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Greece’s Economic Chamber Says Reduced Island Tax Status an EU Provision

The Economic Chamber of Greece is calling on the government to retain the special tax status applicable on Greek islands.

Greek Gov’t Seeking Way to Put Island VAT Hike on Hold

Α decision to eliminate a special tax status on the Greek isles may be postponed, as the government looks into ways to ease the tax load on its citizens.

Eurowings: Six New Connections to Greece for Summer 2018

Low-cost carrier Eurowings, a member of the Lufthansa Group, will launch six new connections to Greece, according to its flight schedule for summer 2018.

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.

Ryanair to Launch 23 New Routes from Greece in Summer 2018

Ryanair has announced that it will launch 23 new routes from Greece to European destinations for the 2018 summer season.

September Passenger Traffic Rises 11.4% at Fraport-run Greek Airports

The 14 Greek regional airports operated by Fraport Greece recorded an 11.4 percent increase in September, compared to the same month last year, reaching a total of 4.2 million passengers.

South Aegean Region In Search of Next ‘European Young Chef’

The South Aegean Region is holding a gastronomy competition on the Aegean islands to find the perfect candidate for the European Young Chef Award 2017.

Greece Ranks Top Summer Destination for Polish Travelers

Greece ranks as the top summer holiday destination for Polish travelers as bookings between April 28-August 31 grew by 19 percent year on year.

South Aegean Islands ‘Star’ in the International Media

A number of journalists representing major international media outlets visited Greece between January and June 2017 to discover the South Aegean islands.

Deputy Kos Mayor Urges Support of Local Economy

Ditching the imminent stayover tax is among the measures proposed by Deputy Kos Mayor Euterpe Papachristou to support the island’s economy.

Whoopi Goldberg Enjoys Vacations on Greek Islands

US actress Whoopi Goldberg recently uploaded videos of her vacation to the Greek islands of Mykonos and Antiparos in the Cyclades.

Germania Announces More Flights to Greece for 2018

German carrier Germania announced that it has revised its flight program for 2018 and will operate more flights to Greece.

Russian Media Highlight the ‘Beauties of Kos’

A number of features in the Russian media have highlighted the beauties and the gastronomy of the island of Kos in the Dodecanese.

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.

Kos Port Resumes Operation After Restoration Works

The port of Kos as of Sunday will reopen to the public and ferry routes will be reinstated, as restoration works have been completed.

Kos’ Archaeological Museum Reopens on July 29

The Archaeological Museum of Kos will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 29, as it remained closed for a week, following a strong earthquake last week.

South Aegean Region Launches New Campaign to Promote Kos

The South Aegean Region is launching a new campaign to promote Kos as a tourism destination, following last week’s strong earthquake.

South Aegean Region Inspects Kos’ Businesses Affected by Earthquake

The South Aegean Region has assigned a special committee to record the damage on buildings and structures housing businesses on Kos.

Kos’ ‘Casa Romana’ and Roman Odeon Reopen After Earthquake

Kos' "Casa Romana" monument and the Roman Odeon will reopen to the public, following the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit the island last week.

Denmark’s Royal Family on Holidays to Kos – Video

The Royal family of Denmark arrived on Kos to spend its summer vacations, a few hours after the 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the island on Friday.