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GNTO Invites German, Turkish Media to Promote Aegean Islands

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has invited German and Turkish journalists to Greece to promote the destinations of Lesvos, Rhodes and Samos.

Shipwrecks Identify Fournoi as Significant Hub of Ancient World

Eight more underwater shipwrecks where discovered around the Fournoi islets, bringing the number of total shipwrecks found in the area to 53.

Celestyal to Hold 3-day ‘World Party’ Cruise on the Nefeli

Celestyal Cruises has announced that it will hold a three-day “World Party” cruise between July 14 and 17 aboard the Nefeli ship.

North Aegean Nature Projects to Get €1.5m Cash Injection

North Aegean Region Governor Christiana Kalogirou has allotted 1.5 million euros for projects, which will highlight the unique ecosystems of the islands.

Samos Ancient Wonder Eupalinos Tunnel Reopens to Public

The 6th century BC Eupalinos Tunnel, located at the Pythagoreion archaeological site on the Aegean island of Samos, re-opened to the public following restoration works.

Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

Celestyal Cruises Adds Samos to its 2017 ‘Iconic Aegean’ Itineraries

Celestyal Cruises has announced the addition of the Greek island of Samos to its 3- and 4-day "Iconic Aegean" itineraries from March 2017.
Posted On 17 Jan 2017

‘Closer to Greece’: AEGEAN Puts Samos, Ikaria and Lemnos in the Public Eye

AEGEAN’s “Closer to Greece” initiative this month is dedicated to three islands of the northeast edge of the Aegean: Samos, Lemnos and Ikaria. These three “star destinations” will be introduced to all domestic and international passengers.
Posted On 07 Jul 2016

Italy, UK to Learn All About Samos

As part of its ongoing campaign for the promotion of Greece abroad and its strategy to support and boost tourism in the islands of the eastern Aegean, the Greek Tourism Ministry has announced two press trips to the island of Samos.
Posted On 01 Jul 2016

Greece Extends Pilot Program Granting Visas on Islands for Visitors Arriving from Turkey

The pilot program for the issuing of visas to tourists coming from Turkey to the border entry points of the islands of the Eastern Aegean will be extended for one year.
Posted On 25 May 2016

Tourism Support Announced for Greek Islands Hit by Refugee Influx

Five islands of the Aegean, which are the main entry points of refugees and migrants to Europe, will receive support to strengthen their tourist arrivals, according to a decision of the Labour and Tourism ministries and the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED).
Posted On 08 Apr 2016

Kountoura: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos Bookings Decline

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently confirmed that 2016 bookings are down at the Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.
Posted On 07 Mar 2016

Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.
Posted On 04 Mar 2016

Attica Group Offers Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees in Piraeus, Samos

Attica Group, the parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, has delivered quantities of fresh milk, juice and cereal to the refugees that have found temporary shelter at the passenger stations of the port of Piraeus and distributed light meals to the refugees on Samos.
Posted On 04 Mar 2016

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016

European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.
Posted On 24 Feb 2016

EU Commission ‘Satisfied’ with Hotspot Progress on Greek Isles

The European Commission said on Wednesday, that Greece had made progress on the construction of the so-called hotspots or refugee reception centers, four of which opened this week on Lesvos, Chios, Samos and Leros.
Posted On 17 Feb 2016

Greece Insists Hotspots Ready on Feb. 15, Kos Mayor Calls for Vote

Five screening centers on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros, will be ready on February 15, to manage the registration procedure for the ever-growing number of refugees entering Europe through Greece, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told European...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016

Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Cooperation on Refugee ‘Hotspots’

The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday invited local authorities to cooperate for the smooth operation of identification centres, the so-called hotspots, on the Aegean islands where migrants and refugees are disembarking.
Posted On 04 Feb 2016

EMITT 2016: Lesvos Petrified Forest Introduced to Turkish Travel Agents

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos and other unique natural monuments of the North Aegean islands were introduced to a group of Turkish travel agents from Izmir during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT in Istanbul.
Posted On 29 Jan 2016