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Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

Aqua Vista Hotels Welcomes ‘Aplai Dome’ in Oia to Santorini Portfolio

Global hotel management company Aqua Vista Hotels has added another high-end property, the “Aplai Dome”, to its extensive portfolio in Oia on Santorini.

More Turkish Travelers Vacationing on the Greek Islands

The number of travelers from neighboring Turkey to the Greek islands hit a record high in the first half of 2017 up by 50 percent.

Product Price Hikes Across 32 Greek Isles as of Jan. 1

Products and services on 32 islands in the Dodecanese and North Aegean Region will go up as of January 1, 2018, due to new VAT rates.
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

Fraport Greece Discusses Makeover Plans for Four Airports in the South Aegean

The makeover plans for the airports of Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini were discussed between Fraport Greece and the Governor of the South Aegean.

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.

Lesvos Getting Ready to Host 2017 Ouzo Fest

Lesvos is getting ready to host the Ouzo Fest 2017, an annual event dedicated to the world-renowned anise-flavored Greek spirit.

Lesvos Island Still Struggling to Keep Tourism Alive

Lesvos sees overnight stays drop by 40.63%, number of visitors by 42.58%, and tourism-related revenue by 35.18% as refugees continue to flock to the island.
Posted On 03 Jul 2017

Tourism on Eastern Aegean Islands Regains Momentum

Tourism flows across the Eastern Aegean islands, which bore the brunt of the refugee crisis, have begun to pick up pace, according to sector professionals.

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.

Hellenic Seaways Offers 30% Discount on Ferry Tickets to Chios and Lesvos

Hellenic Seaways has announced a 30% discount on the ferry tickets of travelers that will vacation this summer on the islands of Chios and Lesvos.
Posted On 15 Jun 2017

Greece Celebrates European Music Day with Numerous Events in 50 cities

Greece is celebrating the 18th European Music Day with a variety of cultural events, due to take place during June 21-25 in 50 cities.

Lesvos Day Event Explores Ways to Restore Island Image, Spur Tourism

Ways to revive tourism in the North Aegean Region and specifically on the island of Lesvos were the focus of an event held recently in Mytilini.

Blue Star Ferries Offers 30% Discount on Ferry Tickets to Four Greek Islands

Blue Star Ferries has announced a 30% discount to ferry tickets for travel to the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros.
Posted On 08 Jun 2017

Aqua Vista Hotels Adds Paros to Destinations in the Cyclades

Aqua Vista Hotels is expanding its presence in the Cyclades and is adding Paros as a new destination to its portfolio, with the creation of “Acqua Vatos Paros”.

Geoparks Models for Sustainable Tourism Growth, Catalyst for Change

Tourism development means protecting natural resources by ensuring that local populations gain appreciation of and benefit from their geological heritage.

Eurowings Adds New Greek Destinations to Summer 2017 Schedule

Eurowings, a member of the Lufthansa Group, will launch flights this summer to the Greek destinations of Lesvos, Samos, Mykonos, Karpathos and Santorini.
Posted On 14 Feb 2017

Greek Island Mayors Facing Refugee Inflows Call on PM to Take Action

The mayors of five Greek islands subjected to massive inflows of refugees urged Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take immediate action.
Posted On 24 Jan 2017

Greek Mayors Call for Decongestion of Islands from Refugees

In view of the tourism season, the mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros have requested the immediate decongestion of the islands from refugees.
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

Greece’s Refugee-flooded Island Mayors Call for Help

Mayors of Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing refugee crisis, accompanied the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on his recent visit to Lesvos.
Posted On 19 Jan 2017