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Tilos 1st Greek Isle to Run on Renewable Energy

The Dodecanese island of Tilos will be the first in Greece and the Mediterranean to run completely on renewable energy as of May 2017.

‘Roads to Rhodes’ Sees Flocks of Runners for 3rd Int’l Marathon

It was a sunny, sporty day on the Greek island of Rhodes last Sunday, when more than 1,500 runners took to the streets in the 3rd International “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon.

‘Kos Made of Summer’ Campaign Ready, Extra Promotional Activities Announced

The South Aegean Region last week announced a series of actions aimed at boosting the image of the Dodecanese island of Kos following the negative media portrayal due to the ongoing refugee crisis.

South Aegean Region Takes Cyclades, Dodecanese Islands to Iran

Aiming to promote the Aegean islands to the promising market of Iran, the tourism department of the South Aegean Region will take part in a workshop during the Tehran International Tourism Exhibition (TITE) on February 16.

Greece Insists Hotspots Ready on Feb. 15, Kos Mayor Calls for Vote

Five screening centers on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros, will be ready on February 15, to manage the registration procedure for the ever-growing number of refugees entering Europe through Greece, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told European...

UK’s Celebrity Traveler Simon Reeve Gives Greece a Go on BBC Series

The incredible encounters of popular UK traveler Simon Reeve in Greece for the filming of his latest documentary have taken the international press by storm with the BBC presenter taking a closer look at Greek reality and telling the world it’s a country of exotic extremes.

Study: South Aegean Region Sees Mushrooming of 5-star Hotels During 2000-2015

The South Aegean Region has witnessed the development of five-star hotels increase by some 15 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to a study on the characteristics of hotels in Greece conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

EU Threatens to Oust Greece from Schengen Zone

Greece may be kicked out of the Schengen zone which allows passport free travel within the EU after the Commission said on Wednesday that the country was failing to secure its borders.

Refugee Crisis Uncovers EU’s True Unity as Partners Put Pressure on Greece Alone

While thousands of refugees fleeing war continue to make their way to Greek shores in efforts to make a better home for themselves in Europe, the EU is playing hot potato.

Dodecanese Vice Governor Tells Turkey, EU to Take Action, Stop Death Toll in the Aegean

Regional Vice Governor of the Dodecanese Haralambos Kokkinos is calling on the Greek government, Turkey and the EU, to step in and step up their efforts towards putting a stop to the hundreds of deaths at sea due to the influx of refugees to Greek shores.

Russian Volvo Regatta Set to Sail Off Rhodes

The Dodecanese island of Rhodes will be the host of this year’s Russian Volvo Regatta during the week of April 30-May 6 as well as of two more high-profile sailing events in June and October.

S. Aegean Region Tourism Plan Launch on Jan. 26

The South Aegean Region has placed Rhodes at the forefront of its 2016 tourism strategy due to its central role as a major tourist hotspot and as one of the region’s best performing destinations.

Greek Islet Alimia to Host Survival Challenge

The uninhabited Dodecanese islet of Alimia, situated between Rhodes and Halki, will host 20 daring travelers wishing to try their luck and skills in “The Island” travel concept game to kick off in October.

Brainstorming Ahead of S. Aegean Region’s Tourism Strategy

South Aegean Region authorities invited Dodecanese tourism professionals to a brainstorming event last week with the aim of collecting as much data and ideas as possible ahead of the official presentation of its three-year tourism strategy.

South Aegean Region goes to Cannes to Show Luxury Side of Greek Islands

Aiming to promote the Aegean islands as top luxury destinations, the tourism department of the South Aegean Region will take part in the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) to be held from November 30 to December 3 in Cannes, France.

WTM 2015: Rhodes – Where Cosmopolitan & Genuine Go Hand-in-hand

With 335 days of sunshine, Rhodes is definitely the place to be if you want to prolong your Greek holidays… “and that’s a statistic”, Rhodes Mayor Fotis Chatzidiakos says with a smile while speaking to the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) during the recent World Travel Market (WTM) in...

Greece Refugee Crisis Raises Awareness, Attracts Help

The ongoing influx of refugees and migrants to many of the Greek islands this summer is not only raising awareness to the predicament of hundreds of people fleeing conflict but is also attracting the interest of everyone from nurses and billionaires who wish to lend a helping hand.

Migrant Influx Out of Hand, Greek Border Island Mayors Warn

The mayors of several Greek border islands are calling on the government to step in with immediate measures to deal with the increasing numbers of illegal migrants reaching their shores daily as they do not have the resources to deal with the situation.

Ancient Rhodes Treasures on Show at the Louvre, Come Home

Following a successful run at the Louvre Museum, a section of the Rhodian archaeological exhibit “Rhodes: A Greek Island and Gateway to the East” will be coming home.

German Travelers Shy Away from Greece, Bookings Drop by 1.2%

German vacationers are having second thoughts about traveling to Greece as a 1.2 percent drop in bookings reveals, opting instead for Spain and Turkey.