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South Aegean Islands Gain Most from Lucrative Greek Tourist Trade in 2019

Tourist arrivals to the islands of the South Aegean region of Greece reached new and historic levels in 2019, surpassing the record performance of 2018, the South Aegean Regional Administration said in an announcement on Wednesday. The announcement, citing official...

Revenues at Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites Continues to Rise

The number of visitors to Greek museums recorded an increase of 2.5 percent and there was a 12.3 percent rise in visits to the country's many archaeological sites in September of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. These very encouraging figures...

Heraklion, Crete to Offer Free Tours to Every Visitor

The authorities of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, announced recently that their municipality will soon be offering free tours to all its visitors. The authorities said that they want to offer to both Greek and foreign visitors to the city...

Greek Airbnbs Hosted 1.8 Million Foreigners During 2018

The Bank of Greece recently published its final, official figures on Greece's tourist performance for 2018, bringing to light some interesting figures regarding the short-term rental sector, mainly the popular Airbnb platform. According to these final numbers, a jaw-dropping total of...

Over Five Million Visit Athens' Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in 2018

According to a survey conducted by QED for Greece's Kathimerini newspaper, 5.3 million people visited the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (the SNFCC, or ΚΠΣΙΝ in Greek) in 2018. Among the visitors were one out of every two Athenians, a...

Tourism Sees Record Year As Over 30 Million Visit Greece in 2018

The number of people who traveled to Greece in 2018 totaled 30.12 million, the Bank of Greece announced on Thursday. This staggering number reflects an increase of 10.8 percent compared to 2017, when 27.19 million people visited the country. The revenues...

ELSTAT: More Visitors to Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites

Visits to Greek museums and archaeological sites in August 2017 jumped 15.8 pct and 19.2 pct, respectively, the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT reported. The increase in total visitors to museums included a 13.1 pct hike in free-admission visitors, while museum...

White Tower Sets New Record of Visitors

The White Tower, the trademark of the northern port city of Thessaloniki in Greece, is not only a meeting point for the residents of the city, but also an important sightseeing spot for thousands of tourists. According to the Greek...

'Athens Insiders' Give Tourists a Different City Experience

How to set Greece in motion is the center of countless discussions, with main ideas focusing around two themes: tourism and faith in “new blood.” Just a few days ago, U.S. magazine “New York Times” featured a story on...

Pilot Program Allows Immediate Visa for Turkish Tourists on Arrival to Greek Islands

Prefects of Northern and Southern Aegean Sea have long tried to attract more tourists to their islands, especially from Turkey. That's the reason why they thought that free visa permissions or at least, a visa without needing many days,...