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Kountoura Says Kos Tourism Back on Track, Access to Island Reinstated

Tourism facilities on Kos are operating as normal and ferry access has been reinstated, the Ministry of Tourism announced.

Tourism Operating Normally After Earthquake on Kos

Tourism is operating normally on the island of Kos following the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit the island on Friday, July 21.

Fraport Greece Discusses Makeover Plans for Four Airports in the South Aegean

The makeover plans for the airports of Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini were discussed between Fraport Greece and the Governor of the South Aegean.

Thomas Cook Brings ‘Casa Cook’ Brand to Kos

The Thomas Cook Group recently opened a new member of the luxury boutique hotel chain "Casa Cook" in Marmari on the island of Kos.

TUI, Thomas Cook Say Brisk Demand for Greece

Global tour giants TUI and Thomas Cook say the number of bookings for Greek destinations has grown significantly this summer.

ATOR: Russian Tourists Prefer Crete, Rhodes, Corfu

Russian travelers are selecting Crete, Corfu and Rhodes for their 2017 summer holidays, according to the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR). 

Tourism on Eastern Aegean Islands Regains Momentum

Tourism flows across the Eastern Aegean islands, which bore the brunt of the refugee crisis, have begun to pick up pace, according to sector professionals.

Santorini and Sifnos to Host American Journalists and Bloggers

Santorini and Sifnos will host a group of American journalists and bloggers, upon the initiative of the South Aegean Region and the GNTO New York & Canada.

Nat Geo Traveler Russia Gives Dodecanese Islands Thumbs Up

National Geographic Traveler Russia is recommending the Greek islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Patmos for the summer holidays in its June-August issue released this week.

Blue Star Ferries Offers 30% Discount on Ferry Tickets to Four Greek Islands

Blue Star Ferries has announced a 30% discount to ferry tickets for travel to the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros.

Eurobank Puts Five Greek Hotels on the Market

Eurobank will be placing five hotel units in Athens, Thessaloniki, Epirus and on the island of Kos under the hammer in the coming months.

Greece Tops Polish Tourists’ Preferences

Greece ranks first in the preferences of Polish holidaymakers, as summer bookings in May recorded a 43 percent rise year on year.

SWISS to Increase Flight Offer to Greece in Summer 2017

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has announced plans to increase the frequency of routes from Switzerland to Greece for summer 2017.

TUI’s German Clients Say Greek Hotel Services of Higher Quality

Greek hotel services have improved in quality, says a TUI Germany survey released by Elke Janssen, head of TUI Hotel Consulting & Quality Management.

Neptune Hotels Receives TUI Holly Award for 14th Time

Neptune Hotels on Kos was recently honored for its high quality services and scooped the TUI Holly Award for the 14th time.

Kipriotis Hotels Appoints New Group General Manager

Kipriotis Hotels has announced the appointment of Michael S. Evangelides as its Group General Manager overseeing all operations.

Austrian Airlines Includes More Flights to Greece in Summer 2017

Austrian Airlines will increase frequencies to Rhodes, Heraklion, Zakynthos, Chania, Athens and Kos this summer, in response to stronger demand.

Positive Signs for Greek Tourism as Pre-bookings Grow

Tourists from Germany, Russia and the UK have already made plans to visit Greece this summer pushing the number of pre-bookings into positive territory and offering sector professionals a glimpse of what’s in store for 2017.

Greek Mayors Call for Decongestion of Islands from Refugees

In view of the tourism season, the mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros have requested the immediate decongestion of the islands from refugees.

Greek Mayors Request Meeting with PM Tsipras to Discuss Refugee Issue

The mayors of five Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows have requested to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras next week in Athens.