTAT's data for the...

Thessaloniki's New Christmas Market Makes Entire City Sparkle

 Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, donned its festive Christmas wear this past weekend and the opinions on this year's decorations are overwhelmingly positive. Locals as well as tourists have been enjoying the expanded, more stylish and brighter decorations...

2019 Greek Primary Surplus Exceeds Target By Several Billion Euros

The Greek state budget recorded a primary surplus of 5.755 billion euros in the period from January-October, significantly exceeding budget targets for a surplus of 2.314 billion euros in the same period, the country's General Accounting Office said in...

Passenger Traffic in Greek Airports Rises Even Further in 2019

Passenger traffic in Greek airports grew by 5.1 percent in the period from January - October this year, totaling 60,262,301 passengers, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority said in a report on Thursday. This figure is an increase from the 57,350,192...

EU Commission Predicts 2.3% Growth for Greece in 2020

The Greek economy is expected to grow by 1.8 percent this year and 2.3 percent in 2020, the European Commission said in its autumn forecasts released in Brussels on Thursday. The EU's executive body said it expected Greek GDP to...