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Greek Island Mayors Facing Refugee Inflows Call on PM to Take Action

The mayors of five Greek islands subjected to massive inflows of refugees urged Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take immediate action.

Greek Mayors Call for Decongestion of Islands from Refugees

In view of the tourism season, the mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros have requested the immediate decongestion of the islands from refugees.

Greece’s Refugee-flooded Island Mayors Call for Help

Mayors of Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing refugee crisis, accompanied the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on his recent visit to Lesvos.

University Study Reveals Refugee Crisis Repercussions on Greek Island Tourism

The ongoing influx of refugees seeking access to Europe through the Eastern Aegean islands is impacting tourism growth, according to a new study.

Greek Mayors Request Meeting with PM Tsipras to Discuss Refugee Issue

The mayors of five Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows have requested to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras next week in Athens.

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.

Greek PM Suspends VAT Hike on Northern Aegean Islands

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced that the planned value-added tax (VAT) increase on islands of the northern and eastern Aegean will be suspended.

Greece Shines at 2nd Grecka Panorama Poland

Greek sunshine spread across Poland last week during the 2nd Grecka Panorama which attracted more than 7,000 visitors and over 600 B2B meetings between Greek producers and Polish buyers.

Greek Gov’t Migrant Center Plan Irks Islanders, Refugee Kids to get Schooling

Despite repeated pleas by authorities from the Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing migrant influx, the government is making plans to “decongest” facilities, improve existent centers or create new ones without however providing a specific time frame or locations.

SETE Says ‘No’ to Hotspots at Greece’s Tourist Destinations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing over 50,000 businesses, is calling on the government to reconsider a plan to construct so-called hotspots, or refugee registration centers, at major tourist locations across the country.

NE Aegean Islands Get EU Funding Priority for Monuments

Over 10 million euros in EU funding have been allocated for the restoration of a number of monuments on the northeastern Greek islands.

Ministry Takes Action to Boost Tourism to Eastern Aegean Isles

In efforts to stimulate tourism to the Eastern Aegean islands hit by the refugee influx the Greek tourism ministry has announced yet another series of incentives including friendlier prices at hotels.

Special Hotel Discounts for Greek Travellers on Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

The hotel associations of Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros are joining the Tourism Ministry's efforts to boost domestic tourism and are offering Greek travellers special discounts on room prices and accommodation packages.

Professional, Tourism Bodies Call for Refugee Island Measures

The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE) and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) are calling on the government to introduce special aid measures in order to assist the North Aegean islands which have seen their tourism traffic dwindle due to...

Blue Star Ferries: 30% Discount on Ferry Tickets to Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

Greek passenger shipping company Blue Star Ferries has announced a 30 percent discount on the ferry tickets of travellers that will vacation this summer on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros.

‘Closer to Greece’: AEGEAN Shines Spotlight on Chios in June

AEGEAN's "Closer to Greece" initiative this month is dedicated to the island of Chios. The "star destination" will be introduced to all domestic and international passengers.

Greece Extends Pilot Program Granting Visas on Islands for Visitors Arriving from Turkey

The pilot program for the issuing of visas to tourists coming from Turkey to the border entry points of the islands of the Eastern Aegean will be extended for one year.

Tourism Support Announced for Greek Islands Hit by Refugee Influx

Five islands of the Aegean, which are the main entry points of refugees and migrants to Europe, will receive support to strengthen their tourist arrivals, according to a decision of the Labour and Tourism ministries and the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED).

Chios’ Kambos Among Europe’s 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites

The semi-rural area Kambos on the Greek island of Chios, has been listed among Europe’s seven most endangered heritage sites, Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIB) announced recently.

Travel, Fun & Food at Chios Cooking Lessons this June

If you want to know more about Chios cuisine, delve deeper into Greek food or just love cooking, then register for the Chios cooking lessons.