Greek government plans to turn former Royal Palace into five-star hotel

The vacant Greek Royal Palace of Tatoi is to re-open, but not as a royal palace. The Greek government, who seized the property when the Greek monarchy collapsed, plans to reopen the palace as a hotel. Tatoi Royal Palace is the former summer palace of the Greece’s royal family and is located at a 10,000…

American Airlines will fly from Athens to New York from June 2021

As of June 3, American Airlines will fly from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos to John F. Kennedy International Airport. The flights will be conducted on a Boeing 777-200. “We are looking forward to launching our new route between New York and Athens, which will offer enhanced connectivity between these two great cities,” said Tom…

Exploring the marvellous Aggitis Cave in Drama

The Aggitis cave (also called Maaras Cave), is located in the Drama municipality, close to Prosotani, on the south foot of Falakro Mountain. Aggitis is the largest river cave in the world and the only river cave that exists in Greece. It is the largest in length and volume cave in Greece and its uniqueness lies…

The Tavern of Psarras: The oldest restaurant in Greece, operating since 1898

The oldest restaurant in Greece is located in Plaka, Athens, and it is called “The Old Tavern of Psarras” (Η Παλιά Ταβέρνα του Ψαρά), which translates to “The Old Tavern of the Fisherman” remains one of the country’s most beloved restaurants over 100 years after it first opened its doors.

Kapesovo: The 16th century Greek village where all inhabitants have ancient Greek names

Kapesovo, a green, picturesque, stone village of just 51 residents, that belongs to the Municipality of Zagori, is known not just for its beauty but for another, very unique reason; almost all its residents have ancient Greek names.

Greek PM: We want to create a ‘fast travel lane’

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated his idea for an EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate that will help restore safe travel that has been devastated by the pandemic. Presenting the idea in an opinion piece published in Euractiv, Mitsotakis stressed that the idea is to create a “fast travel lane” that would revive tourism and recreation, and…

Global travel writers want to visit Greece in 2021

According to a Finn Partners Global Travel Practice survey, an overwhelming majority of global travel writers (94%) plan to resume travel this year for first-hand reporting. And on their bucket list of destinations is Greece. The results are based on a survey of 400 travel writers and content producers in North America, Asia, and Europe,…

‘Visit Greece’ voted best app of the year at the e-volution Awards 2021

Mobile phone application Visit Greece, developed by GNTO and Warply with the support of Mastercard and Eurobank, has won numerous accolades at the e-volution Awards 2021. The Visit Greece app won the following: Platinum award as best app in the category of Specialised Practices and Strategy Gold award as “Best Mobile app” of the year …

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operates inaugural flight to Athens

The new national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Wizz Air, began operations with its inaugural flight to Athens last Friday, January 15. The airline will run flights from Abu Dhabi to Thessaloniki as of February 4. “The new routes between Athens, Thessaloniki and Abu Dhabi add 600,000 additional jobs to the market every year and underline the company’s long-term…