June 2019

Air Europa Connects Athens with Madrid for Summer 2019

Spanish airline Air Europa recently announced that it will start a new direct route from Athens to Madrid that will operate two times per week during the summer season. Starting June 16, the new Athens-Madrid route will be operated by Air Europa’s Boeing 787-800 that provides services aiming to offer a unique experience to passengers. The flight will [...]

Accor: New ‘ibis Styles’ in Athens Opening in July

The newly built ibis Styles Athens Routes hotel in the Greek capital is getting ready to open its doors to guests that want to live the Athenian experience. A brand of Accor, “ibis Styles” is making its Athens debut on Vouliagmenis Avenue in July. Centrally located, the new hotel is inspired by ancient history and contemporary [...]

April 2019

Cosmonauts in Greece for Yuri Gagarin Park Opening on Crete

A park dedicated to Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who was the first person to travel into outer space, opened to the public in Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, last week aiming to send out a message of peace and unity. Crete, Heraklion, Venetian Harbor. Photo © GNTO/Y.Skoulas Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura inaugurated the [...]

ESTA for Greeks for US Travel Now Valid for Two Years

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the validity of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) issued to Greek citizens to the standard two years. Previously, the United States issued ESTAs with a one-year validity to Greek citizens traveling under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). According to an [...]

March 2019

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Opens in Athens

The fully renovated and extended Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens opened its doors this morning to welcome its guests to the Athenian Riviera. Marking a new era for the historic Astir Palace and the global brand, the fully renovated 300-room hotel is located in Vouliagmeni, amid 74 acres (30 hectares) of lush seaside landscape on [...]

Ryanair to Launch 12 New Routes from Greece for Winter 2019

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair has announced its Greek 2019 winter schedule, which offers 12 new routes connecting Greece with 10 countries. According to an announcement, the carrier will be connecting Athens and Thessaloniki with major European cities and Israel, with a total of 55 routes, which will deliver 5.6 million customers per annum, and support over 4,200 jobs at Ryanair’s Greek [...]

February 2019

TEMES Gets Majority Control of Hilton Athens

TEMES, a premier destination developer and operator in the high-end tourism and real estate sector, on Friday announced that it has agreed to increase its stake and acquire a controlling interest in Ionian Hotel Enterprises S.A., which owns the landmark Hilton Athens hotel in downtown Athens managed by Hilton. According to an announcement, TEMES entered [...]

AEGEAN: New Destinations and 700,000 Additional Seats in 2019

The 2019 flight schedule of AEGEAN includes increased capacity with additional frequencies and new routes. According to an announcement on Thursday, the airline company is investing this year on both network expansion and the extension of the tourism season in Greece. AEGEAN plans this year to increase the capacity of its international network by 700,000 seats, reaching [...]

January 2019

Attica Region Sets Up Film Office in Athens to Facilitate Foreign Producers

Aiming to tap into the benefits of the film industry and attract more foreign producers, the Region of Attica has announced the establishment of a film office in Athens. The office will operate as a one-stop-shop for foreign production crews in search of filming locations in Attica. The Attica Film Office will assist producers in their communication with state and local [...]

Ryanair to Suspend Athens – Thessaloniki Services

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that it will suspend services between Athens and Thessaloniki as of April 1, 2019. According to the announcement, the last flight from the Greek capital to Thessaloniki in northern Greece, will depart on March 31, at 8.05pm, while tickets are no longer available for sale. Speaking to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA), Ryanair Sales [...]