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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.

Alonissos Highlighted as ‘Ecological Paradise’ in Italian Press

The island of Alonissos in Greece was named an "ecological paradise" in a recent feature published in Italian newspaper “Quotidiano di Sicilia”.

Huffington Post Italia Unveils ‘Six Reasons to Visit Alonissos’

Huffington Post Italia in a recent feature on Alonissos revealed six reasons why a traveler should visit the island and discover alternative Greece.

Alonissos Honored as ‘Greek Destination of Environmental Sustainability’

The island of Alonissos topped the preferences of Nordic tourists as a Greek destination of environmental sustainability in a recent survey by tour operator Apollo Travel Group.

Hellenic Seaways Thessaloniki-Sporades Ferry Link Kicks Off June 1

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways announced the launch of five weekly routes connecting Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands.

Kudos Again to Greek Isle Alonissos for ‘Green’ Practices

The Northern Sporades island of Alonissos has yet again gained recognition for its commitment to sustainable practices and policies clinching an award during this year’s Mediterranean Panorama 2017, held recently in Stockholm.

Alonissos @ the Top: Among 100 Sustainable Destinations

The Greek island of Alonissos, in the Aegean Sea, has been nominated again among the world’s leading sustainable destinations.

VAT Rate in Greece to Rise on June 1, Second Group of Islands to Lose Reduced Rate

As of June 1, the top value-added tax (VAT) rate in Greece will rise by one percentage point - from 23 percent to 24 percent - and a second group of Greek islands will lose a special value-added tax status.

Italy Gets to Know Alonissos’ Beauty, Tourism Options and… Tuna

The Greek island of Alonissos was recently introduced to a group of Italian journalists and tourism professionals during recent events held in Rome and Naples.

Local Sector Pros Urge Creation of Body to Promote Nea Anchialos Airport

Central Greece tourist professionals have teamed up to push for the creation of a promotion body which will focus on attracting tourism to the region through the Nea Anchialos Airport and make it competitive with other regional airports by attracting low-cost carriers.

Greek Isle Alonissos Goes ‘Green’, Shuns Plastic Bags

The Greek island of Alonissos in the Northern Sporades, is serious about going “green” with local professionals not ordering plastic bags any more and consumers opting for paper orreusable cloth bags instead.

Tie the Knot… Underwater… on Greek Isle Alonissos

The Alonissos tourism committee announced that partners-to-be can now say “I do” underwater surrounded by friendly fish and even friendlier turquoise waters.

Thessaly Region Aims to Set Up Tourism Promotion Body

The Region of Thessaly, central Greece, announced plans for the creation of a promotion body which will primarily focus on attracting tourism to the region through the Nea Anchialos Airport.

Skopelos, Greece, Welcomes Group Of Foreign Journalists

Journalists from China, Russia and Switzerland got a first-hand experience of the Greek Island of Skopelos during a three-day press trip organized by Spyrou Hotels & Companies, the General Secretariat of Media and local accredited journalists.

The Guardian Kicks Off New Series With The Sporades Islands, Greece

In the first of a new series on holidaying in the Greek islands, UK newspaper The Guardian recently presented the Sporades and Evia, the country's second largest island.
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Italy To “Jump On Board” To Greece This Winter

Italians will enjoy Greece's Sporades Islands through the experiences of three women traveling the Aegean on a yacht in an upcoming television program to be aired this winter in Italy.

Seaplanes To Make A Comeback

The Infrastructures, Transports and Networks Ministry announced last month its intention to establish waterways in Greece and attract seaplane companies to strengthen the transport of Greece’s border areas.

Seaplanes Get Green Light in Magnesia

The Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy recently granted permission for the operation of waterways for seaplane flights in Magnesia.