Greece News

imgWhy did Greece in 2023 achieve record tourism numbers? 22/01/2024
The maintenance of Greece at the top of the tourist brands worldwide, the large investments in the tourism sector in recent years and the overall image of the country in the global tourism scene are giving record figures to the Greek economy this year as well, sealing 2023 as the record year of Greek tourism.

imgGlobal Traveler: Greek Islands Shine at US Leisure Lifestyle Awards 18/07/2023
Greece has once again showcased its excellence in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel by securing prestigious accolades at the 11th edition of the Leisure Lifestyle Awards, organized by the renowned US travel magazine Global Traveler.

imgFrom seafood to feta, these are the best Greek islands for foodies 29/05/2023
In Greece, sustainable tourism and locally sourced food are a match made in heaven.

imgGreece's Permanent Residency Programme Stands Out in Europe. 05/04/2023
Leptos Estates offers properties in various regions of Greece, including Athens, Paros, Santorini, and Crete. Properties available in these regions, include villas, apartments, townhouses, and plots of land. Their properties range from traditional to modern and cater to a range of budgets and preferences.

imgGreece's Permanent Residency Programme Continues to Thrive. 22/03/2023
While Ireland, Portugal have ended their Golden Visa programme, and with Spain also soon to end it, Greece continues with its Permanent Residency programme, which is currently the fastest-selling and most economical in Europe. Under the Greek programme, foreign investors can obtain residency permits by making a minimum investment of €500,000, with some exceptions for certain areas such as Crete and Paros, which have a lower investment requirement of €250,000.

imgGreece Listed Among Best Places to Retire by Global Retirement Index 23/01/2023
Does 2023 mark the year you plan to retire? If you answered yes, and especially if the idea of retiring abroad appeals to you, then the 2023 Annual Global Retirement Index list of the best locations to retire, compiled by International Living, is a must-read. It comes as no surprise that several tropical locations are included in this list.

imgYour Dream Holiday Home Awaits In Greece 12/01/2023

imgGreece Scoops Four ‘Travel Oscars’ at 2022 Travvy Awards 21/11/2022
Greece and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) won a total of four awards at this year’s Travvy Awards.

imgAegean Airlines and Fly Emirates collaboration for domestic, international flights 05/09/2022
Aegean Airlines and Emirates recently announced a collaboration that will allow their passengers to fly to eight destinations in Greece on a single ticket.

imgLeptos Estates featured in ‘The Times’ UK 01/09/2022
Leptos Estates was recently featured in article ‘Five of the best Greek islands to relocate to’ in The Times UK - an article focusing on some of the hottest places for sun and sea in Greece.

imgTravelers Name Greece Top Pick in Europe for its Beaches 29/08/2022
Greece is the most popular European country for beach lovers this year, according to the Best Beaches Index 2022 released by vacation rentals search engine Holidu. According to Holidu’s “Most Popular Countries for Beaches in Europe” listing based on Google rankings, Greece is in the lead garnering 5.4k Google searches every month and 142k+ Instagram hashtags.

imgPermanent Residency in Greece 04/08/2022
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imgReal Estate: Why Now is the Right Time to Buy a Home in Greece 28/07/2022
Why is now the best time to buy a home? Following a decade of economic crisis, the government implemented measures to recover the country’s economy. That brought gradual financial recovery and a positive impact on real estate. The best time to buy property is at the onset of the recovery phase when prices are more affordable but ready to increase. Property prices will rise over the next couple of years unless adverse events hinder market stability. So, now is the time to buy.

imgLeptos Absolute Blue – Elegant Living in Greece 25/07/2022
Greece is a country full of culture, myth and legend, and a nation proud of its rich heritage and traditions. Famed for its natural beauty and its dramatic landscape, Greece is unique, for it seems the Greek Gods themselves have scattered little pieces of paradise into the sea, which we so lovingly know as the Greek Islands.

imgConsortium Plans to Bring ‘Air Taxis’ to Greece 18/07/2022
Orama Nexus, a consortium of leading interests in the aviation, hospitality, construction and financial arenas, on Wednesday announced that it is planning to develop the required infrastructure to support the introduction of eVTOL (electric vertical take-off & landing) aircraft in Greece by 2026.

imgGreece and Switzerland Will Permit Restriction-Free Entry to All Travellers From May 26/05/2022
Greece and Switzerland are the two most recent countries to announce that they would drop all of their COVID-19 entry restrictions in May.

imgWhy the Greek Golden Visa is the Ultimate Residency by Investment Program 03/05/2022
Residency by investment (RBI) is becoming more popular than ever, especially within the confines of the EU. Modern investors realize that having an active EU residence permit brings benefits that outweigh traditional citizenship by investment programs.
Access to the EU is unhindered as a residence permit in Greece, for example, gives its holder freedom of mobility within the Schengen Area.

imgCyprus-Greece passenger ferry to sail off from Limassol in June 26/04/2022
The first Cyprus-Greece passenger ferry line 22 years after it was abandoned will kick off as early as June from Limassol port, Philenews reported on Tuesday.

imgGreek property second most affordable in EU, survey finds 14/03/2022
Greece is the second most affordable country in the European Union to buy a property, according to a new survey.
The study by Compare the Market analyzed average property prices per square meter, as well as the average disposable household income in each country to calculate the cost per sq.m. as a percentage of annual income.

imgGreece kicks off tourism season earlier to meet “great demand” 21/02/2022
Greece’s tourism minister on Thursday said the visitor season would officially start in March, earlier than previous years, and there were “positive signs” of a bumper summer ahead. In an interview with international news agency Reuters,Vassilis Kikiliaw said “there is great demand and great dynamic for Greek tourism in 2022.

imgOur guide to buying a holiday home on a Greek island 17/02/2022
You can get a golden visa from €250,000 — so why not make 2022 the year for your odyssey in Greece?

imgGreece and Cyprus Covered in Snow 25/01/2022
As the storm, named in Greece Elpida or “hope”, hit across Greece and Cyprus, a rare blanket of heavy snow covered Athens, the Greek Islands of Santorini, Crete and Cyprus in a once-in-a-lifetime weather event. We offer you 340 days of sunshine & a few weeks of snow. All 4 seasons to live a high quality life! Perfect countries to obtain your Permanent residence or make it your Holiday Home

imgRobert De Niro Opening Nobu Hotel on Santorini Island in Greece 24/01/2022
Hollywood’s legendary actor, Robert De Niro, is set to bring Nobu Hotel + Restaurant to Greece! Along with celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, the hotel is set to open in Greece in the spring of 2022 according to Travel + Leisure Magazine. The founders of Nobu Hotel and Restaurant are Japanese celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper.

imgGreek passport among the most powerful in the world in 2022 17/01/2022
Greece is in seventh place on the list of countries with the strongest passports in 2022. At the top of the Henley Passport Index, which does not take into account temporary restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are the passports of Japan and Singapore, giving visa-free access to 192 destinations worldwide.

imgGreece Hits Biggest Year-on-Year GDP Growth Rate in the Eurozone 14/12/2021
Eurostat reported on Tuesday that Greece had the largest gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in the third quarter of 2021 in the entire Eurozone.

imgMost Crypto-Friendly Tax Countries includes Greece and Cyprus 07/12/2021
Portugal There are no taxes for cryptocurrency investors in Portugal. Also no capital gains tax or VAT levied for crypto transactions. You will also get a golden visa if you invest +250k € in businesses or buy a house for 280k € in rural areas, there are also startup or tech visa routes. Portugal is the tax heaven for crypto investors and the deserved first place on my list.

imgEuropean Commission: Sees 7.1% growth "explosion" for Greece 02/12/2021
The recovery of the Greek economy is gaining ground, mainly due to domestic demand and the unforeseen tourist season
Growth of 7.1% in 2021 and 5.2% in 2022 is seen by the European Commission for Greece, significantly revised upwards, in relation to the summer economic forecasts that spoke of growth of 4.3% in 2021 and 6% in 2022

imgGolden visas: Which countries offer the best opportunities to British expats after Brexit 23/11/2021
GOLDEN visas have become increasingly popular with wealthy Britons since Brexit brought an end to free movement. The attractive golden schemes offer a way for British people to move abroad to several EU countries but which one offers the best opportunities?

imgGreece receives 3 Golden awards in the Travvy Awards 2021 18/11/2021
The Travvy Awards celebrated its seventh year with a spectacular gala in Miami Beach on November 11, where the industry's leading travel suppliers, destinations and travel agencies were recognized for their outstanding efforts over the course of a year that was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 90,000 votes were cast by travel advisors, which led to some category results being with an insignificant difference of each other.

imgPope to visit Cyprus and Greece, including Lesbos island, on December 2 to 6 17/11/2021
Pope Francis will visit Cyprus and Greece, including the Greek island of Lesbos to meet migrants, from December 2 to 6, a Vatican source said on Tuesday.

imgCyprus & Greece Considered World’s Best Places to Buy a Holiday Home 04/11/2021
Cyprus and Greece are the top most favourable destinations in Europe for those interested in buying a holiday home.

imgHoliday home abroad: A Greek island amongst the top 10 of the world 01/11/2021
Holiday home abroad: Paphos  and  Corfu amongst the top 10 of the world
For those who want to buy a holiday home in a foreign country, #Paphos and #Corfu is in the top 10 of the best seaside destinations, next to popular tourist hotspots, such as Venice and Dubai. Paphos holds the second place and Corfu is 6th on the list.

imgImmigration series | All about moving to Greece 18/10/2021
For residence by investment in Greece, applicants must invest at least Euro 250,000 in real estate or Euro 400,000 in financial investments.

imgGreat news for parents who wish to offer Greek property gifts to kids 12/10/2021
From 1 October 2021, a major tax break has been introduced by the Greek government. Parents who wish to transfer to their children any type of asset, including real estate, cash, company stakes, will not pay transfer tax for the gifting of property worth up to 800,000 euros.

imgChef Gordon Ramsay Declares Greek Food Better Than Italian 30/09/2021
On Monday’s new premiere of ITV’s “Gordon, Gino & Fred Go Greek,” a heated chat regarding Greek vs. Italian cuisine took place. Gino D’Acampo was enraged by Gordon Ramsay when the two famous chefs started talking about cuisine and Gordon made a cheeky remark that Greek food is better than Italian.

imgGreece’s “Golden Visa” programme attracts more global investors 06/09/2021
All the more international investors are looking to Greece to invest and gain residence and citizenship rights, according to research released by real estate firm Astons.

imgGreece – The Hot Destination for Superyacht Crowd 31/08/2021
This summer vacation season, isolation was the en vogue luxury experience. Super-affluent families hoping for a lavish trip while skipping the COVID crowds have found the perfect solution: chartering a superyacht, where the only people present are themselves and any lucky guests they choose to allow on-deck (on top of the luxury vessel's captain and fully staffed crew, of course).

imgGREECE Imposes Testing Requirement for Travellers Arriving from India, Russia, UAE & 10 Other Countries 24/08/2021
All unvaccinated travellers arriving from Egypt, Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Georgia, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Libya, Morocco, Russia and Turkey, regardless of their nationality, are required to get tested upon arrival, the Greek authorities have announced.

imgAll you want in Greece 13/07/2021
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imgThe idyllic European vacation in Greece which international travelers have been yearning for. 12/07/2021
  In Greece, It’s Almost Normal
In Athens and on the island of Paros, a visitor joins other international travelers in search of that idyllic European vacation they’ve been yearning for.

imgGreece: Most-booked European Destination for Summer 05/07/2021
Thanks to its open travel policy, Greece appears to be getting a head start over its rival markets seeing bookings rise this month.

imgGreece and five other EU nations move into green 29/06/2021
Greece and five other EU countries were upgraded to the green category for entry to Cyprus as part of the changes in the latest national country assessment for travel, the health ministry said on Monday.

imgGreece amongst top 6 countries with incentives to retire 07/06/2021
The idea of retiring abroad is an appealing one. With no office tying you down, and the option to spend your days wherever—and however—you please, passing your time in a new country calls to many avid travelers. But once you decide to relocate abroad (and get a sense of what it will take to do so), you've got to decide where to go.

imgNew Paros International Airport set to bring huge investment and increased tourism to the island 28/05/2021
Paros island’s new airport project will be funded with over 43 million euros through the national program on infrastructure and transport for 2014-2020, Paros municipality and the Infrastructure and Transport Ministry said on Thursday.

imgBlue Flag 2021: Greece in second place with 545 beaches awarded 18/05/2021
This was announced at a time when Greece has already begun to welcome its first overseas travelers on the weekend.

imgThe 7 reasons why investors opt for Greek real estate 11/05/2021
The warm interest of foreign investors – in addition to the stock market, corporate and government bonds – is turning to the real estate market and this is evident from real estate prices, as well as the strong demand recorded by market executives. The pandemic did not stop the course of Greek real estate and despite the slowdown it seems to be immune to the pandemic.

imgGreece opens its doors to Covid-free tourists 22/04/2021
Greece has lifted quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers and those testing negative for Covid-19 from key tourism markets, including Europe, the UK and the United States, in what officials called "baby steps" on the road back to normality.
But while qualifying visitors will be able to check into hotels to enjoy Greek sunshine and beaches, they'll be subject to the same restrictions as locals, meaning restaurants and bars will remain off limits, except for takeaways.

imgIkaria: the tiny Greek island where life is simple… and long 05/04/2021
In this video, we travel to Ikaria, a tiny Greek island in the Aegean sea, known as a blue zone: a special place where life expectancy is much higher than the rest of the world.

imgRoyal Caribbean 7-night cruises ‘for the fully vaccinated’ launching from Limassol this summer 29/03/2021
Royal Caribbean International announced on Thursday that all-new 7-night cruises will be departing from from Limassol, starting July 10.

imgGreece hopes to lift Covid curbs in retail before end-March, tourism in May 08/03/2021
Greece plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions in the retail sector and open schools before the end of March and begin to re-open the tourism sector in May ahead of the vital summer season, a government spokeswoman said on Monday.

imgGreece to open an embassy in Senegal, adopt French in the Foreign Ministry 25/02/2021
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in a tweet that an embassy will be opening in the West African country of Senegal and that the Foreign Ministry will adopt French as a second foreign language.

imgSurge in holiday bookings to Greece and Spain 25/02/2021
International holiday bookings surged by as much as 600% after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the roadmap out of lockdown.

imgGreece presses EU to ‘move more quickly’ on vaccine passports 25/02/2021
Greece’s tourism minister has called on EU leaders to “move more quickly” to embrace the vaccine certificates that could allow mass travel to resume, as Athens seeks to repair a holiday industry that has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Looking at the reaction of some countries to vaccination certificate proposals, I feel there’s a lot of short sightedness. There’s more to be done now to prepare ourselves,” minister Harry Theocharis told the Financial Times.

imgGlobal Traveler announces Santorini “Best Island in Europe” for 2020 Leisure Lifestyle Awards 16/12/2020
There’s no doubt 2020 has been an unprecedented year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards.

imgGreece and Cyprus to be connected with new maritime route 16/12/2020
Cyprus and Greece will be connected with a new ferry service, the Cypriot Deputy Minister of Shipping said during a press conference held yesterday in Limassol. “We are pleased to announce the tender for the selection of a maritime carrier contractor which will carry out maritime passenger transport between Cyprus and Greece”, said Cypriot Deputy Minister of Shipping, Vassilis Dimitriadis.

imgGreece, Cyprus and Jordan to further enhance cooperation, Trilateral Summit to take place in first half of 2021 10/12/2020
Cyprus, Greece and Jordan have decided to further enhance their trilateral cooperation, which will cover, among other, defence and security issues as well as economic and trade cooperation. The next Trilateral Summit of their leaders will take place in Athens during the first six months of 2021.

imgGreece Ranks 5th Out of 50 Countries for Top Tourism Brand 11/11/2020
Greece has been ranked as the fifth best tourism brand in 2020, according to a survey conducted by market research firm Ipsos that evaluates the perceptions of consumers in 50 countries.

imgGreek credit rating upgrades despite global economic downturn 09/11/2020
As what came as a surprise, Moody’s rating agency upgraded Greece’s rating from B1 to Ba3 with a stable outlook despite the global economy dropping because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

imgGreek Swimming Waters Among Top Five Cleanest in Europe 07/09/2020
The EU environment agency, or EEA, released a report on Monday which declares that Greece is among the top five European nations in terms of the cleanliness of its swimming waters, while Cyprus is at the very top of the list.

imgBritons feel very welcome in Greece, survey shows 03/09/2020
Compared to previous years, the vast majority of British visitors to Greece have met with the same warm welcome this year, while some received an even warmer welcome this year, according to a survey by travel company Holiday Extras.

imgGreece plans to make buying property for foreigners easier 07/08/2020
New incentives for foreigners with means to live in Greece – leaving out many in the Diaspora who can’t afford the terms of programs such as Golden Visas and moving their tax base, is being considered by the New Democracy government.

imgGreece – The most lucrative investment opportunities 26/06/2020
Leptos Estates in Greece features freehold properties for sale that suit all tastes and budgets including elegant villas, luxury apartments, unique townhouses, exclusive penthouses, large plots of land and spacious shops.

imgTom Hanks and Rita Wilson excited to celebrate the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence (VIDEO) 10/03/2020
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who recently acquired Greek citizenship, and his Greek American wife Rita Wilson, have released a video inviting people around the world to join the events in commemorating 200 years since the Greek Independence War and the Revolution of 1821.

imgComplete Guide to Antiparos 17/02/2020
Like all Greek Islands Antiparos is a magical shimmering jewel shining in the Aegean sea. Only 7 minutes by ferry from Paros yet visited by few, it is one of those true Greek island hidden gems and it’s easy to see why Hollywood royalty like Tom Hanks calls it home in summer. To inspire you to include it on your trip to Greece and to help you best plan your visit, Greece Travel Secrets has put together this complete guide to ensure you get the most out of Antiparos, Greece.

imgFerry connection between Greece and Cyprus gets the green light from Athens 17/02/2020
Greek authorities have approved the reintroduction of a ferry connection between Greece and Cyprus, a line that stopped operating in 2000.

imgGreek holiday houses are back in high demand 07/02/2020
Greece’s property market is showing signs of a strong comeback with more and more foreign buyers searching to purchase holiday homes in lesser-known destinations besides popular Santorini, Paros, and Mykonos.

imgAthens named Europe’s second ‘Best Destination for 2020’ 06/02/2020
Athens has been voted the number two European destination for 2020 from 20 “must-see locations” that made the finalists’ list of contenders for the prestigious title organised by European Best Destinations.

imgGreece’s new Olympic team uniforms for Tokyo 2020 unveiled 06/02/2020
Greece’s new official uniforms for the Tokyo Olympics have been unveiled, with two of Greece’s leading athletes trying out the attire as the countdown to the Summer Olympics begins.

imgAthens Airport major expansion project given the green light 28/01/2020
Athens’ International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” is set to receive a huge expansion and major renovations, after the massive project was given the green light.

imgGreece elects Katerina Sakellaropoulou as the first female President 22/01/2020
Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected Greece’s first female President, after a vote in Greek Parliament on Wednesday. Former Council of State head Sakellaropoulou, won the support of 261 lawmakers in the 300-seated parliament.

imgPiraeus-Limassol ferry ticket to cost €130 return 14/01/2020
A return ticket by ferry from Limassol to Piraeus will cost about €130 per person without a car, deputy shipping minister Natasa Pilides said on Tuesday.

imgCondé Nast Traveler names Skiathos as the best island for beaches 13/01/2020
Skiathos was awarded the Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 by top travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler, for the island with the world’s best beaches for 2019!

imgPence’s and Pompeo’s Positive Message on Greek economy 10/01/2020
“I am proud to report firsthand that, thanks to your leadership and the leadership of President Donald Trump, the bonds between the United States of America and Greece have never been stronger,” US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday referring to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

imgKyriakos Mitsotakis: EastMed 'Very Important' Energy And Geopolitical Project 10/01/2020
Greece`s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that the EastMed is a very important energy but also geopolitical project, which will allow Europe to have access to new hydrocarbon reserves to be discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean, the CNA reported.

imgHollywood Stars Going Greek 09/01/2020
Tom Hanks can now add Greek citizenship to his list of accolades and awards. President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed an honorary naturalization order allowing the actor to claim citizenship, his office told The Associated Press on Friday.

imgGreece, Cyprus and Egypt want closer ties between their diaspora communities 20/12/2019
Senior Foreign Ministry officials from Greece, Cyprus and Egypt held a meeting in Athens on Thursday to discuss how to bring closer the diaspora of the three countries and promote cultural understanding.

imgGreece voted Most Beautiful Country in World for 2019 13/11/2019
Prestigious and worldwide leading travel publication Condé Nast Traveller has presented the 10 most beautiful countries in the World.

imgAristotelian University honours President of Cyprus Republic 04/11/2019
The Law School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, on Thursday honoured Mr Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus with an honorary law degree.

imgRyanair announces 14 new routes for Greece Summer 2020 23/10/2019
European low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that it will launch fourteen brand new routes to and from Greece for the Summer 2020 schedule.

imgConde Nast Traveller names Corfu and Santorini as top destinations to holiday in September 05/09/2019
Corfu and Santorini have been named among the Top 25 destinations to go on holiday in September, according to the Editors at worldwide renowned magazine Conde Nast Traveller (CNT).

imgBank of China to open branch in Greece 22/08/2019
The Greek Foreign Ministry have announced that Bank of China plans to open a branch in Greece.

imgParos sets sights on becoming world’s first waste-free island 21/08/2019
Like many islands in Greece, waste production on the island of Paros explodes in summer when over 400,000 tourists join a local population of roughly 13,000.

imgParos voted Best Island in Europe for 2019 29/07/2019
A new, great distinction for Greece is the “Best Island in Europe for 2019” award. Paros was the island which won the World’s Best Travel Awards.

imgAthens Airport becomes the Best in the World 24/07/2019
Athens International Airport (AIA) is planning to invest 400 million euros into upgrade due to the surging numbers of travellers visiting Greece!

imgCyprus-Greece ferry link by next summer, MPs told 09/07/2019
A ferry link between mainland Greece and Cyprus is expected to be operational by next summer while the government is mulling over similar agreements with other neighbouring countries, MPs heard on Tuesday.

imgNewly Elected Prime Minister Of Greece to Visit Cyprus 08/07/2019
Newly elected Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Cyprus in the next days, the Cyprus News Agency reports.

imgGreek Passport ranked sixth most powerful worldwide 04/07/2019
The Henley Passport Index has released its latest research and Greece has once again made it into the top 10 most powerful passports in the world.

imgWhy Greece is the best place in the world to travel with kids 14/06/2019
Greece has just been named best Family Holiday Destination for 2018 by leading British publication Travel Bulletin and we aren’t the least bit surprised, as we agree, Greece is the ideal place in the world to travel with children of all ages.

imgBeaches all across Greece deemed “excellent” for swimming in 2019 11/06/2019
For anyone heading to Greece this summer for a swim after swim, you’ll be happy to know the annual European bathing water quality report released this week from the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows the majority of Greece’s swimming areas are clean and free of pollutants, harmful to human health and the environment.

imgGreece ranks 2nd in the Blue Flag programme for 2019 31/05/2019
Among the Blue Flag sites in Greee are Akti Vouliagmeni beach in Attica, Komotini's Fanari Beach and Alimos Marina. 

Greece ranked second among 47 countries in the Blue Flag programme for 2019, as 515 Greek beaches, 15 marinas and four sustainable tourism boats won this year's international quality award. The Regional Unit of Chalkidiki ranked first in Greece this year, with 92 Blue Flags. 

img18 Most Beautiful Places In The World To Visit 03/05/2019
Have you got a list of everywhere you would like to travel? Maybe you would like to add some places to your bucket list? I am going to share with you 18 of the most beautiful places in the world that you can visit.

imgGreece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania sign memorandum for joint Euro and World Cup Bid 15/04/2019
Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania have all signed a Memorandum of Understanding connected with the joint bid to host either UEFA Euro 2028 or the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

imgParos voted Best Island in Europe for 2019 10/04/2019
A new, great distinction for Greece is the “Best Island in Europe for 2019” award. Paros was the island which won the World’s Best Travel Awards.

imgNew nonstop airline service between New York and Athens to launch this Summer 18/02/2019
The new Athens-New York route will be Norwegian’s first long-haul route in Greece. The service will begin on July 1 and operate four times per week —every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The route will run until October 26.

imgLaunch of Hellas Sat 4 a new chapter in space history of Cyprus and Greece, Minister says (video) 06/02/2019
The launch of Hellas Sat 4 communication satellite opens a new chapter in the space history for Cyprus and Greece, Minister of Communications Vassiliki Anastasiadou has said from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana, where Hellas Sat 4 successfully launched last night.

imgWTO congratulates Greece on tourism performance 04/02/2019
The World Tourism Organization (WTO) commended the Greek tourism sector for its record-breaking performance in 2018.

imgGreece one of the most popular summer destinations for 2019 28/01/2019
It comes as no surprise that Greece is one of the favourite destinations of TUI holidaymakers in all European markets for 2019! According to recently released data, based on TUI Group’s bookings, Spain is still the most popular and Turkey is also currently recording significant growth in booking numbers across all markets, and the same trend is observed for Egypt.

imgGreek Capital nominated for ‘Best European Destination’ 2019 28/01/2019
Athens has once again been nominated for the title of “Best European Destination” for 2019. The competition is organised by the European Best Destinations (EBD) and aims to promote culture and tourism in Europe.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.