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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Lonely Planet has recommended 10 Greek locations, which have been the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters, as holiday hotspots for its readers: "Pick a few and plan your trip, tracing the footsteps of the stars."
Greece led growth in Southern and Mediterranean Europe last year with a 22 percent increase in arrivals, the European Travel Commission (ETC) said in its recently released European Tourism 2014 - Trends & Prospects quarterly report.