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Spetses tourism season lasting longer after lockdown

Spetses tourism season lasting longer after lockdown The rebound after the lockdowns and the extension of the season have benefited tourism on the Saronic island of Spetses this year, with local mayor Panagiotis Lyrakis telling Xinhua, “This year, tourism in Spetses has performed better than ever.” While last year was spent in pandemic mode, this […]

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Ουόριορς – Αποδεσμεύουν Μπράντλεϊ και 3 ακόμα

Ουόριορς – Αποδεσμεύουν Μπράντλεϊ και 3 ακόμα Mε την regula season να βρίσκεται προ των Πυλών οι ομάδες βάζουν τις τελευταίες «πινελιές» στην διαμόρφωση των ρόστερ τους. Έτσι και οι Ουόριορς προετοιμάζονται για την νέα σεζόν, πραγματοποιώντας μερικές ανακατατάξεις στο ρόστερ τους, καθώς αποφάσισαν να αποδεσμεύσουν τους Έιβερι Μπράντλεϊ,   Τζόρνταν Μπελ, Μιχάλ Μέλντερ και Γκάρι […]

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Gas pricier than heating oil

Gas pricier than heating oil The sale of heating oil begins on Friday for the 2021-22 season, at rates which even a mild winter will hardly make affordable for most households. Conditions will be even more difficult for households heated by natural gas, which in all previous years were privileged in that they used to […]

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Season’s first snow falls in Western Macedonia

Season’s first snow falls in Western Macedonia The first snowfall of the autumn season made its appearance in the highlands of Western Macedonia in northern Greece on Thursday. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), the town of Nymphaio had received 15cm by midday after the snow started falling in the early hours of Thursday. […]

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Greece’s 2021 tourism season is still going on, says Kikilias

Greece’s 2021 tourism season is still going on, says Kikilias “The tourism season in Greece is still actively under way,” Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Tuesday in an interview with Skai TV. “Greek tourism is not switching to ‘autopilot,’ nor did it do so last year. A very great effort has been made in […]

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SETE president – 2022 tourism season in Greece may reach 2019 levels

SETE president – 2022 tourism season in Greece may reach 2019 levels The 2022 tourism season may reach the “banner year” numbers of 2019, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Giannis Retsos, said on Tuesday, speaking during a panel session at a conference in Athens on the subject of “Greece after […]

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Minister: Τourist season in Greece actively underway

Minister: Τourist season in Greece actively underway “The tourist season in Greece is still actively underway,” Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Tuesday, in an interview with SKAI TV, ANA reports. “Greek tourism is not switching to ‘autopilot’, nor did it do so last year. A very great effort has been made in the midst […]

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Kikilias: The tourist season in Greece still actively underway

Kikilias: The tourist season in Greece still actively underway “The tourist season in Greece is still actively underway,” Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Tuesday, in an interview with SKAI TV. “Greek tourism is not switching to ‘autopilot’, nor did it do so last year. A very great effort has been made in the midst […]

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Giannis says he was vaccinated ahead of new NBA season

Giannis says he was vaccinated ahead of new NBA season Amid controversy over the refusal of certain leading NBA players to get vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of the upcoming season, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has confirmed he had the jab “to keep my family safe.” “For me, I think it was best for me […]

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First trophy for Greek hoopsters this season

First trophy for Greek hoopsters this season Panathinaikos has won its first Basketball Super Cup, as in the final of the tournament’s second version it defeated the final four’s host Promitheas at Patra on Sunday. The Greens won 92-83 with relative ease, leaving no room for the Patra team to dispute its dominance. Panathinaikos and […]

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Tourism ministry announces campaign to boost winter, all-year-round holiday season

Tourism ministry announces campaign to boost winter, all-year-round holiday season Greece’s relevant tourism minister on Wednesday announced an ad campaign to boost winter tourism in the country, with an emphasis obviously focusing on mountainous destinations on the mainland. The campaign comes on the heels of a better-than-expected summer season in the country, with most targets […]

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Can TV get big again?

Can TV get big again? In spring 2019, as “Game of Thrones” aired its final season, the talk among TV-industry pundits was that the age of dragons was not the only era coming to an end. “Thrones,” the thinking went, might just be the last big TV series ever: That is, the last blockbuster-level behemoth […]

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PM seeks fresh start at Thessaloniki

PM seeks fresh start at Thessaloniki As the new political season kicks in on Saturday with the customary keynote speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis aims to turn the page after more than a year and a half of a state of emergency brought on by the pandemic. The prime minister […]

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Tourism Minister: Greece will continue to receive USA visitors until end of the season

Tourism Minister: Greece will continue to receive USA visitors until end of the season “Greece will continue to receive visitors from the USA until the end of the tourist season,” the newly appointed Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that “this is a very important market, which creates added […]

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Chryssochoidis: Firefighting aircraft have now put in double the time of the entire 2020 fire season

Chryssochoidis: Firefighting aircraft have now put in double the time of the entire 2020 fire season All available firefighting aircraft that Greece owns, airplanes and helicopters, have flown double the hours this summer than they did for the entire season last year to October 31, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chryssochoidis said on Wednesday afternoon. During […]

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Corfu is at the peak of tourism

Corfu is at the peak of tourism Corfu is said to be at the zenith of the tourist season with 1,055 international flights landing at Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport from August 1st until today. The lead for this month is now held by the British, against the Germans in July, as so far there have been […]

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How the Delta variant is affecting wedding season

How the Delta variant is affecting wedding season Early this month, Fallon Carter was on the phone with a client working through a series of “what ifs.” Carter, who runs an event planning company in Manhattan, wanted to reassure a bride getting married in Anguilla next May that, should her guest count plummet, her bases […]

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Port traffic jumps as summer season peaks

Port traffic jumps as summer season peaks Passenger traffic was increased at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Fridat ahead of the August 15 national holiday, traditionally viewed as the peak of the Greek summer season. Twenty-eight ferry services are planned from the port of Piraeus on Friday, 12 from Rafina and nine […]

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Tourist season is salvageable, officials hope

Tourist season is salvageable, officials hope As July gives way to August, government officials appear guardedly optimistic about the tourist season. While the coronavirus pandemic definitely affected arrivals in May and June, July often reminded officials of pre-pandemic days, with a marked increase in arrivals, both by air and overland. Data on bookings for August […]

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Small tourist accommodation – A “nebulous” season – Occupancy does not exceed 40% of 2019

Small tourist accommodation – A “nebulous” season – Occupancy does not exceed 40% of 2019 This tourist year could be characterized as unstable and uncertain, with the epidemiological data and the new mutations of the coronavirus largely determining the course of Greek tourism, the Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs of Greece (SETKE) points out in […]

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Kelly Clarkson Wins Three Daytime Emmy Awards

Kelly Clarkson Wins Three Daytime Emmy Awards Season 1 of the “The Kelly Clarkson Show”/Credit: NBC Kelly Clarkson‘s star continues to rise, as the Texas-born Greek-American singer and host took home three Daytime Emmys for her talk show on June 25. Kelly Clarkson’s Career Since “American Idol” After winning the first season of “American Idol” […]

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Theocharis: Infections have fallen since tourism reopened

Theocharis: Infections have fallen since tourism reopened The length of the tourist season this year will determine the final result in terms of arrivals and revenues, Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis stated during an online event on Tuesday titled “Tourism and Safety,” organized by the Citizens’ Protection Ministry. The minister noted his satisfaction with the constant […]

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Govt announces massive reforestation campaign, amid ongoing wildfire season

Govt announces massive reforestation campaign, amid ongoing wildfire season Greece’s Macedonia-Thrace deputy minister on Monday reiterated the government’s volition to prioritize reforestation and afforestation efforts, which is often plagued by devastating summer wildfires, particularly in more arid southern half and pine-covered sites in the east Mediterranean country. Deputy Minister Stavros Kalafatis spoke at a hybrid […]

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Clinical Greece beats Norway in friendly

Clinical Greece beats Norway in friendly Greece has ended the season with a friendly win over Norway, though the 2-1 score in Malaga was rather flattering for the Greek national team. The Greeks had two shots on goal and scored from both at the friendly played in neutral ground, in southern Spain, on Sunday and […]

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Cruise industry is facing another challenging season

Cruise industry is facing another challenging season Uncertainty as to when cruise operations can recommence at a viable level to sustain the industry is one of the challenges this market is facing, participants told this year’s digital Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum on Tuesday. TUI restarted operations last week from Crete and its plan for this […]

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Juventus Star Morata Puts Disappointing Season Behind in Santorini Break

Juventus Star Morata Puts Disappointing Season Behind in Santorini Break One of the most beautiful places ever, one of the best dinners and the best company ever❤️ Morata’s partner wrote on Instagram about Santorini. Credit: Instagram/alicecampello  Juventus star striker Alvaro Morata put a disappointing season at Italy’s Serie A behind and escaped to Santorini for […]

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453 cruise ship arrivals at Piraeus planned for the season so far

453 cruise ship arrivals at Piraeus planned for the season so far Public health and port officials in Greece met on Monday for a meeting aimed to better cooperation and implement Covid-19 protocols in the cruise ship sector, as the all-important tourism season opened in the country last week. Officials later inspected the cruise ship […]

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Mitsotakis asks Greeks to brace for a tough summer firefighting season

Mitsotakis asks Greeks to brace for a tough summer firefighting season Speaking after the huge destruction of a massive wildfire in the Corinth region, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis asked Greece to brace for a tough summer as regards wildfires. The fire destroyed an estimated 7,000 hectares of forestland. “Attica is the epicentre of our efforts […]

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“Jerusalema” Dance Challenge Kicks Off Season of Tourism in Mykonos

“Jerusalema” Dance Challenge Kicks Off Season of Tourism in Mykonos Team Mykonos performing under the instruction of Igor Hernandez at Windmills with Little Venice in the background. Credit: Elena Andreou/Facebook This year’s viral dance, “Jerusalema” Dance Challenge from Mykonos, premiered as a team effort on Sunday to welcome the tourism season. More than 70 local […]

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Celestyal Cruises announces its deployment for 2022-2023 season

Celestyal Cruises announces its deployment for 2022-2023 season  Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, on May 18 announced that its new flagship, the Celestyal Experience, will set sail beginning on March 5, 2022, with the seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary. The flagship vessel was […]

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