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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 Open ‘Snack Stations’ for Kids

The Skiathos Princess Hotel, located on the island of Skiathos, is introducing two Snack Stations for toddlers and children this year.

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”.

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.

Aqua Vista Hotels Revamps Santorini’s Opera Into Luxury Suite

The Opera of Santorini in Fira will open its doors in spring 2017 as the Opera Mansion, a luxury suite by Aqua Vista Hotels.

Skiathos Palace Sailing Cup Full Speed Ahead for May

Repeatedly voted as one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, Blue Flag-holder Koukounaries on Skiathos will be hosting the match racing event, Skiathos Palace Cup, on May 6-8 for athletes ready to hoist their sails.

Atrium Hotel: Push the Reset Button this May with the ‘Skiathos Retreat 2016’ Detox Program

This May, the Atrium Hotel is giving holidaymakers the chance to reboot their system with a special summer detox program while vacationing on the popular island of Skiathos.

‘Mummy Bootcamps’ at Santikos’ Skiathos Princess for Wellness & More

The Santikos Collection Skiathos Princess is giving women the chance to rejuvenate and recharge upon entering motherhood during its new 'Mummy Bootcamps’ series.

Local Sector Pros Urge Creation of Body to Promote Nea Anchialos Airport

Central Greece tourist professionals have teamed up to push for the creation of a promotion body which will focus on attracting tourism to the region through the Nea Anchialos Airport and make it competitive with other regional airports by attracting low-cost carriers.

Thomas Cook Group Airlines: Direct Flights to 16 Greek Destinations in Summer 2016

Thomas Cook Group Airlines will operate direct flights to 16 Greek and two Cypriot destinations from cities in Germany, Belgium and the UK, from April to the end of October, according to its flightplan for summer 2016.

Fraport Airports Management Visits Skiathos, Touches Base

Within its recent series of visits to the 14 regions in Greece where German transport company Fraport will operate the local airports, a management team visited the Sporades island of Skiathos to touch base ahead of the launch of operations there next year.

Grekland Panorama: Stockholm Gets Ready to Welcome Third Greek Expo

The third edition of the Grekland Panorama, the exclusive travel fair for Greece and Cyprus in Stockholm, Sweden, is expected to attract even more Scandinavians than last year's event which had seen visitor numbers reach some 11,000.

Skiathos Moves Full Speed Ahead with Tourism Hoopla

The alternative forms of tourism, the wide array of accommodation facilities, the accessibility and the year-round potential were at the center of the Skiathos Municipality Tourism Development Committee’s strategy presented during the Greek Tourism Expo held in Athens earlier...

Greece @ WTM 2015 – Photo Report by the Greek Travel Pages (GTP)

Greek tourism is expected to enjoy further growth in 2016 it was understood during the 36th World Travel Market (WTM), held November 2-5 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London. The WTM is the leading global event for the travel industry.

WTM 2015: Skiathos – Mamma Mia, Here I Go Again… 60-70% Repeat Visitors

“Skiathos is a home away from home, it’s safe and friendly and we know our visitors by their first names,” Panos Diolettas, president of the Skiathos Tourism Development Committee, told the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) on the sidelines of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London.

Skiathos to Attend WTM London 2015

The Municipality of Skiathos will step up its promotional activity in the UK while exhibiting at leading travel exhibition World Travel Market (WTM) to run at ExCeL London during November 2 – 5, 2015.

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.

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.