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Minoan Lines Announces Heraklion – Cyclades Itineraries

Minoan Lines has announced that its ultra-modern high speed ferry Santorini Palace will start its itineraries on the Heraklion - Cyclades islands route on April 25.

Grace Hotels Goes ‘Gracefully Pink’, Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer

Grace Hotels this month is becoming "Gracefully Pink” to support the Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois”.

Power Grid Operator Launches Tender for Phase 3 of Cyclades Energy Link

The Independent Power Transmission Operator announced a call for tenders for the third phase of an energy link project set to provide power to the Cyclades.

Minoan Lines’ New ‘Santorini Palace’ Links Crete with Cyclades Islands

The ferry route of Minoan Lines' new Santorini Palace vessel, linking Heraklion, Crete, with islands of the Cyclades, will begin on June 13.

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.

‘Sea Change’ Campaign: No More Plastic Straws on Sikinos

The Cycladic island of Sikinos is the first in Greece to do away with plastic straws and replace them with a bio-degradable alternative.

Greek PM Launches Island – Mainland Power Grid Link

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras inaugurated the first phase of a 245-million-euro underwater power cable link project, initially connecting five Cycladic islands to the mainland.

South Aegean Region Using Culture to Attract the Crowds

Film screening events, jazz concerts and much more took center stage across the Cyclades this year as part of the South Aegean Region’s  efforts to promote cultural tourism.

Authentic Big Blue Awards Feature Legendary Free Divers Mayol, Maiorca

The Authentic Big Blue event to be held on September 18-24 on Amorgos will pay tribute to free-diving legends Jacques Mayol and Enzo Maiorca.

Greek Ports Busy as August Exodus from Athens Kicks Off

Increased passenger traffic is expected at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion as August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.

‘The Big Blue’ Star Jean-Marc Barr Promoting Amorgos, Free-diving

Some three decades later actor Jean-Marc Barr returns to Amorgos, to participate in the production of a documentary on the 1988 film 'The Big Blue'.

SETE Chief, Santorini Mayor Discuss Island Challenges

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and Thera Mayor Nikos Zorzos discussed the challenges posed by the growing tourism flows to Santorini.

NEL Lines Requests Second Chance to Service Cyclades Islands

A decision on whether or not the Maritime Company of Lesvos (NEL Lines) would be barred from running ferry services to the Cyclades islands has been postponed.

Swimming and Running Under the Volcano: The Santorini Experience

The Santorini Experience, to be held on the Cycladic island on May 1-3, promises to offer the athlete who’s a restless traveler at heart the thrill of a lifetime.

Summer Holidays Expo Debut In Athens

Athens citizens had the opportunity to better plan their summer vacation among a vast variety of top Greek destinations last month at the 5th Summer Holidays Expo international fair held at the Helexpo Palace exhibition center in Marousi, Athens.

Market Expects Major Changes in Local Ferry Ownership

Crete-based Minoan Lines appears to be in the center of a shake up in Greece's coastal shipping sector. Last month, the activity of the Minoan shares on the Athens Stock Exchange, and subsequent press stories, has led most to believe that Attica Enterprises (Superfast Ferries and...

Blue Star Ferries Reports Solid Growth

Blue Star Ferries last month reported after tax profits of 17.5 million euros for 2005, an increase of 66.4% from the 10.5 million euro profit reported in 2004. Total revenues increased despite a 25.5% decrease in the number of sailings.

Blue Star Ferries Inaugurates Chania-Piraeus Route

Piraeus-based Blue Star Ferries now runs a ferry route from Piraeus to Chania, Crete, with its newbuild Blue Star 2. The journey takes a mere five hours and 45 minutes. The vessel, built in 2000, plies the route at a speed of 28 miles an hour and carries up to 1,900 passengers...