Greek holidays

Travel Giant Says Greek Vacations Could Resume in April

The summer vacation season is looking up for Greece, it appears, as travel giant TUI says that advance bookings for Greek vacations have performed well despite the current travel restrictions. In fact, Greece might see the first UK holidaymakers as...

Goldie Hawn's Celebrity Love Affair with Greek Vacations

Last last month Hollywood actor Kate Hudson — who’s expecting her third child — shared a photo snapped on the Greek island of Skiathos, showing off her baby bump. While much of the media followed the Almost Famous and Mother's Day star,...

See How Mykonos Changed from Sleepy Island to Superstars' Paradise

The idyllic island of Mykonos was one of the first Greek isles to become an international travel destination. Renowned as a haunt of the rich, its nightlife is a glittering whirl of lights, music and parties. It's a far cry...

Over 50% of Greeks Cannot Afford 1 Week's Holiday

Shocking new figures have revealed that over half of Greek households were unable to afford one week away from home on vacation last year. The data from Eurostat shows that Greece -- renowned as a tourist destination -- was seventh...

Russians Vote Greek Beaches Best in the World

Greece's golden beaches have won an award at the Moscow International Travel & Tourism (MITT) show. Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura received the award from organizers in the Russian capital as well as opening Greece’s exhibition stand at the major tourism trade...

Malia's Mysteries Draw Visitors to Crete

The Greek island of Crete sees thousands of people visit for its rich array of archaeological treasures. The Minoan Palace of Knossos is only minutes from Heraklion and those with a deeper interest in history travel to the southern coast to see...

Ten Greek Castles That Will Take Your Breath Away

There are about 800 castles scattered all over Greece, bringing to mind impressive tales of their epic past. Some have been classified as among the best-preserved buildings of Europe. Here is a list including ten of the most beautiful...

Mystery Greek Island Dubbed World's Ultimate Getaway

It is being reported that one of the most magical paradises on Earth is located on a Greek private island, mostly unknown to the general public. British travel and lifestyle magazine Tatler claims those looking for the ultimate luxury getaway in...

Australian Gold Thief Just Wanted a Greek Holiday

An Australian man who stole more than AUD$200,000 ($156,000) worth of gold from a remote mine in Western Australia said he wanted to use his ill-gotten gains to fund a family holiday to Greece. Joseph Andrew Cresp, 52, was working...

27M Tourists Chose Greek Vacation in 2017

Over 27 million tourists visited Greece in 2017, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) figures. Tourist traffic increased by 9.7 percent, reaching 27.194 million visitors against 24.799 million visitors in 2016. Specifically, visitor flows through airports increased by 9.9 percent, while...