January 2019

Ryanair: New Athens – Tel Aviv Route for Summer 2019

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route connecting Greek capital Athens to Tel Aviv in Israel, as part of its 2019 summer schedule. “The new route will commence in April, and operate four times a week,” said Nikolas Lardis, the company’s Sales and Marketing Manager for the Eastern Mediterranean. Ryanair’s summer [...]

The ‘Kings Palace’ Hotel to Re-enter Athens Hospitality Market in 2020

The building that once housed the historic Kings Palace in central Athens is expected to reopen its doors as a new upscale hotel by 2020. Located on Kriezotou and Panepistimiou streets, in very close distance to Syntagma Square, the property in question was built in Athens at the end of the 1950s by architect Konstantinos Kitsikis.The building was originally [...]

December 2018

Corfu Island Crowned Best European Film Location of 2018

The island of Corfu in Greece won the 2018 European Film Location Award, the European Film Commission Network (EUFCN) announced on Wednesday. Corfu was chosen from among 12 European locations as the best of 2018, in recognition of the key role it played in the TV series The Durrells. In its second year, the 2018 European Film [...]

November 2018

Syntagma Square to Welcome New Elia Ermou Athens Hotel

The Elia Ermou Athens, a brand new four-star hotel located near Syntagma Square in the heart of the Greek capital, will soon be ready to welcome guests in a fully reconstructed building. According to an announcement, the investment plan for the hotel’s construction and operation is expected to reach 10 million euros. “The Elia Ermou Athens [...]

‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’: A Party Like No Other

The 36th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” brought over 55,000 runners to the Greek capital on Sunday, in a celebration of sports, support and willpower. Volunteers, athletes, families and friends all made this year’s Athens Marathon a memorable event as more than 30,000 spectators from across the globe cheered on the runners as they entered the Kallimarmaro Panathenaic Stadium. A total [...]

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 [...]