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South Aegean Region Waterway Network Closer to Implementation

The South Aegean Region is moving ahead with the implementation of a waterway network with the launch of procedures for 20 waterways on 19 islands.

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”.

New Destinations, Fresh Products Key to Stronger Greek Tourism Dynamic

Promoting lesser-known destinations and introducing innovative products are the next step if Greece wants to capitalize on the strong dynamic of its tourism sector.

Study: Attica, South Aegean, Crete Account for Majority of Greece’s Airbnb Listings

The regions of Attica, South Aegean and Crete account for 60 percent of all Airbnb listings in Greece, according to a study released by KEPE.

Greek Eco Campaign ‘Keep Aegean Blue’ Kicks Off on Islands

The South Aegean Region is launching an environmental campaign titled "Keep Aegean Blue” with a series of awareness-raising activities on Rhodes, Kos, Patmos, Kalymnos and Leros.

Five Greek Regions Account for Majority of Tourist Visits to Greece

Central Macedonia, the South Aegean Region, Attica, Crete and the Ionian Islands account for 84 percent of visits to Greece, according to a survey by INSETE.

May 2018 Job Figures Reveal Seven in 10 Hired in Greek Tourism

Hospitality and F&B services accounted for seven in 10 hirings in Greece in May, according to data from the labor ministry’s Ergani system.

Call of Interest Next Step for Patra Waterway

The highly anticipated waterway project in the Peloponnese city of Patra is set to move into the next phase with a call for interest expected to be announced this month.

Greece’s Seaplanes Network Still in ‘Planning’ Phase

For almost a decade, an ambitious plan to connect the Greek islands through a seaplane network has failed to take off due to red tape.

Kos Seeking Spot for Hippocrates ‘Father of Medicine’ on UNESCO List

Island officials are vying to include the “Father of Medicine” - Hippocrates of Kos - on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos Restored

The Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos, believed to be the spot John the Apostle received his visions recorded in the Book of Revelation, has been renovated with EU funding.

South Aegean Region to Host ‘European Young Chef Award’ Contest in 2019

The South Aegean Region will be hosting the “European Young Chef Award” competition in 2019, within the framework of its “European Region of Gastronomy" title.

Greek Island Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Join S. Aegean Region Action Plan

South Aegean Region authorities are inviting local government bodies, municipalities and tourism professionals to join its promotional strategy.

South Aegean Region In Search of Next ‘European Young Chef’

The South Aegean Region is holding a gastronomy competition on the Aegean islands to find the perfect candidate for the European Young Chef Award 2017.

South Aegean Region Authorities Say Tourism in Good Shape

Tourism to the South Aegean Region is on the right track with the positive trend expected to continue into September and October.

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.

Astypalea Makes Headlines in German, Austrian Media

A feature on the island of Astypalea by dpa International was republished by German and Austrian media and reached millions of readers.

EU Funds Breathe Life into South Aegean Region

South Aegean Regional Governor Giorgos Hadjimarkos recently underlined the importance of European Union funds for the region.

Money Magazine Includes Crete Among ’10 Best European Destinations’

US magazine "Money" has named Crete a "Best European Destination" due to its numerous attractions and competitive prices.

‘Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring 2017’ Kicks off with a Bang

The 8th Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring project begins its 2017 journey to more than 42 cities in 18 countries across Western and Eastern Europe, bringing the tastes of Aegean island cuisine into the spotlight.
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