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Greece Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

People in Izmir racing against time after Earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 1, 2020 19:54

In a once picture perfect tourism setting in Izmir, Turkey more than 2,000 people will spend another night in tents. Many fear to go back inside their homes as aftershocks ... Read More

Powerful aftershock follows deadly Turkey earthquake

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 31, 2020 16:16

A strong 5.0 magnitude aftershock was detected off Turkey's Aegean Sea coast. The tremor followed the catastrophic earthquake that killed at least 27 and injured over 800 across Turkey and ... Read More

Greece to build wall on Turkish border to stave off migrant invasion

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020 18:57

Greek authorities said on Monday they have finalized plans to build a 26-kilometer (16 miles) wall along Greece-Turkey border, to prevent illegal migrants from swarming into the country. The new ... Read More

Airbus gains new customer as SKY express orders four A320neo jets

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020 06:13

Athens-based airline, SKY express, has placed a firm order for four A320neo aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer. In addition, the Greek airline recently leased two A320neos from ACG Aviation ... Read More

Tourists fleeing, but it’s not only COVID-19 on this Greek Island

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020 13:35

Tourists on this Greek island got scared and got on their cell phones to get information and see what happened. A little later, they picked up the towels and umbrellas ... Read More

Tourists on TUI flight from Greece to Wales bring Coronavirus to Britain

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 30, 2020 21:32

It was a wonderful holiday in Zante, Greece for a planeload of vacationers from Cardiff, Wales. Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and a well-known summer resort. ... Read More

Greece requires COVID-19 test for entry from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 10, 2020 20:03

Tightening controls after a recent spike in COVID-19 infections, Greek government announced that visitors arriving from Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic will need proof they have ... Read More

Budapest Airport announces first Mykonos link

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020 16:11

Budapest Airport celebrated its first link to Mykonos yesterday, as Wizz Air launched its twice-weekly service to the popular resort in Greece. The home-based airline’s new operation will be the ... Read More

UK flights will be allowed into Greece mid-July

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 6, 2020 18:33

As Greece is trying to salvage its tourist season, Greek authorities announced today that commercial flights from the UK will be allowed into the country starting on July 15. Restrictions ... Read More

Greece must attract tourists to reboot its economy

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 30, 2020 21:26

Greece saw 35.3 million international arrivals in 2019 and was forecast to welcome 37.1 million arrivals in 2020 pre-COVID-19. However, the impact of COVID-19 has seen that projection fall to ... Read More

Etihad Airways returns to Greece

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020 16:15

Etihad Airways, the second-largest and a flag carrier airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it  will re-launch service from Abu Dhabi to Athens, Greece. The twice-weekly schedule will ... Read More

Exclusion of Greek Islands from new flight schedules could hurt tourism economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2020 16:23

As Greece prepares to welcome tourists after a temporary shutdown, certain islands could be excluded from flight schedules as airlines start to operate a reduced service. A lack of accessibility ... Read More

Israel will reopen borders to international tourism from Greece on August 1

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020 19:07

Yesterday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakisis to discuss reopening tourism between the two countries, which is set to begin on August 1, 2020. ... Read More

Greece, Portugal, Spain mean it when they say tourism reopening

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020 07:30

A series of announcements by governments of southern European countries indicated, that they are eager to welcome tourists for the summer season. Such announcements had triggered an almost immediate jump ... Read More

Tourists from 29 countries can travel to Greece starting June 15

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2020 16:07

Greece's Tourism Ministry announced that visitors from 29 countries will be allowed to enter the country starting from June 15. The list will be expanded on July 1 to include ... Read More

UK new quarantine laws is terrible news for Tourism in Greece

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2020 01:16

Traveling to the UK after June 8 means two weeks of mandatory quarantine both for residents and visitors.  This is bad news for countries relying on British tourists. It's surprising ... Read More

Ancient Greek monuments and historical sites re-open mid-May

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 7, 2020 23:02

Ancient monuments and historical sites are one of the mainstays of Greece’s indispensable travel  and tourism industry, and efforts will now kick in to encourage tourist activity after travel restrictions ... Read More

Huge earthquake rocks Greek tourist island of Crete

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2020 16:48

A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Greek holiday island of Crete, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has said. The huge tremor was registered on Saturday afternoon at around 2pm. According ... Read More

Greece to quarantine anyone entering country, regardless of nationality

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 00:06

Greek government spokeswoman announced that any person arriving to Greece from abroad will be placed into quarantine for two weeks. The 14-day quarantine will apply to anyone entering the country, ... Read More

UNWTO supports sustainable tourism growth in Greece

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020 15:09

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized ... Read More

Greece hopes ‘floating barrier’ will stop migrant invasion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020 17:05

Greek officials announced today that the government of Greece plans to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to stop the flood of migrants arriving at its islands’ shores ... Read More

Lufthansa announces new Greece destinations for summer 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2019 16:45

Sun, beach and sea: Greece remains a popular trend destination for many holidaymakers. And from summer 2020, Lufthansa will be offering two further ways for spending the holidays in the ... Read More

Tourists in Crete in for a violent awakening: Earthquake!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 27, 2019 08:24

Tourists in Creta had a rude awakening this morning when this Greek tourist island of Creta was struck by a strong earthquake at 9.23 am Friday morning local time., just ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines back on track to Athens

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 31, 2019 02:38

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to resume flight to Athens, Greece, effective December 13, 2019. The resumption of the service to Athens came after 18 years, and the city marks ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines returns to Athens, Greece after 18 years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 22, 2019 18:18

Ethiopian Airlines announced the resumption of its flight to Athens, Greece effective Dec 13, 2019. Ethiopian has resumed the service to the city of Athens after 18 years. Athens marks ... Read More

Athens to host UNICEO 2020 European Congress

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 16, 2019 22:08

UNICEO today announced that its 2020 European Congress will take place in Athens on 4 to 6 November. Members of the association from about 30 countries will come together at ... Read More

Syrian migrants posing as Ukrainian volleyball team try to slip into EU at Athens Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 23, 2019 22:13

Greek police have caught a group of migrants from Syria attempting to fool migration control by posing as a volleyball team from Ukraine. Ten Syrian refugees were arrested at Athens ... Read More

Greece workers turn over millions of euro for employers but live in slums

editor editor- August 24, 2019 00:54

Mykonos is the party isle of Greece. It is a playground for the rich and famous, but it is not likely the Arabs, jetsetters, Russian tycoons, and large tour operators ... Read More

Russian visitors killed in Greece helicopter crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 20, 2019 23:35

Two Russian visitors were killed in a helicopter crash off the Greek island of Poros, Russian Embassy spokesman said today. "There were two Russian nationals on board the helicopter that ... Read More

Enough! Exhausted Greece demands fairer sharing of migrant burden within EU

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 13, 2019 02:30

Greece on Monday called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concerns over a sharp increase in arrivals on some islands in recent weeks. ... Read More

Panic and evacuations in Athens as strong earthquake strikes Greek capital

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 19, 2019 15:17

Strong earthquake struck Greek capital of Athens at 2:14pm local time, with the epicenter located 23km northwest of the city, according to the Institute of Geodynamics at the National Observatory ... Read More

Strong storm hits northern Greece, killing six, injuring dozens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 12, 2019 01:42

At least six people have lost their lives when a strong storm struck the Halkidiki Peninsula in northern Greece, near the country's second largest city of Thessaloniki. The storm hit ... Read More

Volotea airline: More flights from Naples to Greece

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 11, 2019 02:12

Volotea airline has restored 6 flight connections from Naples to Greece. The routes operated from Naples to Greece rose to 22, of which 10 will be operated by Volotea. Available ... Read More

American vanished in Crete, but crime not suspected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2019 05:03

The crime rate on Crete is much lower than in other Southern European countries such as Spain and Italy. Theft is much less prevalent than in Britain. Locals frequently do not ... Read More

Tourists and locals heading for vacation stranded as Greek ferries go on strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 3, 2019 17:20

A 24-hour strike by seamen has left Greek ferries and other passenger boats tied up in port. The strike stranded tourists and Greeks heading for vacation, leaving many islands cut ... Read More

The Alex: New hotel opens on the Athens Riviera

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 20, 2019 15:45

Santikos Collection opened ‘The Alex’, their brand-NEW property for 2019 today, in the bustling port city of Piraeus on the Athens Riviera, just 15 minutes from the city center. Perched ... Read More