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Fast Ferries Welcomes New High-speed Passenger Ship to Fleet

Greek ferry operator Fast Ferries has added the “Thunder”, a new high-speed passenger ship to its fleet, which now includes four vessels.

Aria Hotels Expands to Sifnos, Adds ‘Patriarca’ to Portfolio

Aria Hotels has expanded its activities to the island of Sifnos by adding the Patriarca boutique hotel to its portfolio of properties.

National Geographic Explores the ‘Must-try’ Gastronomy of Naxos

Naxos' local products and "must-try meals" are featured in an extensive article published on the website of National Geographic.

UK’s ‘Evening Standard’ Highlights Naxos’ ‘Dreamy Beaches’

The unique beaches of Naxos are featured in an article, which was recently published on the website of the "Evening Standard”, UK’s free daily newspaper.

WWF: Greece Still Needs to Work on Plastic-free Actions

Greece produces 700,000 tons of plastic waste annually - 68 kilos per person - with some 11,500 finding their way into Greek seas, according to a WWF report.

Brits, Germans, French Driving April Tourism in Greece

Travelers from the UK, Germany and France were in the lead in terms of hotel bookings in Greece for the month of April, according to data released by INSETE.

Greek Island Paros Steps Up Plastic-free Efforts

Paros has joined a number of other Greek islands in implementing measures to do away with plastic trash in tune with EU targets.

Greek Culture Ministry Sets Out to Make Delos Islet an Open Museum

The Greek Culture Ministry announced plans to transform the historic island of Delos, in the Cyclades, into an open museum.

‘Kythnos Hiking’ Expands Tours to Serifos Island in the Cyclades

Alternative tourism company Kythnos Hiking, which offers hiking tours on the island of Kythnos, is now expanding its activities to the nearby island of Serifos.

US Tourism Professionals Learn All About the Greek Islands

The Greek islands were promoted to the US market, during the annual sales meeting of US-based Collete Tours that was recently held on Mykonos and Santorini.

EU Tackles Marine Pollution, Bans 10 Single-use Plastic Items

In view of dangerously increasing pollution of waters and beaches across its territories, the EU has approved a law that bans a wide range of single-use plastic items.

South Aegean Islands’ Beauties and Traditions on Show at Athens Airport

Athens Airport's "Fly me to the Moon" program will highlight the beauties and traditions of the South Aegean islands during a number of events scheduled to take place on March 29.

Quality, Service, Cleanliness Give Greek Hotels Advantage Over Rivals

Hotels in Greece took the lead in 2018 over accommodation facilities at rival destinations in terms of overall quality and service, according to INSETE.

Cyclades Trail Cup 2019 is All About Sports, Nature and Culture

Sports, nature and culture will be part of this year’s Cyclades Trail Cup (CTC), the running event that aims to promote the Greek Islands as an alternative sports tourism destination.

South Aegean Ready to Shine as European Region of Gastronomy

The culinary traditions of the South Aegean Region are reaching all the more people within the framework of its tenure as “European Region of Gastronomy 2019”.

Seajets Announced Line Passenger of the Year by Lloyd’s List

Greek ferry operator Seajets was announced Line Passenger of the Year at the 15th Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards held in Athens.

Liostasi Hotel on Ios Honored for ‘Dreamiest Design’ at SLH Awards 2018

Ios' Liostasi Hotel & Suites has won the “Dreamiest Design Award” at the Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) of the World Awards 2018, for its unique facilities and aesthetics.

South Aegean Region Sees Poland as Target Market

The Region of South Aegean is aiming to attract more Polish holidaymakers to Greece during the 2019 tourism season.

Santo Maris Oia Raises Environmental Awareness of Santorini Students

Santo Maris Oia successfully completed the first year of an innovative environmental program, which aimed to raise awareness among high school students on Santorini.

South Aegean Region Clinches ‘Best Stand Design Award’ at WTM London 2018

The South Aegean Region was honored with the "Best Stand Design" award during the World Travel Market (WTM) 2018 trade show held in London.