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Greek Eco Campaign ‘Keep Aegean Blue’ Kicks Off on Islands

The South Aegean Region is launching an environmental campaign titled "Keep Aegean Blue” with a series of awareness-raising activities on Rhodes, Kos, Patmos, Kalymnos and Leros.

Rhodes Marathon Sold Out with Runners from 30 Countries

More than 2,700 runners from 30 countries will participate in the 5th International Rhodes Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 29.

Blue Star Ferries Once Again Supports ‘Roads to Rhodes’ Marathon

Blue Star Ferries is the official sea transport sponsor of the 5th “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon and has announced special discounts to participants.

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.

Ministry Takes Action to Boost Tourism to Eastern Aegean Isles

In efforts to stimulate tourism to the Eastern Aegean islands hit by the refugee influx the Greek tourism ministry has announced yet another series of incentives including friendlier prices at hotels.

Special Hotel Discounts for Greek Travellers on Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

The hotel associations of Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros are joining the Tourism Ministry's efforts to boost domestic tourism and are offering Greek travellers special discounts on room prices and accommodation packages.

Blue Star Ferries: 30% Discount on Ferry Tickets to Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

Greek passenger shipping company Blue Star Ferries has announced a 30 percent discount on the ferry tickets of travellers that will vacation this summer on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros.

‘Meeting the Odyssey’ Project Sails to Greece Bearing Theatricals

Inspired by Greek hero Odysseus and his travels and travails, cultural project “Meeting the Odyssey” sets out for its last tour this summer to visit Greece between June 3 and August 9.

Tourism Support Announced for Greek Islands Hit by Refugee Influx

Five islands of the Aegean, which are the main entry points of refugees and migrants to Europe, will receive support to strengthen their tourist arrivals, according to a decision of the Labour and Tourism ministries and the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED).

EU Commission ‘Satisfied’ with Hotspot Progress on Greek Isles

The European Commission said on Wednesday, that Greece had made progress on the construction of the so-called hotspots or refugee reception centers, four of which opened this week on Lesvos, Chios, Samos and Leros.

Greece Insists Hotspots Ready on Feb. 15, Kos Mayor Calls for Vote

Five screening centers on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros, will be ready on February 15, to manage the registration procedure for the ever-growing number of refugees entering Europe through Greece, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told European...

Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Cooperation on Refugee ‘Hotspots’

The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday invited local authorities to cooperate for the smooth operation of identification centres, the so-called hotspots, on the Aegean islands where migrants and refugees are disembarking.

Olympic Air Flights Cancelled Thursday, Feb 4, Due to Work Stoppage

Olympic Air has announced that it is cancelling flights which were due to operate on Thursday, February 4, due to a four-hour stoppage called by the Panhellenic Union of Licensed Aeronautical Telecommunications Officers.

Refugee Crisis: Commission Aims for Schengen’s Normal Functioning in 2016

"In 2016 we need to return to Schengen's normal functioning", European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said following the weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners which focused on the refugee crisis. The commissioners decided that the Schengen's normal...

Frontex Launches Operation ‘Poseidon Rapid Intervention’ in Greece

Frontex, the EU border agency, initiated on Monday the deployment of 293 officers and 15 vessels to the Greek islands as part of a new operation called "Poseidon Rapid Intervention" after Greece requested additional assistance at its external borders in the Aegean earlier this month.

Refugee Crisis Management to Put Greece in Eye of EU Storm

Greece is expected to come under significant pressure over its response to the refugee crisis during the upcoming EU leaders’ summit on Thursday.

Dodekanisos Seaways Shines at Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2015

Greek ferry operator Dodekanisos Seaways was honored with the Passenger Line of the Year award at the recent Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2015.

Migrant Influx Out of Hand, Greek Border Island Mayors Warn

The mayors of several Greek border islands are calling on the government to step in with immediate measures to deal with the increasing numbers of illegal migrants reaching their shores daily as they do not have the resources to deal with the situation.

Ferries to the Greek Islands 2015 – Dodecanese

Useful tips on the Dodecanese islands in Greece and how to reach them by ferry.
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Greek Tourism Industry Concerned About Effects of Illegal Migration

Tourism sector professionals in Greece are expressing their concern that the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents will negatively affect the smooth operation of the upcoming tourist season.