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ITEP Predicts Greek Tourism Will Worsen in 2009

A study conducted by the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts on the performance of the Greek tourism sector for the first nine months of 2008 concluded that global tourism has been affected by the international economic crisis and despite the strength it has shown in...

Hydroplanes Over the Aegean

The vision of traveling by hydroplane has again become a reality as Airsea Lines recently begun its routes to nine Cycladic islands daily from the port of Lavrio. In its first phase, the hydro-port of Lavrio services passengers to and from Kalymnos with daily flights and as peak...

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...

Strintzis Introduces New Routes

Within the new liberalized framework of Greek coastal shipping, Strintzis Lines (Blue Star Ferries), expands its routes. As of this month, the Greek ferry line is at the forefront with three brand new ships on the Cycladic Islands' routes, the Blue Star 1 in the Dodecanese on the...

Patmos On World Heritage List

The Dodecanese island of Patmos, its St John Monastery and its Cave of Revelation have gained international recognition following their inclusion in Unesco's World Heritage listing.

Dane Sea Lines Strengthens Its Position With New Vessels

Dane Sea Lines, which has managed to pull itself out of deep financial troubles with the help of strategic investor Anek Lines, has been granted provisional permits to service the Piraeus-Dodecanese group of routes.

GA Ferries Expands Fleet

GA Ferries has enlarged its fleet of ferries through the recent acquisition of three new, modern vessels. The first of the new high-speed vessels, the Milenaki, will take on Cycladic routes this May.

Research Institute for Tourism Sees Increase In Arrivals

The Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) estimates that arrivals with increase by 7% over last year when incoming traffic increase over the year before by some 10% with 13.3 million visitors - up from 12.5 million.

Helipads For Greek Island Destinations

The construction of four new helipads, three in the Aegean and one on an Ionian island, were announced last month by the government – Ithaca, Dodecanese, Patmos, Tinos, Lesvos. All four projected helipads will be able to operate day and night for helicopters of up to 15 meters –...
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CNN: Greek Beach Bar Among World’s Best

Babis beach bar, located in the area of Myrties on Kalymnos in the Dodecanese, ranked fifth on CNN's "World’s 50 best beach bars" list.
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GNTO Releases New Greek Travel Guides

Τhe Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently released three new printed travel guides on Thrace, the Dodecanese and the Ionian Islands.

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.

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.

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.

Tender Launched For Much Wanted Samos-Kos Ferry Connection

The Greek Shipping Ministry expects bids from ferry operators interested in running a ferry connection next year to and from Samos - Patmos - Lipsi - Leros - Kalymnos - Kos.

Catwalk Queens Naomi Campbell And Kate Moss Spotted On Patmos, Greece

Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss recently took a break from the runway and soaked up the sun in Greece while on a yacht just off the island of Patmos in the Dodecanese.

WTM 2014: Rhodes Artwork Exhibit to Open at the Louvre

Proud to announce the opening next week of the Rhodian archaeological exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the South Aegean Region and the Louvre Museum hosted a press conference recently during World Travel Market 2014.

Minister Invites French to Invest in Greek Tourism

The Greek government plans to invest 500 million euros a year on tourism infrastructure, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni told French businessmen and bankers on a recent Paris visit.

CNN Recommends Sporades and Dodecanese Island Groups For Peaceful Holiday Cruises

CNN has included the Greek island groups of the Sporades and the Dodecanese among nine exclusive Mediterranean cruises for those who want to embark on a peaceful journey and avoid the crowds this summer.

Borajet to Connect Turkey with Rhodes, Mykonos in June

Turkey-based carrier Borajet has announced the launch of three weekly direct flights from Istanbul to Rhodes and Mykonos in June.