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Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

Boat Ban to Top Turkish Transport Minister’s Agenda in Athens

Turkey’s Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan will arrive in Athens to discuss the decision to ban all Turkish-flagged yachts from travelling to Greece.

Turkey Hopes Transport Minister’s Athens Visit to Resolve Boat Ban Issue

Turkey expressed its wish to lift a ban on Greece-bound yachts and ferries when the country’s transport minister, Ahmet Arslan, visits Greece this month.

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

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.

North Aegean Region Lays Out Tourism Promo Plan

The North Aegean Region has presented plans for a far-reaching promotional campaign with the aim to showcase the tourism offerings of its islands.

Migrant Influx Crushes Greek Island Tourism Hopes

The North Aegean islands bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis for over a year now are seeing their tourism industry crumble as hopes of any improvement are gradually dying out.

Bettany Hughes to Give a ‘Taste of Chios’ at WTM London 2016

English historian, author, and broadcaster Bettany Hughes will host a special promotional event for the island of Chios during the World Travel Market London 2016.
Posted On 27 Oct 2016

Aegean Isles Showcase Leisure Offerings at Germany’s TourNatur Expo

As part of a ongoing strategy to promote all-year-round tourism, the North and South Aegean regions are participating this year at the TourNatur expo taking place September 2-4 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.
Posted On 05 Aug 2016

Molyvos Int’l Music Festival Aims to Inspire, Connect, Unite

The 2nd Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF), to take place on the Greek island of Lesvos, on August 16-19, brings together some of the world’s finest artists for four days of classical music creating a “Crossroads” of artistic exchange.
Posted On 28 Jul 2016

East Aegean Isles Top GNTO Promo Agenda

Topping its agenda of priority destinations, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has planned a series of fam trips in efforts to restore the image of the Eastern Aegean islands, which have suffered damage due to ongoing media coverage of the refugee crisis.
Posted On 14 Jul 2016

More Shipwrecks Found off Fournoi Isles Fascinate the World

The number of shipwrecks found around the Greek island complex of Fournoi comes to 45 after a second archaeological research mission uncovered and documented 23 more wrecks during June 8-July 2.
Posted On 12 Jul 2016

North Aegean Islands Shine at Turkey’s EMITT 2016

Taking under consideration that tourism can bridge Greece and Turkey in the context of development, the North Aegean Region showcased 10 inhabited Greek islands to Turkish professionals and visitors at this year's East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT in Istanbul.
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

Hellenic Seaways Expresses Interest to Connect Greek Islands, Thessaloniki to Izmir

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways recently expressed its interest to operate new routes from Izmir to the Greek islands and Thessaloniki.
Posted On 14 Dec 2015

Not One, Not Two… but 22 Shipwrecks Come to Light in Greek Archipelago

A 13-day underwater expedition near the Greek islets of Fourni, between the eastern Aegean islands of Samos and Ikaria, revealed an unimaginable treasure a month ago, when marine archaeologists discovered the remains of 22 shipwrecks, some over 2,500 years old.
Posted On 29 Oct 2015

Nikolaos Katrakazos, Regional Vice Governor of Tourism, Region of North Aegean

The islands of the North Aegean have managed to preserve their local culture and natural environment, offering visitors unique images, flavours and scents of times past.

ITB 2014: Greece To Present Kefalonia To The World

Kefalonia, the Greek island that was rocked in early February by two strong earthquakes, will be receive an extensive presentation at the upcoming travel trade show ITB Berlin.
Posted On 28 Feb 2014
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Greek Trade Mission To Visit Izmir, Turkey

Some 40 Greek businessmen from Lesvos, Chios, Lemnos and Ikaria, will participate in a trade mission to Turkey under the umbrella of the North Aegean Region, from 29 August until 2 September, on the occasion of the 82nd Izmir International Fair.
Posted On 28 Aug 2013