Blue Flag 2022: Greece Number 2 in the world

With 581 beaches, 15 marinas and six sustainable maritime tourism operators were awarded a “Blue Flag” for 2022, placing Greece once again in second place in the world among 53 surveyed countries. The Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, renowned for its golden sand and turquoise waters, swept most of the awards, earning 96 blue flags…

Increase in demand for Greece-Turkey ferry services

Ferry services between the Greek islands and Turkey’s coastal cities, which resumed in early February after two years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have an increase in demand and interest. More than 10 Greek ports, including Kavala, Lesbos Island, Chios, Lemnos, Patmos, Kos and Rhodes, have been open to ferries from Turkey since…

COVID-19: No masks required from today at European airports and flights

A summer of freedom, after two years of restrictions, will be enjoyed by those who travel by air to Europe from today as the obligation to use a mask on EU aircraft and airports due to the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Aviation Safety…

Hydra, one of Greece’s most captivating islands

Musician Leonard Cohen and many other celebrities have fallen head over heels for captivating Hydra, known widely as one of the most captivating islands of Greece.

Basic Greek words and phrases for your holiday to Greece 

If you are heading to Greece this summer and not familiar with the Greek language, we have put together a list of some of the most basic words and phrases that you will be hearing a lot, and that will help you get by! Now don’t despair, most Athenians and locals on the Greek islands speak…

Mediterranean Yacht Show: World’s largest yacht exhibition returned to Greece

The Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS), the the largest exhibition of professional manned yachts in the world, which took place from April 30 to May 4, 2022, returned to Greece following two pandemic years of absence, highlighting once again he superiority of maritime tourism in Greece. The exhibition, organised by the Greek Yachting Association with the…

Greek hotels struggle to fill more than 55,000 job vacancies this summer

Greek hotels might struggle to fill more than 55,000 job vacancies for the 2022 summer season following a report by INSETE, the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation, that showed that during the 2021 tourism season the unfilled positions reached 53,249 out of a total 244,124 positions officially registered by hotels. This year, 22% or over…

Greek Tourism partners with Qatar Airways, Wego

The announcements were officially presented at a press conference on the GNTO stand hosted by the General Secretary of the GNTO, Dimitrios Fragakis The Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) has signed two high profile strategic partnerships with Qatar Airways and online travel agent Wego at the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, UAE.…

Greece over summer always a good idea!

Greece over Summer is pure magic and for anyone lucky enough to have experienced some time here over the months of June, July and August,  would surely agree that every day in Greece over the warmer months feels like a non-stop celebration of life, love, food, sea, sun and good times! The list is surely…