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Greek Cruise Ship Owners Pave Way for Port Upgrades

Greece’s Association of Cruise Ship Owners met with island mayors, port and local authorities to discuss ways of improving the accommodation of cruise ships.

Shipping Bodies Say Greek Island Ports Need Immediate Upgrades

Prompted by the recent Samothrace port issue, shipping professionals and marine tourism bodies are calling for the immediate upgrade of 92 ports across Greece.

Lipsi Island Launches New Website and Smartphone App for Travelers

The Municipality of Lipsi has launched its new website and a smartphone application for travelers, offering information on the island’s sites of interest.

Celestyal Cruises Says Goodbye to 2018 with Authentic Greek Music Onboard the ‘Olympia’

Celestyal Cruises will hold two unique cruises before the end of 2018 and offer authentic Greek entertainment onboard its “Olympia” ship.

CNN Travel Reveals the ‘Sacred’ Beauties of Patmos

The pilgrimage sites and tranquil beaches of the island of Patmos, in the Dodecanese, are featured in an extensive article of CNN Travel.

Blue Star Ferries Promotes the Aegean Islands’ Gastronomy via Online Campaign

Greek ferry company Blue Star Ferries has launched an online campaign to promote the gastronomy and products of the Aegean Islands.

Celestyal Cruises Increases 2019 Port Calls

Aiming for its passengers to experience the best of the Aegean islands, Celestyal Cruises has announced its 2019 itineraries, which include more port calls.

Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos Restored

The Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos, believed to be the spot John the Apostle received his visions recorded in the Book of Revelation, has been renovated with EU funding.

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.

Aegean Regatta 2017 Race Kicks Off in the Dodecanese

With the participation of 82 boats and crews from 16 countries, the Aegean Regatta 2017 kicked off on August 20 from the island of Patmos in the Dodecanese.

Photographer Denia Panagaki Features the ‘Women of Syros’

The island of Syros in the Cyclades, between August 5 and 25 will host a photo exhibition dedicated to the local female beauty by artist Denia Panagaki.

Celestyal Cruises’ Greek Summer Festival Hosts Popular Artists

As part of its Greek Summer Festival, Celestyal Cruises is hosting a series of concerts, parties and entertainment events onboard its cruise ships.

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.

Celestyal Olympia ‘Stars’ in Music Video

Celestyal Cruises recently hosted the Greek urban pop band “REC” on board the "Olympia" cruise ship to shoot the summer scenes of its new video clip.

1st ‘Patmos Revelation’ Event to Highlight Sacred Island as Sports Tourism Destination

The 1st "Patmos Revelation" will host Greek Olympic and world champions, professional and amateur athletes and will include running and open water swimming races.

Conde Nast Traveller Taps into Patmos’ Spiritual Energy

Leading travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller (UK) delves into the spiritual side of Patmos in a 10-page print and online destination feature that appears in the September edition of the publication.

Patmos Sacred Music Festival an Ode to the Divine

The 15th Patmos Sacred Music Festival is underway featuring the best performers of the genre with all events free of charge.

Crystal Cruises Opts for Greece over Turkey Due to Safety Concerns

LA-based Crystal Cruises said last week that it would be making stops in Greece instead of neighboring Turkey due to security concerns following a bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists on January 12.

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

Hellenic Seaplanes expects to operate its first hydroplane waterways in Greece as of this summer.

Yahoo Lists Top Cruise Destinations, Greece a Favorite

Cruise travel is becoming a big business and all the more travelers are now keen on boarding a luxury liner and seeing the world.
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