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Rhodes
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Explore the treasures

During your stay in Greece explore the treasures made by man and nature over the centuries. Discover 18 unique monuments and sites. Read more...

Chania
Fall 4 Crete
Our Top 10

Greece’s largest island is hard to resist. Here are ten reasons to fall in love with Crete. We leave it up to you to discover many more. Are you ready?

Thessaloniki
Top 10 Greece
Download before your trip

Here is a collection of our TOP 10 leaflets to assist your travel journey. Hold on to our travel tips and don't miss a thing while in Greece! Download here...

Fiskardo, Kefalonia
Kefalonia Island
Shades of Green and Blue

Green mountains and picturesque beaches with turquoise waters will make this destination in the Ionian Sea your favourite one. Plan your visit!

Family holidays
Family Holidays
Ideal Destinations

Rhodes, Corfu, Halkidiki, Crete, Zante, Alonnisos; these islands can offer you the perfect carefree holidays for you and your family. See why

Shrimps
Summer Teasers
A Shortlist

What could be better than savouring Greek tidbits, at a seaside taverna, after a day at the beach, swimming and enjoying water sports? Ready to order?

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Cultural Festival 2018
Athens & Epidaurus

A wide range of Greek and international theatre, music and dance performances will be held in various historic and modern venues in Athens and in Epidaurus, Peloponnese. Let’s enjoy them…

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World Book Capital
Athens 2018

Residents and visitors are invited to this cultural experience aimed at promoting the love for books through a wide range of events, artworks, workshops, walks and more. Let’s discover them…

Upcoming events
  • 4th International Festival of Andros

    4th International Festival of Andros

    With vision, optimism, creativity and a very interesting programme, the Festival of Andros is held for the fourth year under the artistic direction of Pantelis Voulgaris (26 July- 22 August 2018).

  • Aegean Regatta 2018

    Aegean Regatta 2018

    Aegean Regatta, one of the most important sporting events in the country, will be once again welcoming prominent sailing teams from both Greece and abroad looking to compete at this classic offshore race taking place during the third week of August on the Aegean archipelago.

  • Routes in Marpissa 2018 on Paros Island

    Routes in Marpissa 2018 on Paros Island

    This year’s “Routes in Marpissa” will be tastier than ever, since the salt is the thematic axis around which the three-day, experiential and cultural festival will be designed. The festival will take place for the ninth consecutive year in the traditional settlement of Marpissa in Paros (24-26 August 2018).

  • 6th Folklore Dance Festival Diamantis Palaiologos

    6th Folklore Dance Festival Diamantis Palaiologos

    The 6th Folklore Dance Festival “Diamantis Palaiologos”, a great event celebrating Greek folklore and dances takes place on the beautiful island of Skopelos (Northern Sporades) from August 25th to August 27th , 2018.

  • August Full moon celebration 2018

    August Full moon celebration 2018

    A series of cultural events take place at 132 archaeological sites of Greece in the frame of the elebration of August Full moon 2018, from August 24th until August 27th, 2018.

  • 56th Lefkas International Folklore Festival

    56th Lefkas International Folklore Festival

    The 56th Lefkas International Folklore Festival invites us on Lefkada Island from August 19th to 28th, 2018.

  • Athens Open Air Film Festival 2018

    Athens Open Air Film Festival 2018

    The 8th edition of Athens Open Air Film Festival (AOAFF) returns to the city this summer and will be organizing free screenings of a wide selection of films between June-August 2018 against the backdrop of some Athens’s most iconic monuments and unexpected locations.

  • The 3rd Rembetiko Festival on Syros Island

    The 3rd Rembetiko Festival on Syros Island

    The 3rd Rembetiko Festival «Syra of Markos Vamvakaris» takes place on Syros Island from August 29th to September 2nd 2018.

  • Bryan Ferry at Athens and Thessaloniki

    Bryan Ferry at Athens and Thessaloniki

    Βryan Ferry will perform at Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Athens) on Tuesday September 11th and at Theatro Dassous (Thessaloniki) for Dassos 4th Festival on Thursday September 13rd, 2018.

  • Naxos Festival 2018

    Naxos Festival 2018

    Naxos festival 2018 is taking place at the Bazeos Tower on Naxos Island from Jyly 22nd to September 20th.

  • 36th Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon race

    36th Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon race

    Spartathlon, one of the most demanding races in the world, whose course covers a total distance of 245 km between Athens and the historic city of Sparta, will be taking place once more this September with the participation of professional long-distance runners from all over the world.

  • Gianoulis Chalepas Exhibition on Tinos Island

    Gianoulis Chalepas Exhibition on Tinos Island

    “Gianoulis Chalepas: return to Pyrgos” is a temporary exhibition at the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation Museum of Marble Crafts on Tinos Island from 18th July to the 30th September 2018.

  • Spetses Mini Marathon 2018

    Spetses Mini Marathon 2018

    The charming Greek island of Spetses located in the Argosaronic Gulf opposite Porto Heli in the southeastern part of Argolis in the Peloponnese, is getting ready to host Spetses Mini Marathon, one of the country’s most popular sporting events taking place in early October 2018.

  • Santorini Experience 2018

    Santorini Experience 2018

    One of most popular Greek islands, Santorini, known for its beautiful Cycladic architecture and idyllic sunsets, will be hosting in early October 2018 the major sport event “Santorini Experience” attracting for the 4th consecutive year professional athletes and sports enthusiasts from across Greece and the world.

  • Navarino Challenge 2018 at Messinia, Peloponnese

    Navarino Challenge 2018 at Messinia, Peloponnese

    Navarino Challenge, the multiple award-winning sports event (running, swimming, SUP) returns to Messinia in southwestern Peloponnese this autumn, where it will be held for the 6th consecutive time in mid-October welcoming professional athletes and sport lovers from Greece and abroad.

  • George Condo exhibition at the Cycladic Art Museum

    George Condo exhibition at the Cycladic Art Museum

    The Cycladic Art Museum in Athens will be hosting between early June and mid-October 2018 the first ever in Greece major solo museum exhibition of world famous American artist George Condo, titled “George Condo at Cycladic”.

  • Photographs by Joan Leigh Fermor at the Benaki Museum

    Photographs by Joan Leigh Fermor at the Benaki Museum

    Visitors to Athens will be able to admire a rare collection of photographs by the equally talented wife of writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, Joan, at the latest Benaki Museum exhibition titled “Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor: Artist and Lover” that runs until 21 October 2018.

  • Athens Marathon, The Authentic 2018

    Athens Marathon, The Authentic 2018

    The Athens Classic Marathon, Greece’s major sports event that follows the original course from the Marathon to Athens’s Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held, is gearing up to once again welcome a record breaking number of runners from all over the world this November.

  • Hadrian and Athens at the National Archaeological Museum

    Hadrian and Athens at the National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum, in collaboration with the Italian Archaeological School in Athens, is hosting the temporary exhibition "Hadrian and Athens, Conversing with an Ideal World" that runs until late November 2018 marking 1.900 years since the beginning of Hadrian’s reign in 117 AD.

  • Two new art exhibitions at Athens International Airport

    Two new art exhibitions at Athens International Airport

    Athens International Airport (AIA) continues its long and successful collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens by hosting two great art exhibitions that opened their doors to airport passengers and visitors in early summer this year and will be on display until 31 December 2018.

  • The Tomb of Christ exhibition at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    The Tomb of Christ exhibition at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    The Byzantine and Christian Museum is hosting the temporary digital exhibition of advanced technology "The Tomb of Christ: the Monument and the Project" that runs until late January 2019 presenting the Greek-led preservation and restoration of Jesus’s tomb at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem.

  • Countless aspects of Beauty at the National Archaeological Museum

    Countless aspects of Beauty at the National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum (NAM) presents “The Countless Aspects of Beauty“, a new temporary exhibition which opened its doors in late May 2018 and runs until spring 2019, showcasing the constant search for and the aesthetic depiction of beauty in manmade creations since antiquity.

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