Greece is preparing for a record year in tourism in 2013, with a projected all time high of 17 million foreign visitors expected to visit the country this year. This large number seems attainable as existing data shows the number of Russian visitors to Greece is expected to exceed one million and bookings up 20% in Germany.
Greece strikes against austerity, a 48-hour general protest across all sectors, that impacts the country public transport infrastructure, schools, banks, government offices and even hospitals.
A hard up Greek football team has gone down an unlikely avenue in order to save itself from financial ruin, turning to the world’s oldest profession to help pull it through the nation’s economic crisis.
Odds are you never thought of traveling from Italy to Greece via ultra fast auto ferry. You probably did not even consider there is such a thing outside of a Bond flick, let alone churning across the length of the Adriatic aboard one. Here at Argo, we are all about the love of travel and wonderful, novel ways of “getting there” too.
Today’s hotel spotlight is on the newest of the new Greek getaway possible, a Grace Hotel that has yet to open. Being developed on the Isle Kea, known locally as Tzia, the Grace Kea Hotel and Residences will be a boutique paradise affair quite unlike any other. Slated for 32 rooms and two restaurants, this Island accommodation promises to be a new breed of elegance. Let’s look at what we can expect.
Reports on a magma pool building beneath the Greek Island of Santorini have brought on mixed, even confusing opinions about what is going on at the popular tourist destination. Unquestionably, the magma buildup reported by scientist earlier in the year is valid, but are local authorities leveling with potential tourists?
Greece’s financial woes have come down to selling off one of that nation’s most precious commodities, some of the world’s most beautiful Island paradises. News that international developers may be jumping on the fire sale of places like Pera Nissi in the Ambracian Gulf (map below) really come as no surprise.
Instead of buying a standard package holiday to Greece or putting time and effort into organising everything yourself, there is another way to experience the mesmerising beauty of this part of the world: Greek island cruising.
Three of these hotels are from the Four Seasons hotels family, while one, in Greece, is a luxury boutique hotel from the Katikies family.
The newly appointed tourism minister of Greece believes focusing on the country’s cooperation with Turkey in the solution to the tourism industry’s financial troubles, thus making it the main priority of her cabinet. The ministry will focus on increasing mutual visits and collaborating on large scale tourism development and promotion projects.
As Greece slides further into the unknown, many European travel companies are reportedly preparing for the country to exit the eurozone. Yesterday the government announced new elections to be held in June after efforts to hammer out a new government failed this week. Thomas Cook, and other major travel players, are preparing for the eventuality of a Greek withdrawal.
In recent years, Eastern Europe has gained popularity among the most fashionable summer destinations, becoming an elegant fusion of history, culture and sexy beaches.