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imgPrimary surplus for 2018 Greek State budget 15/01/2019
Greece’s Finance Ministry released a report on Monday showing the state budget had recorded primary surplus of 3.162 billion euros in 2018, down from a budget target for a surplus of 3.604 billion but sharply from a primary surplus of 1.940 billion in 2017.


imgGreece named as one of the most hospitable places in the world 10/01/2019
It comes as no surprise that Greece, which is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world has been included on the list of 10 most welcoming places on earth!


imgThe Best of Christmas in Athens for 2018 14/12/2018
The City of Athens, museums and cultural institutions are hosting a bright, festive and creative array of events, happenings, and displays to celebrate Christmas in the city.


imgGreek airport passenger traffic has a “historic” increase in 2018 14/12/2018
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a 10.1 percent increase in passenger traffic at Greek airports in the 11-month period from January to November 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.


imgPresident inaugurates science centre 11/12/2018
Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, inaugurated on Monday the Eugenides Foundation “Athena” Centre for Science and Technology (ACST).


imgNavagio in Zakynthos named best beach in the world 28/11/2018
Travel site Flight Network has ranked the world’s 50 best beaches for 2018 according to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies and Zakynthos island’s Navagio has taken first place!


imgGREECE named 2nd most Beautiful Country in The World 03/10/2018
Greece (Greek: Ελλάς, Hellas) is a country in southeastern Europe, on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula. Much of the country consists of peninsulas and amazingly beautiful islands in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas.


imgGreek economy sees more growth 04/09/2018
The Greek economy saw a 1.8% increase in growth according to the latest report released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority on Monday.


imgGreece’s airports nationwide reach record numbers 31/08/2018
Greece’s airports nationwide have reached new heights, welcoming over 34.4 million passengers in the first seven months of the year, which marks a 10.1 percent rise from this time last year, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).


imgGreece’s population sits at 11.14 million in 2018 21/08/2018
Greece has an estimated population of 11.14 million, which ranks 84th in the world, based on the latest data from the United Nations.


imgGreece Emerges from Eurozone Bailout Programme 21/08/2018
Greece has successfully completed a three-year eurozone bailout programme designed to help it cope with the fallout from its debt crisis. For the first time in eight years, Greece is now free to borrow money on the financial markets.


imgGreece’s Tourism Hits an all-time High 13/08/2018
Greece’s tourism figures have soared to new heights, exceeding the expected forecasts and paving the way for another record year, as the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA), 


imgOia named one of the Most Charming Villages in Europe 07/08/2018
Leading travel publican Travel & Leisure (T+L) have made a list of the top 6 most charming villages in Europe and Oia village on Santorini is one of them!


imgGreece named as one of 10 most Beautiful Countries in the World 23/07/2018
Prestigious and worldwide leading travel publication Condé Nast Traveller has presented the 10 most beautiful countries in the world and it comes as no surprise that Greece has made it onto their exclusive list!


imgGreek Island Paros voted Best Island in Europe for 2018 18/07/2018
Paros was declared the Best Island in Europe for 2018 by Travel + Leisure Magazine, one of the most respected travel magazines in the world. The readers chose the island not only for its glorious sandy beaches, but also for its traditional architecture and picturesque villages. The lively cosmopolitan nightlife and the historical monuments from the Ancient Greek era, along with the genuinely hospitable locals, make for a unique experience.


imgOn this day in 2004 Greece wins the Euro Cup 04/07/2018
The UEFA Euro 2004 Final was a historical match played on 4 July, 2004, at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, when Greece was crowned European Champions! The match featured tournament hosts Portugal, who went into the match as favourites, and Greece, playing in only their second European Championship.


imgGreek tourism set to make history in 2018 with over 32 million visitors 05/06/2018
Greece’s tourism industry is expecting to welcome 32 million international visitors in 2018, in what will be a record year for the sector, according to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday.


imgGreek Passport ranked 6 most powerful in the world 24/05/2018
Greece has kept its sixth spot ranking regarding the most powerful passport in the world, according to the Henley Passport Index. Japan has knocked Germany off the top spot on the list of the world’s most powerful passport, according to the new research, while the UK has fallen from third to fourth.


imgGreece wins 2018 Best Destination in the Mediterranean and SE Europe Award 11/05/2018
Greece has been awarded as the number one tourism destination in the Mediterranean and Southeastern Europe for 2018 by SACEN International, known as the “Oscars of Tourism,” during a special ceremony recently held in Belgrade, Serbia.


imgTop 10 Beaches in Greece for 2018 03/05/2018
Elafonissi was once again voted the best beach in Greece. It is a peninsula-like island and has an amazing coast covered in white sand and has turquoise waters.


imgGreece is Number One Summer 2018 destination for wealthy holidaymakers 30/04/2018
Greece has been named the fastest-growing destination for 2018 and the most in demand country in the world for affluent holidaymakers, according to global luxury travel network Virtuoso.


imgAthens becomes World Book Capital 2018 23/04/2018
Today Athens becomes the World Book Capital for 2018 and for the next 365 days, Greece’s capital city will be celebrating books, reading, culture and events promoting knowledge.


imgAthens International Airport Welcomes First Cyprus Airways Flight from Larnaca to Athens 04/04/2018
Cyprus Airways first flight to Athens departed from Larnaca at 3:00 in the afternoon and landed in Athens at 4:45. Athens International Airport welcomed Cyprus Airways aircraft with the ceremonial water cannon salute, followed by the “ribbon 


imgO Όμιλος Εταιρειών Λεπτός Χορηγός φιλοξενίας των Θεατρικών ομάδων του Δήμου Θάσου στην Πάφο. 16/03/2018
O Όμιλος Εταιρειών Λεπτός μετά τη δυναμική στήριξη της Πολιτιστικής Πρωτεύουσας Πάφος 2017, δεν σταματά εδώ αλλά συνεχίζει να ενισχύει και να προωθεί όπως έκανε διαχρονικά, την τέχνη και τον πολιτισμό όπως επίσης και τη συνεργασία των τοπικών αρχών της Πάφου με πόλεις του εξωτερικού.


imgAthens International Airport named one of Best in Europe 12/03/2018
Athens ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ International Airport has been named the best in the “15 – 25 Million Passengers/Year” category at the 2017 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards held by the Airports Council International (ACI) World.


imgGreece’s Beaches Rank 2nd in World 02/03/2018
Greece and the Greek Islands is a number one destination for vacation-goers wishing to relax, visit ancient ruins and beautiful beaches the country has to offer.


img Athens in the Best top 10 destinations in Europe 09/02/2018
With 19,424 votes, Athens remains an unmissable destination. It is in the top 10 destinations every year and all year through it attracts European travellers in search of their roots but also travellers from all over the world.


imgFirst Flights to Jordan 05/02/2018
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (4 Feb) launched its first flights to Jordan with 14 routes in total to Amman and Aqaba airports, which will deliver almost 500,000 customers p.a., as Ryanair expands its operation in the Middle East.


imgAthens nominated for title of “Best European Destination 2018” 23/01/2018
Greece’s capital city has once again been nominated for the prestigious title of “Best European Destination 2018”, according to the European Best Destinations (EBD) website. A total of 20 cities in Europe are competing for the prestigious title.


imgGreek passport ranks 7th among 199 countries 16/01/2018
Greek passport holders enjoy visa-free access to 171 countries according to the recently published Henley Passport Index for 2018.


imgUS ranks Greece at lowest risk level for tourists 11/01/2018
US Ambassador to Athens, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, expressed his expectation to see more US tourists in Greece during the coming season, on the occasion of the country’s ranking at the State Department’s new Travel Advisory Program.


imgGreek President calls out to Greek diaspora 22/12/2017
The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos reached out to the Greek diaspora in a message for the Festive Season calling for unity and thanking them for their contribution to the homeland.


imgAthens gets into Festive mood with free celebrations for all 07/12/2017
Athens’ stunning Christmas tree will be lit for the festive season on Tuesday, December 12, at 7 pm on Syntagma Square, the City of Athens announced on Tuesday.


imgOptimism as Greek economy grows, unemployment drops: OECD 29/11/2017
The Organisation for Economic and Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Monday projected growth for the Greek economy by 2.3% in 2018.


imgThousands Hit the Streets for 35th ‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’ 16/11/2017
More than 51,000 professional and amateur runners from 101 countries enjoyed perfect weather conditions in the 35th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” on Sunday, November 12.


imgGreece and China sign off on major deals 03/11/2017
Greece and China have entered into another four major agreements consolidating their bilateral relations. The new collaboration agreements signed in Athens on Thursday, are part of the Greece-China Action Plan initiative which aims to promote economic cooperation between the two countries, and the effective combination


imgAthens Airport set to receive 400 million euro upgrade to help with increased travellers to Greece 25/10/2017
According to recent reports, Athens International Airport (AIA) operators are planning on investing 400 million euros into the upgrade of Eleftherios Venizelos Airport


imgKaterina Stefanidi named ‘European Female Athlete of the Year’ 16/10/2017
Congratulations to Greece’s leading pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi who was named European Female Athlete of the Year by European Athletics. Stefanidi won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with a jump of 4.85 metres and is currently the European and World champion in her field.


imgAEGEAN and Ryanair announce new destinations for Greece Summer 18 13/10/2017
With Greece’s tourism growing rapidly each year, AEGEAN Airlines has announced its new extended program for 2018, which includes 153 destinations in 44 countries and 16.6 available seats, making it a total of 700,000 more than in 2017.


imgChina lands in Athens as direct flights take off 02/10/2017
The much anticipated first Air China direct flight from Beijing to Athens landed in the Greek capital on Saturday carrying over 200 passengers.


imgAcropolis Museum among 10 best in the world for 2017 22/09/2017
The Acropolis Museum in Athens is among the top ten best museums in the world, ranking 8th on the list of the 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Museums, recently released by travel and booking site TripAdvisor.


imgGreece turning to sports tourism agenda 22/09/2017
Greece is set to develop tourism markets other than its long established, successful summer tourism agenda, with a particular emphasis on sports tourism which according to data is growing annually at a rate of 14 %.


imgGreece and Cyprus amongst the top 20 of the World’s Healthiest Countries of 2017 04/09/2017
Also this year Bloomberg published the ranking of the 50 healthiest countries in the world and results are quite surprising.


imgGreece and Cyprus among Most Changed in Job Mobility in EU 28/08/2017
A social mobility report by Eurofound, the EU Agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, shows that Greece, Cyprus, Finland and Poland have changed the most, having seen massive mobility out of agriculture towards manufacturing and services over the last generation or so.


imgGreece 6th Most Popular Spot in Europe for British Home Buyers 18/08/2017
Greece is the sixth most popular European country for Britons looking to relocate or buy a second home, according to property website Rightmove.


imgGreece Among Top 10 Sunny Countries To Live In 2017 04/08/2017
Looking for sunny places to live with lots to do? The weather seems to play a crucial role in choice of destination: almost seven out of ten (67%) say the climate in their new home was a factor to consider before moving abroad.


img Greece to Break Record with 30 Million Visitors in 2017 04/08/2017
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday that his country is expected to break through (for the first time) the 30 million visitors barrier this year, said an e-mailed press release from his office.


imgEU Ministers Approve Funding Deal for Greece 16/06/2017
Eurozone ministers have struck a deal to unlock the latest tranche of Greece's bailout cash. The bailout fund will disburse €8.5bn to Greece, eurozone ministers said in a statement.


imgCrete - TIME Magazine and TripAdvisor 30/03/2017
Crete was chosen as one of the top travel destinations in the world for 2017 by TIME Magazine and TripAdvisor. Its distinct culture, world-famous sites, unique gastronomy and beautiful beaches were among the reasons why TIME Magazine ranked Crete in 3rd place of the best international destinations for this year. According to TIME, Crete brings together quality and value to provide a terrific travel experience.


imgEmirates to Launch Daily Direct Service from Athens to New York 24/01/2017
Emirates announced it will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport, via Athens, starting on 12 March 2017. Emirates’ new Dubai-Athens-Newark flight will provide a year-round non-stop daily service between the United States and Greece – a service that does not exist today and has not existed since 2012.


imgGreece & Cyprus on the Top 3 Countries With the Best Weather and Climate 08/08/2016
Sun-seekers rejoice! InterNations survey finds that Greece, Costa Rica and Cyprus have the most favorable weather For all those who dream of 365 days a year of sun, the members of international expat community InterNations have identified the places around the world with the best weather:


imgNew Paros airport will give extra boost to the Real Estate and Tourism of the Island 29/07/2016
The new airport in Paros has already began the full and normal operation and is expected to handle four times the traffic and contribute in the increase of tourism and Real Estate, strengthen the local economy by creating new jobs.


imgGreece Offers Russians Long-Term Schengen Visas 08/06/2016
Greece has moved to offer Russians long-term Schengen visas to increase an already considerable tourist flow from Russia, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday.


imgConde Nast Traveler: The 14 best Greek islands for holidays during 2016. Why Crete is in the list 19/05/2016
The 14 best Greek Islands to visit during 2016 are highlighted by the leading travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller.


imgRio 2016 Olympic flame is lit at temple of Hera in Greece 25/04/2016
The official countdown to this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics has begun with the lighting of the torch at the site of the ancient Games, which organisers hoped would shift attention away from Brazil’s political and financial turmoil.

 


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