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Costa Navarino Honored for Sustainability Practices at WTA 2017

Costa Navarino, located in Messinia in the Peloponnese, was recently honored with “‘Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award 2017” at the 24th World Travel Awards.

Crete’s Lyttos Beach Hotel Celebrates Blue Flag Award

The Lyttos Beach Hotel on Crete recently raised the Blue Flag it received for a second year in a row for the water quality and cleanliness of its beach.

Costa Navarino’s ‘The Romanos’ Clinches Travelife Gold for Sustainable Practices

Costa Navarino’s The Romanos - A Luxury Collection Resort has been awarded the Travelife Gold certification for its sustainability credentials joining 800 hotels across the globe which have been rewarded for their efforts.

Zakynthos’ Caretta Caretta Turtles Happier than Ever

The world's largest hard-shelled turtle, the endangered loggerhead, also known as the Caretta caretta, is enjoying a new lease on life on the Greek island of Zakynthos, which is one of its main nesting grounds.

Costa Navarino True to its Pledge of Safeguarding Wildlife

As part of its responsible tourism and sustainability practices, Costa Navarino is aiming through synergies to protect the ecosystems and rare biodiversity of the Messinia region, where it is located.

Green Groups Call on EU Citizens to Speak Up Online Against Commission’s ‘Hostile’ Nature Laws

Over 100 environmental NGOs are inviting Europeans to join online Europe-wide campaign “Alarm for Nature” against a “hostile” deregulation policy pursued by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Tourists Disturb Guardless Caretta Caretta Nesting Ground

A lack of funding and proper organization has left a key nesting ground for the endangered Mediterranean loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), off the coast of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, without guards, giving free rein to organizers of day cruises.

Philoxenia Hangs On

Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of Helexpo, the organizer of the Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, says this year's fair, the twenty-second, saw an increase in visitors and exhibitors (additional exhibitors this year included those to the new special section for spa...

Tourism Develops on Southern Kefalinia

Neatly dressed in a double-breasted blue suit, a Greek fisherman's cap firmly set over his white hair, Theodoros Exadaktilos recounts the summer of 1963 when he brought the first tourists to Kefalinia, the largest Ionian island.

Zakynthos Marine Park To Be Established

Plans for the creation of a marine park on Zakynthos island, which is home to the unique Caretta-caretta turtle species, have been formalized with the signing of a presidential decree. The legislation aims at protecting the endangered loggerhead turtle, which uses Mediterranean...