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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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PM Mitsotakis receives award for his TikTok presence

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis received an award for his successful presence on TikTok. Mitsotakis received the “Ermis White special honor” at an Ermis Awards ceremony on Thursday. The awards are organized every year by the Association of Advertising and Communication Companies of Greece and are the leading event of …

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Director Lanthimos wins Venice’s Golden Lion award

Director Yorgos Lanthimos won the 80th Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Lion award for his film “Poor Things.” The film stars Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo, and is based on a book by Alasdair Gray, with the screenplay by the author and Tony McNamara. The film is the …

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Archaeological Museum of Pella receives Traveler’s Choice Award 2020

The Archaeological Museum of Pella was awarded the 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award by the international travel site Tripadvisor. This is an award given to businesses, places to visit, attractions, monuments, etc., which consistently receive excellent reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of Tripadvisor’s proposals. Situated near …

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Athens International Airport wins Award at World Routes 2019

Athens International Airport won the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the 20-50 million passenger category at the World Routes 2019 Airport Awards, held in Adelaide, Australia on September 21-24. The annual World Airport Awards are split into size categories, showcasing the exceptional marketing support that airports have provided to their airline …

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“Greece-A 365 Day Destination” voted World’s Best Tourism Film 2018 (video)

One more award for the tourism film “Greece – A 365 Day Destination.” The film won the “People’s Choice” Award World´s Best Tourism Film 2018 of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT), the biggest competition to reward the World’s Best Tourism Films and World’s Best Tourism Commercials. The …

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Athens proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018

The Greek capital Athens has been proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018. In a special event organized in Lisbon, the Greek capital was declared the winner of the European Commission iCapital Awards. “The prize awarded Athens for its ability to harness innovation in order to improve the lives …

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Tom Hanks slams Greek Culture Institute for using his name for event

Hollywood star Tom Hanks took to Twitter on Wednesday to dismiss for one more time news that he was going to Athens to receive an award for being a friend of Greece, a philellene, for having made a generous donation to an archaeological site or whatever the rumors and a …

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Stavros Niarchos Park awarded with 1st Prize for Innovative Design

The Stavros Niarchos Park at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) was honored with the 1st Prize of the European Garden Award 2018 / 2019 for the category of “Innovative Contemporary Design of a Park or Garden”. The award ceremony was held on September 7th, 2018, in Germany. The …

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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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Baker Arvanitakis receives EESC Prize for helping refugees & migrants on Kos

Dionysis Arvanitakis, a 77-year-old baker from the island of Kos, is the second winner of the Civil Society Prize with which the EESC rewards the most outstanding examples of solidarity with migrants. Dionysis Arvanitakis is a 77-year-old Greek baker who at the height of the refugee crisis was baking over …

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…and the Pulitzer goes to three Greek photographers at Reuters

Three Geek photographers members of Reuters Breaking News won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for professional photography with the Pulitzer being the highest prize for journalists and reporters in the USA. Team leader Yannis Behrakis and his two younger colleagues Alkis Kosntantinidis and Alexandros Avramidis were awarded for capturing sensational human …

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