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 [...]

Athens Acropolis to Get Disabled-friendly Lift, New Lights

One of the world’s most visited archaeological sites, the Acropolis in Athens, will soon offer improved disabled access thanks to the installation of a new lift, the Greek culture ministry said this week. The country’s central archaeological council (KAS) approved a new elevator to provide improved access to disabled visitors as well as [...]

August 2019

Lykavittos Open-air Theater to Get Facelift

The historic Lykavittos open-air theater atop Lycabettus Hill in central Athens, will be getting a facelift as part of an ongoing drive for the overall upgrade of the Greek capital. Renovation plans, budgeted at 1.98 million euros, and including structural reinforcements, seating replacement, power and lighting installations, were tabled earlier this month by the [...]

Technology to Bring Maria Callas ‘On Stage’ in Athens

Athens in November will host the “Callas in Concert – The Hologram Tour”, a unique event that will bring the beloved opera legend Maria Callas back to the stage via hologram, 42 years after her passing. “Callas in Concert” features La Divina’s most iconic performances with original recordings digitally remastered and re-created [...]

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 [...]