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Aegean Speed Lines Announces Ferry Fare Discounts

Greek ferry company Aegean Speed Lines has announced special discounts for travelers that book return tickets on ferry routes covering the Cyclades Islands.

Aeroflot Promotes Greece’s Cyclades & Dodecanese Islands Worldwide

Aeroflot, the in-flight magazine of Aeroflot Airlines, has published a special seven-page editorial on the Cyclades and the Dodecanese island groups of Greece.

Aegean Speed Lines Launches Routes To Cyclades, Including Paros, Naxos

Greek ferry company Aegean Speed Lines will relaunch the route covering the Cyclades Islands of Paros and Naxos from Piraeus.

South Aegean Region Supports Syros Bid For 2021 European Capital of Culture Title

The Region of the South Aegean and the Cyclades Cultural Network FORUM20.21 have launched a three-year cooperation aiming for the Greek island of Syros to be named European Capital of Culture for 2021.

Greek Islands Promoted As Diving Destinations At German Boat Show

The Greek islands of the Region of the South Aegean were recently promoted to the world as diving destinations at the International Boat Show boot Dusseldorf that took place in Germany.

Blue Star Ferries Opens Reservation System For New Booking Period

Blue Star Ferries has informed that its booking system for travel to the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Chios and Mytilini is in operation.
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CNN Singles Out Nine Top Greek Islands To Visit

American news network CNN singled out nine out of Greece's 1,400 islands and labeled them as the Mediterranean's most beautiful assets. CNN presented the nine Greek islands on its news website and noted what makes each of these destinations stand out.
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Athens Hosts 4th Greek Tourism Destinations Expo

Greeks and tourists visiting Athens that used the metro at Syntagma last week had the chance to get informed on many Greek tourism destinations, taste local products and attend a series of local cultural events at the 4th Greek Tourism Destinations & Traditions Expo.
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Porto Kea Suites Joins Small Luxury Hotels Of The World

Porto Kea Suites Hotel on Kea Island in the Cyclades has joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a luxury brand for the world’s finest small, independent hotels.

New Archaeological Excavations in Zagora Set to Begin

The University of Sydney and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens launch a new archaeological project in Zagora, a rocky promontory on the Greek island of Andros, which preserves the ruins of the largest early historic settlement in the Aegean, dating between the...

Cyclades Come To Athens

The Cyclades Prefecture held a five-day exhibition last month at the Syntagma Square metro station in Athens and gave commuters a mini-vacation prior to the start of the summer tourism season.

Cyclades Goes Beyond ‘Sun and Sea’ Concept

The Cyclades holds the first place throughout Europe for the internationally known 'sun and sea' elements but so many other essentials compose the group that are unknown to most, according to the island group's Prefect Dimitris Bailas.

Grace Family Enters The Ionian

After leaving its mark in the Cyclades, Grace Hotels Group moved up the map and recently added two more luxury boutique hotels to its brand in the Ionian island group.

ABTA Says Greece Not Only “Sea and Sun”

Tour operators have improved holiday offers to Greece and promote a wide variety of packages such as adventure travel, spa, island tours, city breaks and wedding packages to show that there is much more to Greece than just beaches, according to this year's "2009 Travel Trends...

Greek Beaches Stripped of Blue Flags

Fourteen Greek coasts, winners of the 'Blue Flags' international program for environmental education, information and awareness were recently dropped from the 2008 list and lost their award.

13th Touristiko Panorama Shows Greek Travel Trends

Kapa Research revealed significant Greek travel trends for the occasion of the 13th Touristiko Panorama travel exhibition held in Athens on 17-20 April, organized by the Kalofolias Group-Express Newspaper.

Blue Star Social Responsibility Aimed at Island Youth

Blue Star Ferries’ corporate social responsibility program for 2007-2008 focused once again on the youth of the islands served by company vessels and inspired by the Aegean Sea. In early 2007, Blue Star Ferries announced a School Competition divided in two sections—one of...

Tourism Development Minister Shuts Down Hotels

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently shut down 41 small and medium-sized hotels for failure to obtain fire safety certificates. Ms. Petralia, who has continuously expressed her desire to "protect the reputation of Greek tourism" took this decision and...

Greece Scores Low For Image

Greece earned one of the last places amongst the 12 most important European destinations in a recent poll conducted by the German tourism magazine Touristik Report, of which the judges were 34 of the most powerful people in the European tourism trade. Amongst the judges were...

AirSea Lines Doesn’t Just Imagine The Possibilities

Some eighty representatives of the local tourism and travel industry attended the recent seminar organized by AirSea Lines under the auspice of the Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel Agencies. During this event they were informed of the developments, services and network...