Tourism in Greece

Report finds only half of students finish university

For every 100 students enrolled at Greek universities each year, just 52 graduate, according to the latest report by the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE) for 2022, which also saw graduation rates dropping steadily through the economic crisis, from 10% in 2013 to 8.6% in 2020, against a European Union average of 23.2%.

Crete in UNESCO bid

The Central Archaeological Council is on the cusp of completing the candidacy file for the inclusion of Crete's Minoan-era ancient palaces of Zakros, Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zominthos and Kydonia in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

President to attend silent march for Thessaloniki Holocaust victims

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will attend the annual silent memorial march for Holocaust victims in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Sunday. 

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first train conveying Jewish inhabitants of Thessaloniki to Nazi execution camps, where an estimated 50,000 Thessaloniki Jews were slaughtered. 

Book your Greek holiday early to avoid disappointment

The first indications on the course of this year's tourism season in Greece from the international tourism exhibition ITB Berlin 2023 are particularly encouraging.

The major tour operators are reporting booking levels at Greek destinations for this summer that in some cases have even reached 50% of their available packages.

The three ‘Lesvos grandmas’

"What did I do? I didn't do anything. I just wanted to help the girl, who was wet and tired." That is how Militsa (Emilia) Kamvisi had described her spontaneous decision to bottle-feeding the baby of a young Syrian woman who had just landed on the shores of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean after making the treacherous crossing from Turkey in October 2015.

Road safety black holes

While Greece is still in mourning over the deadly train crash at Tempe, demand is widespread for a full-blown investigation into what happened and why it happened. At the same time, people expect the authorities to take measures to ensure that there will be no more innocent victims.

More than 1,000 ancient graves uncovered in Halkidiki

Tourism development may have overshadowed the archaeological wealth found on the peninsulas of Kassandra and Sithonia in Halkidiki, but thanks to it, one of the largest cemeteries in northern Greece has been uncovered. Over a thousand burials of different types and numerous findings have been unearthed in recent years on Sithonia's Agios Ioannis coast.