October 2017

AEGEAN Adds 11 New Destinations, 18 Routes to 2018 Schedule

Greek carrier AEGEAN on Monday revealed its new extended program for 2018 that includes a network of 153 destinations in 44 countries and 16.6 available seats, 700,000 more than in 2017. “2018 will be yet another year of widening our international presence and the choices we offer to our passengers,” AEGEAN Vice [...]

Air China’s Athens-Beijing Direct Flights Take Off

Air China’s much-awaited first direct flight between Athens and Beijing landed at Athens International Airport (AIA) on Saturday, September 30, carrying over 200 passengers. The airline’s new Athens-Beijing non-stop flight will connect the two capital cities twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday.The route will be served by Air China’s Airbus 330-200 aircraft, and the trip [...]

August 2017

Knossos to Host ‘Minos’ Opera Tribute to Cretan Explorer Kalokairinos

by Maria Paravantes The world-renowned archaeological site of Knossos on Crete, will host in its central court for the first time on September 28 the opera titled “Minos” written by Marielli Sfakianaki. The operatic work is inspired by the life of Minos Kalokairinos who was instrumental in bringing the Knossos to light in 1878 and paving [...]

July 2017

Hellinikon Plans to Include Six Towers, Metropolitan Park

A 7-billion-euro project to develop Hellinikon, Athens’ former airport complex in Glyfada, into a metropolitan park, residential area, business and trade center will include the construction of six 200-meter-tall buildings, according to the Integrated Development Plan tabled for public consultation this week. According to the developers, the aim is to improve [...]

Dive into Summer with Divani Group’s Pools in Athens

The Divani Group invites Athenians and visitors to enjoy the Greek summer at the swimming pools of the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in the coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni and of the Divani Caravel in central Athens. Located only a few minutes south of the capital’s center, overlooking the Saronic [...]

1st ‘Patmos Revelation’ Event to Highlight Sacred Island as Sports Tourism Destination

With the aim to promote Patmos as a sports tourism destination, the 1st “Patmos Revelation” will take place on the “sacred” island of the Dodecanese from June 30 to July 2. Patmos is the place, where Saint John the Theologian lived in exile and wrote the “Apocalypse”, which is one [...]

Consortium Awarded Thessaloniki Port Authority After Improved Bid

A consortium of three companies has been awarded a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki Port Authority, after making an improved bid of 231.92 million euros for the concession deal through to 2051 in an international tender, the Greek assets fund TAIPED said on Monday. Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH, Belterra [...]

‘Navarino Challenge’ Wins More Awards, Announces Lefteris Petrounias as Honoree of 2017 Event

The “Navarino Challenge” has made exciting announcements three months prior to the organization of the fifth edition of the sports tourism event to take place in Messinia, Costa Navarino, on October 13-15. The organizers of the event, which is supported by Costa Navarino and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, have announced that Lefteris Petrounias, Olympic gold medalist in [...]

Wyndham, Zeus Int’l Welcome Two New Loutraki Hotels

Wyndham Hotel Group and hotel development consultants Zeus International announced the opening this month of two new hotels in the seaside town of Loutraki: the 107-suite Wyndham Loutraki Poseidon and the 196-room (and bungalows) Ramada Loutraki Poseidon Resort. The brands Wyndham and Ramada are part of the Wyndham Hotel [...]

QATAR AIRWAYS offers full luggage tracking service

Qatar Airways is claiming to be the first airline to offer customers the opportunity to track their bags from start to finish of the journey. The airline has achieved compliance with the International Air Transport Association (Iata) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport. It means passengers can now [...]