August 2019

Marriott Opens New Autograph Collection Hotel ‘Aegon Mykonos’ in Greece

Aegon Mykonos, an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott International, recently opened its doors on the Greek island of Mykonos, presenting a luxurious collection of 76 rooms and suites. The new hotel, focused on offering the best wellness and lifestyle experiences, is located in Kalo Livadi – one of the most popular and beautiful beaches [...]

July 2019

Acropolis Museum to Host August Full Moon Musical Evening

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will host exceptional Greek artists to perform beloved songs on Thursday, August 15, under the August Full Moon. Artists Eirini Toumpaki, Andreas Lafis, Maria Anamaterou and Sotiris Karistinosand their orchestra will perform songs by renowned Greek songwriters and composers – Kostas Makedonas, Lavrentis Mahairitsas, George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Dionysis Savvopoulos – at the museum’s entrance [...]

T+L: Milos Voted Best Island in Europe for 2019

The island of Milos in the Cyclades, has been voted as the Best Island in Europe for 2019, by the readers of US travel magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L). Milos tops the list, which includes three more Greek islands in the top 5: Crete is in second place, Paros in fourth and Santorini in the fifth position. The Azores in [...]

Antetokounmpo Most Valuable Player (Person) for Greece

Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has won the entire country over with his dedication, commitment and ethos, walked away on Monday, with the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the 2018-19 season, being the only Greek player and together with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the only player in the history of the Milwaukee Bucks to [...]

June 2019

Accor: New ‘ibis Styles’ in Athens Opening in July

The newly built ibis Styles Athens Routes hotel in the Greek capital is getting ready to open its doors to guests that want to live the Athenian experience. A brand of Accor, “ibis Styles” is making its Athens debut on Vouliagmenis Avenue in July. Centrally located, the new hotel is inspired by ancient history and contemporary [...]

May 2019

Alitalia: World’s Most Punctual Airline for Jan-April 2019

Alitalia ranked first in the world for its on-time performance in the first four months of 2019, according to data released by FlightStats, the US independent data services society specializing in commercial aviation. “With 89 percent of flights landed on schedule, Alitalia has confirmed itself as the most punctual airline in the world,” the Italian carrier [...]

April 2019

Cosmonauts in Greece for Yuri Gagarin Park Opening on Crete

A park dedicated to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who was the first person to travel into outer space, opened to the public in Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, last week aiming to send out a message of peace and unity. Crete, Heraklion, Venetian Harbor. Photo © GNTO/Y.Skoulas Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura inaugurated the [...]

ESTA for Greeks for US Travel Now Valid for Two Years

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the validity of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) issued to Greek citizens to the standard two years. Previously, the United States issued ESTAs with a one-year validity to Greek citizens traveling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). According to an [...]

March 2019

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Opens in Athens

The fully renovated and extended Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens opened its doors this morning to welcome its guests to the Athenian Riviera. Marking a new era for the historic Astir Palace and the global brand, the fully renovated 300-room hotel is located in Vouliagmeni, amid 74 acres (30 hectares) of lush seaside landscape on [...]

Istanbul Airport Set for Full Opening in April

Istanbul Airport, set to be among the biggest and busiest in the world, will be fully operational next month after relocation of operations and equipment is completed, Turkish authorities said this month. Photo Source: İGA Both airports – Atatürk and Istanbul – will close for all scheduled passenger flights from 2am [...]