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Aegina water pipe damage restored

A temporary fix to the submarine pipe supplying water from the mainland to the popular island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf was completed. The island has been without running drinking water since January, 24, 2024. The islanders can now have drinkable water, the Regional government of Athens announced on …

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Hoteliers in Greece oppose the Greek-music mandatory quota

The president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Alexandros Vassilikos conveyed to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni the concerns and worries of the chamber’s members and representatives of tourist businesses regarding the draft law imposing a specific quota of Greek language songs in common areas of hotels. Beginning of the month, …

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Athens wins World Travel Award as Europe’s top City-break Destination

Athens was selected as Europe’s Leading City-break Destination at the World Travel Awards 2024, in a ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday. The top award was received by the CEO of the Company of Development and Tourism Promotion of the Municipality of Athens (EATA) Ioannis Georgizas. Athens’ distinction at the 31st …

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Tourism ministry promotes Greece as LGBTQ+-friendly destination

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni signed a memorandum of cooperation with Queer Destinations company on Thursday to promote Greece as an LGBTQ+s-friendly destination. At an event presenting the Tourism Ministry’s strategy to attract more LGBTQ+ visitors to the country, Kefalogiannis said that Greece is the first country in Europe to …

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90 passengers trapped in Kalavryta rack railway due to landslides

Ninety passengers on board of Kalavryta rack railway – Odontotos in Greek- were trapped on Monday after two landslides blocked the rail track due to bad weather affecting the area. Nobody was injured and all passengers were in good health, media reported. According to police and local media, buses were …

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Heraklio airport resumes operation after maintenance work concluded

Flights to and from the airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” in Heraklio on the island of  Crete, will resume operation as of  3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 24 February 24, 2024, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority HCAA announced on Friday. Cleaning works of the runway started on Friday, the HCAA added. Operation of …

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Greece prepares interactive digital map for Culinary Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism is preparing a platform with an interactive digital map for culinary tourism in Greece. The platform will contribute to the diversification of the touristic offer, but also to the interconnection of destinations, the ministry said. The interactive platform project was announced by tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni …

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Cruise season opens in Thessaloniki earlier

The cruise season for the city of  Thessaloniki opened earlier this year with the arrival of “Celebrity Infinity” in February. The ship docked at the port of Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning, where it will for 28 hours before departing for Kuşadası, Turkey. The cruise sector shows strong growth the current …

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Airport of Heraklio, Crete, to close for five days in February

The airport of Heraklio on the island of Crete will close for five days in February, due to replacement of tarmac on the runway, media report on Monday. The airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” will be closed on February 19-24, 2024. The planned upgrade project is to be carried out in the …

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Ferries, ships back to normal schedules; some sailing restrictions remain, though

Ferries and ships returned to normal schedules as of midday on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, following restrictions due to gale-force winds since Monday night. Ferries sailed from the port of Piraeus to the Cycladic Islands, Crete, and the Dodecanese Islands after the winds dropped in instensty. However, sailing restrictions are …

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Sailing ban of ferries to be gradually lifted as of Monday afternoon

The ban on ferries sailing from the port of Piraeus will be gradually lifted on Monday afternoon as according to the National Meteorological Service’s forecast the strong northern winds will gradually fade from the north, media report. However, ferries will remain docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio in …

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First test flight with seaplane: Greece hopes for network operation in summer

Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister and other high-ranking officials  flew in the first test flight with a seaplane on Saturday. The test flight was carried out by Hellenic Seaplanes on Saturday and the plane took off from the Lavrio seaplane field. Operation of hydroplanes and the development of a network …

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