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Fraport to Officially Take Over Operations at Greek Regional Airports at End of 2016

German transport company Fraport expects to officially take over the operations at 14 regional airports in Greece at the end of this year, after obtaining the necessary permits and solving some technical issues, according to the company’s CEO, Dr. Stefan Schulte.

Ionian Blues on Kefalonia and Ithaca

In a colourful four-page travel destination feature published in the January issue of UK travel magazine Escapism, journalist Hannah Summers plunges into the blues and greens of Kefalonia and Ithaca, where she paints a picture of herb-filled rolling hills to hidden beach coves...

Waterway Network in the Ionian Expected Soon

Greece's first waterway network is expected to operate in the Ionian this year as licenses are expected to be granted soon for waterways at the destinations of Paxi, Patra, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Lefkada.

Chinese Investors Set Sights on Corfu Waterway

Chinese investors will be visiting the Ionian island of Corfu, on Sunday, to discuss collaborating with the operators of the Corfu waterway, which is the first and thus far only enterprise granted official licensing.

Region of Ionian Islands Improves Beach Access for Persons with Disabilities

The Region of Ionian Islands has installed special mobility ramps, powered by the sun, at the popular beach of Benitses on Corfu and Skala on Kefalonia to provide swimming access to people with disabilities.

WTM 2015: Ionian Isles – Investing in the ‘People Factor’

Why visit the Ionian islands? In short: you leave a happy (wo)man, you’ve received your money’s worth and your needs have been respected. These, in the words of Spyros Galiatsatos, Vice Governor of Tourism and Promotion for the Ionian Islands Region, are what makes… or breaks...

Kefalonia, Ithaca Featured in World Press

The Ionian islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca are taking center stage in the international press thanks to the ongoing efforts of local sector professionals and the Kefalonia and Ithaca Hotel Association.

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...

TAIPED: Three Binding Offers Made For 14 Regional Airports In Greece

Three consortia have submitted binding offers to Greek state privatization fund TAIPED for the right to manage and operate 14 Greek regional airports.

State Subsidies Approved For Creation Of New Hotels In Greece

The Greek Development Ministry has given the go-ahead for 100 million euros of state subsidies to be allocated for the development of hotels on popular Greek islands.

All Hotels On Kefalonia, Greece, Are Up And Running

All hotels on Kefalonia Island, that were damaged by two strong earthquakes in January and February, are restored and in full operation.

Initiative Launched For The Restoration Of Important Monuments On Kefalonia Island

The strong earthquakes that recently rocked Kefalonia have prompted the Greek Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELLET) to draw attention to all of the island's monuments that are in need of restoration and repair.

ITB 2014: Greece To Present Kefalonia To The World

Kefalonia, the Greek island that was rocked in early February by two strong earthquakes, will be receive an extensive presentation at the upcoming travel trade show ITB Berlin.

Greek Islands Among Europe’s Best By TripAdvisor

Naxos, Milos, Kefalonia, Santorini and Paros have been named among the 10 best islands in Europe for 2014 by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review site.

It’s Business As Usual For Earthquake-Stricken Kefalonia, Greece

It's "business as usual" for Kefalonia, the Greek island that was rocked recently by two strong earthquakes, according to the president of the island's hotel association, Spyros Galiatsatos.

Actions Announced To Protect Tourism Reputation Of Earthquake-Stricken Kefalonia

The Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization will launch a series of actions to promote Kefalonia's good tourism image to markets abroad.

Greek Tourism Minister Travels To Earthquake-Stricken Kefalonia

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart to the earthquake-stricken island of Kefalonia on Tuesday 4 February, according to an announcement made by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Nicolas Cage And Penelope Cruz Invited To Kefalonia, Greece, After Earthquakes

Kefalonia's Deputy Mayor Evaggelos Kekatos has invited Hollywood stars Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz to visit the Greek island in an effort to boost its image following a second earthquake that occurred on 3 February.

Kefalonia Remains Safe Tourist Destination, Says Greek PM

Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras expressed the government's strong will in assisting the Ionian island of Kefalonia to return to normality following a recent 5.9 Richter earthquake.

Greek Hotel Federation Expresses Sympathy On Kefalonia’s Earthquake

In the aftermath of the large-scale earthquake (5.9-Richter) that rocked Kefalonia Island on Sunday 26 January, the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers sent a message of sympathy to those who are going through difficult times.