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Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.
Posted On 14 Apr 2015

Greece’s ‘Cosmopolitan Islands’ May Lose Special Tax Status

The reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) rates that apply on the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini may possibly be axed, according to statements made today by Alternate Finance Minister Nadia Valavani.
Posted On 24 Mar 2015

Limnos Authorities to Seek Legal Action Over Lacking Ferry Service

Limnos authorities said on Wednesday, they would be seeking legal action concerning the problem of lacking ferry services to island.
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Lonely Planet: Lights, Camera… Greece!

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."
Posted On 20 Feb 2015

ETC: Greece Welcomes Most Arrivals in Southern and Mediterranean Europe in 2014

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.
Posted On 17 Feb 2015

‘Telegraph Travel’ Tribute to 19 Best Greek Islands

In its latest photo series, Telegraph Travel has selected the 19 best Greek islands for all tastes.
Posted On 10 Feb 2015

Hopping the Greek Isles with Eurail’s Attica Pass

The Greek isles have been included in Eurail’s new pass, giving young travelers the chance to visit Greece’s islands by ferry.
Posted On 21 Jan 2015

Alitalia to Launch New Greek Island Routes in August from Milan Linate

Alitalia this summer will launch new seasonal routes from Italy's second largest airport Milan Linate to four popular Greek islands.
Posted On 20 Jan 2015

Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 16 Jan 2015

Greek Islands among Top 10 Global Destinations for 2015

The Irish Independent has included the Greek islands in its top ten countdown of the best global destinations for 2015.
Posted On 12 Jan 2015

US Company Pleasant Holidays Adds Greece to its Package Deals

One of the largest American travel companies, Pleasant Holidays, has added Greece to its roster of destinations, as well as two Windstar Cruises from Athens to Istanbul.
Posted On 12 Jan 2015

Prime Minister Underlines Importance of Greek Tourism

Tourism and uncertainty do not go together, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday from Rhodes in the context of New Democracy's pre-election campaign just two weeks until elections.
Posted On 10 Jan 2015

Greek Islands Among Europe’s “Up and Coming” 2015 Cruise Destinations

The Greek islands have been labeled as the second "up and coming" cruise destination in Europe for 2015 with a 21 percent growth compared with 2014, according to the results of the authoritative annual Travel Trends Survey of Travel Leaders Group.
Posted On 19 Dec 2014

Possible Hotel VAT Increase in Greece Sparks Reactions

Greek tourism professionals are up in arms over the government’s intention to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent. The news has caused a number of reactions from Greek tourism bodies, hotel associations and...
Posted On 02 Dec 2014

Greek Island Authorities Up In Arms Over Proposed End of Special Tax Status

Local authorities of the Region of South Aegean decided over the weekend to take action following reports that the government was planning to axe reduced VAT rates that apply on the Greek islands.
Posted On 02 Dec 2014

TBEX Athens Travel Bloggers Tour Aegean Courtesy of Louis Cruises

Travel bloggers attending this year’s TBEX Europe event in Athens were treated to a four-day cruise of the Aegean as part of a fam trip organized by Cyprus-based cruise line Louis Cruises.
Posted On 11 Nov 2014

Blue Star Ferries Announces 2015 Ferry Schedules To Greek Islands

Passenger shipping company Blue Star Ferries has announced new ferry schedules to the Greek islands running until 31 March 2015.
Posted On 09 Oct 2014

British Airways Announces Direct Flights To Greek Islands From London Next Summer

The UK's largest international scheduled airline British Airways will link London Heathrow Airport with two Greek islands next summer.
Posted On 02 Oct 2014

Greek Islands: Among Most Beautiful Islands In The World – Conde Nast Traveller

The readers of Condé Nast Traveller were asked to pick their favorite islands for holiday in 2014 and the Greek Islands ranked second best in the world following the Maldives.
Posted On 19 Sep 2014

State Subsidies Approved For Creation Of New Hotels In Greece

The Greek Development Ministry has given the go-ahead for 100 million euros of state subsidies to be allocated for the development of hotels on popular Greek islands.
Posted On 21 Aug 2014