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No Ferries on May 1st in Greece

All passenger ferries will remain docked across Greece on Friday, May 1, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) will go on a 24-hour strike to mark May Day.

Greece: Tourism Bookings from Germany Drop, SETE Worried

The economic instability and the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents in Greece may have dented the country's appeal to tourists from the traditional markets of Germany and the United Kingdom.

Greek Hotel Federation President Calls for Measures to Rekindle Domestic Tourism

The political instability, Greece’s troublesome and tedious negotiations with the EU and the resultant negative media reports are taking a toll on Greek tourism, Hellenic Hotel Federation (POX) President Yiannis Retsos said in a recent interview.

Saudi Arabia Backs Greek Tourism, Seeks Transport Knowhow

The Saudi Arabian government pledged that it will support Greek tourism during Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s recent visit to Riyadh, as part of the government’s action plan to attract foreign investment.

Borajet to Connect Turkey with Rhodes, Mykonos in June

Turkey-based carrier Borajet has announced the launch of three weekly direct flights from Istanbul to Rhodes and Mykonos in June.

Elia Beach, Mykonos, Among Top ‘Gay Beaches’ in the World

Elia Beach, located on Greece's gay-friendly island of Mykonos, is included among the eight most stunning "gay beaches" in the world, according to Destsetters, a Greek company that focuses on niche travel markets.

Santorini Wins 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice #4 World Island and #1 Europe Island Awards

Santorini, one of Greece's most popular destinations, has been honored this year as part of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands, ranking as the fourth on the list of top 10 islands in the world and top island in Europe for 2015.

UK Journalists, Visitors Take ‘Aristotle Trail’ to Halkidiki Wonders

UK journalists, reporters and tour operators had the chance to learn more about the historic “Aristotle Trail” last month, during a presentation at London’s Hellenic Hall of the Aristotle Mountain Experience in the northern Greece region of Halkidiki.