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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.

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.

Peristera Shipwreck off Alonissos to Become Underwater Museum

Authorities on the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos have announced plans to create an underwater museum around the 5th century shipwreck of Peristera.

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.

Alonissos Sets Example with Marine Economy Best Practices

The Greek island of Alonissos contributed to a workshop on how to develop marine tourism that will benefit the local and national economy without causing damage.

Alonissos Named ‘Best Green Eco Destination’ in Greece

The island of Alonissos has been honored with a Gold award as the "Best Green Eco Destination" in Greece at the Greek Travel Awards in Sweden.

Two Alonissos Beaches to Become Wheelchair Accessible

Two beaches on Alonissos will soon get special ramps, parking facilities and wheelchair-friendly boardwalks, the island's municipality announced.

The Telegraph Reveals 20 Secrets of the Greek Islands

The Greek islands and their “secrets” are featured in an extensive article, which was recently published on the website of British daily newspaper The Telegraph.

Ten Single-use Plastics on EU Black List

In efforts to preserve waters and beaches across its territories, the European Union is aiming to cut the use of plastics with a new proposed EU-wide regulation.

Alonissos Included in Europe’s Best Diving Destinations

The island of Alonissos, located in Northern Sporades, has been included in Europe’s best diving destinations by travel blog World Adventure Divers.

Hellenic Seaways Says Thessaloniki-Sporades Ferry Link Not Viable

Hellenic Seaways issued a statement justifying its decision to suspend itineraries between Thessaloniki and the Sporades islands for this summer.

Hellenic Seaways to Suspend Thessaloniki – Sporades Summer Itineraries

Hellenic Seaways has decided to suspend itineraries between Thessaloniki and the Sporades islands this summer, according to media reports.

British LGBT News Site Recommends the Best for a ‘Gay September in Greece’

British LGBT news site "Gay Star News" is recommending Greece as the ideal destination for gay travelers to vacation in September.

Huffington Post Italia Unveils ‘Six Reasons to Visit Alonissos’

Huffington Post Italia in a recent feature on Alonissos revealed six reasons why a traveler should visit the island and discover alternative Greece.

Alonissos Honored as ‘Greek Destination of Environmental Sustainability’

The island of Alonissos topped the preferences of Nordic tourists as a Greek destination of environmental sustainability in a recent survey by tour operator Apollo Travel Group.

Hellenic Seaways Thessaloniki-Sporades Ferry Link Kicks Off June 1

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways announced the launch of five weekly routes connecting Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands.

Skiathos Princess Hotel to Hold Painting Workshop with Renowned British Artists

The Skiathos Princess Hotel will hold a painting workshop in June with renowned British artists Phoebe Dickinson and Lucy Kent.

Kudos Again to Greek Isle Alonissos for ‘Green’ Practices

The Northern Sporades island of Alonissos has yet again gained recognition for its commitment to sustainable practices and policies clinching an award during this year’s Mediterranean Panorama 2017, held recently in Stockholm.

Alonissos Island has Tourism High on Agenda

The head of tourism at the Municipality of Alonissos recently visited Athens and held a series of meetings that addressed issues concerning the island.

Alonissos @ the Top: Among 100 Sustainable Destinations

The Greek island of Alonissos, in the Aegean Sea, has been nominated again among the world’s leading sustainable destinations.
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