The tedious visa regime and seemingly short-staffed consulate offices in Russia are negatively affecting Russian bookings to Greece with local tour operators requesting travelers book two weeks in advance.
A total of 5.7 million passengers passed through Greek airports during the first three months of the year, up 16.9 percent compared to the same period in 2015, which had handled 4.9 million passengers, according to data released on Tuesday by the Civil Aviation Authority.
German transport company Fraport expects to officially take over the operations at 14 regional airports in Greece at the end of this year, after obtaining the necessary permits and solving some technical issues, according to the company’s CEO, Dr. Stefan Schulte.
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.
The ongoing refugee crisis in the Aegean, and Greece's economic instability are taking a toll on bookings by German holidaymakers, according to figures released by tourism group DER Touristik during its annual meeting held in Athens on Tuesday.
The uninhabited Dodecanese islet of Alimia, situated between Rhodes and Halki, will host 20 daring travelers wishing to try their luck and skills in “The Island” travel concept game to kick off in October.