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Summer 2017: Mykonos, Paros, Tinos Top Destination Preferences of the Greeks

The islands of Mykonos, Paros and Tinos lead the destination preferences of the Greeks for summer 2017, a recent survey revealed.

Santorini, Chania, Halkidiki Top Greeks’ Summer Preferences

Santorini, Chania and Halkidiki are the top choices of Greek travelers this summer, followed by the Aegean islands of Paros and Milos, according to online search engine trivago.

Aqua Vista Hotels Adds Paros to Destinations in the Cyclades

Aqua Vista Hotels is expanding its presence in the Cyclades and is adding Paros as a new destination to its portfolio, with the creation of “Acqua Vatos Paros”.

Paros Municipality Launches Easter Promotion Project

The Municipality of Paros has announced the launch of a campaign aiming to promote the celebration of Easter on the Cycladic island.

South Aegean Governor, Cosco Discuss Ways to ‘Save’ Cruise Tourism

In view of forecasts for a 30 percent drop in cruise tourism to Greece in 2017, South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos recently met with Cosco management at the Piraeus Port Authority, to discuss ways to address the issue.

PM Tsipras: Trip to Paros Best Promotion for Greece @ Island Airport Opening

Paros Airport is an important infrastructure project that will contribute to tourism and the economy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said from the Cycladic island of Paros on Friday during the inauguration of the new airport there.

First Flight from New Paros Airport to Take Off on July 25

The new airport of Paros, expected to handle four times the traffic and contribute to an increase in tourism, strengthen the local economy and create new jobs, is set to open its doors and be fully operational on July 25.

Second ‘Sustainable Paros’ Forum to Focus on Innovation, Tourism

Innovation, sustainable development and tourism will be the focus of the second "Sustainable Paros" forum to be held on Saturday, May 14, on the island of Paros.

Paros Airport Ready by July, Milos, Naxos, Syros to Follow

The airport of Paros will be fully operational and linked with Greek and international destinations by July 16, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said on his recent visit to the Cycladic island, adding that renovations were expected to get underway at...

Works on Paros Airport in the Pipeline?

The airport on the Cycladic island of Paros is set to be operational in four months' time with construction works expected to kick off in April, according to local media reports.

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.

Hotels in Metsovo Top Trivago’s Best in Greece List

The mountain village of Metsovo in northern Greece has topped holiday booking site trivago.gr's Reputation Ranking of 25 Greek destinations with the best hotels.

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

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

Varying VAT Hikes on Greek Islands Cause Confusion

It seems that entrepreneurs don’t know what to charge on the so-called “upscale” Greek islands after the government released a directive “explaining” the new adjusted value-added tax (VAT) rates on commodities including food and drinks and services such as accommodation.

Greek Tourism Sector Promises to Soften VAT Increase Blow on Hotels, Islands

Tourism professionals in Greece will make efforts to absorb costs of the recent increase of value-added tax (VAT) rates on hotels and islands, a measure that "clearly affects the competitiveness of Greek tourism", the president of SETE, Andreas Andreadis, recently said in an...

First Group of Greek Islands to See VAT Hike Announced

Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Skiathos are the first Greek islands that will lose a special value-added-tax status - a 30 percent reduced implementation of all VAT rates - as of October 1.

VAT Hike Takes Effect on Popular Greek Isles Next Month

Greek islands with tourism growth and high per capita income will as of October 1 see a 30 percent value-added tax (VAT) hike on all their goods and services, doing away with a special reduced tax rate which was applicable until now.

MG Yachts: 10 Reasons to Explore Greece Afloat in Luxury

Offering the comforts of a 5-star hotel plus freedom, luxury and privacy, MG Yachts brings three decades of hands-on experience to ensuring that its clients get the most out of their dream trip to Greece.

Greek Ferry Ticket Prices Rise 10% for Passengers Due to VAT Hike

Ferry tickets in Greece are now 10 percent more expensive for passengers, following the rise in the value added tax (VAT) rate from 13 percent to 23 percent on many basic goods and services in the country.

Pet-friendly Beaches in Greece Growing in Number

More and more beaches across mainland Greece and on its islands are welcoming pets, according to media reports citing a recent decision by the shipping ministry in collaboration with the tourism ministry, which designates beaches where pets are allowed to swim.