Bad news for Greek property owners intent on squelching on Airbnb revenue taxes. Authorities are proceeding with pre-announced cross-inspections in efforts to ferret out tax-evading property owners leasing out their accommodations. In the latest news Greek tax men will use “search robots” deployed by the revenue authority. The move may put an end to the Airbnb bonanza that has supported thousands through tough times in Greece.
Greece’s winter destinations like Ioannina and the Epirus region, Pelion and Drama are all set to welcome a rush of Greece’s holiday travelers. Tourism experts foresee record visits and the corresponding hotel capacity.
One of Crete’s most successful beachside developments tells of the expansion of SeaScape Luxury Residences at Agia Pelagia. The new development by Heraklion businessman Dimitris Markakis was warmly received by travelers headed to one of the island’s most sought-after destinations, so the announcement of this new expansion comes as no real surprise. Agia Pelagia is a former fishing village transformed into a beach lover’s Mecca over the past few years because of its special geography. SeaScape’s second phase aims to complete a harmonious enclave in a very special tourist community.
The Economic Chamber of Greece Regional Department of Eastern Crete hosted an event, “Modern Trends in the Tourist Market,” which focused on suggested strategies for the upcoming touristic season.
According to booking platform Adrenline-Hunter.com, Greece was voted the third destination in the world for outdoor activities for the summer of 2018. The report from the specialty travel provider put France in its top spot, due to the country’s wide range of climbing activities in the Alps and surfing in the Atlantic. Spain came in […]
This past weekend Heraklion Mayor Vassilis Labrinos lit the Christmas tree in the heart of the Christmas Castle at Eleftherias Square.
In the late Spring of 2018 the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organisation helped organize an amazing cultural event in Heraklion. The Contemporary Minoans design event held 11 and 12 May at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum should have been made Crete branding exercise, but it wasn’t. Instead, the event stands as a stark reminder of what the term “uncommitted” means for Greece.
Situated beneath the sea off the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece the small village of Pavlopetri dates back to some 5,000 years ago. Now an underwater archaeological site, the city is believed to be the oldest known submerged city in the world.
Opening tomorrow in Heraklion, Crete, the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) presents the 20th European Tourist Guides Meeting and Delegates Annual General Meeting (AGM) to run from 20-25 November 2018.
Numbers from a new study released by INSETE, the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) intelligence body show big growth on lesser returns. According to the study arrivals in Greece increased by almost 90% in the period 2005 – 2017. Meanwhile, the average tourist spend dropped by 30% on the view of source markets. Once again, however, sustainability for Greece’s tourism seems a highly subjective case in point. Here’s the report, followed by some objective observations.
Coming up next summer at Dalabelos Estate near Rethymno, Crete renowned chef, food writer, and English professor Dr. Christopher Bakken will host an immersive program to explores the traditional cuisine, music, and culture of Crete.
The theme of the Philoxenia Tourism Show in Thessaloniki this year focused on tapping into the burgeoning “silver tourism” market. The meetup brought into the limelight many key motivators for fast pacing a touristic campaign for older travelers.