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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.

Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.
Fira, Santorini island. Photo source: Visit Greece/Y.Skoulas
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Santorini, Corfu Among CNT’s Top 25 Destinations to Visit in September

The Greek islands of Santorini and Corfu are included on the list of the Top 25 destinations to go on holiday in September, which was recently published by Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

Celebrity Cruises’ ‘Apex’ to Set Sail for Athens and the Greek Islands in 2020

Athens and the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete will be included in the 2020 itineraries of Celebrity Cruises’ “Apex” ship.

Astypalea Becomes a Part of ‘My Greek Odyssey’

The island of Astypalea will reach millions of viewers around the world through the Australian travel show “My Greek Odyssey”.

Greek Island Residents Can Now Claim Air Transport Discounts

Discounts for island residents, under the so-called "transport equivalent” program - known as “metaforiko isodynamo” (MI) - have now been extended to air travel.

Wyndham and Zeus International Debut in Greek Islands with Hotel on Crete

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Zeus International made their debut in the Greek islands with the opening of the Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay in Agios Nikolaos on Crete.

‘Welcome Pickups’ and Ferryhopper Team Up to Offer Seamless Travel Experience

"Welcome Pickups" has entered into a partnership with Ferryhopper, a Greek travel platform that offers connections to over 160 Greek islands and major ports.

Greek Gov’t Plans to Extend Remote Island Discounts to Air Transport

Air travel will be included in Greece's transport equivalent program, which offers special discounts for the transportation of goods and people to/from 49 remote Greek islands.

‘Best Luxury Spas’ Online Guide Shines Spotlight on Wellness Hotels in Greece

A unique collection of Greece’s prime spa and wellness destinations can be found on the recently launched Best Luxury Spas online guide.

TUI: Greece, Spain Among German Travelers’ Favorites for 2019

Greece and Spain are among the favorite holiday destinations of German travelers for 2019, according to TUI Germany.