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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’ Aries Luxury Villas Look to 2016 with Promise

As part of its ongoing efforts to tune in to the needs of its growing number of customers, Aries Luxury Villas, located on the Greek island of Skiathos, is announcing plans to upgrade services offered by investing in new projects in 2016.

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.

Greek ‘Opentourism’ Network to Celebrate World Tourism Day 2015 on Skopelos

The Greek “Opentourism” network of professionals will celebrate World Tourism Day (WTD) 2015 this year with an event concerning the tourism development of the Sporades island complex.

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.

Romanian Journalists Get to Know Skopelos, Greece

Nine Romanian journalists recently were on Skopelos Island in Greece on a familiarization (fam) trip organized by Spyrou Hotels & Companies.

Aries Villas: A Newcomer to Skiathos Island with Plenty to Offer

Situated on a hill overlooking the bay of the Northern Sporades island of Skiathos is newcomer Aries Villas, offering visitors the chance to make their Mediterranean dream come true.

Thessaly Region Aims to Set Up Tourism Promotion Body

The Region of Thessaly, central Greece, announced plans for the creation of a promotion body which will primarily focus on attracting tourism to the region through the Nea Anchialos Airport.

Spyrou Hotels Set on Bringing German Holidaymakers to Skopelos

Aiming to boost incoming tourism to the Northern Sporades island of Skopelos, the Spyrou Hotels Group announced the launch of promotional activities that will include an ecotourism workshop on ways of tapping into alternative forms of tourism as a means of extending the season.

Spyrou Group Appoints New Manager for Hotels on Skopelos

The Spyrou Hotels & Companies group has appointed Thomas Zisopoulos as manager of the Blue Green Bay and Elios Holidays Hotel on Skopelos.

Lonely Planet: Lights, Camera… Greece!

Lonely Planet has recommended 10 Greek locations, which have been the perfect backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters, as holiday hotspots for its readers: "Pick a few and plan your trip, tracing the footsteps of the stars."

Greece is the Word in Sweden After Grekland Panorama Steals the Show

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings took Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when some 11,000 visitors flocked to the 2nd Grekland Panorama, which took place at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, making it one of the largest tourism expos...

‘Telegraph Travel’ Tribute to 19 Best Greek Islands

In its latest photo series, Telegraph Travel has selected the 19 best Greek islands for all tastes.

CNN Recommends Sporades and Dodecanese Island Groups For Peaceful Holiday Cruises

CNN has included the Greek island groups of the Sporades and the Dodecanese among nine exclusive Mediterranean cruises for those who want to embark on a peaceful journey and avoid the crowds this summer.

The Telegraph Praises Skopelos, Greece

After a seven-day stay on Skopelos in Greece, the Telegraph's travel writer Oliver Smith strongly wonders if the destination is perhaps the "perfect Greek island."

Finance Minister To “Mamma Mia” Director: “We Are Not Privatizing The Greek Coastline”

"Let me assure you that we are not privatizing our coastline," Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis wrote to the director of the "Mamma Mia!" movie, Phyllida Lloyd.

“Mamma Mia!” Film Director Appeals To Tourism Minister Against Coastal Development Plans In Greece

Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd has joined the voice of environmental groups and citizens in Greece against the government's coastline privatization plans and recently sent a letter to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Skopelos, Greece, Welcomes Group Of Foreign Journalists

Journalists from China, Russia and Switzerland got a first-hand experience of the Greek Island of Skopelos during a three-day press trip organized by Spyrou Hotels & Companies, the General Secretariat of Media and local accredited journalists.
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