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Alonissos’ Peristera Shipwreck to Welcome Visitors in 2020

The 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera, located off the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos, is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2020.

WWF: Greece Still Needs to Work on Plastic-free Actions

Greece produces 700,000 tons of plastic waste annually - 68 kilos per person - with some 11,500 finding their way into Greek seas, according to a WWF report.

Santikos Collection Ready to Open ‘The Alex’ Hotel in Piraeus

“The Alex” hotel, a member of the Santikos Collection group, will open its doors on June 20 in Piraeus and welcome guests to the Athenian Riviera.

Greek Island Paros Steps Up Plastic-free Efforts

Paros has joined a number of other Greek islands in implementing measures to do away with plastic trash in tune with EU targets.

Peristera Shipwreck off Alonissos to Become Underwater Museum

Authorities on the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos have announced plans to create an underwater museum around the 5th century shipwreck of Peristera.

EU Tackles Marine Pollution, Bans 10 Single-use Plastic Items

In view of dangerously increasing pollution of waters and beaches across its territories, the EU has approved a law that bans a wide range of single-use plastic items.

Santikos Collection Launches Revamped Website, Offers New Experiences

The Santikos Collection has launched its new website, aiming to provide its visitors with additional browsing features and unique holiday experiences.

Alonissos Sets Example with Marine Economy Best Practices

The Greek island of Alonissos contributed to a workshop on how to develop marine tourism that will benefit the local and national economy without causing damage.

Alonissos Named ‘Best Green Eco Destination’ in Greece

The island of Alonissos has been honored with a Gold award as the "Best Green Eco Destination" in Greece at the Greek Travel Awards in Sweden.

Alonissos Attracts Interest of Leading Travel Experts in Finland

A number of Finnish tourism professionals and journalists were introduced to the tourism offerings of Alonissos in Greece, during an event in Helsinki.

Two Alonissos Beaches to Become Wheelchair Accessible

Two beaches on Alonissos will soon get special ramps, parking facilities and wheelchair-friendly boardwalks, the island's municipality announced.

The Telegraph Reveals 20 Secrets of the Greek Islands

The Greek islands and their “secrets” are featured in an extensive article, which was recently published on the website of British daily newspaper The Telegraph.

Seajets Ready to Start Thessaloniki-Sporades-Cyclades-Crete Ferry Service

Greek ferry company Seajets is set to begin a service that connects Thessaloniki with the Sporades, the Cyclades and Crete.

Thessaloniki-Sporades Islands Ferry Connections Set to Begin

Golden Star Ferries will service the Sporades islands - Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos - from Thessaloniki with its two new high-speed vessels as of June 15.

Ten Single-use Plastics on EU Black List

In efforts to preserve waters and beaches across its territories, the European Union is aiming to cut the use of plastics with a new proposed EU-wide regulation.

Alonissos Included in Europe’s Best Diving Destinations

The island of Alonissos, located in Northern Sporades, has been included in Europe’s best diving destinations by travel blog World Adventure Divers.

Hellenic Seaways Says Thessaloniki-Sporades Ferry Link Not Viable

Hellenic Seaways issued a statement justifying its decision to suspend itineraries between Thessaloniki and the Sporades islands for this summer.

Hellenic Seaways to Suspend Thessaloniki – Sporades Summer Itineraries

Hellenic Seaways has decided to suspend itineraries between Thessaloniki and the Sporades islands this summer, according to media reports.

German Operator Alltours Places Greece High on its 2018 Agenda

German tour operator Alltours has placed Greece high on its 2018 agenda, increasing the number of hotels and new destinations on offer.

British LGBT News Site Recommends the Best for a ‘Gay September in Greece’

British LGBT news site "Gay Star News" is recommending Greece as the ideal destination for gay travelers to vacation in September.