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WWF: Majority of Greek Islanders Open to Renewable Energy Systems

The residents of 15 Greek islands want to revert to renewable energy sources, according to a study carried out by WWF Greece.

Ikaria’s Tourism Offerings to be Broadcast by British ITV Network

The island of Ikaria and its tourism offerings will be featured in an upcoming episode of “This Morning”, a popular TV show of the British network ITV.

GNTO Promotes Attica, Eastern Aegean Islands Through Fam Trips

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) this month is hosting a number of journalists and tour operators in Attica and the Eastern Aegean islands.

Product Price Hikes Across 32 Greek Isles as of Jan. 1

Products and services on 32 islands in the Dodecanese and North Aegean Region will go up as of January 1, 2018, due to new VAT rates.

Shipwrecks Identify Fournoi as Significant Hub of Ancient World

Eight more underwater shipwrecks where discovered around the Fournoi islets, bringing the number of total shipwrecks found in the area to 53.

Greek Government Seeks to Upgrade 23 Airports via PPPs

The Greek government aims to prompt public-private partnerships (PPPs) towards the upgrade and modernization of 23 regional airports.

Icarus Festival 2016: August Shows and Concerts

The 11th Icarus Festival on the North Eastern Aegean island of Ikaria continues its summer program in August with a series of shows and concerts.

‘Closer to Greece’: AEGEAN Puts Samos, Ikaria and Lemnos in the Public Eye

AEGEAN’s “Closer to Greece” initiative this month is dedicated to three islands of the northeast edge of the Aegean: Samos, Lemnos and Ikaria. These three “star destinations” will be introduced to all domestic and international passengers.

Dodekanisos Seaways Announces Discounts up to 50% on Ferry Tickets

Dodekanisos Seaways has announced discounts on ferry tickets to all of the destinations it covers in an aim to boost tourist arrivals to the islands of the Dodecanese and of the Samos prefecture.

‘Project Pathways’ Invites Volunteers to Lend a Hand for Sustainable Tourism on Ikaria

Ikaria-based arts and educational center Ikarian Center aims to bring together volunteers, Greece-lovers, nature buffs and active citizens for its Project Pathways, to take place on the Greek island in June, in efforts to promote sustainable tourism hands on.

Doctors of the World Offer Charity Medical Aid to Refugees on Hellenic Seaways Ferries

International medical charity Doctors of the World (DOTW) and Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways have joined forces to meet the health needs of refugees travelling on ferries from the Greek islands to Athens.

Ikaria’s ‘Seychelles’ Among World’s Most Magical Hidden Beaches

Seychelles Beach on Ikaria has been included on a list of the 10 most magical hidden beaches "where you’ll find peace and perhaps just one or two other people", compiled by the UK's Stylist magazine.

Cult Chef Jamie Oliver Cooks Greek Island Style on Ikaria

Cook-turned-cult persona Jamie Oliver did it Greek style earlier this month, promoting both the Greek islands and their cuisine while visiting Ikaria as part of his ongoing research into the role of food in longevity and quality of life.

Ikaria Comes to Athens for Three-day Expo

The North Eastern Aegean island of Ikaria will be showcased this week in the multipurpose area of the Athens metro at Syntagma Square.

Authorities Call on Culture Ministry to Apply for Inclusion of Ikaria Dance on UNESCO List

Authorities and academics from the North Eastern Aegean island of Ikaria are calling on the Greek culture ministry to apply to UNESCO for the inclusion of Ikaria’s traditional dance, the “Ikariotiko”, on its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Greece Destinations Making International Good News Again

Whether its Ikaria and its super diet that keeps islanders alive and well way into their hundreds, the island of Kefalonia as the setting for Louis de Bernieres' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin or New York-based Greek chef and restauranteur Maria Loi revealing secrets of the...

Ikaria: One of the World’s Most Incredible Islands, says ‘Wanderlust’

Aiming to assist travellers planning ahead for their summer holidays, Wanderlust magazine has placed the Greek island of Ikaria among its top 12 choices for this year under the title: “12 of the World's Most Incredible Islands”.

Ikaria, Greece, Welcomes The Salamis Filoxenia Cruise Ship

On Monday 25 August the Salamis Filoxenia cruise ship made a one-day stopover at the port of Agios Kirikos in Ikaria with some 700 holidaymakers from Cyprus onboard.

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.

Ikaria, Greece, To Turn Clocks Ahead This Summer To Be “On Time” For Visitors

Residents on Ikaria, the Greek Island known for its laid-back lifestyle, will turn their clocks ahead by two hours in mid-July, to better service visitors.
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