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Easyjet to Launch Routes from Rhodes, Mykonos to European Cities in 2016

Low-cost carrier EasyJet on Tuesday announced the addition of three new routes connecting the Greek islands of Rhodes and Mykonos to European cities as of next summer.
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

WTM 2015: Ios – Magic of Tourism is All About Giving

For the authorities on the Cycladic island of Ios, the best way to get things done was to hire a consulting agency which would offer the knowhow and the connections to bring Ios into the spotlight, Angela Fakou representing the Ios Municipality Tourism Committee, told the Greek...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015

WTM 2015: US Wholesaler Tourico Holidays Adds Greek Islands to ‘Sun & Sea’ Portfolio

The Greek islands are among the Eastern Mediterranean vacation destinations that US global travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays has entered for the first time.
Posted On 06 Nov 2015

First Group of Greek Islands to See VAT Hike Announced

Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Skiathos are the first Greek islands that will lose a special value-added-tax status - a 30 percent reduced implementation of all VAT rates - as of October 1.
Posted On 28 Sep 2015

Syriza’s Policy for Greek Tourism

Prior to the elections of September 20, the leftist Syriza party said that if elected, it would introduce a tourism policy in Greece that will include a fair tax system, the establishment of a Tourism Chamber, support to domestic production and assistance to the sector’s small...
Posted On 21 Sep 2015

The Greek Islands are Voted ‘World’s Best’ in Condé Nast Traveller Awards

The Greek islands were announced as this year's best in the world at the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards.
Posted On 07 Sep 2015

Greece Refugee Crisis Raises Awareness, Attracts Help

The ongoing influx of refugees and migrants to many of the Greek islands this summer is not only raising awareness to the predicament of hundreds of people fleeing conflict but is also attracting the interest of everyone from nurses and billionaires who wish to lend a helping hand.
Posted On 07 Sep 2015

Finnair to Open New Scheduled Flights to Greece in 2016

In summer 2016, Finnair has announced that new scheduled flights will replace previously chartered flights to five Greek destinations.
Posted On 25 Aug 2015

South Aegean Prefect Slams Government for Abolishing Reduced VAT Rate on Greek Islands

South Aegean Prefect George Hatzimarkos on Thursday slammed the government for agreeing to axe the reduced value-added-tax (VAT) rates that apply on the Greek islands.
Posted On 17 Jul 2015

British Ambassador: All is Well Οn the Greek Islands

There are no reports from tour operators to suggest that there are disruptions to services on the Greek islands, British Ambassador to Greece John Rittmer said in a statement on Tuesday.
Posted On 07 Jul 2015

Bloomberg Says Tourism ‘Lifeboat’ for Greek Economy

With talks between Greece and its international lenders at a deadlock and Germany hinting at a "Grexit", Bloomberg is pointing to tourism as the only way to save a drowning economy and keep Greece above water.
Posted On 15 Jun 2015

Limnos, Agios Efstratios Authorities Up in Arms Over Lacking Ferry Services

As the summer tourist season takes off, Limnos and Agios Efstratios authorities still haven’t reached an agreement with the government concerning the problem of lacking ferry services to the islands.
Posted On 22 May 2015

Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta Brings Glamour to Greek Seas in June

After five years of diligence and drive, the Spetses Classic Yacht Race has grown into a fully fledged regatta set to take place on the Saronic island on June 18-21, with sights on extending the duration and expanding its categories.
Posted On 22 May 2015

Discover the South Aegean at Athens Golden Hall Mall

For four months the sights, tastes and feel of the Dodecanese and Cyclades islands will be the focus of activities at Athens’ Golden Hall shopping center in Marousi, as part of the “Discover the South Aegean” promo campaign featuring 50 Greek islands.
Posted On 22 May 2015

Minister Varoufakis Pledges Not to Raise VAT on Greek Islands This Tourism Season

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gave assurance on Thursday that there will be no increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for the Greek islands amid this year's tourism season.
Posted On 14 May 2015

Greek Islanders Call on Government to Offer Incentives for Growth

Trade associations from the Cyclades are calling on the government to re-examine the measures it has proposed including increasing the VAT tax and imposing a luxury levy on 22 islands, underlining that any adjustments made must be carefully designed to ensure growth.
Posted On 11 May 2015

Seven Greek Isles Among Mediterranean’s Top 10, Ios Leads the Way

The hotels on seven Greek islands are luring visitors to Greece as revealed by online booking agent Trivago UK’s annual Mediterranean Island Reputation Ranking 2015 released recently, placing the Cycladic isle of Ios on the top of the list.
Posted On 11 May 2015

Ferries to the Greek Islands 2015 – Dodecanese

Useful tips on the Dodecanese islands in Greece and how to reach them by ferry.
Posted On 07 May 2015
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Greece Considers Mandatory Credit Card Use to Combat Tax Evasion on Islands

Credit card use for transactions of more than 70 euros at Aegean islands is expected to become mandatory, according to a new multi-bill of reforms to be tabled soon in Greek Parliament.
Posted On 05 May 2015

Greek Airports Contribute to Europe’s Passenger Traffic Rise in February

Passenger traffic in the EU for the month of February grew by 6.2 percent, driven in particular by double digit growth in Greece, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Romania, Hungary and Lithuania, according to data released by European airport trade body Airports Council International...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015