September 2018

Thessaloniki Gets Ready to Host Largest TIF Fair

The largest Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), in terms of show floor and exhibitors, is getting ready to open its gates on Saturday, September 8, at the TIF-Helexpo Center in the northern port city of Thessaloniki. The fair’s 2018 edition is said to be the largest in the past 20 years. Given the participation of the [...]

August 2018

Ryanair will No Longer Allow Free 10kg Carry-ons as of November

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that as of November 1 passengers will no longer be allowed to take a 10kg piece of hand luggage into the cabin on flights for free. Until now, passengers were allowed once piece of 10kg hand luggage and a smaller bag for free. Passengers who wish [...]

Grand Hyatt Athens Opens in Greek Capital

The Grand Hyatt Athens, the first Hyatt hotel in the Greek capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Greece, has opened its doors, according to an announcement by Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Located on Syngrou Avenue next to the Onassis Cultural Center, the luxury property combines dramatic architecture with innovative design and is easily [...]

American Airlines to Connect Athens with Chicago in 2019

American Airlines announced that it will launch a daily seasonal service to Athens International Airport (AIA) in Greece from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for the 2019 summer season. The Athens-Chicago route, which is subject to government approval, will launch in May 2019 and run until October 2019. Daily flights will be carried out with [...]

July 2018

Singapore Airlines Named ‘World’s Best Airline’ at Skytrax Awards 2018

Singapore Airlines (SIA) for the fourth time has been named “World’s Best Airline” at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. “Singapore Airlines is honored to be named World’s Best Airline in the Skytrax Awards, and I dedicate it to the 26,000 SIA Group employees, who focus every day on delivering the world’s best travel [...]

Volotea: Flights to Santorini, Heraklion, Mykonos to Continue in Winter 2018

Volotea, the airline of mid- and small‐sized European cities, has announced that its flights to Santorini, Heraklion on Crete, and Mykonos, as well as Venice in Italy, will be operated all through the winter season with frequencies between three and four times a week. Volotea currently serves eight destinations from its newly-established base in Athens including the aforementioned [...]

Athens & Epidaurus Festival Packed with Cultural Events for Every Taste

A Greek summer tradition, the annual Athens & Epidaurus Festival is now upon us with dozens of events at major venues across the Greek capital and at Epidaurus with “diversity, collectiveness and movement” as this year’s motto. The annual series, which runs through to August 18, and kicked off in June, features dance, opera, theater, visual arts, educational, tributes, concerts and [...]

June 2018

Matsuhisa Athens Reopens with Exquisite Tastes on Athenian Riviera

Following renovation, Japanese restaurant Matsuhisa Athens, home of the renowned “Nobu” cuisine, has reopened its doors in southern Athens to provide its guests with quality gastronomy innovations and exquisite tastes on the Athenian Riviera. Located in one of the city’s most stylish and scenic locations, the Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni, “the restaurant has become a point [...]

Qatar Airways Begins Direct Flights from Doha to Mykonos

Qatar Airways on Wednesday began its new direct non-stop service from Doha to Mykonos, the third Greek destination in the airline’s rapidly expanding global network. “We are thrilled that we have further expanded our operations to the beautiful island of Mykonos, only two months after the launch of service to Thessaloniki,” Qatar Airways [...]

Posidonia 2018 to Open its Doors, Set the Course for Global Shipping

A total of 1,920 exhibitors from 92 countries and territories will participate at Posidonia 2018 as the world’s most prestigious shipping trade event is getting ready to celebrate its half-century anniversary. Marked by an all-time record in the number of participating companies and floor space, the event has raised the expectations [...]