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Greece ranks 2nd in World 2017 Blue Flag Beaches – Check List

Greece ranked second place in the world on the 2017 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches and marinas, among 47 countries, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) announced earlier this week. 486 beaches across the country received the 2017 Blue Flag beaches award. Spain came in …

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Greece named among World’s Most Romantic Destinations for Honeymoon

Greece has been named among the world’s top 20 most romantic destinations for 2017 in this year’s Brides Honeymoon Awards. The Greek islands, in fact. Each year, Brides magazine partners with luxury travel advisers Virtuoso who have a global network of more than 15,000 luxury-travel specialists, to discover the best …

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EU Court rules airlines are responsible for flight delay notifications

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled in favor of an airline passenger denied compensation after a flight cancelation. The court ruled that airlines are responsible for informing the passengers of the cancelation. Thursday’s decision from the EU court states that an air carrier is responsible for notifying a passenger …

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Greece seamen union extends strike until May 19/2017

The Pan-Hellenic Maritime Federation (PNO) decided to launch a 48-hour strike for all categories of ships on May 16-17 2017. The strike will start at 00:01 Tuesday May 16th and end at 24:00 on Wednesday, May 17th.and ending at 24.00 on Wednesday, 16 May. The PNO warns of escalating its …

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Samos: Eupalinos Tunnel, the Masterpiece of Ancient Engineering, opens to public

One of the greatest engineering achievements of ancient times, a Greek wonder on the island of Samos, the 6th century BC Eupalinos Tunnel re-opened to the public this week following extensive restoration works. The 1,036m tunnel or Eupalinian aqueduct was excavated more than 2,500 years ago from both ends using …

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Kuwait citizens to obtain Greek tourist visa within 24 hours

Citizens of Kuwait can obtain Greek tourist visa within 24 hours. In addition, those Kuwaitis owning property in Greece can obtain long-term visas. Ambassador of Greece to Kuwait Andres Papadakis affirmed that the process for Kuwaiti citizens to obtain Greek tourist visa is simple, indicating that the visa will be …

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Santorini treasuries: Volcano, Caldera, sunset and many more!

Santorini in the Aegean Sea: Breathtaking views, picturesque architecture, stunning sunsets, awesome beaches, crystal clears water, excellent weather. And then the food and wine. Local products with the famous tomato and fava beans. And wineries. Thirteen wineries on a single island producing unique wines because of the volcano soil What …

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US extends Visa Waiver Program for Greeks for one more year

US authorities extended the visa waiver program for Greece until March 31, 2018. Greek nationals wishing a trip to the US will not need a visa. According to the National Herald in New York, the participation of Greece in the US Visa Program Suspend (US Visa Waiver Program -VWP) has …

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Revival of the Silk Road can boost Greece’s tourism industry

The Silk Road. Two words that always had a magic attraction on me. I am not sure when I first heard about it. Possible in the last years of the elementary school. Most likely I had also seen some pictures or rather paintings in encyclopedias and historical comic books we …

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Mesternes Mester: Greece hosts Norway’s survivor TV show

It is called “Mesternes Mester” and breaks a record number of views in Norway’s television. The grant final of the reality show “Champions of Champions” was entirely filmed in Messinia, in south western Peloponnese in Greece with shootings in Verga, Mani, Pylos, Voidokilia, Methoni and Kalamata. What looks like Octapus …

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US rapper Rick Ross’ Greek-inspired song “Santorini Greece” (video)

American rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross released a new album with a Greek-inspired song: Santorini Greece. It is the second track of the album Rather You Than Me (2017) and it focuses on Rick Ross’ past compared to his present. According to music websites, Ross talks about a lot of …

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Wine Tourism to be included in Greece’s travel packages

The Federation of Tourist and Travel Agencies in Greece (FedHATTA), and the National Interprofessional Organisation of Vine and Wine held an event for the prospects of wine tourism in Greece and its connection with all inclusive holidays. The aim was the integration of wine tourism in travel packages with the …

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Archeological body warns of hiked up Acropolis tickets offered by travel website

Greece’s Archaeological Receipts Fund (TAP), which is responsible for collecting revenues from the country’s archaeological product, said on Saturday a website is selling tickets to the Acropolis Hill at a hiked up price and warned the higher price does not provide priority entrance into the site. The fund said the …

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Two Greek Sea Arches among World’s Top Ten

There are numerous stunning sea arches across the globe. Two of them are in Greece.”The Blue Caves” on the island of Zakynthos, Ionian Sea, and the “Kleftiko Caves” on the island of Milos in the Central Aegean Sea. Kleftiko Caves These rock formations can only be reached by the sea …

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