News archive of July 2018

Greek capital reaps three awards at tourism's 'Oscars'

Athens walked away with three major distinctions from this year's World Travel Awards, an annual international event hailed as the "Oscars of tourism."

The ceremony, which was held on Saturday at the Greek capital's Zappeio Hall, saw Athens named Europe's Leading City Break Destination for 2018, beating wildly popular destinations like Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Rome.

Turkey's exports exceed $12 billion in June: Association

Turkey's exports in June surged 5 percent year-on-year, the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) announced on July 1, with the European Union being the top market for the country again.

Ride like the wind

A hang glider participates in the 32nd Panhellenic Hang Gliding Championship, which started on Saturday in Old Kastania, in the Municipality of Servia-Velvento, northern Greece. Around 40 of Greece's best hang gliders are competing daily. The championship is co-organized by the Hellenic Aeronautical & Airsports Federation and the Municipality of Servia-Velvento.

Ploetner: Greece on track, must continue reforms

German Ambassador to Greece Jens Ploetner is not ruling out bilateral and multilateral deals between countries that share a common European vision and are impacted by the migration crisis.