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UK Media Shines Spotlight on Greek Travel Destinations

Leading UK travel magazines and newspapers are shining the spotlight on Greek destinations as British travelers rush to book their holidays this summer.

Santorini’s Mystique Luxury Hotel Reopens for Summer 2021

Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel has reopened its doors and is welcoming visitors to the popular Greek island of Santorini.

Grecian Air Announces Seaplane Flights in Greece from September

Grecian Air Seaplanes is entering the Greek market and aiming to launch its first flights in September from the Ionian islands.

South Aegean Planning Safe 2021 Tourism Opening

The South Aegean Region is planning to welcome tourists in the safest way and as soon as possible, according to governor, George Hatzimarkos.

Greece has 4-Phase Plan for Vaccination of Greek Island Residents

Greek health authorities are rolling out a four-phase Covid-19 vaccination plan for people on the Greek islands.

‘The Mirror’ Adds Greek Islands to Travel Bucket List for 2021

The Greek islands are among the destinations included on the 2021 travel bucket list of British national daily The Mirror.

Leros, Lesvos, Kos, Samos and Chios Get New Extension for Lower VAT

The five Greek islands that have received the main burden of refugee flows in Greece will continue to receive a 30% discount on VAT rates.

Mykonos Added to UK’s Safe Travel List

Mykonos has been added to the UK’s “travel corridor” list, meaning that travelers arriving from the Greek island, as of October 25, will no longer have to isolate.

Covid-19: Crete is Off the UK’s Quarantine List

Travelers arriving to the UK from the Greek island of Crete as of Sunday, October 18, will no longer have to isolate, according to the Foreign Office (FCDO).

ENFIA Tax Abolished for Residents of 28 Small Greek Islands

The residents of 28 small and remote Greek islands are now exempt from paying the unified property tax (ENFIA) from 2020 onwards, the Finance Ministry has announced.

Platform for Accessible Tourism on the Greek Islands to Launch

A new web platform that will look to make the Greek islands accessible to tourists with special needs will launch in June.

Greece Allocates €33.7m to Coastal Shipping, Island Entrepreneurship

The Greek Shipping Ministry will allocate 33.7 million euros to support island entrepreneurship and coastal shipping in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Telegraph: Greece First on Travel List After Covid-19 Crisis

The Telegraph's travel editor Oliver Smith says Greece is the first holiday destination he intends to visit when the Covid-19 crisis ends.

Polish Market Meets Psiloritis Natural Park on Crete

Aiming to promote Crete's alternative tourism options, the GNTO held a fam trip to the Psiloritis Natural Park for Polish tour operators and journalists.

Santorini’s Selene Restaurant Relocates to Katikies Garden Hotel

Santorini’s Selene Restaurant is moving from its current location in Pyrgos to the five-star Katikies Garden hotel in Fira.

Renovations Underway at 19 Playgrounds in Athens

The Municipality of Athens is proceeding with the revamp of 19 playgrounds in the Greek capital, aiming to improve the quality of life for children and their families.

GNTO Supports Open Water Sports Tourism Events Promoting Greek Islands

Aiming to promote Greece’s islands as leading sports tourism destinations, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will support three major water sport competitions to take place in the summer of 2020.

SkyUp Airlines to Connect Ukraine with Greek Islands

Ukrainian airline SkyUp has launched new routes connecting some of Ukraine’s largest cities with the Greek Islands of Crete, Corfu and Zakynthos.

Aer Lingus Adds Direct Dublin – Rhodes Route for Summer 2020

Ireland's Aer Lingus has announced its first direct route from Dublin to the island of Rhodes in Greece, taking off in May 2020.

Royal Caribbean Sets Sail for the Greek Islands with Amplified ‘Explorer of the Seas’

Starting May 2020, Royal Caribbean's "Explorer of the Seas" will set sail on seven- and nine-night itineraries to the best of Italy and the Greek islands, from Santorini to Mykonos and Crete.