Tourism in Greece

Egyptian national stands trial for rape in Thessaloniki

The trial has begun at a mixed jury court in Thessaloniki of 33-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating a 16-year-old refugee girl from Syria.

She gave birth in 2020 at Ippokratio hospital with forged documents provided by the suspect in order to conceal her age. Authorities began investigating the case in the Fall of 2020, three months after she gave birth.

Cultural Festival | Athens & Epidaurus | Summer

The Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Greece's biggest annual cultural event, has announced its program for the summer of 2023 and it's packed with amazing shows by local and foreign companies and acts. The festival is spread out across the stunning Herod Atticus Theater, the cool Pireos 260 theater complex and the spectacular Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, among other venues.

Two-day Posidonia STF starts Tuesday

The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum is opening its doors on Tuesday, taking place for the first time in Thessaloniki.

The biennial two-day conference and exhibition on all things cruise tourism is being held at the Makedonia Palace Hotel, bringing together top executives from the global cruise industry to discuss challenges and opportunities of the cruise sector in the East Med.

PM outlines plans for development of Ionian islands

The 2030 regional development plan for the Ionian islands includes over 260 projects budgeted at 1.3 billion euros, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Corfu on Wednesday. 

He noted that funds for the program will come from the EU's NSRF, the Public Investments Program, the "Antonis Tritsis" program and the Recovery Fund. 

Crete’s Samaria Gorge set to reopen in May

The Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will be ready to welcome visitors in May as the maintenance and restoration works of its main path have started, local authorities said on Tuesday. 

The work is being implemented by the Management Unit of Samaria National Park and Protected Areas of Western Crete of the Natural Environment & Climate Change Agency (NECCA). 

Intercity train from Athens to Thessaloniki experiences power outage, passengers left stranded

An Intercity train traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki on Sunday experienced a power outage, causing it to come to a sudden stop just outside the city of Larissa in central Greece. 

The incident caused unrest among the passengers as the lights went out.