Greece will begin this week auctioning off rights to operate dozens of marinas as it seeks to tap private investment to boost lucrative yacht tourism.
Couples who want to spend Valentine’s Day in the most romantic hotel in the world should head for Cyclades in Greece. The Anastasis Apartments on Santorini island is lovers’ favorite place, says a recent survey.
Greece‘s culture ministry will open up some of the debt-stricken country’s most-cherished archaeological sites to advertising firms and other ventures.
The ministry says the move is a common-sense way of helping “facilitate” access to the country’s ancient Greek ruins, and money generated would fund the upkeep and monitoring of sites. The first site to be opened would be the Acropolis.
Financially troubled Greece has put a ton of state assets up for sale, including some of its famous islands.
One interested buyer is Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the ruling Emir of Qatar, who wants to acquire two islands in the Ionian Sea, including Skorpios Island.
The private island formerly belonged to famed Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis and was the site of his wedding to Jackie Kennedy in 1968.
Brazilian design duo the Campanas have unveiled their latest project, a boutique hotel in Athens.
Humberto and Fernando Campana, known for their Brazilian carnival-themed designs for everything from furniture to shoes, officially opened their first hotel earlier this month in the Greek capital.
The New Hotel, a 79-room property in the historical center of the Greek capital, is inspired by three traditional Greek themes — Karagiozis, a shadow puppet; the “evil eye” used to guard against ill-omen; and the Athens of years gone by.