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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.

Discover the South Aegean at Athens Golden Hall Mall

For four months the sights, tastes and feel of the Dodecanese and Cyclades islands will be the focus of activities at Athens’ Golden Hall shopping center in Marousi, as part of the “Discover the South Aegean” promo campaign featuring 50 Greek islands.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.