March 2020

AEGEAN: Prevention Measures Against the Coronavirus

Greek airline company AEGEAN announced on Saturday that it is taking all prevention measures for the coronavirus outbreak and has already stepped up standard aircraft cleaning procedures between all its flights, in all stations in Greece and abroad, both during the day and after the completion of flights at night. “AEGEAN would like to [...]

ITB Berlin 2020 is Cancelled

Due to the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have decided to cancel ITB Berlin, the exhibition’s organizer Messe Berlin announced on Friday night. The trade show was to take place between March 4-8 in Berlin, Germany. This is the first time in 54 [...]

February 2020

The Future of Greek Tourism to be Discussed at 5th Delphi Forum

The future of Greek tourism and the adoption of sustainable development practices will be among the main topics to be analyzed during the 5th Delphi Economic Forum, scheduled to take place in the town of Delphi, central Greece, during March 5-8. Under the theme “Action with Vision”, the four-day event will bring together state officials and senior [...]

Acropolis to Get New Disabled-friendly Elevator by Summer

The Acropolis in Athens is set to get a new lift by summer after the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) approved plans for the project which will now enable improved disabled access to the ancient site and popular attraction. The KAS had agreed last year to replace a repeatedly malfunctioning lift that was installed in 2004 with a new [...]

AEGEAN Enters neo Era with New Livery

Greek airline company AEGEAN on Wednesday unveiled a brand new livery on the carrier’s new state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo aircraft. The unveiling came during a special event held by the company to present the delivery of its first three new Airbus A320neo aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. Accompanied by the tagline “Welcome to [...]

January 2020

Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

Brexit is moving full speed ahead and after the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the United Kingdom is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday. Euro MPs – including 73 British MEPs – cried, embraced, and bid farewell singing “Auld Lang Syne” in parliament after ratifying [...]

November 2019

‘Divani Apollon’ Crowned Greece’s Best Hotel Spa for 2019

The Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, located on the Athenian Riviera, was announced “Greece’s Best Hotel Spa for 2019” at the 5th annual World Spa Awards, recently held in the Armani Hotel in Dubai. Launched in 2015, the annual awards aims to celebrate and reward excellence in the spa and wellness industry. “This is a significant award [...]

October 2019

Greek Culture Ministry Declares 2020 ‘Year of Melina Mercouri’

Marking 100 years since the birth of Melina Mercouri on 18 October 1920, the Greek Culture Ministry recently announced that it would be dedicating 2020 to the internationally-acclaimed Greek actress, activist, and much-loved former culture minister. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni declared 2020 as the “Year of Melina Mercouri” in memory of Mercouri, who was [...]

INSPIRE Athens: MGE Unveils Concept for Luxury Resort and Casino in Hellinikon

US-based Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), in partnership with GEK TERNA, on Tuesday unveiled INSPIRE Athens, its concept for the first Integrated Resort and Casino (IRC) in Greece. MGE is one of the two companies that recently handed in a binding bid to Greece’s gaming commission to build an IRC at [...]

Russia’s e-Visa to St Petersburg Available for Greeks

Greeks wanting to travel to St Petersburg in Russia can now simply apply for an online visa from their home, after the country recently launched its electronic visa services. Effective as of October 1, the visa is valid for stays in St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region for up to [...]