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Unveiling Greece: What’s New in Greece in Summer 2024

Unveiling Greece: What’s New in Greece in Summer 2024


Last Updated on June 10, 2024 by Celeste.

As we said goodbye to May and with the sun ascending over the azure Aegean Sea, Greece awakened to a symphony of cicadas and the promise of adventure. Summer in this ancient land is more than a season—it’s a celebration of life, culture, and the eternal dance between myth and reality.

From the bustling streets of Athens to the tranquil islands, Greece is a never-ending journey. Here’s what is new for families in Athens and in Greece this summer!

New in Greece in Summer 2024

In June, Greece experiences intense sunlight, warmth, and blue skies. This year, record temperatures and heatwaves can be added to that list. So wherever you go and whatever you do, remember to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun during your visit

Kids & Teens activities Technopolis Athens

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– Kids Radio Land 2024, June 15 to 16: For the third year, the festival of the favorite radio station, Kids Radio 88.6, is transforming into a fantastic space full of musictheater, and games. Over 30 activities for children (adventure games, concerts, face painting, experiments, climbing, bubble show, cinema) await kids in a space suitably designed to spend the whole day as a family.

– Summer Camp, June 16 to July 12: The Industrial Gas Museum will offer children aged 6 to 11 the coolest summer experience of joy, knowledge, imagination, and entertainment. For four exciting weeks, children will have the opportunity to enjoy a series of exciting activities, creating memories of special summer “holidays” in the heart of the city.

– Summer School “Photographing Gazi!” June 25–26: For the second year, the team of the Industrial Gas Museum, in collaboration with the Karpos Educational Activities Center, invites teenagers from 12 to 14 years old to unfold their creativity through a unique summer school that will introduce them to the art of photography.

Two Greek Waterparks Among Most Affordable in Europe

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Two waterparks in Greece are among Europe’s most affordable, according to a new study by the price comparison site PayingTooMuch. To find budget-friendly options, the company’s experts ranked the top 10 affordable waterparks in Europe based on the cost for two adults and two children. Waterpark Rhodes on Rhodes ranked as the second most budget-friendly, with family entry fees averaging 77.06 pounds (about 90.42 euros). A single adult ticket costs 23.12 pounds (27.13 euros). Water City on Crete ranks as the fifth most affordable waterpark for cooling off in the summer heat.

More flight connections to Greece

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Norse Atlantic Airways, a Norwegian low-cost, long-haul airline, recently celebrated the launch of its nonstop seasonal flights between Athens and New York JFK. Operated by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the flights will run up to five times a week during the summer season. The seasonal Athens-New York route is scheduled to operate until the end of September.

Also United Airlines on May 24 inaugurated a new daily, direct connection between Athens and Chicago O’Hare, marking a 30 percent increase in its flights to Greece for 2024.

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New Permanent Exhibition in the War Museum in Athens

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Titled “Journey to Freedom, 1821”, the new permanent exhibition at the Athens War Museum culminates the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

Athens Among World’s 20 Most Inspiring Cultural Cities

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Aerial view on Plaka old town from Acropolis hill of Athens, Greece

Athens has earned the 16th spot among the top 20 cities worldwide for its cultural offerings, according to a recent study conducted by Adobe Express. In an effort to assist travelers in selecting destinations for summer excursions, Adobe Express compiled a list of cities renowned for their cultural richness in 2024, evaluating various factors such as the abundance of art galleries, museums, theaters, historic landmarks, attractions, libraries, and artworks. Athens’ score is attributed to its extensive artistic heritage and a wealth of 495 historical landmarks available for exploration.

Museum of Cretan Folklore Opens its Doors in Heraklion

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A new museum of folklore art has opened its doors in the village of Daphnes in Heraklion on Crete, offering residents and visitors a chance to explore the island’s history. The Museum of Cretan Folklore of Spyros and Eliana Kokotos features a rare collection of weavings and icons, housed within the family’s ancestral estate, the Varoucha Estate.

Greece Counts 625 Blue Flag Beaches, Ranks 2nd in the World

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Greece came in second, among 52 countries, on the 2024 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism boats. According to the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF), Greece once again ranks second after Spain worldwide among 52 countries with 625 (up from 617 last year) of its beaches, 18 marinas, and 9 tourism boats getting the Blue Flag label, one of the world’s most recognized voluntary eco-labels.

Visit a Boeing 727 Aircraft from Olympic Fleet at Hellinikon

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Α new tourist attraction was created at the site of the former airport at Elliniko, southern Athens, where an old Boeing B727/284 Mount Olympus aircraft has been given a new lease of life as an exhibit. The aircraft, once part of the fleet of the famous Olympic Airways commercial airline founded by shipping tycoon Aristotelis Onassis, was one of six bought by Onassis at the end of the 1960s, when the airline was at its heyday.

Have a great summer!

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