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World Conference on Spa Tourism in Edipsos

The Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel in Edipsos, Greece, will host the world conference on the "Prospects of Tourism-Thermalism in Different Geographical Areas in the framework of the European Health Act" from October 9-11. The conference is being organized by...

Making Greece a 'Film Studio'

Greek Minister of Tourism Olga Kefalogianni and Minister of Culture and Sports Kostas Tasoulas have decided on several joint actions between the two Ministries. The two Ministers reached their decision after a meeting today, September 3, at the Ministry of Culture. Their goal...

Google Announces Initiative to "Grow Greek Tourism"

On Tuesday, Google announced a plan that will improve Greek tourism’s online communication tools, in collaboration with the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT) and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE). The “Grow Greek Tourism Online” project aims to provide enterprises operating...

Saudi Prince Intrested in Buying Greek Island Dia

After his recent visit to the island of Crete in Greece, the Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal expressed his interest in buying the small island of Dia, located approximately 6 nautical miles north of Heraklion. According to reports, Talal expressed his interest to...

Exhibition of Cult Greek Tourism Posters

An exhibition entitled "A journey in time through art", organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT) in the Embassy of Greece in Melbourne and Canberra, presented Greek tourism posters. The exhibition was held on the occasion of Greek Tourism Minister Olga...

Domestic Tourism Drops by 50 %

Although Greek hoteliers claim that occupancy has reached 100% this year, it appears that the majority of customers are foreigners. Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni admitted that this year domestic tourism dropped by almost 50%. However, she announced that the government...

Greek Parliament Passes Bill on Tourism

The draft bill on Greek tourism was voted in principle during the Parliament’s summer session early Wednesday. The bill fosuses on the simplification of the licencing procedures for the operation of tourism businesses in Greece by limiting red tape and improving...

'Accessibility Pass' to Facilitate Holiday Access to Disabled

Speaking at an event on facilitating access for people with disabilities, Greek Tourism Minister, Olga Kefalogianni stressed the importance of the "Accessibility pass" certification of hotels in Greece. She added, that improving accessibility for people is a priority of the...

Australians Visit Gallipoli for 100th ANZAC Day

Numerous Australians are expected to visit the Gallipoli peninsula in April 2015, to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Australian and New Zealander Army Corps (ANZAC) landing during World War I, and to honor the victims killed by the...

Greek-Australian Work and Holiday Visa Agreement Signed

After two years of effort, Greece has finally signed the intergovernmental agreement with Australia to grant a combination of work and holiday visas to 500 individuals, aged 18-30 years old, in order to satisfy the request of the Greek Diaspora....