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UK 2021 Holiday Bookings for Greece Rise By Astonishing 96%

The holiday bookings of British nationals to Greece for 2021 have risen recently by a stunning 96 percent, travel agency Skyscanner has confirmed.

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...

Crete: Dream Location for British Vacationers Post-Lockdown

The Island of Crete is the destination most British vacationers dream about when the pan-European lockdown is lifted. According to new research from TravelSupermarket, the Greek island was the most searched for hotspot by Brits, especially for seven-night getaways. The price...

Greece Celebrates the Most Family-Oriented Christmas in Recent Memory

Due to coronavirus restrictions, Greeks are celebrating the holidays in the most traditional way in decades, foregoing outings at the bar or parties with friends -- activities which are now banned -- to spend time with their families on...

Pandemic Upends Christmas and New Year Festivities All Over Europe

As expected, the global coronavirus pandemic has overturned Europeans' plans for the 2020 holiday season, as governments search for measures to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, while allowing citizens to celebrate with their families and friends as much...

New Year's Good Luck Charm Highlights 200 years of Greek Independence

In 2021, Greeks will celebrate 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821; the armed uprising waged by the Greek revolutionaries against the Ottomans, which resulted in the eventual overthrowing of the Ottoman Empire and creating an independent state. As...

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dazzles with New Christmas Decorations

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, an architectural marvel in Athens, has been beautifully decorated for the Christmas season, bringing some much-needed holiday cheer to a nation still under lockdown. The stunning decorations were revealed by Greek singer Fivos Delivorias...

Greece Offers 497 Blue Flag Beaches and Pristine Swimming Waters for Summer 2020

What would the Greek Summer be without its innumerable pristine beaches and their crystal-clear, azure swimming waters? As the country opens up to tourists after the coronavirus lockdown it is worth remembering that Greece is the number two country worldwide...

German Bookings on the Rise as Greece Opens Up

A significant increase in bookings for Greece, the Balearic Islands and Portugal has been recorded recently by German travel companies, which coordinate with tourist destinations in order to offer their customers safe holidays. Germany's main tour operators, including TUI, DER...

''Karavaki,'' The Old Greek Tradition of Decorating Boats — Not Trees — at Christmas

Christmas is linked all around the world to the ancient tradition of decorating a Christmas tree with countless ornaments and beautiful lights. However, an old traditional custom in Greece's islands and coastal regions dictates that people should decorate a...