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ITB 2016: Tourists will have ‘No Problem’ on Lesvos, Samos and Chios

Representatives of Lesvos, Samos and Chios are attending the ITB Berlin trade fair this year to let the world know that the islands are open for business.

Kountoura: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos Bookings Decline

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently confirmed that 2016 bookings are down at the Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.

Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...

Greek Island Professionals Fear Hotspots will Deter Tourism

The five Greek islands bearing the brunt of the swelling numbers of fleeing refugees from Syria and elsewhere may also have to deal with dwindling numbers of tourists, which have for decades been their primary source of revenue.

Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Cooperation on Refugee ‘Hotspots’

The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday invited local authorities to cooperate for the smooth operation of identification centres, the so-called hotspots, on the Aegean islands where migrants and refugees are disembarking.

Doctors of the World Offer Charity Medical Aid to Refugees on Hellenic Seaways Ferries

International medical charity Doctors of the World (DOTW) and Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways have joined forces to meet the health needs of refugees travelling on ferries from the Greek islands to Athens.

Refugee Crisis: Commission Aims for Schengen’s Normal Functioning in 2016

"In 2016 we need to return to Schengen's normal functioning", European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said following the weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners which focused on the refugee crisis. The commissioners decided that the Schengen's normal...

Frontex Launches Operation ‘Poseidon Rapid Intervention’ in Greece

Frontex, the EU border agency, initiated on Monday the deployment of 293 officers and 15 vessels to the Greek islands as part of a new operation called "Poseidon Rapid Intervention" after Greece requested additional assistance at its external borders in the Aegean earlier this month.

North Events: Lesvos, Kos, Chios and Samos to Shine in Poland and Sweden

Tourism consultants North Events have announced that the Greek islands of Lesvos, Kos, Chios and Samos will be the "honored destinations" at the upcoming 1st Grecka Panorama, to be held in Warsaw in December and the 3rd Grekland Panorama that will run in Stockholm in February 2016.

Travel Channel’s ‘Booze Traveler’ Visits Greece for Intoxicating Fun

Travel Channel's global nomad, Jack Maxwell, visited Greece, for the season premiere of “Booze Traveler” on September 28, sampling everything from tsipouro and masticha to soumada and raki.

Hellenic Seaplanes Includes Greek Islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses in Waterway Network

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes has expanded its waterway network to include the ports of North Aegean islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses.

Rhodes, Chios and Chalki Lead the Greek Island Experience

She “fell in love - not with the lad but with the landscape”… that’s what award-winning historian, author and broadcaster Bettany Hughes said of her backpacking in Greece experience in Telegraph Travel.

Argentikon Luxury Suites on Chios Gets New General Manager

Nicholas G. Panteloukas has been announced as the new general manager of Argentikon Luxury Suites on Chios.

UNESCO Recognizes Chios Mastiha as Part of World Cultural Heritage

UNESCO has placed the traditional harvesting and produce of mastic known as “mastiha Chiou” on its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage, safeguarding the unique-to-Chios procedure and raising awareness of its significance.

Hellenic Seaways To Operate Northern Aegean Route

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways will operate between Piraeus and Kavala and serve the islands of Chios, Mytilini and Limnos via the "Nissos Mykonos" vessel as of Friday 26 September.

Chios, Greece, To Host European Conference On Shipping In 2015

The second edition of the European Conference on Shipping, Intermodalism and Ports (ECONSHIP) 2015 - will take place on Chios, Greece, during 24-27 June 2015. The island, famous for its "maritime tradition," offers a unique traditional maritime environment in the heart of the...

Summer 2014: Greece Makes Headlines In The Foreign Press

A selection of mentions of Greece in the international press during the summer.

Huffington Post: Chios Is Greece’s Magical Island

"Next time you're island hopping around the gorgeous isles of Greece, do not leave Chios off your list," the Huffington Post advises its readers in a photo feature dedicated to Chios in the northeastern Aegean.

Astra Airlines Launches Flights To Santorini, Mykonos

Greek carrier Astra Airlines has announced that it will launch direct flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini and Mykonos.